Practical assistance for forestry contractors
Understanding your business costs
Get information on the typical running costs
of a harvesting or haulage business, including the equipment and vehicle operating costs (variable costs), and costs including registration, finance, administration, insurance and self funding of superannuation (fixed costs).
Using written contracts
It is a good idea to set out in writing the most important aspects of your arrangements. Certain engagements must be in writing
and set out the rates to be paid to the forestry contractor, and the minimum period of notice of termination of the engagement, or payment in lieu of notice.
Negotiating agents - forestry contractors
Forestry contractors and hirers can appoint a negotiating agent to negotiate contract conditions and rates on their behalf. The Forestry Industry Council has developed model instruments
to appoint a negotiating agent for you to use.