History - Training

Training Member Volunteers

Cormonachan Woodlands Association had the following courses scheduled for 2016 & 2017:-

Basic First Aid Course - 1 day (2 evenings) 7th/8th December 2016 from 6.30 to 9.30 pm (Maximum of 12 places and free to members, six places booked)

Emergency First Aid Course - 2 days - 7th & 9th February 2017 (Three free places for members, all booked)

Chainsaw Training Course - 5 days plus 1 day assessment for certificate for felling up to 380 mm - 6th to 10th and 27th/28th (assessments for 2 per day) (four free places for members, all booked)

Trimmer Training Course - 1 day for certificate - 16th January 2017 (six free places for members, all booked)

Pesticides Training Course - 1 day for certificate - 6th February 2017 (three free places for members, all booked)

Pesticides Spraying Training Course - 1 day plus 1 day assessment for certificate -  7th February 2017 (three free places for members, all booked)

Training Summary

We are very pleased to report that 12 members took 25 training places on six training courses that were 100% funded through either the Forestry Commission Scotland's Seedcorn Fund or the Natural Heritage Fund Scheme run by the Loch Lomond and Trossachs Nation Park Authority.

The cost of all the training, equipment, tools and personal protection equipment amounted to £7,621.51 that the Association obtained 100% funding for but excluded the pesticide training that was 3/5th of £3,900.00 = £2,340.00 for our 3 members of 5 attending that was organised through the Lochgoil Community Council using the same NHFS 100% funding. So the total will have been approximately £10k of funding.

The courses run were two First Aid at Work courses in December 2016 and February 2017 when 8 members obtained their Certificates. The Trimmer course had 6 members gaining their certificates. The Chainsaw course had 4 members with 4 members gaining their felling trees up to 200mm and 3 members getting their felling up to 380mm and 1 renewing his 380mm certificate. The Pesticides course had 3 members getting their certificates and 2 members getting their Pesticides Spaying course certificates with a special addition for spraying near watercourses.

This training will be very good for Volunteers Days in Cormonachan Woodlands and already has been good as all the paths were strimmed during the Trimmer course and a large number of Sitka spruce trees were felled during the chainsaw course. 

No other training courses are currently scheduled.

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