SAFE FORESTRY WAS DESIGNED AND BUILT BY CALUM DUFFY, CALUM HAS BEEN A FORESTRY CONTRACTOR FOR OVER 30 YEARS, THIS SYSTEM WAS BUILT FROM THE GROUND BY THOSE WHO WORK THE GROUND.
The aim of Safe forestry is to offer the managers, contractors and operators an operator friendly way of recording their competence, ongoing CPD, machinery checks and any other site activities that will prove the professionalism of the individuals involved. This is can all be backed up by photographic evidence and logbook entries.
The average age of machine and chainsaw operators in the U.K. is over 40 years old, as an industry we need to try and encourage new operators into the forest. Safe Forestry is one way of helping new and existing operators prove their worth, prove you are professional or enroute to professional through training. As managers, employers, contractors and subcontractors, we are duty bound to prove we are engaging competent operators and ensure they are put to work in an environment they are competent to be in. The Safe Forestry system provides never before seen, quantifiable proof of an operators competence. The Safe Forestry system removes the reliance on solely certification, qualification and word of mouth proof, it adds a layer of fact based, time served proof.
When you invite an operator or manager onto site you can view their profile and see their individual competence in the structure of any previously submitted forms, CPD records, Operator logbooks, previous work history plus all their certification and qualification. The Safe Forestry system is also designed to facilitate any chainsaw operator wishing to become part of the innovative FISA chainsaw technician competency system. Safe forestry makes it very easy for an operator to prove their competence and ultimately their skill level. We hope within time this will help professionalise the chainsaw operator, machine operators and management providers.