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Employees Learn More About Harvesting Trees

Ministry can conduct training for groups interested to learn how to use a chainsaw Twenty-nine employees from Fiji Pine Limited and Tropik Wood Industries Limited in Lautoka have completed a
04 Mar 2017 11:00
Employees Learn More About Harvesting Trees
Participants of the two-week workshop in Lautoka. Photo: Ministry of Forests

Ministry can conduct training for groups interested to learn how to use a chainsaw

Twenty-nine employees from Fiji Pine Limited and Tropik Wood Industries Limited in Lautoka have completed a two – week basic training on ‘Harvesting Trees Manually’.

This was conducted by the Ministry of Forests.

Principal Forestry Officer at the Forestry Training Centre in Colo-i-Suva, Manasa Luvunavuaka, said the training would provide workers with practical knowledge on harvesting of trees,” he said.

“Some of these employees have little or no knowledge at all on the proper and safe methods that need to be practiced during the harvesting of trees.

“This training covers all aspects of tree harvesting,” said Mr Luvunavuaka.

“Some of them work with chainsaws in their areas of operation and this is the kind of training that will increase their understanding of safe handling procedures whilst operating.”

The team from the ministry have been conducting trainings around the country for groups interested in learning more on using chainsaws for the harvesting of trees.

“We have conducted nine trainings so far this year and our trainings have spread all across the country,” Mr Luvunavuaka said.

Seleima Rakaucoka, 27, is one of two females who were engaged in the training.

She said it was an eye-opener for her.

“I am on an attachment basis at the Fiji Pine Limited for about a month now and through this training, I now have a clearer idea of the proper way in operating a chainsaw,” said Ms Rakaucoka.

“This training has boosted my confidence especially when chainsaws are considered to be operated only by males.”

Kitione Laqaselei, 35, said the training boosted his morale and was keen to practice what he learned.

“I have been an employee at the Tropik Woods Limited for four years now and this is my first training.

“I really enjoyed it and look forward to many more trainings in the near future,” said Mr Laqaselei.

Source: Ministry of Forests

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