CMO Training

CMO has its roots in the training sector and this will continue to remain the flagship division of the company. Except for the very unique skill set that the company has developed in machine operator training (including the extensive use of simulators during training), CMO offers all training required in a forestry company from the forest worker, to the Chief Executive. Along with its vision for the future, CMO is currently well positioned and actively working towards adding value to clients operating in the wider African market.

CMO TrainingWe are the only service provider in Africa that has developed key training competencies to ensure that operator training is taken to a new level when the CMO instructors assess and train machine operators.
CMO also retains its well established training in fire management.

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Performance-based training services


Timber harvesting

Tactical harvest planning
Operational harvest planning
Managing mechanised harvesting operations
Supervising harvesting operations:
  • Basic supervisor’s course
  • Technical training for supervision activity
Timber harvesting supervisor assessments
Forest machine operator training, assessments, retraining
Cable skidder training, assessments, retraining
Cable yarder training, assessments, retraining
Chokermen training, assessments retraining
Machine operator commissioning onto a new machine
Machine operator simulator training for harvesters and forwarders
Tractor operator training, assessments, retraining
Loader operator training, assessments, retraining
Harvester chain and guide bar maintenance
Chainsaw chain and guide bar maintenance
Chainsaw operator training
High risk chainsaw operator felling techniques (e.g. problem trees, steep areas)
Chainsaw mechanics course
Mechanical training for mechanised harvesting
Log scaling training: Sawlogs and poles


Forest roads

Design and construction of forest roads
Forest road maintenance
Grader operator training
Excavator operator training
Bulldozer operator training
TLB operator training
Compactor operator training


Silviculture

Managing mechanised silviculture operations
Machine operator training, assessments, retraining
Machine operator commissioning onto a new machine
Supervising harvesting operations:
  • Basic supervisor’s course
  • Technical training for supervision activity
Annual scheduling chemical weed control operations
Operational chemical weed control:
  • Application methods
  • Calibration
  • Chemical handling / storage / dispensing / mixing / transport
  • Emergency procedures
  • FSC requirements
Chemical store management
  • Chemical handling / storage / dispensing / mixing / transport
  • Emergency procedures
  • FSC requirements
Pest Control Officer training (legal requirement in South Africa)
Chemical spraying operator training, assessment, retraining
Tractor operator training, assessments, retraining
Chainsaw operator training, assessment, retraining for silviculture operations
Brush cutter operator training, assessment, retraining


Forest Management

Forest valuation training
Training of forest inventory field teams for marking for thinnings
Training of forest inventory field teams for thinning control in selective thinnings


Fire Risk Management

Fire risk assessment and mitigation
Manage disaster fires (ICS)
Extended attack fire suppression
Initial attack fire suppression
Crew leader
Prototeam
Basic fire fighting
Lookout guards
Prescribed under canopy burning
Planning for prescribed block burning of natural areas
Fire simulation sessions
Airstrip loading crew


Forest Conformance systems

Safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) representative course, based on PDCA, SPEQS and HIRAC
Managing safety in forestry
Managing productivity in forestry (operational efficiency and work study)
Managing the environment in forestry
Managing quality in forestry
Managing social issues in forestry
Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) training
FSC Forest Management and Chain of Custody training
  • e-learning
  • classroom
  • blended
PEFC Chain of Custody training
  • e-learning
  • classroom
  • blended
ISO Standard 19011 training: Auditing techniques
  • e-learning and classroom
Incident and accident investigation based on PDCA, SPEQS and HIRAC.


Processing plant training (sawmills/pole plants)

Supervising processing operations:
  • Basic supervisor’s course
  • Technical training for supervision activity
Processing plant supervisor assessments
Forklift operator training, assessments, retraining


Other training

First Aid Level 1 and Level 2 course
Driver Operator assessments.  All vehicles 4×2, 4×4, 4×6 up to 10 ton rating, excluding dangerous goods type vehicles.
Basic business principles for workers


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