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Safety Summit program released


Forest Industry Safety Summit 2017 programs for Rotorua and Melbourne have been released. Source: Timberbiz

The last Safety Summit, held back in 2015, attracted more than 500 forestry representatives and we are very excited about another strong program for 2017.

“The forest industry has developed major new safety improvements in both culture in the workplace and technologies to reduce harm on the forest floor,” says Forest Industry Engineering Association manager, Gordon Thomson.

“Our Safety Summit in March 2017 has a great line up of inspiring and practical speakers.

“Many of them have already delivered safety outcomes for their teams and clients. So, the case studies they will bring are proven to bring results.”

For the first time FIEA has teamed up with the Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC) to organise a workshop as part of the Safety Summit. Details of these workshops will be available on the event website.

What’s Being Covered?

  • Leadership and safety culture case studies
  • Moral and legal obligations in practice
  • The importance of CEOs walking the talk
  • “Ten Years On” – Experiences from Forest Safety Council veterans in British Columbia
  • “Primary Industries Safety Leadership – You don’t have be big to make a difference” – Mavis Mullins
  • Innovations in Steep Slope Harvesting – Leadership from Contractors
  • Chainshot – A technology paradigm shift coming soon
  • Health and safety initiatives around forestry and wood transport operations
  • International forest safety experiences, case study and best practices models

Registrations are open and a special online 2 for 1 delegate registration offer is available for a limited time. To take advantage of this offer go to

Forest Industry Safety Summit 2017 Dates

1-2 March 2017, Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND

7-8 March 2017, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

For more information visit or contact us on 1800 126 398 (AU) 0800 342 269 (NZ) or +64 7 921 1382.