Forestry operations guidance material

The General guide for managing risks in forestry operations provides information for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage risks in forestry operations.

This Guide is supported by specific guidance material for:

  • growing and managing forests
  • cable logging
  • coupe and harvesting site access and preparation
  • timber harvesting operations
  • log landings
  • log extraction
  • loading, transporting and unloading logs
  • infield processing of forest products
  • plant and equipment for forestry operations, and
  • general hazards in forestry operations.

The Information Sheet: Forestry operations has also been developed to provide advice for small businesses and workers on managing risks in forestry operations.

Definitions used in the forestry material are also provided.

The word ‘should’ is used in these documents to indicate a recommended course of action, while ‘may’ is used to indicate an optional course of action.

The words ‘must’, ‘requires’ or ‘mandatory’ indicate that a legal requirement exists in the WHS laws and must be complied with.

(These documents were published without all accessibility requirements for electronic documents met. Accessible word and PDF versions that meet all accessibility requirements are now available. These versions replace the previous ‘inaccessible’ versions.)

Publication Information

Topic: Forestry
Type: Guidance material
Industry: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Publication Date: 1/07/2014

ISBNTitle / DownloadFile FormatFile Size
zip 01. All forestry operations guidance materialzip17.41 MB
978-1-74361-694-9pdf 02. General guide for managing risks in forestry operationspdf636.47 kB
978-1-74361-695-6docx 02. General guide for managing risks in forestry operationsdocx1.80 MB
978-1-74361-713-7docx 03. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of coupe and harvesting site access and preparationdocx1.60 MB
978-1-74361-712-0pdf 03. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of coupe and harvesting site access and preparationpdf222.87 kB
978-1-74361-701-4docx 04. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of infield processing of forest productsdocx686.02 kB
978-1-74361-700-7pdf 04. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of infield processing of forest productspdf174.24 kB
978-1-74361-704-5pdf 05. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of loading, transporting and unloading logspdf1.06 MB
978-1-74361-705-2docx 05. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of loading, transporting and unloading logsdocx8.22 MB
978-1-74361-699-4docx 06. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of log extractiondocx61.87 kB
978-1-74361-698-7pdf 06. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of log extractionpdf155.17 kB
978-1-74361-709-0docx 07. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of log landingsdocx1.21 MB
978-1-74361-708-3pdf 07. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of log landingspdf331.18 kB
978-1-74361-703-8docx 08. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of general hazards in forestry operationsdocx73.82 kB
978-1-74361-702-1pdf 08. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of general hazards in forestry operationspdf187.45 kB
978-1-74361-706-9pdf 09. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of plant and equipment for forestry operationspdf162.08 kB
978-1-74361-707-6docx 09. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of plant and equipment for forestry operationsdocx690.02 kB
978-1-74361-710-6pdf 10. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of timber harvesting operationspdf654.61 kB
978-1-74361-711-3docx 10. Forestry: Guide to managing risks of timber harvesting operationsdocx4.26 MB
978-1-74361-697-0docx 11. Forestry operations information sheetdocx680.45 kB
978-1-74361-696-3pdf 11. Forestry operations information sheetpdf151.64 kB
978-1-74361-693-2 docx 12. Forestry operations definitionsdocx678.85 kB
978-1-74361-693-2pdf 12. Forestry operations definitionspdf103.87 kB

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