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Focus On Forestry Your Questions Answered


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Find out how FFF Funding can help your business with training.

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Focus On Forestry Your Questions Answered

  1. 2. What is Focus on Forestry First? <ul><li>WAG /EU Funded programme for the trees and timber sector, concentrating on forestry first. </li></ul><ul><li>100% funding for knowledge transfer training. </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 75% funding for skill development training. </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 80% funding for training for new entrants . </li></ul>
  2. 3. How do I qualify? <ul><li>Be a legitimate business that predominantly works in forestry and or the trees & timber sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Business must reside in Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>Business with an address outside Wales, but carries out 75% of its work in Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Employees reside in Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>Register as a member of the project . </li></ul>
  3. 4. What will it cost me to register? <ul><li>1-2 employees or self employed £75 </li></ul><ul><li>3–10 employees £100 </li></ul><ul><li>11+ employees £150 </li></ul><ul><li>This is a one off registration fee paid at the start, and is valid for the 3 years of the project. Feb 2010-2013 </li></ul>
  4. 5. What do I get in return? <ul><li>Free training plan drafted. </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance of as many 100% funded Knowledge transfer seminars and short workshops as required ( must attend at least 2 per beneficiary during the 3year project) </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 75% funded skill training up to a maximum of £1000 per person per course, and a maximum of £3000 per person per annum. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to your employees current training records on line </li></ul>
  5. 6. What is a seminar? <ul><li>You tell me </li></ul><ul><li>What as an Industry do you want. ? </li></ul><ul><li>It will be fully funded you name it ……. we can put it on…………. </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions:- </li></ul><ul><li>A short 2+ hour session in evenings or day whichever suits. </li></ul><ul><li>Building on the basic knowledge you already have.. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Topics:- </li></ul><ul><li>Real risk assessment – do we need paper? </li></ul><ul><li>Law – contracts. Employees, H&S – it affects you </li></ul><ul><li>Money, credit control, debt recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Policy writing, use simple templates, keep current </li></ul><ul><li>PUWER-are you compliant-yes you are! </li></ul><ul><li>Managing staff for supervisors </li></ul><ul><li>Rules & Regs – are some optional, lets find out. </li></ul><ul><li>A night on funding available to you – is it worth it? </li></ul><ul><li>Tender writing etc … etc……. Etc </li></ul>
  7. 8. What is a workshop? <ul><li>You tell me </li></ul><ul><li>What as an Industry do you want. ? These will be short practical informative courses, giving more information and underpinning skills that you already have in your business. It will be fully funded .. You name it ……..we could put it on…………. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Suggestions:- </li></ul><ul><li>First Aid for forestry </li></ul><ul><li>Rope/cable splicing </li></ul><ul><li>Basic machine mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Squirrel control – and the recipe – meal included? </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness sessions in preparation for FMO certification </li></ul><ul><li>Manual Handling – deal with real lifting (or not) </li></ul><ul><li>Using abrasive wheels and small tools </li></ul><ul><li>Working with ladders, </li></ul><ul><li>Practical Risk Assessment – do it! </li></ul><ul><li>ICT, websites?, Facebook and Twitter - can these work </li></ul>
  9. 10. Up to 75% funded skill training <ul><li>These are your basic training and assessment courses that have a recognised outcome or qualification eg:- </li></ul><ul><li>Chainsaw </li></ul><ul><li>Forest machine </li></ul><ul><li>Wood chipper </li></ul><ul><li>Tree climbing & aerial rescue </li></ul><ul><li>CPCS plant </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticides </li></ul><ul><li>Forklift trucks </li></ul><ul><li>Lorry Loader </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile saw milling </li></ul>
  10. 11. How is skill training funded? <ul><li>Businesses will be expected to pay 25% of the course cost up front for the training. </li></ul><ul><li>Payment to be made to Focus on Forestry First - </li></ul><ul><li>All courses will receive a certificate of training detailing course objectives </li></ul>
  11. 12. Review employee records on line <ul><li>The Project aims to keep a database of all Member business trainees, to which each business can have online access to their own records only. </li></ul><ul><li>We will input your current records, and keep it up to date with outcomes from the project </li></ul>
  12. 13. Benefits of the online records. <ul><li>Up to date employee records. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to these records from any on line computer point via password for the member business only . </li></ul><ul><li>When employees move employment their records can be moved with them </li></ul>
  13. 14. How do I apply ? <ul><li>To Register an interest Call :- </li></ul><ul><li>Call free phone number 0808178 2757 </li></ul><ul><li>email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www: </li></ul><ul><li>Project designed and managed by </li></ul><ul><li>MWMAC ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 4 East Street Enterprise Park, Rhayader Powys LD6 5ER </li></ul><ul><li>tel : 01597 810306 </li></ul>