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This week represented the start of the BALI-NCF train-the-trainer events, focussing specifically on brushcutter operation, maintenance and safety.

In conjunction with BALI Registered Affiliate member STIHL, BALI-NCF welcomed members to BALI Training Provider Harper Adams University and Training Provider Sparsholt College for morning and afternoon sessions covering theoretical and practical elements designed to help reduce the number of accidents sustained by operatives with the operation of brushcutters.

The event follows extensive work by the BALI-NCF Health and Safety Forum into the most common causes of accidents and is the first in a number of initiatives planned to raise awareness of the circumstances and causes of accidents.

Further venues and dates are as follows:

  • 10 December - Myerscough College, Lancashire AM / PM
  • 12 December - Oatridge College, Edinburgh AM / PM

Each workshop will last approximately three hours and there is a maximum of 30 places available.

The STIHL name has stood for revolutionary technology and innovative ideas ever since the firm was founded. Throughout their 90-year history, this has made them the household name for state-of-the-art engineering, known around the world for quality and service. In more than 160 countries their products are helping people at work, making them the world's leading chainsaw brand. This is your opportunity to receive training on the latest brush cutter tools from STIHL, including hands-on and theory.

This is the second time BALI, alongside the BALI-NCF, has worked with STIHL on train-the-trainer workshops. In 2017 a similar range of workshops was made available to BALI-NCF members on the safe use of hedge trimmers, with all venues quickly selling out of their allocation of spaces.

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