In close collaboration with machine manufacturers, Skogforsk is developing technology, methods, and procedures to promote a healthy work environment.

The work environment in forest machines is demanding. Skogforsk is conducting research into improving this work environment, for example by reducing vibrations, improving lighting and safety aspects, and making operator conditions more appropriate.

We are also collaborating with the RECO group (Rational Efficient Cost Optimization) on training courses for harvester and forwarder operators; the focus is on operator methods that have positive effects on the work environment by reducing stress, both physical and mental.