CNI Forest Operations Health & Safety Forum | Meeting Summary

Held 27 February 2024 at Toi Ohomai Institute NZ Waipa Campus with 22 attendees.

Working Group Updates were received for the following:

  • Yarder/Cable Guarding Technical Advisory Group, and
  • ACOP Working Group.

Health & Safety Standard Updates were received from:

  • FICA
  • Worksafe
  • FISC Safetree
  • CNI Wood Council
  • Competenz

Other Presentations:

  • Simulation Training Exercise with FENZ from Vaughn Warner of Timberlands Ltd
  • Psychosocial Risk Management

General Business:

  • Drug & Alcohol testing of transport drivers
  • Log Transport Safety Council gantry guidelines
  • Chemical thinning
  • Batteries for portable tools

Next meeting date – 14 May 2024

Meetings are facilitated through the CNI Wood Council, for more information and/or to be added to the distribution list and/or for a copy of the full set of minutes and appendices please contact Damita Mita at