Skills Training

Skills training provides the opportunities for forest workmen to enhance both their practical skills and knowledge, and includes topics like first aid, environmental issues, daily check and basic maintenance on the machine used by operators for that particular skills set, operator’s responsibilities and job planning.

 

Objectives

 

The Forests (Trained Workmen) Rules, 2015 (“The Rules”) came into force on 1 July 2015, where all workmen in the forestry industry are required to undergo training in the “prescribed activity” under Section 51(1) of Forests Ordinance 2015 (Sarawak, Cap. 71). Therefore, STA Member Companies are encouraged to nominate their workmen to undergo training for the prescribed activities especially those listed in First Schedule of The Rules.

 

As at 30 June 2015, our Training Development Programme has trained 180 workmen to be trainers within Member Companies of STA. Some of these trainers are now training operators in their own logging camps.

 

There are 12 Forestry Activity/Certificates offered by STAT. Each Certificate has its own objectives. The 2 compulsory generic Unit Standards required for all the 12 Forestry Activity/Certificates are: