OneSafe Group wins AFPA Forest Industry Innovation Award for Safety

13 Sep 17


OneFortyOne Plantations, with its contract partners in the OneSafe Group, are honoured to have last night been awarded the 2017 Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Forest Industry Innovation Award for Innovation in Safety.

The award was presented to the OneSafe Group before 500 forest industry leaders and Government representatives, including the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston, at the AFPA Gala Industry Dinner, held at Parliament House, Canberra on Tuesday night.

OneFortyOne CEO Linda Sewell congratulated the OneSafe Group on the achievement.

“In just 12 months, as a result of the intensive work and collaboration of the OneSafe Group, the collective injury incident rate has more than halved,” Ms Sewell said.

“This award is testament to the foresight and focus of the OneSafe Group in improving safety, in a way that has never been done before in the forestry industry.”

“OneFortyOne is proud to part of the OneSafe Group and congratulates all members on their achievements in creating real change in safety, and shifting safety culture in the forestry industry.”

Formed in May 2016, the OneSafe Group is a collective Green Triangle safety group between forest owner (OneFortyOne Plantations); harvesting contractors (Harvestco), haulage contractors (Scheidl), harvesting & haulage contractors (KC & MR Boult, Tabeel Trading, Moreland Holdings, Fennell Forestry) and a log marshalling contractor (ISO).

OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.