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HPV Chairman’s Safety Award to Mountain Logging

Gippsland Plantation Harvesting company Mountain Logging has won the 2019 HVP Plantations Chairman’s Safety Award. Mountain Logging provides harvest services in the Gippsland Region, and received the honour in recognition of its outstanding contributions to safety management on steep
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Flame retardant treatment changes noted in UK

Flame-retardant treatments for timber products has undergone a major revision following changes to Building Regulations resulting from the Hackitt Review in the UK now TRADA (The Timber Research and Development Association UK) has released information to detail the changes. Source: Ti
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Forestry staff fit for purpose after grueling tests

Local Forestry Corporation of NSW staff completed the first stage of their annual fire season preparations, passing gruelling fitness tests that simulate the strain placed on the body during firefighting. Many Forestry Corporation staff are trained as firefighters and must pass an ann
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NSW preps 50 more firefighters for busy fire season

More than 50 Forestry Corporation of NSW firefighters honed their skills in a five-day training camp at Johns River in preparation for a busy fire season ahead. Staff from the Mid North Coast, Hunter, Northern Tablelands, North Coast and Pilliga areas were trained in essential firefig
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Timber cladding regs to have detrimental impact

A recent regulatory decision regarding the use of timber cladding on three-storey apartments will have a detrimental impact on the local wood products industry according to Boris Iskra from Technical Promotion & Consulting Solutions. Source: Timberbiz He said that following the de
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NSW to toughen farm invasion protestor laws

AFPA and AFCA have welcomed NSW Government proposed complementary legislation supporting the Federal Government’s greater protection for forest industries under tough new ‘farm invasion’ laws. Forestry and forest product processing operations will be included in the NSW Government’s p
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Mount Lofty forestry safety workshop

Road transport safety will be the focus of a workshop for Mount Lofty Ranges forest industry members later this month. ForestrySA will co-host the event for industry operators, managers, workers and contractors, as part of its ongoing commitment to transport safety in the region. Sour
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Trespass laws passed but not for forestry on Crown Land

Tough new farm trespass laws to protect Australia’s farmers including wood processing facilities, from the unlawful actions of animal activists have passed both houses of Parliament. The Government amended the Bill to include wood processing however, forestry operations on Crown land
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Solid fuel fires banned in most NSW State forests

Campfires and barbecues using wood, charcoal or other solid fuels have been banned in all State forests on the north coast, northern tablelands central west tablelands, south coast and parts of western NSW from Sunday 1 September until further notice to reduce the risk of bushfires. S
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BNHCRC publishes pre-fire season outlook – it’s grim

Australians need to be prepared for above average fire risk this year, according to the 2019 Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook. The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) has published its pre-fire season outlook, which takes into account the amount of fu
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