FISA wins the category of Best Regional and National Woodland Organisations.
Having been delayed by CV19, Benslie Training have now provided dates for the first round of CPC eligible training in +F format for HGV holders.
The FISA Forest Haulage Working Group identified the need for an induction video (new HGV drivers into the forest) available since September 2021 and there is now a series of training videos to complement the CPC +F training course.
HSE is warning farmers and others to avoid carrying out the work themselves. In many cases this is complex work and requires the right training and equipment.
City & Guilds have redeveloped their suite of Chainsaw Certificate of Competence qualifications and developed a suite of NPTC Chainsaw Continuous Professional Development (CPD) modules.
Version 2.2 released 7th February 2022
This FISA document sets out guidance on how to work safely. It gives practical considerations of how this can be applied in forestry operations.
Storm Arwen has produced a myriad of new areas of storm damaged and extremely dangerous trees. Working in these conditions the operator needs to be trained and competent (with experience working in windblow). To deal with windblow situations, use mechanical assistance whenever possible.
Forest Research are seeking interviewees for a research project on threats to ash trees. Below is a message from Berglind Karlsdottir who is leading the research.
As agreed by FISA Steering Group
A direct alternative is the Lantra +F Chainsaw Refresher training course.