WHAT WILL BE COVERED?
This course is aimed at those working in the forestry industry who need to prepare, drive and manouevre a tree processing unit.
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 safety of the operator. Your instructor will discuss with you the implications of terrain, ground conditions, seasonal changes, weather and tree condition on planning access routes and driving the unit, as well as describing how to select size and species, how to process trees, and how to measure log length to ensure it meets the job specification.
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 Machine).
WHAT CAN I PROGRESS TO?
This qualification is not a pre-requisite for other courses, but you may want to consider other training within the suite of FMO (forest machine operations) qualifications, such as forwarder, skidder, cable crane, flail/mulcher, or scarifier.
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 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.