Oct 30 2019

Tick Borne Encephalitis – Please read

Encephalitis is an infectious disease which harms the brain. It is spread to people through tick bites and has unfortunately recently been identified in ticks in the UK for the first time. Public Health England (PHE) says it has confirmed cases of tick-borne encephalitis virus in...

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Nov 07 2018

Rabies in Bats

Classical rabies is an acute viral encephalomyelitis caused by several members of the Rhabdoviridae family. It transmits through infected saliva, via bites or scratches from rabid animals (in particular dogs). Because it is almost invariably fatal once symptoms develop, rabies still poses a significant public...

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Jul 23 2018

Dangerous plants guidance

This Guidance is designed to draw attention to toxic plants that are often encountered while working on conservation tasks – it is not exhaustive, and there are other toxic plants within our countryside that are not covered here.   The plants detailed below, however, can pose a...

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Jun 08 2018

NEW Health and Safety policy: please read

Today marks the launch of our new Health and Safety policy for volunteers.   Who is this policy for?   This policy is for volunteers engaged with the Woodland Trust and staff that work with volunteers. Everyone, including volunteers, contractors staff and anyone else working on behalf of...

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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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