SAFETY SKILLS & COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT

THE FOREST INDUSTRY STANDARD

SAFETY SKILLS & COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT

PROJECT TITLE:

DEVELOP AND LAUNCH AN INDUSTRY AGREED CHAINSAW OPERATOR REFRESHER TRAINING PROPOSAL

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE GROUP:

Original NPTC chainsaw certification has been in existence for almost 20yrs. It is recognised, and promoted in the AFAG guides that best practice should include some form of training refresher either on a 3 or 5 year cycle. The group has provided a FISA Chainsaw Refresher Course.

 

CHAIR PERSON OF THE GROUP:

 

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP:

Graeme Hodgson - GPE Forestry
Alyson Kacedan - GPE Forestry
Simon Wallis - Euroforest
Fiona Angier - Confor
Gillian Clark (support) - FISA CEO

 

GROUP TARGET:

Continue to implement Refresher training Programme and further develop course categories.

 

RESOURCES &/ FUNDING REQUIREMENTS:

Ongoing Trainer standardisation costs
Publishing Training programme

 

KEY ACTIONS:

Priorities and Action Plan 2017-19

Continue with FISA refresher, supervisor and FWM training courses. These to be reviewed on a regular basis and updated when needed.

Monitor trainer resource capacity, competency and availability

Contribute towards course content with training providers to ensure adequate training is available to the industry.

Liaise with other groups on subjects that cross interests

Liaise with Chairman.

 

ACTIONS COMPLETE

Provision of FISA Chainsaw Refrersher Course

 

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