The management of Harvest Logistics Limited welcomes you to the team and values your contribution to the business and to the improvement of our workplace.
To achieve Harvest Logistics Limited’s legal and social responsibilities for health and safety, we have developed this induction pack for your information and general use.
Our vision for health and safety is ‘Striving for Zero Harm’. We value all the skills, qualifications and experience that our contractors bring to the business and to help us to achieve our vision, we ask that all truck drivers play their part for the benefit of all.
As you read through this induction pack, please ensure you contact us if you need clarification on anything, either by email to;
Sign-off is required to ensure you have read and understood the contents of this information and that you agree to abide by the rules and procedures adopted by Harvest Logistics Ltd and the Forest Mangers as described within this presentation.
Harvest Logistics Limited have a zero tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy regarding illegal substances being brought into, dealt or used in its workplace. There are no exceptions to these.
If it is suspected or identified that you may be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other illegal substances, you will not be allowed to start work and may possibly be removed from site until we have received confirmation of a non-negative result.
Harvest Logistics Ltd drug and alcohol policy and procedures allows for pre-employment required, random, reasonable cause and post-incident drug testing.
Please click here to read more about Workplace Alcohol and Other Drugs Procedures
Hazards are those events or things that have the actual or potential ability to cause you or others harm. Any task, machinery, equipment, process, near misses or any other event that has the actual risk or potential to cause you harm must be reported to your Manager and Harvest Logistics as soon as possible.
All injuries must be reported promptly and generally within 24 hours so that it can be investigated and to decide if corrective actions are necessary. Any notifiable incidents, they must be reported to WorkSafe as soon as possible. The descriptions should include what and how the injury occurred. In the event of an injury, the Incident Report form must be completed and the following process followed.
Notifiable injuries require special attention. These are injuries that by rule of thumb are bad enough to require hospital attention. If the incident has caused “notifiable injury” then you must FREEZE THE SCENE.
This means the scene must not be tampered with until Worksafe NZ gives permission. The only reason you may be able to move equipment is to prevent further harm and make the situation safe.
Exceptions to this rule; re-assist an injured person, make the site safe to prevent further harm, and under the direction of a police officer.
If radio coverage is available, contact dispatch or Harvest Logistics dispatch on channel FMNZ 4 or Fleet Link to relay your message to emergency services.
If possible, relocate to a location with cellphone reception.
Note: Unless it is essential for safety, do not move the injured person until you are sure what is wrong and what to do.
Emergency – dial 111
For additional information on rules relating to loading and unloading at yards and mills (outside the forest) refer to the Log Transport Safety Council (LTSC) Loading/Unloading standards.
No loading activities shall occur while any person is on the ground within the loading (red) zone (Refer to diagram 8).
Exception: The truck driver may need to stand at the rear stanchion of the truck to observe and direct the loader operator in the setting of bed logs on the trailer bolster and to make adjustments to the final load position on the trailer as long as no logs are being suspended by the loader. Before loading recommences, the truck driver shall return to a designated safe area.
Overhang: Logs shall be loaded so that lower and outside logs overhang the bolster and stanchion edges by at least 300mm.
Exception: The minimum overhang may be reduced to 150mm provided three chains are used, ie, two bolster chains and one belly chain.
Logs which are shorter than the distance between the bolsters and stanchions shall be nestled between outer rows.
Exception: Short logs may be placed on top of the load, provided the log end not supported by a stanchion is secured with a tensioned load restraint of equal strength in addition to other restraints required by this Code of Practice.