STIHL is proud to work with Toi Ohomai for over 10 years, to help train and grow workers in the forstry industry.
Every student who has been trained on the Forest Harvesting programme at Toi Ohomai has been provided with a professional STIHL Chainsaw and a full set of STIHL PPE gear. This has enabled them to enter the forestry industry immediately upon graduation, equipped with a high-quality Chainsaw and all the required gear to maintain health and safety standards. As a result, hundreds of new forestry workers have entered the industry representing both STIHL and Toi Ohomai throughout their career.
Every two years all the forest operations tutors at Toi Ohomai also receive a new Chainsaw and PPE gear from STIHL, so they always look professional while teaching students. Tutors also receive free product training from STIHL thereby ensuring they have the knowledge they need about the company’s equipment.
Occasionally, Toi Ohomai tutors are selected to trial new STIHL products before they are launched onto the market. The tutors in turn provide valuable feedback about the products’ pros and cons.
Richard Stringfellow, Programme Area Leader, Forest Operations at Toi Ohomai comments on the relationship "For the past three years, STIHL and Toi Ohomai have worked together during Chainsaw Safety Awareness Week – travelling to different STIHL SHOPs across the country to train individuals in non-forestry industries on the safe and effective use of chainsaws.
Toi Ohomai has participated in the STIHL Logger Sports competition at Fieldays ever since the partnership between the two organisations began. Teams of Toi Ohomai tutors and students compete against other professional forestry crews in both individual and team competitions."
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