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.
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.”