On 9th – 11th March Dan Hume and Keith Whitehead ran an induction weekend for the new members of staff who joined the team recently as a result of our recruitment process in November. New members of the team were shown the ropes of setting up camp, useful routes to our course sites, shops and hospitals, amongst being introduced to other essential knowledge required for assisting on our courses to ensure they run seamlessly for our clients.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome David Southey, Joel Toren, Mark Callard and Nigel Hopkins to the team and we hope they will enjoy their time with us.
Following the induction weekend the newer members of the team were joined by the rest of the outdoor team for Woodlore’s annual training week. Everyone was pleased to be back in the woods again, and although a training exercise, training week is a fantastic chance for everyone to get together to compare their winter adventure stories and to discuss the year ahead.
High on the agenda was Woodlore’s annual First Aid Training. Expertly run as always by Fusion Medical Limited, it provided the Woodlore team with a high level of competence in this essential field of Bushcraft. First aid is often an underrated skill, but one which anybody who is keen to enjoy the outdoors should have.
As well as refreshing the team’s essential core first aid skills, increasing the depth of their knowledge is always a goal of Woodlore’s training week. This year the team were treated to an in-depth talk on ticks by Ray Mears and lectures on venomous creatures, tropical skin diseases, altitude sickness, cold injuries and expedition medicines by doctors Sarah and Sophie.
The huge success of the training week was rounded off with a fantastic campfire meal shared by the Outdoor and Office teams. A great time to be together and strengthen bonds and a fantastic start to what promises to be an exciting 2012 season. We look forward to welcoming you to the woods.
Ray commented on the week;
Training Week has been very successful this year. We have a great team and I am really enjoying working with them.