|Date||:||12th August 2014 - 14th August 2014|
|Venue||:||Sibu Regional Office|
The second session of Pre-Sarawak Log Grading Rules (SLGR) was conducted on 12th August 2014 until 14th August 2014 in Sibu Regional Office. The training was held for three days and wasfacilitated by En. Mohd Zaini Dris from STIDC. There were 15 log inspectors who attended this training from Regional Office Miri, Sibu, Sarikei and Bintulu.
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 25th August 2014 – 12th September 2014.
|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 measurement method and grade specifications during the theory learning session, the log inspectors were also taught on how 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 log inspectors to apply what they have learned during the theory learning session. Practical training provided more understanding on log measurement system, logs defects, and grade specification to the log inspectors.
During the practical training, the log inspectors are divided into two groups. Working in group enabled them to teach one another the correct method of measurement system as well as correcting each other when any one of them made mistakes. Hence,the log inspectors showed their understanding and were able to apply what they have learned.
The final part of the training was the revision of theory and SLGR mock examination to test their understanding on log grading system. This is to ensure that the log inspectors are familiar with the questions format and learned the technique to answer the questions correctly.
Hence throughout the Pre-SLGR Training, log inspectors are giving full commitment and attention to what has been taught.