Forest Machine Operations: Skidder

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?

This course is aimed at those working in the forestry industry who need to extract timber from a site using either a line skidder or grapple, and will enable you to work safely and in accordance with health and safety, and industry best practice guidelines.

The course covers checking fittings, the condition, operation and the control system of the extraction equipment as fitted to vehicle, and explains alternative methods of chokering the timber. You will be manoeuvring the skidder equipment and carrying out operations in accordance with the job specification. The course also looks at the procedure for debogging the skidder.

ARE THERE ANY PRE-REQUISITES?

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, scarifier, cable crane, flail/mulcher, or processing.

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 (line skidder / grapple) 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.