FREE Chainsaw and pesticide training on offer to Sliabh Beagh Stakeholders

A successful part of the CANN project on many sites has involved working with landowners and local stakeholders to train them to safely carry out works so that conservation objectives can continue to be met long after the CANN project is over.

The latest initiative is a training opportunity for people living, working and volunteering on Sliabh Beagh.

CANN project Partners, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and Monaghan County Council are laying on two courses:

  1. Chainsaw Maintenance & Felling up to 200mm (Maintenance, cross-cutting & felling) will take place in late January
  2. Pesticide Training (Pa1 & Pa6) will take place in early February

These courses will help to ensure that future management of alien invasives such as Rhododendron will be carried out by qualified workers who understand the safety issues

If you are interested in either of these courses, please download the relevant form by clicking on the links highlighted in blue below:

Pesticide training You will need full Personal protective equipment (PPE), details are given on this form

Chainsaw training Appropriate helmet and trousers will be provided by us for the chainsaw course.  You will need to bring your own chainsaw maintained in a safe working condition.

These courses will run free of charge

If you are interested in one or both of the courses, please fill in the relevant forms and return them to  by 8th January 2021 at the latest.

Exact dates of courses and assessments are contained within the forms.

We intend to run two volunteer events during the month of February 2021 on Sliabh Beagh for people who have successfully completed the chainsaw course.

If demand exceeds places, we will look to schedule additional dates for these courses.


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