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Practice makes perfect

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

SOME forest harvesters in the North are expected to put into practice the knowledge they gain from a week-long Forest Harvesting Codes of Practice workshop in Labasa.

The workshop that started yesterday aims to guide the harvesters to do their work within the confines of the codes of practice.

In an interview, Ministry of Fisheries and Forests monitoring, compliance and surveillance project officer Sailosi Taniela said they conducted the workshop every year to help the participants understand the practice in a more deeper way.

"We are here to educate them on the codes and the important thing is for them to do their work according to the requirements of such guidelines," he said.

"The codes of practice are practical guidelines for all harvesters in Fiji to follow. It covers workers' safety, economic benefits and the environmental issues to name a few. For instance, the codes ensure that the environmental impact as a result of forest harvesting is minimised.

"The codes also emphasises on the safety of workers and now we are encouraging logging contractors to have a profile with proper certifications and machineries.

"Also, every forest worker must be certified by us and they have to go through training conducted by the ministry."

Mr Taniela said the profiles were to be renewed annually.

"Every month, we conduct our forest monitoring and evaluation processes and this is where we assess the work of forest harvesters, logging contractors and companies."





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