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 all Hazards
to Timberlands Limited

New or Increased Hazards Update:

Due to the recent severe weather events 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.



New Maximum Speed Limits for TL Roads

TIMBERLANDS have revised speed limits. New maximum speed limits take effect from Monday, 12 August 2019. See notification here.

Bridge Maintence Program Underway

TIMBERLANDS have commenced the annual Bridge Maintenance program for the year. Please take care when approaching bridges and obey all signage in place.

Drive to the Conditions

Please take care on forest roads:

  • Drive to the conditions
  • Keep left - Not all vehicles have RTs
  • Lights on
  • Take rest breaks
  • Beware of weather hazards

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  to report your incident. 

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