Šporčić Mario, PhD. Assoc. Prof.

Planning and Decision Making Models in Forestry

volume: 32, issue: 1

Biomass Production of Common Alder (Alnus glutinosa /L./ Gaertn.) in Pure Plantations and Mixed Plantations with Willow Clones (Salix sp.) in Croatia (p.99-112)

volume: 30, issue: 2

Measuring Efficiency of Organizational Units in Forestry by Nonparametric Model (p.1-13)

volume: 30, issue: 1

Development of a new concept for improvement of forest techniques in Croatia ? Areas of possible contributions

volume: 28, issue: 1

Recent Challenges of Forest Engineering Academic Education

volume: 34, issue: 1

Work Ability Index of Forestry Machine Operators and some Ergonomic Aspects of their Work

volume: 34, issue: 2

50 Years of FORMEC International Network

volume: 38, issue: 2

Current State and Improvement Potential of Forestry Workers Training in Croatia

volume: 39, issue: 2

This paper discusses the key issues of forestry workers training in Croatia, especially dealing
with the providers of vocational training, their profile, training procedures and measures
necessary for training improvement. A combined approach of literature review, internet search
and questionnaire of training providers was applied in order to collect data on training programs
conducted in Croatia. The research was conducted during 2016, and it included 94
legal entities authorized for occupational safety training in the Republic of Croatia, with respect
to safe working practice training and vocational training for operating machinery (chainsaw
and/or skidder). The analysis used basic descriptive statistics.
Research results showed that 30.85% of the analyzed legal entities provide only training for
safe working practice, 15.96% provide both trainings – safe work practice and vocational
training for operating machinery, 5.32% of the analyzed entities provide only vocational
training for operating machinery, 31.91% do not carry out any form of training in forestry,
while 15.96% refused to answer questions. On the other hand, 15.56% of the legal entities,
which do not carry out any training or did not answer these questions, have on their official
website services posted for vocational training in operating machinery (chainsaw and/or skidder).
The key findings of the conducted research have pointed out the great heterogeneity
amongst providers of forestry workers training, and certain reductions or limitations in the
current training programs, both from the aspect of duration of the theoretical and practical
training, and the use of non-transparent criteria and standards in the assessment of training.
As an example of successful solution in forestry workers training, European Chainsaw Standard
model (ECS) is shortly presented in the paper. Discussion and conclusion sections provide
an overview of legislative and organizational requirements for the application of previously
developed European model (ECS) in developing the certification system for training of forestry
workers in Croatia.


Web of Science Impact factor (2020): 2.088
Five-years impact factor: 2.077

Quartile: Q2 - Forestry

Subject area

Agricultural and Biological Sciences