A training programme on work safety for non professional forest users

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A series of theoretical and practical training courses on work safety for small private forest owners and forest users.

Project summary: 

As cutting trees has increased in Slovenia in the period of economic crisis and after ice-break damage in 2014, the number of fatal accidents among non-professional workers has also increased. It was thus necessary to address the need to improve skills of non-professional workers, such as small-scale private forest owners and forest users, to perform forestry operations safely. A series of theoretical and practical training courses were conducted on how to work safely and efficiently with a chainsaw and a tractor, reaching over 3 200 participants.

Project results: 

114 training courses amounting to 1 584 hours provided training to 3 226 participants in 2015 and 2016.

A high level of satisfaction was reported by participants who appreciated the knowledge and skills that they acquired.

In 2018, 750 participants are expected to receive training in how to safely use a chainsaw and 380 a tractor.

The training made an important contribution to increasing work safety in forests for non-professional workers.