Latest Nelson Tasman forestry mechanisation enhances worker safety

By John Cohen-Du Four, Photography by Tim Cuff

by dpadmin on 30th April 2018
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As a company at the very forefront of the New Zealand forestry industry’s drive towards safer work practices, Nelson Management Ltd (NML), who manage Nelson Forests, is continuously seeking new ways to ensure worker safety.

Two recent innovations embraced by the company are at either end of the size spectrum:massive cable-assist harvesters, and small, lightweight drones.

 

Picture by Tim Cuff 5 April 2018 – Ken Green’s logging crew in action near Mount Duppa, Nelson, New Zealand 

 

 

James Appleton, a harvest planner at NML, explains the company’s attitude to forestry safety.  “Our region has always been ahead of the fame, and NML are know to push things along when it comes to safety.  We’ve been early adopters of new technologies, and have contractors willing to run with our safety-focused agenda.”

 

Picture by Tim Cuff 5 April 2018 – Ken Green’s logging crew in action near Mount Duppa, Nelson, New Zealand – Ryan O’Hagan in the tethered felling machine.

 

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