Pre-Sarawak Log Grading Rules (SLGR) Training - 2015

Date : 31st March 2015 - 2nd April 2015
Venue : Sibu Regional Office


The first session of Pre-Sarawak Log Grading Rules (SLGR) for the year 2015 was conducted on 31st March 2015 until 2nd April 2015 in Sibu Regional Office.

The objective of the Pre-SLGR training is to equip the Log Inspectors with the skills required in timber grading, species and measurement based on the rules made by the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) or PUSAKA in coordination with the State Forest Department and the Sarawak Timber Association (STA) before attending the SLGR course scheduled on 20th April 2015 – 8th May 2015.

The training that was held for three days was facilitated by En. Mohd Zaini Dris from STIDC.  There were 15 Log Inspectors who attended this training from Regional Office Miri, Sibu, and Bintulu.

  The Pre-SLGR Training consisted of 3 parts:
  Day 1 – Theory learning
  Day 2 – Practical at the mill
  Day 3 – Revision and SLGR Mock Examination


The Pre-SLGR Training started with theoretical learning about general information on classification of Sarawak timber species, system of measurement, defects and grade specifications.  Other than emphasizing on the calculation formula, measurement method and grade specifications during the theory learning session, the Log Inspectors were also taught on the right technique to fill in the SLGR grading form correctly.

On the second day of the training, the log inspectors went to Subur Tiasa Holdings Bhd (sawmill) for practical session.  This practical session required them to apply what they had learned during the theory learning session.  This hands-on training will give more understanding on log measurement system, logs defects, and grade specification to the log inspectors.

During practical training, log inspectors were divided into three groups.  This is where teamwork play its role where it enables them to correct one another on the measurement method and other mistakes made by the group member.  Overall, the participants showed their understanding and were able to apply what they have learned.

As usual, the final part of the training program was the theory revision and mock SLGR examination to test their understanding on the log grading system.  This is to ensure that the log inspectors are familiar with the questions format and learned the right technique to answer the questions correctly.  Hence, throughout the Pre-SLGR Training, log inspectors gave full commitment and attention to what has been taught.  HTSB wish all the best to our Log Inspectors for the upcoming SLGR.

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