Guidelines for labour inspection in forestry

This new set of guidelines provides practical suggestions related to labour inspection, ensuring that the working conditions of all those involved in forestry activities, in large and small enterprises, are afforded the highest priority.

In accordance with the decision taken by the Governing Body of the ILO at its 287th Session in June 2003, a Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Labour Inspection in Forestry was convened in Geneva from 24 to 28 January 2005 to draw up and adopt guidelines on labour inspection in forestry.
The guidelines address some of the main issues and general principles of labour standards and their inspection in the forestry sector (from planting to logging).
The guidelines are aimed at three main users: labour inspectors/certifiers, forest managers, training and educational organizations.