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We created the model WHS laws in 2011.
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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
As a person conducting a business or undertaking you have a duty to keep workers and workplaces safe from the risks of forestry.
SWA is not a regulator and cannot advise you about WHS issues in the workplace. If you need help please contact your state or territory work health and safety authority.