16-18 June 2020
|2020 Forest Industry Safety & Technology | Webinar Series|
|SESSION ONE: Tuesday 16 June 2020, 11:00am NZST / 9:00am AEST|
|Keynote Session: Key Factors in Creating Positive Workplace Change
Session Co-Host: Jason Hellyer, VicForests
|Lessons learnt over a Decade: An Independent View of Key Drivers and Outcomes for Improving Forest Workplace Health and Safety
Roger Harris, BC Forest Safety Ombudsman
|People-Centred Outcomes – Part 2
Lance Burdett, Founder, Warn International
|What is fatigue: Why does it matter and practical steps to reduce fatigue risk in your organisation
Fiona Johnston, Managing Director, Shiftwork Services
|SESSION TWO: Tuesday 16 June 2020, 1:00pm NZST / 11:00am AEST|
|Cultural Factors: Why They Matter Most – Improving Safety Through Culture
Session Co-Host: Sheryl Dawson, McFall Fuel
|Bringing Maori Culture To Workplaces For Improved Outcomes
Carl Stent, Health & Safety Manager, Timberlands and
Stephen Thomas, Te Kupenga Mahi, Toll New Zealand
|Embracing Te Ao Māori in the workplace – “A measure rather than an activity”
Reuben Araroa, Managing Director, Whakaaro INC
|SESSION THREE: Thursday 18 June 2020, 11:00am NZST / 9:00am AEST|
|Adopting and Adapting New Safety Technologies and Practices for Forestry
Session Co-Host: Fiona Ewing, Safetree
|Assess, Trial, Implement - How automated in-cab driver monitoring has revolutionised workplace and transport safety
Fiona Weston, Seeing Machines Launch & Education, Autosense
|Smart Shirt Could Help Prevent Fatigue Accidents
Annike Hinze, Associate Professor Computer Sciences, Waikato University and
Dr Judy Bowen, Professor Computer Sciences, Waikato University
|Health & Safety - Pamu's central plateau dairy journey
Bruce Hunter, Senior Business Manager, Landcorp
|SESSION FOUR: Thursday 18 June 2020, 1:00pm NZST / 11:00am AEST|
|New Safety Technologies and Techniques for Log Transport & Logistics
Session Co-Host: Grant Duffy, WorkSafe New Zealand
|Safety and Efficiency - New Technology for Log Scaling
Ben Reyngoud, Product Leader – Port Logistics, Robotics Plus
|Using Technology to Monitor, Coach and Improve Driver Performance and Behaviour
Daryl Hutton, Managing Director, ANC Forestry Group
|McFall Fuel - Driver Case Study: Learning outcomes from a rollover incident
Tony Davies, Fleet & Forestry Operations, McFall Fuel and
Michael Crandon, Training & Safety Manager Operations, McFall Fuel
|Putting Drivers First - Fonterra's Fatigue Management Program
Barry McColl, GM National Transport & Logistics, Fonterra and
Terry Buckingham, Head of Health & Wellbeing, Fonterra
Webinar Series 16 & 18 June 2020
$99+ GSTPer Person
ROGER HARRIS, Ombudsman, BC Forest Safety, Canada
Roger Harris has experience in many areas of the forest sector. He has worked as a dishwasher in a logging camp, been a board member for a Local of the IWA and has owned and operated his own phase logging contract business.
Harris knows firsthand the importance of safety and the impact that injuries and fatalities can have on workers and their families. In 1986 while working as a falling contractor, his right hand was nearly severed when his chainsaw kicked back. His brother-in-law was killed in a forestry accident at age 18.
"I have a passion for the woods becoming a safe place because I've been there. I've lived the worst side of it, but I think it's still the greatest occupation in the world. I want the Ombudsman's office to be a vehicle that deals with issues before we have incidents."
LANCE BURDETT, Founder & Director, WARN International, New Zealand
With 22 years critical workplace safety experience including time as a crisis negotiator, protection officer, and emergency responder, Lance brings a unique approach to workplace health and safety.
He combines an understanding of how psychology can be used to enhance safe practices, ways to mitigate dangers through teamwork, and personal resilience tips to boost energy and stay alert to risk.
Returning for a second year, Lance will bring an extension to last year’s presentation on important topics including; why it is that we reflect on ourselves when speaking with others, the different ways in which we ‘think’ about events, what are these thoughts that we keep having, and how to significantly reduce our worry. He will also show us how to identify when a mate is struggling, why it is that they are reluctant to reach out for help, and what to say and do to help them. This promises to be another engaging presentation with yet more practical tools for us all to use.
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
The Forest Safety 2020 Conference offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in forest safety to maximise their exposure to New Zealand and Australian forestry companies. This is a major event for this regions forestry sector.
Exhibition spaces for these events are at a premium. FIEA has a well-deserved reputation of providing both sponsors and exhibitors with a unique platform for promoting their products and services to the industry in BOTH New Zealand and Australia.
For a full range of sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gordon Thomson.
Gordon Thomson, Sponsorship & Marketing Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand390 Fenton Street, Rotorua | Tel: +64 07 349 5200 | Visit website
Distinction Rotorua is located just minutes from the city centre and offers guests a range of mountain bike facilities including bike hire and a wash down facility as well as a purpose built, individual locker bike storage unit, FREE unlimited WiFi and complimentary guest car parking making the hotel a superb base for exploring the Rotorua area.
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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