Ten trained Trimmer Operator Members of the Company and Ardroy OEC with their instructor
Cormonachan Community Woodlands Ltd has the following courses scheduled for 2022:-
1) Emergency First Aid at Work + F Course for 1st September 2022
We have funding in place for another training course on 1st September 2022 with 12 places to be held in the Lochgoilhead Village Hall.
Eight current members wish to renew their certificates with one place booked for a member’s new training course.
The cost of this course is £444.00 (£37 per member if all places are taken up). We have received a 90% grant from Scottish Forestry’s Community Grant Scheme for the funding so they will be free to members.
Book now as there are only four places left. You must be able to kneel to be able to perform CPR. Places offered on first come. first served basis.
To book contact the Secretary at Secretary@cormonachan-woodlands.co.uk or call 01301 703098.
2) Trimmer Training Course – 1 day for certificate – from spring 2023 (six free places for members, two requested to date).
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We have to have a minimum of four members to run the course.
Previous Training Courses held in previous years:-
Two training & renewal courses for 3-year first aid certificates were held at a total cost of £675.00 funded by Scottish Forestry :-
- Monday 16th & Friday 20th September 2019 at Ardroy OEC, Lochgoilhead
7 places booked – all certificated (1 with restricted certificate).
- Friday 6th December 2019 – 9am to 5 pm at Ardroy OEC, Lochgoilhead
– 6 places booked – 5 attended and all were certificated.
Total cost for 12 members trained = £675.00 inc. VAT (£56.25 per person)
Pesticide Training (see links below) (Five members certificated in February 2019)
PA1 – http://www.lantra.co.uk/awards/product/lantra-awards-technical-award-safe-use-pesticides-scotland
PA6A – http://www.lantra.co.uk/awards/product/level-2-award-safe-application-pesticides-using-hand-held-equipment-qcf (plus alongside water courses)
Note – PA1 is one day; PA6A is one day and Assessments would be over two days (3 per day).
Plugs – http://www.lantra.co.uk/awards/product/lantra-awards-level-2-award-safe-operation-pesticide-plug-equipment
Maximum of 12 places and free to members, six places booked (the minimum is six to run the course). (The following members attended the courses – DK, FW, DB, J C-S, GP & KP and DK, DB, J C-S, GP, & KP received PA1 & PA6A certificates & FW PA1 certificate).
Cost of training:
PA1 Training £950 + VAT up to 6 candidates
PA6A Training £950 + VAT up to 6 candidates
PA1 Assessments £95 per person
PA6A Assessments £95 per person
Total cost for 6 members = £3,712.00 inc. VAT (£618.67 per person)
Equipment & PPE received grant funding:-
Matabi 20 ltr Super Agro 20 back pack sprayer with brass lance £84.16
6 Faceshields with visors £52.56
Pack of 10 Nitrile gloves £18.60
Pack of 10 Disposable Coveralls £ 24.30
Total cost of B) = £179.62 inc. VAT
The Association already has other equipment and PPE available for use from previous grant funding.
Grant funding was obtained for this training from the Scottish Forestry’s Communities Fund for January & February 2019.
Note – Obtaining free training does commit the member to help eradicate invasive species in Cormonachan Community Woodlands.
Cormonachan Woodlands Association had the following courses in 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 and 6 certificated) and…
Emergency First Aid Course – 2 days – 7th & 9th February 2017 (Three free places for members, all booked and 3 certificated)
Total cost for 9 members = £560.00 inc. VAT (£62.22 per person)
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 and 4 certificated)
Total cost for 4 members = £5,281.10 inc. VAT (£1,320.28 per person)
Trimmer Training Course – 1 day for certificate – 16th January 2017 (six free places for members, all booked and 6 certificated)
Total cost for 6 members = £425.00 inc. VAT (£106.25 per person)
Pesticides Training Course – 1 day for certificate – 6th February 2017 (three free places for members, all booked and 3 certificated)
Pesticides Spraying Training Course – 1 day plus 1 day assessment for certificate – 7th February 2017 (three free places for members, all booked and 2 certificated)
Total cost for 2 members trained = £780.00 per person (funded by Lochgoil Community Council through National Park)
Trimmer Training Course – 1 day for certificate – 21st August 2017 (four free places for members, all booked and 4 certificated)
Total cost for 4 members = £425.00 inc. VAT (£106.26 per person)
Quad Bike & Trailer Training – 1 day for certificate – 7th December 2017 (two free places for members , all booked and 2 certificated)
Total cost for 2 members = £410.00 inc. VAT (£205.00 per person)
We are very pleased to report that in 2019, 5 members obtained their pesticide spraying certificates and 2016/2017 18 members took 31 training places on eight training courses that were 100% funded through either the Scottish Forestry’s Seedcorn/Communities Fund or the Natural Heritage Fund Scheme run by the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority.
The cost of all the training, equipment, tools and personal protection equipment amounted to £8,456.51 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 well over £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 first Trimmer course had 6 member and the second 4 members gaining their certificates. The Chainsaw course had 4 members with 4 members gaining their felling trees up to 200mm and 4 members getting their felling up to 380mm and 1 renewing his 380mm certificate. The Pesticides course had 3 members getting their certificates, 2 members getting their Pesticides Spaying course certificates with a special addition for spraying near watercourses and 2 members obtaining their Quad Bike & Trailer certificates.
This training will be very good for Volunteers Days in Cormonachan Community Woodlands and already has been good as all the paths were strimmed during the Trimmer courses and a large number of Sitka spruce trees were felled during the chainsaw course.
Please call the Secretary if you would like to go on a training course that would be free to members subject to grant funding.
Note – Obtaining free training does commit the member to help with the task he or she has been trained for in Cormonachan Community Woodlands.