12 week program

The Mechanized Forest Operator program is a recognized program delivered by the New Brunswick Community College and is offered throughout the Atlantic region.

This intense 12 week program functions like any industry operation providing professional training and a practical work environment via lectures, discussions, labs, outdoor practical exercises, shop machine duties, practical machine operation exercises and plenty of time in the seat of a harvester and forwarder.

As a graduate, you will be recognized as a certified, professional machine operator!

For more information, please contact the FSSNS office at 902-895-1107

Goals of the FSSNS

  • Save lives and reduce injuries.
  • Reduce all costs associated with work place accidents.
  • Improve profits.
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory bodies.
  • Manage and establish ownership of industry managed loss control programs.
  • Reduce Workers' Compensation rates.
The Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia is registered under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. It is a separate entity, having a Memorandum of Association and By-Laws. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors, representing all sectors of the forest industry.