Forest Machinery Operations-Timber Harvester Training Course

KTC Safety deliver a Timber Harvester Training Course that is certified by City & Guilds NPTC in Ireland.

Categories – 4, 6 and 8 wheeled base units.
Tracked Unit
Grapple felling / Processing / Stump Protection

KTC Safety Providing City & Guilds Timber Harvester Training Courses in Ireland

Timber Harvesting Training Course Aim:

To assess the candidates knowledge and skills to the item of machinery.

Training Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Safety awareness
  • Pre use inspection
  • Hydraulic inspection
  • Maintenance
  • Computer system

A range of practical assessments covering the various types of forest machines (Timber Harvester, Timber Harvesting, Valmet, Timberjack, Silvatec, Ponsse, Lako etc) for candidates who wish to be identified as a competent operator and promote a professional image.

Assessment requires a practical Timber Harvesting demonstration of the candidate’s competence on the base category and operation being taken.

The skills to be assessed will cover safety features, PPE, good operating practice, underpinning knowledge and understanding will be assessed orally.

Timber Harvester Training Course  – Ireland

Duration: 1 Day Assessment

Certification: On successful completion candidates will be awarded with CITY and GUILDS NPTC level 2 certificate of competence

Timber Harvesting Training Course Prerequisites:

  • 6 months operational experience
  • One Passport Photograph
  • PPE(personal protective equipment), i.e. Hard Hat, High Visibility Vest, Steel Toe Capped Boots, Gloves


The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical training. Our Timber Harvester Training and assessment programme enables experienced plant operators to gain recognition for their achievements. Successful Timber Harvester Training course candidates get certified after demonstrating their skills, knowledge and attitudes associated with plant operations.


KTC – Timber Harvester Training Course

KTC has one of the largest dedicated training centres in the Ireland. At KTC we have the Timber Harvester training experience with a highly skilled team to meet your needs. We also provide training in: CSCS Machinery, Quarrying, Retail, Education, Transport, Agricultural and many more areas.

Our purpose built headquarters are in Portlaoise, Co. Laois.


This KTC Safety Training course is approved by:

City and Guilds


Kearney Training and Consultancy Ltd provide City & Guilds Timber Harvester Training Courses throughout Ireland. We are based at our strategically located Approved Training Centre in Portlaoise, County Laois, just 45 minutes from Dublin. We also cater for, and provide Forestry Safety Training Courses in Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Derry, Donegal, Down, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.

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