What is FOLS?
FOLS is the national skills verification program for the forestry industry, led by the industry.
It is an online system for recording training and verifying the currency of worker skills, which can be shared with employers. It supports the professionalism and safety of the industry.
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How can the skills verification program help you?
The skills verification program offers businesses a streamlined system to manage the skills of employees and improve safety in the workplace. It also assists workers by verifying that an operator has undertaken the required nationally recognised training and has kept their skills current through regular practice.
Industry Steering Committee
FOLS is an industry-led program that is managed by ForestWorks. The Industry Steering Committee guides the program by:
- Providing advice to ForestWorks on the management of FOLS
- Identifying and recommending strategies to deal with industry issues relating to skills verification
- Facilitating implementation of strategies by seeking industry support and commitment
- Assisting to disseminate and promote outcomes
The members of the steering committee are made up of forest managers, harvesting contractors, industry associations, users of the system and other observers.
Please contact us if you are interested in knowing more on the activities of the steering committee.