As part of the theoretical component of the course the participants were given a manual and lectures on the operation of chainsaws. The participants gained hands-on experience in the field, where they were given demonstrations on how to correctly and safely operate the chainsaws and they had the chance to use the machinery on various alien invasive trees, such as Acacia and Pinus species.
The course outcomes stipulated by Coalition Training include:
The training provided several benefits to the participants as it built skills in chainsaw operation and safety and increased their chances of employability thanks to their new competence, it will also allow them to assist with the eradication of alien vegetation, while always ensuring the health and safety of the teams involved. Congratulations to all who participated!
GVB Conservancy Staff