Forest Industry Contractors Association

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FICA Regional Meetings feature site visits to leading contractor operations, meetings covering key issues for forestry contractors, networking opportunities and ideas exchange.

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FICA MEMBERSHIP

In 2002 the Forest Industry Contractors Association was formed to give a common voice on relevant issues and to foster development and improvement in the New Zealand forestry contracting industry.

FICA currently has approximately 150 member companies made up of logging contractors, silviculture contractors and a range of associate members. FICA is governed by a board of experienced contractors and a number of committees. Contact us if you wish to be involved with the committee.

FICA provides practical workshops, a national discount scheme, regional networks, industry developments, field visits and a national voice for the industry.

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FICA UPDATES

FICA’s vision is to encourage forest industry contractors to “work smarter.” As a part of this goal FICA acts as the voice of all forest industry contractors in New Zealand on policy and issues relevant to the industry.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Yarder Tower Inspector Workshop (25 Aug 2016 – 25 Aug 2016)

Regional Meeting & Contractor Visit – Nelson (20 Oct 2016 – 21 Oct 2016)

FICA AGM & Conference 2016 (4 Nov 2016 – 5 Nov 2016)


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INDUSTRY NEWS

What's On?
The 2016 Calendar of FICA Events has been released! Click the image below, or...

Safety N Action: NZ's official HSR Transition Training Provider
WorkSafe New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MB...

FICA elects new leadership team
Your FICA board has elected a new President, effective immediately:  Ross Davis...

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REPORTS

FFR Presentation - Please Give Your Input
FFR are holding a meeting on Wednesday 26 November 2014, discussing future oppo...

Independent Forestry Safety Review - Final Report
The Final Report from the Independent Forestry Safety Review has just been relea...

IFSR - Launch of Final Report Live on Rural TV
Due to the extremely high level of interest in the Independent Forestry Safety R...

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MEDIA RELEASES

Independent Forestry Safety Review - Final Report
The Final Report from the Independent Forestry Safety Review has just been relea...

IFSR - Launch of Final Report Live on Rural TV
Due to the extremely high level of interest in the Independent Forestry Safety R...

Media Release Storms Hit Forest Workforce
23rd July 2014 View the full Media Release

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WOMEN IN FORESTRY

Issue 46 - December 2015
This issue of the Network for Women in Forestry highlights a couple of mums that...

Issue 45 - October 2015
The Ocotber 2015 issue of NWIF has news on the worlds tallest building - we coul...

Issue 44 - September 2015
The September 2015 issue of NWIF covers the impact of the relationship property ...

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MEMBERS ONLY

Student Survey on the effects of mechanisation
FICA is supporting a fourth year Forestry student (Tom McPherson) who is carryin...

Employee fault no effect on employer liability
The requirement on the employer to take all practicable steps to ensure workplac...

HAZARD ALERT: Tethered felling machine rollover
Background: A felling machine was travelling back up the same path he came dow...

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