Staying safe

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Safety isn’t just a word to us - it’s a way of life

At HQP safety is our first priority. We are committed to providing our employees, contractors, business partners and visitors with a healthy and safe work environment. With a strong and positive safety culture, we strive to ensure that every day, everyone returns home safe while continually improving our health and safety performance and ensuring our safety obligations are consistently met.

HQP male staff member smiles at camera with freshly planted Hoop Pine in background. HQP male staff member smiles at camera with freshly planted Hoop Pine in background.

Our culture of safety

We promote a culture of safety built on trust that is: 

  • owned by everybody 
  • managed proactively 
  • integrated into everything we do 
  • led by authentic leaders 
  • supported by continuous learning.


Our proactive and integrated approach seeks to: 

  • provide a focus on risk management to eliminate hazards 
  • operate responsibly and ethically, always complying with our legislative requirements 
  • foster a culture of individual ownership
  • create and maintain a workplace that is healthy and safe. 

To learn more about how we value the safety of our people, view our Health, Safety & Wellbeing Policy.

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Plantation safety induction

Our commitment to safety is reinforced through our plantation safety induction.

The induction is a training program detailing the requirements to work or operate under a permit safety in our plantation forests. It covers:

  • health and safety responsibilities
  • identification of generic hazards found in our plantation forests
  • control measures to reduce the risk of injury by these hazards.

The plantation safety induction must be completed prior to entry onto any of our plantation estates by all workers (employees, contractors and volunteers), permittees and accompanied visitors.

This induction is conducted via our online learning portal and includes an online assessment that must be successfully completed. Once you’ve completed the training and assessment, which should take around 20 minutes, you’ll receive a certificate which you must carry with you in our plantation forests (this can be a hard copy or an electronic copy). This certificate is valid for five years, after which you’ll be required to complete the induction again.