Best Practice Burning Workshop


Event Details

The Northumberland Fire Group, in conjunction with the National Gamekeepers Organisation, is offering a Best Practice Burning Workshop.  This one-day training event is targeted at those who are, or who wish to be, involved in the management of vegetation either in lowland or upland habitats. It will be relevant to landowners, managers, farmers, gamekeepers, foresters and conservation professionals. The course complements our Basic Wildfire Training Course which concentrates on the actions required when a fire has become out-of-control or was maliciously or accidentally started.

To be run on 13th November 2013 the day will start at Allendale Village Hall, about fourteen miles south-west of Hexham, after lunch there is a site visit to West Allenheads, part of the Allendale Estate, with the kind permission of Wentworth Beaumont.

The day will focus on:

Legal requirements and the Heather and Grass Burning Code

Health and Safety

Risk Assessments

The reasons to use burning as a management tool

How to draw up a burning plan

Good and bad practice

Post-burn assessment

Registration on the course will be from 9.30am at Allendale Village Hall and the cost includes lunch This course is free if you work in land management and mainly in the uplands.  It costs £35.00 + VAT for those who work in land management outside the uplands and £87.50 + VAT for other attendees.

Attendance on this course may be grant-aided through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), by Defra and the European Commission. The funding is administered by ADAS and Lantra. Please contact us to check your eligibility for grant aid.

To book or for more information please call 01765 609355 or contact Ben at or Erica at