Safe and Skilled

Safe and Skilled was a new program launched in September 2018 to raise awareness of and enhance the safety of employees in Australia’s forest industries.

At AFPA’s September 2018 quarterly meeting, Chair Greg McCormack along with Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) Chair Adan Taylor, signed a Member Statement of Commitment of essential training standards. The charter commits that members of AFPA and AFCA ensure that their forest workers hold a statement of attainment in approved and nationally recognised units of competency, relevant for forest operations.

Along with the signed charter, Safe and Skilled also launched 12 lifesaving commitments to enhance safety in forestry operations (see the poster below).

AFCA Chair Stacey Gardiner, AFPA Chair Greg McCormack and AFCA Chair Adan Taylor with the signed Member Statement of Commitment.