Forest Safe

Forestsafe was developed 15 years ago by Neil Thomas who is passionate about Health & Safety. He wants every person to return home each night to their family safely.

Neil having been a contractor himself understood the need for a simple system that was user friendly. Over time, Contractors have asked for another option for Health & Safety as they struggle to cope with the amount of paper work involved in the industry today.

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The hard copy system is used by 110 Contractors and over 150 crews throughout New Zealand, and the Online System has 160 crews registered throughout New Zealand. Comments are that it is a very easy system for the guys in the field to understand and use with Contractors using this system passing Tertiary Level ACC Audits.

The system is updated when necessary and find that Contractors themselves come up with great improvements so it is always a working document were you can ring with suggestions to improve the system for you and everyone.

We would like to acknowledge BlueTwist for the support in developing this application and to Jeremy Hayes from Dennis Hayes Logging for the testing out in the field.

Offline Availability

Many forms available offline or can be printed out instead, including:

  • Induction
  • Safety Inspection Check-lists
  • Pre-Employment
  • Incident Reporting
  • Hazard ID
  • Safety Meeting
  • Near Miss
  • Breaker Out Safe Retreat
  • Tailgate Meeting
  • Managing Remote Work
  • Training Record
  • Visitor Register
  • Contractor Register

These forms on the Web Application will automatically generate a PDF document and be emailed direct to your email, Forest Owner and Storage Site.

Printable Forms

Other forms that can be printed off are:

  • Safe Tree Felling Plan
  • Breaking Out Safe Retreat Position
  • Drug & Alcohol
  • Safe Behavioural Audit
  • Steep Slope Assessment Tool 
  • Preferred Contractor Register 
  • Temporary Traffic Control 
  • Training & Supervision 
  • Working & Safe Procedures 
  • Corrective Action
  • H&S Goal Setting
  • Chemical Questionnaire
  • Health Assessment
  • Document Review 
  • Emergency Drill Assessment 
  • Site Emergency Plan
  • Site Evacuation Warden Checklist & Record
  • Skid Site Plan 

Policy Documents

The Policy Section has the following documents:

  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Responsibilities
  • Definitions
  • Procedures
  • Induction Policy
  • Preferred Contractor/Service Agent Induction
  • Safe & Sustainable Driving Policy
  • Drug & Alcohol Policy
  • Illness and Rehabilitation Policy
  • Temporary Traffic Management Policy
  • Safety Meeting Policy
  • Incident Reporting and Investigation Policy
  • Environmental Management Policy
  • Chemical/Diesel/Oil Spills Policy
  • Workplace Smoking Policy
  • Working Alone Policy
  • Breaking Out Policy
  • Fatigue Management Policy
  • Safe Tree Felling Policy
  • Chain Shot Policy
  • Mechanised Harvesting Steep Slope Policy
  • Mechanised Safe Tree Felling Policy
  • Skid Site Set Up Policy
  • Machine Assist Tree Felling
  • Worker Engagement, Participation & Representation
  • Worker Health Monitoring
  • Training Policy
  • Cellphone Usage at Work Policy
  • Emergency Planning & Readiness Policy
  • Workplace Provision of Facilities Policy
  • Personal Protective Equipment Policy


  • Worker Induction
  • Monthly Safety Inspection
  • Notifiable Events
  • Reporting Notifiable Events/Near Miss
  • Training & Supervision
  • Pre-Operation Site Hazard ID
  • Emergency
  • Machine Maintenance & Lock Out Procedure
  • Skid Site Set Up Procedure


  • Health & Safety Task Planner Guide
  • Hazard Identification Guide
  • Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment Matrix Guide
  • Tailgate Meeting Guide
  • Drug & Alcohol Flowchart Guides
  • Incident Investigation Procedure Guide
  • Lost Time Injury/Notifiable Event Incident Report Guide
  • Near Miss, Non Lost Time Injury Report or Property Damage
  • Incident Investigation Methodology Guide
  • Investigations Reports Guide
  • Safety Meeting Guide
  • Visitor Checklist Guide
  • Contractor Checklist Guide
  • Faller Check In & Tree Drive Flowchart Guide
  • Working In High Winds Amongst Tall Trees Guide
  • Emergency Warden Handbook 
  • Site Evacuation Warden Instructions
  • Ground Based Skid Site Plan Checklist
  • Hauler Skid Site Plan Checklist
  • Swing Yarder Skid Site Plan Checklist

First Year Subscription

822.15 $
  • First Year Subscription $822.15 and then you can choose to go to a monthly subscription ($74.74 per month)
  • Full access to all features
  • (Prices excl GST)

Phone / Email


Jackie Thomas
+62 27 489 0611
+64 3 489 0609

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