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Forwarder Operator Training and Assessment

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The following training courses and assessment checklist have been developed specifically for Forwarder Operators.

There are two options for training:

1. Free online training. This option is tracked and a record of completion is issued. To enrol in online training, submit a completed enrollment form.

2. Choose to download the Learning Resources below. By choosing this option, the training will not be tracked and a certificate will not be issued.


Other Training – Ensure every new worker has a basic understanding of forestry work and worksite safety with Basic Forest Worker Training or elevate knowledge with optional General Forestry Courses like Chainsaw Operation or Resource Road Driving Training.

Basic Forest Worker Training and Assessment

BCFSC Course List

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  • Forwarder Operator Assessment

    Use this fillable pdf form to assess the knowledge and skills of forwarder operators.

  • 1090 - Harvesting Methods

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Forest Harvesting Systems and Terminology
    - Logging Plans

  • 1081 - Tools and Equipment for Heavy Machinery

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Mechanic tools
    - Welding equipment and supplies
    - Gas-powered tools
    - Lubricants

  • 1082 - Heavy Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Procedures

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Major mechanical components and problems
    - Pre-start, shutdown, and maintenance procedures

  • 1083 - Heavy Equipment Mechanical Systems

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Engines
    - Hydraulic systems
    - Powertrain systems
    - Track systems
    - Braking systems
    - Electrical systems
    - Ground engaging tool systems

  • 1027 - Describe Hazards and Vehicle Dynamics Related to Operating Light Trucks

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Hazards and distractions
    - Vehicle dynamics and design
    - Implications of vehicle weight

  • 1028 - Describe and Operate Chainsaw

    This course will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of:
    - Chainsaw components and safety features
    - Chainsaw inspection and maintenance procedures
    - Safe handling and transport of the chainsaw
    - Basic chainsaw operation and ergonomics
    - Hazards related to chainsaw use
    - Basic bucking
    - Limbing and taping