3-4 March 2015
10-11 March 2015
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
The Forest Industry Safety Summit 2015 showcased new practices, systems and tools for improving forest safety. Focused on local and practical outcomes.

2015 Event Summary


In March 2015 the Forest Industry Safety Summit series hosted close to 500 forestry managers, forest owners, harvest planners, transport operators and forestry contractors from New Zealand, Australia and around the world.

Many countries, especially New Zealand, are grappling with major issues around the safety culture on its forestry work sites. This event set out to help change this.

The Forest Industry Safety Summit in March 2015 advanced discussions on safety solutions with an expanded line-up of speakers from the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Coverage also included key safety issues in log transport and forest and rural firefighting.

This event was run for the first time be run in both New Zealand and Australia.

The industry must change. The Forest Industry Safety Summit played an integral part in bringing the industry together to make that change.

What was Covered?

The Forest Industry Safety Summit addressed Industry and government issues in regard to forestry safety. It also showcased new practices, systems and tools that can be used in the forest to improve safety – with a focus on local and practical outcomes.

Who Attended?

Chief executives and senior managers of forest companies Health and safety managers Leaders in insurance and accident prevention Contractor principals Industry service providers Senior representatives from Government



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Since 1998 the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA), a division of Innovatek Ltd, has run an extensive series of technology related events for Australasian forest products companies. Over 200 conferences, trade shows and exhibitions have been run for local companies.

FIEA’s objective is to improve the performance and productive capability of forestry and wood products companies in the region. It is now recognized as one of the most effective information providers for the Australasian forestry & wood products industries.

FIEA Contact Details

  (+64) 7 921 1382
  1800 126 398 (from Australia)

  • Rotorua Office

    Forest Industry Engineering Association
    Building X91, Sala Street,
    Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

    PO Box 1230,
    Rotorua 3040, New Zealand

    Ph (+64) 7 921 1382

  • Dunedin Office

    Forest Industry Engineering Association
    c/o Distinction Dunedin Hotel,
    6 Liverpool Street,
    Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

    PO Box 904,
    Dunedin 9054, New Zealand

    Ph (+64) 3 470 1902

Forest Industry Engineering Association: A division of Innovatek Ltd

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