This Forestry Commission paper is courtesy of Dave Stewart whose father George was a forester for many years in the Forestry Commission. The origin of the booklet was an international course on Work Study in Forestry held in Wymondham and Newton Rigg Colleges in 1971 and for which a series of papers were prepared. These papers were compiled into Bulletin 47 in 1973.
Some of the individual papers are of a high historical interest and have been copied here this one covering the Forestry Commission piecework incentive scheme and its calculation in relation to work study standard minutes: payment for worker owned equipment: calculation of labour oncosts: costing of machinery. There is an additional section on piecework earning trends, day work versus piecework and trends in costs of labour and machines.