Safety & Risk

Timberlands is Committed to Health & Safety

"Timberlands Limited is committed to managing a safe working environment to reduce the incidents that cause fatalities and serious disablement."

Safety Warnings!

Forestry Roads Take Better Drivers


Report Hazards
to Timberlands Limited

New or Increased Hazards Update:

There are a number of new or increased hazards in the
Kaingaroa forest estate and in particular on roads,
for example:

  • Slips
  • Fallen trees
  • Washouts
  • Ponding
  • Single lanes
  • Speed restrictions
  • Machinery operating to repair damage
  • Public – some access is permitted for people cut off by
    damage to public roads (see below).

Please report any issues, in particular significant safety or environmental hazards to Timberlands Limited.

Always drive to the conditions

Severe Weather Warning

Forest & Road Update: 2:20pm Thursday, 22 June 2017

Issued by MetService at 8.31am 22 Jun 2017

PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN FOR BAY OF PLENTY AND NORTHERN GISBORNE A low over the north Tasman Sea moves slowly southwards and should lie to the west of the upper North Island late today.  It's associated front is expected to move south over the northern half of the North Island today then across central New Zealand on Friday.  This front is preceded by a strong moist northeast flow, and is expected to bring a period of northeast gales and rain to northern New Zealand. The heaviest falls are expected over Bay of Plenty and northern Gisborne where 80 to 100mm may accumulate in a 15 to 18 hour period.  A further burst of heavy rain is likely later on Friday with another 40 to 60mm possible.
People in these areas are advised to look out for rapidly rising rivers and streams. Slips and surface flooding are also possible.

Rain is expected to become heavy this morning.  In the 18 hours from 9am today to 3am Friday, expect 80 to 100mm of rain to accumulate.  Peak intensities 15 to 25mm per hour with thunderstorms possible. A further 40 to 60mm is possible between midday and midnight Friday




Safety Comes First!

Health & Safety starts with YOU! We want everyone that enters the forests and sites we manage to return home safely at the end of each day. To achieve this requires robust safety policies & procedures, competently trained staff & contractors to carry out tasks, effective communication, and commitment by all parties to follow the safety policies and procedures to reduce risk. Please refer to our Forest Access page for specific Forest Access and Closure information.

Emergency Procedures

Pleaser refer to theEmergency Procedures sticker or Emergency Plan for further details.

Health & Safety Reporting

TIMBERLANDS Limited uses the online SCRIM application for reporting and managing safety, environmental and security related incidents and hazards.

Please refer to the online  application to report your incident. 

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