LTSC Newsletter February 2013

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Load Security code:

The revised code has now been signed off by the NZTA and the DOL, the new booklet is been printed now and will be forwarded to operators by the end of February. The LTSC will be also be uploading all the Industry standards to our webpage, ( for people who may want to download these to add into their Health and Safety management plans.

Off Highway Code:

This revised code is also at the printers and will be distributed along with the Load security code.


The launch for the revised ACOP was held early December, this document is available thru the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment website, go to “Labour Information” and go to section “F”, the booklet is called the “Forest Operations – Approved code of Practice for Safety and Health 2012”.

The Forest Owners will be promoting the new code during March and April through their safety meetings, please ensure that you check with your Forest Owner on their timing of the promotion.

0800 system:

The Council has been reviewing the current system and have recommended that the option of people making a comment thru our webpage, ( we feel that by providing this option it would take away the need for a caller to use their mobile phone whilst driving.

We will advise operators when this option is implemented.

Extension Pins:

There was a case reported recently where a driver nearly got hit by a log as he was putting up his extension pins part way through loading, if drivers are going to use extension pins these must be in place before loading commences.

Rotorua Marathon:

Saturday 4th of May

Texting and Driving campaign:

The LTSC along with other organisations are supporting Jade with her campaign to stop people texting and driving. The LTSC has distributed A3 poster which shows her message “ Don’t risk FATE NZer’s, the TEXT can wait”.

The bumper stickers are now available at a cost of $3.00, if you would like to support Jade with this program and wish to purchase stickers please contact the secretary. These can be fitted to back bumper, placed on vehicle dashboards.