Training session for outdoor first aid
Jan 16 2018

Ready to deal with anything

Woodland Working group volunteers based in South Lincolnshire were invited to take part in an Emergency First Aid at work plus F (forestry) training course. Trainers Dave and Ian from Lancashire First Aid delivered an active course at Belton Old School House, Lincolnshire. The syllabus...

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Oak processionary moth caterpillars
Jan 16 2018

Oak processionary moth

Last year Woodland Trust staff met with The National Trust at Osterley Park. The purpose of the meeting was to begin looking at how we manage the risk of OPM (Oak processionary moth) collectively. Oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionea, OPM) was first accidentally introduced to Britain...

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Hogweed plant
Jan 16 2018

Sunlight and plant sap – please be careful

During spring & early summer the risk of inflammatory dermal reactions following exposure to plant sap and sunlight phytophotodermatitis (PPD) returns to our woods. This is a very painful condition causing a rash and / or blistering. This type of reaction is usually associated with Giant Hogweed;...

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Red inflammed hand
Jan 16 2018

The dangers of Cellulitis

Recently a member of staff contracted Cellulitis from an insect bite, and needed medical attention. Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of skin and the underlying tissue. It can be serious if not treated promptly. The infection develops suddenly and can spread through the body...

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Practising first aid outdoors
Jan 15 2018

Outdoor first aid training

Volunteers from throughout the north have been giving up their weekends to come along and take part in a two day outdoor first aid qualification to support the work of our practical woodland working groups throughout the region. Delivered by Lancashire First Aid, the course...

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