As Winter Approaches, Newlands Training Reminds Forestry and Arboricultural Professionals to Check Their Skills

Oct 26, 2010, 08:03 ET from Newlands Training

DORCHESTER, England, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- With winter around the corner, leading land-based training provider, Newlands Training, wants to remind all professionals in the forestry and arboriculture industry to check that their skills, such as chainsaw certificates are up-to-date.

Managing Director Lesley Simpson urges all forestry and arboricultural workers to be sure of the following:

  • Is your equipment in good condition?  Such as well-maintained chainsaws or good condition ropes and harness.
  • Does your protective clothing (PPE) reach the correct specification for the work you do?
  • Are you using all of the recommended PPE for your work?  Do you have a current LOLER Certificate – 6 monthly checks for climbing and 12 monthly checks for rigging?

When working with dangerous equipment and within hazardous environments, expert training is called for to ensure the health and safety of workers and others around.  If your certification, PPE or equipment does not meet the standards required by the HSE, you not only risk serious injury to yourself and others, it could also affect your personal insurance.  

Lesley Simpson adds, "Maintaining your certification levels is of the utmost importance when you are working within this industry, if not just for yourself but for people around you as well.  Taking an additional or a refresher course can make sure you are aware of developments within the industry, allowing you to carry out your job safely and correctly.  A refresher course can also ensure you are competent with new and existing machinery and techniques, allowing you to provide the best service possible".

Newlands Training can provide tailored courses to refresh or upgrade certifications, enabling workers to adhere to necessary requirements.

For more information or to book a course visit the Newlands Training website or contact Lesley Simpson on 01305 848454

SOURCE Newlands Training