WHAT WILL BE COVERED?
This course is aimed at those working in the forestry industry who need to prepare, drive and manouevre a forwarder and operate a grapple.
The course outlines current health and safety legislation and approved codes of practice (ACOPs); you will carry out pre- and post-start checks to ensure the correct operation of the machine and load, grade and separate wood products. Your instructor will discuss the implications of terrain, ground conditions, seasonal changes, weather and tree condition on planning access routes and driving the forwarder, as well as mentioning the capabilities and limitations of the loader when loading and unloading.
ARE THERE ANY PRE-REQUISITES?
- You must be at least 16 years of age to undertake the training and assessment.
- You must hold the Level 2 Award in Forest Machine Operations (Base Machinery) before undertaking this course / assessment.
WHAT CAN I PROGRESS TO?
As you will have achieved the Level 2 Award in Forest Machine Operations (Base Machinery), with your required endorsements, you may progress to undertake training and assessment with other specific forest machinery such as the flail / mulcher, skidder, cable crane, and scarifier. Please contact us for more details or to discuss your requirements.
HOW LONG IS THIS COURSE?
1 week, but this can be tailored based on the experience of the driver. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and availability of training / assessment.
WHERE IS THIS COURSE HELD?
Many of our courses are based at our workshops at Arborfield, near Reading; but this course can be delivered across the UK, at your own site, if needed. Please contact us for more details.