Rural Skills Training Course

Throughout the course we will be working with local contractors and trainers to offer a mixture of certified training (chainsaw use/ brushcutter/ pesticide use) as well as uncertified work experience with local contractors/ land managers and on site with the project officer and other HPCLT representatives (fencing, dyking, footpath work and habitat/woodland management).

The following training will be covered by the course:

  • Emergency Outdoor First Aid (BASP) (1 day)
  • Risk Assessment and Site Safety (1 day)
  • Lantra 2 Day Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting
  • Lantra 2 day Brushcutters/Trimmers – Maintenance and Operation
  • Lantra 2 Day Safe Application of Pesticides Using Handheld Equipment
  • Lantra 2 Day Sit Astride ATV (Novice Operator)
  • Introduction to Dry Stone Walling (2 days)
  • Introduction to Woodland and Habitat Management (1 day)
  • Tree planting aftercare and Maintenance (2 days)
  • Introduction to footpath work (2 days)
  • Fencing Building, repair and restoration (3 days)
  • Habitat and Wildlife Monitoring (2 days)

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