Logger Education Requirements

 

First Year Training Requirements

Provisional members and first-year applicants are required to attend training addressing Minnesota’s Forest Management Guidelines (BMPs), first-aid and CPR.

Guideline Training: 6 equivalent hours of training on Minnesota’s Forest Management Guidelines (Now available online - information will be sent after membership application is received)
Safety Training: 8 hours of first-aid and CPR training is required (LogSafe)

 

Annual Training Continining Requirements

A business owner and/or crew member(s) who "has direct responsibility and is onsite regularly to carry out the roles and responsibilities of the qualified logging professional (e.g., safety, protection of soils, streams and other water bodies.)"* must attend:

Safety Training - Twelve (12) hours of safety training every two years
Eight (8) hours of CPR/1st Aid Training (4 hours of CPR & 4 hours of First-Aid)
Four (4) hours of Safety Training

Continuing Education - Twelve (12) hours of MLEP training every two years
Choice of six (6) hour workshops:

a) Logger Conferences: Logger conferences will include a review of monitoring and audit results, any necessary and required contractor training and breakout sessions which address sustainable forest management, transportation, safety and business management topics.
b) Professional Training: Professional training workshops focus on specialized training in one of the following topic areas: sustainable forest management, transportation, safety and business management.


MLEP members must complete a minimum of 6 hours of MLEP and 4 hours of LogSafe training each year.
Logging employees (in-woods) are required to attend at least 4 hours of safety training each year and complete CPR/ First-Aid training every two years.

At a minimum, SFI requires that "each crew must include a qualified logging professional who:

1. Has completed the SFI training program,

2. Is the owner of, an employee of, or a contractor for the wood producer, and

3. Has direct responsibility and is onsite regularly to carry out the roles and responsibilities of the qualified logging professional (e.g., safety, protection of soils, streams and other water bodies.)"*

 

*SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard and SFI 2015-2019 Fiber Sourcing Standard

 


Minnesota Logger Education Program - 1111 Cloquet Ave; Suite 7 - Cloquet MN 55720

Phone (218) 879-5633 - Fax (218) 879-5261