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.

Training competency is both qualification and experience.

 

CHAIR PERSON OF THE GROUP:

Graeme Hodgson - GPE Forestry

 

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP:

Simon Wallis - Euroforest
Fiona Angier – Confor

Martyn Davies – SRUC

Victoria Laurie – MWMAC

John Wray – City & Guilds

Robin Jackson – City & Guilds

Stuart Phillips – Lantra

Steve Fowkes – FEE

Martin Lennon – Independent

Keith Paterson – FLS

Ros Burnley – Trail Blazers

Rona Higgins – Scottish Woodlands

Callum Duffy – Duffy Skylining

Richard Hunter – Newton Rigg

Iain Calvert – Scottish Woodlands

Tina Ambler – Tillhill Forestry

Sean Duffy – Lantra

Liz Barron-Majerik – Lantra

Mared Dacey – Trail Blazers
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 Refresher Course

Provision of Chainsaw Supervisor training

Provision of basic FWM training

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