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A forest tractor skids the wood from the forest to the forest road, where he prepares it to be transported by a forest truck.

A forest tractor driver requires a certificate on national vocational qualification. Female/male forest tractor driver.

In addition to adequate qualification, a forest tractor driver must pass the safety at work course and use suitable working equipment.


  • An individual must have at least three years' work experience in forest work.


    A written statement on a legal or natural entity who fulfils the legally prescribed conditions for the project designer, that an individual performed a certain type of engineer services, with the stated type and time of performance of these services and also the responsible project designer the individual was working with – in the original or certified copy must be submitted together with the certified translation in the Slovenian language.

    Legal basis

  • The contractors of works in forest and other users of forestry machinery are obliged to pass the safety-at-work course in the field of forestry. The main topic of the course is the following: 

    organisation of a safe and healthy work in forest; selection, application and maintenance of appropriate machines, equipment and tools; application of the proper working technique; application of the personal protective equipment. 

    The courses are implemented at the locations of the regional units of the Slovenia Forest Service (ZGS).


    The Slovenia Forest Service evidence on the successfully completed course

    Legal basis

    Competent Authority

    Slovenia Forest Service

    Večna pot 2
    1001 Ljubljana

  • The contractor of forest works must have appropriate working and personal protective equipment: 

    protective clothing which are made to discharge extra moisture and protect against external weather conditions; a protective helmet which should be equipped with a visor and earmuffs; forestry gloves providing a good grip and equipped with the fibres against the cut; protective footwear in a from of a forestry protective shoes or forestry rubber boots with the protection against the cut, strengthened with the toe cap, ankle support and ribbed sole.


    Appropriateness of working and protective equipment is checked by the on-site inspectors.

    Legal basis

Recognition of qualifications acquired abroad

There are following systems for the recognition of professional qualifications acquired in the EU:

Cross-border provisions of profession

Performance of the profession in Slovenia is possible on cross-border/temporary basis. Prior to commencing the service, you must submit a written application to the competent authority.
Last modified:
8. 9. 2021