Reference Quantity: ST0224

Particulars of normal

Occupational profile

Forestry is the artwork, science and follow of woodland institution, upkeep and administration, and timber harvesting. It’s a various world trade with a variety of profession alternatives together with planning and administration, conservation, recreation, analysis and logistics. Sustainable forest administration produces an important pure useful resource whereas benefitting society and the setting, and employees throughout all disciplines of the trade share a ardour for working in an trade with a lot to contribute to world wellbeing.

A Forest Operative will perform the sensible operations required to create, preserve and harvest forests and woodlands. Some will perform operations throughout the vary from planting to harvesting while others will specialize in a specific a part of the method. All will must be in a position and prepared to do difficult work open air and in all weathers, can be anticipated to concentrate on the complete vary of forestry operations, and to grasp the connection between business, environmental and social forestry.

This Normal has two specialisms, candidates might want to select one in every of:

  • harvesting
  • institution and upkeep


Data (all core)

Understanding of:

  • Present forestry, environmental, well being and security and plant well being laws and codes of follow in relation to forestry work
  • The ideas of silviculture together with a variety of silvicultural programs and their software
  • The identification of the forest and woodland tree species vital within the UK
  • The important thing threats, pests and ailments affecting UK timber and woodland
  • The timber provide chain together with the roles of the Landowner, Forest Works Supervisor, Contractor and Agent
  • Fundamental mensuration
  • Harvesting and extraction programs, and the elements affecting the price of bringing timber to market
  • The long-term results of tree institution, and the elements affecting the choice making course of


Core Expertise

  • Preserve good requirements of follow in: well being and security; plant well being and biosecurity; air pollution avoidance and management
  • Means to speak successfully with supervisor, colleagues, public and others
  • Means to observe each verbal and written/pictorial directions (eg maps, planting plans)
  • Preserve instruments, equipment and gear
  • Perform upkeep of chainsaw and cross-cut felled timber
  • Fell and course of: timber as much as 380mm by hand device and chainsaw
  • Management the influence of pests, ailments and undesirable vegetation
  • Use hand winches in forestry

Harvesting pathway

  • Fell and course of timber over 380mm, together with assisted felling strategies
  • Precisely measure and document the quantity of each standing and felled timber
  • Type timber to product specification

Institution and upkeep pathway

  • Put together websites for planting and/or pure regeneration together with: preserve and restore open drainage programs, fencing and boundary options and infrastructure
  • Preserve good requirements of plant and supplies dealing with and storage
  • Plant timber and supply assist and safety
  • Perform non chemical and chemical submit planting safety and upkeep, beating up, weeding, respacing, and cleansing operations
  • Perform brashing, formative pruning and excessive pruning

Behaviours (all core)

  • Sturdy work ethic, together with reliability, satisfaction in work, consideration to element, spatial consciousness and stamina
  • Means to work successfully each inside a crew setting and as a self-motivated lone employee
  • Willingness to be taught and contribute to personal persevering with skilled growth
  • Means to work open air in all climate circumstances
  • Means to adapt to adjustments in circumstances, applied sciences, conditions and dealing environments
  • Strict compliance with and disciplined strategy to identification, administration, mitigation and avoidance of dangers and hazards for each security and the setting


Usually 24 months

{Qualifications} Core

  • Degree 3 award in emergency first support at work (in a forestry context referred to as +F)
  • Degree 2 award in chainsaw upkeep
  • Degree 2 award in crosscutting timber utilizing a chainsaw
  • Degree 2 award in felling and processing timber as much as 380mm
  • Apprentices with out stage 1 English and maths might want to obtain this stage and take the take a look at for stage 2 English and maths previous to taking the end-point evaluation

Institution and upkeep possibility

  • Degree 2 Ideas of Protected Dealing with and Utility of Pesticides Steering OR Degree 2 Award within the Protected Use of Pesticides
  • Degree 2 Award within the Protected Utility of Pesticides utilizing Pedestrian Hand Held Gear (together with software close to water)
  • Degree 2 award in secure use of brush-cutters and trimmers
  • Degree 2 award in secure use of forestry clearing noticed

Harvesting possibility

  • Degree 3 award in felling and processing timber over 380mm


This commonplace is Degree 2

Assessment date

3 years from the date of implementation

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