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Forestry workforce

8.2Training and continuing development
8.2.1

Requirement

Only those with relevant qualifications, training and/or experience shall be engaged to carry out any work unless working under proper supervision if they are currently undergoing training.

Means of verification

All woodlands:

  • Copies of appropriate certificates of competence
  • Discussions with staff and contractors
  • System to ensure that only contractors who are appropriately trained or supervised work in the woodland
  • No evidence of personnel without relevant training, experience or qualifications working in the woodland.

Non-SLIM woodlands:

  • Documented training programme for staff
  • Documented system to ensure that only contractors who are appropriately trained or supervised work in the woodland
  • Training records for all staff.

Guidance

Where requirements of the work are likely to change, a programme of ongoing training and development should be undertaken.

8.2.2

Requirement

The owner/manager of large enterprises shall promote training, and encourage and support new recruits to the industry.

Means of verification

  • Documented policy
  • Involvement with industry bodies promoting training, including AFAG
  • Records of training sessions, provision of sites for training, subsidies for training courses.

Guidance

Promotion of training may be achieved through:  

  • Providing sites for training courses
  • Offering subsidies for training courses.