Forestry Forwarder Training
Forestry Forwarder Fundamentals (FMO-2034) is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the key roles, responsibilities, and best practices associated with operating a forestry forwarder. The course focuses on delivering the technical know-how and practical skills necessary for effective and sustainable timber harvesting and transportation within forestry operations.
- Gain a foundational understanding of forestry forwarder equipment, components, and operational capacities.
- Develop the technical skills for operating a forestry forwarder, including manoeuvring, load optimization, and safety measures.
- Acquire knowledge of sustainable forestry practices and their integration with forwarder operations.
- Understand the impact of various terrains and environmental conditions on forwarder performance and safety.
- Learn basic troubleshooting and maintenance procedures for forestry forwarders.
- Comply with relevant regulations and industry standards for timber harvesting and transportation.
This course will teach you how to:
- Carry out pre-start checks and routine maintenance.
- Carry out a risk assessment and site appraisal.
- Operate a forwarder in a safe and effective manner
- Drive the machine on a variety of terrains as available on site
- Demonstrate knowledge of traction aids (chains and band tracks)
- Introduction to Forestry Forwarders
- Anatomy of a Forestry Forwarder
- Safety Protocols and Guidelines
- Machine Operation and Control
- Load Optimization and Handling
- Terrain and Environmental Adaptations
- Sustainable Forestry Practices
- Regulatory Compliance
- Troubleshooting and Maintenance
- Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Forwarder Operations
No Pre- Requisites
The course is run over 7 days including Assessment
£3100 plus vat
- Modern Apprenticeships (MA) – working for you from day one apprentices gain the skills you need to increase productivity. SDS will make a contribution to training costs and a learning provider can organise the training for you if required.
- Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI) – employers get an incentive of up to £2,000 –depending on criteria – to take on a Modern Apprentice who has had a barrier to employment in the past or is unemployed.
- Flexible Training Opportunities (FTO) – businesses with existing staff of up to 150 employees can get up to 50% of training costs reimbursed up to a maximum of £5000 for 10 training episodes. FTOs aim to help smaller firms weather the recession.
- Low Carbon Skills Fund – Businesses who train their staff in carbon reduction and energy efficiency, can access up to £500 each towards a maximum of 25 training experiences
NPTC FMO3 assessment takes place on a separate day, usually a couple of weeks after training, depending on assessor availability and candidate ability.