Logging Assistant

Logging Assistants assist with logging, felling and sawing of trees in forests.

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    Overview

    Logging Assistants assist with logging, felling and sawing of trees in forests.

    Day-to-day

    • removes major branches and tree tops, trims branches and saws trunks into logs
    • assists with loading and transporting logs
    • plans the felling of trees and determines the natural and intended fall of each tree
    • clears surrounding area of saplings and debris prior to tree-felling
    • operates and maintains manual and machine saws to fell trees and to cut felled trees into logs.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Logging Assistant

    • You can work as a Logging Assistant without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in forestry (harvesting and haulage) or horticulture may be useful.

      Take a Certificate I in Forest and Forest Products

    • Registration or licencing may be required.

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