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Apply as a Forestry Contractor in FOLS

Click here to apply as a Forestry Contractor in FOLS by completing an online application.

Forestry Contractors

A Forestry Contractor is an employer of FOLS card holders

Other industry types or sector employers can apply for this group to gain the benefits outlined below.

Apply as a forestry contractor if you would like to:

  • Have assurance that workers registered with FOLS are appropriately trained for the work activities listed on their FOLS Card
  • minimise risk to your business by minimising the likelihood of injury to the worker through demonstrated training
  • Have a register and evidence of training undertaken by employees
  • ensure training undertaken is to the national competency standard
  • access reports on those operators who have a current FOLS Card
  • access a measure of skills currency, with a three year expiry
  • have 24 hour online access to generate and manage a list of employees
  • have a cost effective tool for managing training information

For contracting businesses - what does FOLS offer and how much does it cost?

FOLS offers contracting businesses the ability to access and view the FOLS records of the operators they employ. They also have the ability to generate reports. The cost is detailed in the table below and is capped at $1,000 per annum for AFCA members in 2016/17.

 Fee CategoryFeeAFCA Members
1 - 5 employees$125$125
4 - 25 employees$363$363
15 - 40 employees$688$688
25 - 55 employees$1000$1000
40 - 80 employees$1500$1000
55 - 145 employees$2500$1000

FOLS is an industry-led, not for profit, membership-based program that is managed by ForestWorks.
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