Friday 20th April was a First Aid training day for all at Conservation Contractors head office in Devizes
The training was delivered by Steve from ABC Response and is specific to forestry and our Arboricultural requirements. Not a triangular bandage in sight!
Under our Approved Contractor status with both the Arboricultural Association and the Contractors Health & Safety Scheme (CHAS), our ongoing training never stops.
Well done to Steve for passing his trailer test; he is now allowed to tow a trailer over 750kg behind any vehicle.
Tom also underwent a tree rigging update where he had to evaluate the tree for hazards as well as performing an assessment of working at height. He had to identify the correct selection of rigging equipment to be used and then make the safe removal of tree sections using suitable rigging and appropriate cuts So, dismantling the tree using rope and harness and lowering the tree limbs, rather than just letting the branches fall to the ground. Quite a skill
Matt has just passed his chainsaw from a rope and harness qualification. This enables him to dismantle trees while accessing them from a rope.
In late September the whole company was assessed by Guy Watson from The Arboricultural Association for our Approved Contractor Status; with only 4 small points to clarify we deemed this to be a great success, well done to everyone, fingernails coming back slowly!
All of our accreditations are explained fully here
Conservation Contractors – here for your safety and peace of mind.
First Aid: Last week all staff at Conservation Contractors had First Aid training. We are now all qualified for another 3 years .. a bit of fun with some of the of role-playing. The course delivered by ABC Response includes the updated training on the latest first aid practices and allows us to work on Forestry Commission sites.