Forestry work

Forestry work includes: 

  • forming, developing and regenerating forests   

  • obtaining forest products   

  • loading, transporting and unloading forest products 

  • assessing finished operations and establishing, maintaining and upgrading roads, tracks and log landings, and 

  • associated activities including clearing, fencing, trenching and draining. 

Forestry is dangerous work because of the: 

  • physical demands of the job 

  • use of heavy machinery 

  • unpredictable conditions.  

As a person conducting a business or undertaking you have a duty to keep workers and workplaces safe from the risks of forestry.