Ranging from small to large operations, including many multi-generational family successions and influences, forest contracting businesses have an important role in sustaining a viable forest industry. To increase the business outcomes for forest contracting businesses, AFCA works in partnership on health, safety and sustainability initiatives, projects and programs.
BE PART OF THE LARGEST FORESTRY SHOW IN AUSTRALASIA
One of the most successful in the world AUSTimber is a whole of industry show located on one world class site. With the unique opportunity to showcase equipment with live demonstrations in pine and eucalyptus plantations. AUSTimber has something for everyone, from field trips, to networking opportunities, to the crowd favourites the VicForest wood chop and the Komatsu national forwarder competitions.
For more information and updates visit the AUSTimber website.
Forest contractors leading best practice
Creating the future of training and certification for forest contractors in Australia, ForestFit will deliver two major outcomes for the forest industry, a:
nationally recognised and endorsed forest contractor pilot training program
pilot certification for contracting businesses to deliver quality services in accordance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
The training and certification pilots will form the basis for a voluntary program to be rolled out nationally to industry.
For more information and updates visit the ForestFit website.
Professional Ownership and Driver Wellbeing program
The PODW Program will be delivered via a series of over 30 free forestry sessions across Australia, specifically targeting drivers, management and staff within the forest industry.
AFCA is pleased to be partnered with Australian Trucking Safety Services & Solutions (ATSSS) and KJ Training and Consulting to deliver the PODW Program which will provide fundamental psycho-education tools, addressing the ‘human factors’, for those at highest risk within the forestry of a heavy vehicle accident.
To sign up or for more information view our PODW Program page.
Joining together to set forest industry safety standards
Industry associations Australian Forest Products Association Chairman (AFPA) and Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) have signed up to a charter of essential training standards for the workforce and life saving commitments to guide behaviour.