What’s the Forum for?

A new online forum for the New Zealand Forestry Industry has been launched. This new industry forum is designed to “break down walls” so forestry contractors can ask questions, share insights and liaise with like-minded industry peers.

It is our hope that the information contained throughout the forums will provide forestry contractors an identity in allowing them to share best practice methods, submit ideas and feedback or just share your experiences/issues facing the industry.

The forum has 2 main categories:

  • General Discussion
    Designed for general discussions, handy info, tips, and best practice information and questions.
  • Safetree
    A place to ask questions and share experiences about the Safetree Contractor Certification Programme.

People logged into this site will be able to post, view and comment on posts. You can register on this site here.

This forum is brought to you by BraveGen, the company that administers the Safetree Contractor Certification Programme on behalf of the Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC).

Can I Get BraveGen or Safetree Support via the Forums?

The forums are designed to put questions to industry peers, whether those questions be related to BraveGen / Safetree / FISC or not.

Although BraveGen / FISC will mediate the forums, all standard support queries directly relating to the BraveGen system and your Safetree Certification should be sent to BraveGen. Or if your queries are related to the Safetree website, newsletter or other resources or the forest industry generally then contact FISC.

How Can I Access the Forum?

The forum can be accessed at https://community.bravegen.com/forums/forum/forestrynz/. Please note that you will be required to log in in order to participate in the forum.

How Do I Log In?

You can login by clicking the “Login” link in the top right corner of every page. If you don’t know your password, select the “forgot your password” link and follow the prompts.

If you follow the “forgot your password” steps and receive the “No user was found with that email address” message, it means you’ve not yet registered on the site. As a result you can register by selecting the “Register” button in the top menu.

How Can I Post to the Forum?

Once logged in go to the forum area click the “Start a new topic” link.

When posting a new topic you will need to enter:

  • A Topic title
    This is subject of your post
  • Message
    This is the main message body where you have access to an editor. You can use the editor to format text, add links, inline images, embed a video or add code snippets.We strongly recommend keeping your messages as brief and to the point as possible with just enough information for readers to understand your message (keeping in mind that you can attach multiple files along with your post).
  • Post topic in
    Select the forum category type you wish to submit your topic to.  These are:

    • General Discussion
    • Safetree
  • Attach Files
    Click the Attach a file link to attach files to your topic post.  Repeat the process to attach as many files as necessary.
  • Save
    Click Save to save your topic post.

Once you have saved your topic post, it will appear in the forum immediately. But bare in mind these forums are moderated. Please look over a community guidelines.