Below is a link to the Good Practice Guide for Safety Requirements in New Zealand Arboricultural Operations - the GPG. The GPG is a ‘living’ document designed to reflect current workplace practices and techniques, it is reviewed annually and we encourage submissions and user feedback.
In 2015 the Best Practice Guideline became a ‘Good Practice Guide’ at the request of WorkSafe New Zealand. By defining a practice as ‘the best practice’ WorkSafe felt that it did not encourage developments in systems or technology that introduce new and safer ways of working. The New Zealand Arboricultural Association support the change from ‘Best’ to ‘Good’ and urge uses of this document to always look for safer ways of working.
It is intended that this Good Practice Guide remains a living document and is reviewed and updated annually.If you would like to make a submission or comment about the content of this document, or you would like to suggest additional safe working practice for Safety and Health in Tree Work please complete the submission form or email firstname.lastname@example.org