The Australian Forest Products Association membership has agreed to provide funding for 50% of the project and the Forest and Wood Products Association will provide additional funding to support the project. The AFCA Board has agreed to provide $50,000 in kind support in order for the General Manager to project manage the project given the importance of this project to our members.
Ernst & Young Appointed to assist in background project work
At the Australian Forest Products Association meeting in September 17 it was supported to appoint Ernst & Young (EY) to undertake a Review Report and Risk Assessment that will inform the development of the Log Haulage RCoP. This was the recommendation of the Project Steering Committee following an Expression of Interest Process.
The Review Report will review and assess policies, existing codes of practice, and documented practices and procedures relating to the transportation of logs within the forest industry. The purpose of the review is to capture and summarise the current information that exists, identify inconsistencies and gaps to inform the preparation of the Log Haulage RCoP.
The Risk Assessment for Log Haulage will be developed in the context of the National Heavy Vehicle Law. The Risk Assessment is requirement of the NHVR's Guidelines and is to be developed in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management — Principles and Guidelines.
In addition, as part of the process, there will opportunities for all of industry to provide input and feedback to inform the Risk Assessment which will provide the basis for the Log Haulage RCoP.