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Tree Climbing

Tree Climbing

Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue – 5 day Course (preparation for NPTC unit 002013)

Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques – 2 Day Course (preparation for NPTC unit 002108)

Instruction in Accessing a Tree Using a Rope and Harness, Aerial Tree Rescue Operations and using a chainsaw with a rope and harness in a tree. Suitable for those with little or no experience, followed by assessments on a separate day for an NPTC Certificate of Competence in Units 002013 & 002108.

 

Course Outline

Regulations and industry best practice
Working in the tree crown
Starting procedures
Correct handling of the saw
Accurate use of the saw to cut lightweight and medium weight branches

Training is a legal requirement.

The provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training to ensure that chainsaws and related equipment are operated only by employees who have received appropriate training.

The training is in preparation for an N.P.T.C. assessment for Unit 002013 held on a
separate day. To see the NPTC leaner guide and assessment schedule for this qualification please click here

 

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Brushcutter / Trimmer

Brushcutter / Trimmer Courses – Novice & Experienced Operators

Instruction in maintaining and operating brushcutters and trimmers.

 

Course Outline

maintenance (engine, drive system and gear head)
selecting the appropriate cutting head
re-assembly
maintaining and fitting the cutting head
correct personal protective clothing
adjusting the machine and harness
inspecting the site and identifying hazards
environmental considerations
fuelling
starting the machine
cutting a test area
after-care and safe transportation

 

Training is a legal requirement.

 

The Provision and Use of work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training to ensure that chainsaws and related equipment are operated only by employees who have received appropriate training.

 

On the last day of the course the trainee is assessed and on achieving the required standard, will be awarded a Lantra integrated training and assessment certificate. The trainee can also take an NPTC assessment (held on a separate day). To see the NPTC leaner guide and assessment schedule for this qualification please click here

 

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Excavators

Excavators – Novice & Experienced Operators

Instruction in the safe operation of 180 and 360 degree excavators. Suitable for operators with little or no experience working in the agriculture, fencing, groundcare, horticulture, landscaping industries and on construction and industrial sites.

Course Outline

Operating on rough and sloping ground
Setting the machine for excavation
Operating the front shovel & the backactor (180 degree excavator)
Excavating in different types of ground
Placing spoil into various sized vehicles
Grading, spreading and levelling ground
Removing and re-attaching buckets
Manoeuvring in confined areas

 

Training is a legal requirement.

 

Reinforcing the Health & Safety at Work Act, the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to ensure that machines are operated by employees who have received appropriate training in their safe use.

 

Upon successful completion of the course and meeting the required standard, candidates are awarded a Lantra integrated training and assessment certificate.

 

Shorter courses are available for experienced operators who need to gain this qualification or renew an existing certificate.

 

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Tractor Driving

Tractor Driving – Novice & Experienced Operators

Instruction in the safe operation of tractors.  Suitable for tractor drivers with little or no experience working in agriculture, amenity, forestry, industrial and horticulture industries.

 

Course Outline

Preparation & maintenance
Safe procedures and observation
Safe driving and handling of tractor
Hitching / manoeuvring with trailed / mounted implements
Fitting and operation of PTOs
Basic use of a tractor mounted loader

 

Training is a legal requirement.

 

The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training and to ensure that tractors are driven only by employees who have received appropriate training in their safe use, including with attachments and trailers.

 

Upon successful completion of the course and meeting the required standard, candidates are awarded a Lantra integrated training and assessment certificate.

 

Shorter courses are available for experienced operators who need to gain this qualification or renew an existing certificate.

 

 

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Safe Use of Pesticides

Safe Use of Pesticides 1 Day Course

As pesticides are potentially harmful substances it is essential that they are handled, applied and stored by people who have received proper training.

Course outline

the requirements of current legislation
using pesticides appropriately and safely
keeping records
storing pesticides correctly
cleaning equipment
disposing of unwanted pesticides and containers
dealing with contamination and poisoning incidents

The course prepares trainees for NPTC assessment (which is carried out on a separate day) in The Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1)

Field Crop Sprayer 1 Day Course
Hand Held Applicator 1 Day Course
Granular Applicator 1 Day Course

After completion of the Safe Use of Pesticides trainees may undertake one or more of the above courses.

Course Outline

applying pesticides safely and efficiently
identifying and selecting appropriate nozzles or restrictors
preparing and calibrating the equipment
operating the equipment in compliance with current legislation and codes of practice
cleaning equipment
disposing of unwanted pesticides and containers
identifying and rectifying faults
recognising conditions when spraying is inadvisable

The course prepares trainees for NPTC assessment (which is carried out on a separate day) for Field Crop Sprayer (PA2) and Hand Held Applicator (PA6) and Granular Applicator (PA4). To see the NPTC leaner guide and assessment schedule for this qualification please click here

 

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Forklift

Industrial Counterbalance & Telescopic Fork Lift 1 – 4 day courses

The duration of these courses ranges from 1 – 4 days, depending upon the experience of the operator.  An experienced operator would require a  1 day course and those with little or no experience would require between 2 and 4 days training.  If the trainee has very little experience with a fork lift but is a car and / or a tractor driver, he would probably be able to reach the required standard within 2 or 3 days.

 

Course outline

the essential features of lift trucks and their maintenance
how to avoid the potential dangers of lift truck operation
how to assess loads and move them safely
how to get the best from your truck in different conditions
the relevant legal requirements

 

 

Training is a legal requirement.

 

 

The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to ensure that lift trucks are operated only by employees who have received appropriate training and assessments in accordance with the Code of Practice for lift trucks laid down by the Health & Safety Commission.

 

 

Upon successful completion of the course and meeting the required standard, candidates are awarded a Lantra integrated training and assessment certificate.

A 1-Day refresher is also available for those who hold a current certificate.

 

 

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Basic Chainsaw – 5 Day

Basic Chainsaw – 5 Day Course

 

Instruction in basic chainsaw techniques including maintenance, crosscutting and felling trees up to 380mm diameter.  This course is in preparation for NPTC assessment units 002003 & 002004.

 

Course Outline

 

  • workshop safety and awareness
  • guide bar, saw chain and power unit maintenance
  • re-assembly
  • health & Safety features
  • lubrication and fuelling
  • personal protective equipment
  • starting & pre-cutting checks
  • site safety awareness & PPE
  • cross-cutting & stacking timber
  • environmental & legal requirements
  • felling, takedown & snedding trees up to 380mm in diameter
  • conversion & crosscutting
  • use of felling & timber handling aid tools

 

Training is a legal requirement.

The provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training to ensure that chainsaws and related equipment are operated only by employees who have received appropriate training.

This course is in preparation for NPTC assessment, held on a separate day.   To see the NPTC leaner guide and assessment schedule for this qualification please click here

 

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Basic Chainsaw – 2 Day

Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting – 2 Day Course

 

Instruction in maintaining the chainsaw and crosscutting ready-felled trees.  Suitable for the casual user or those wishing to obtain an NPTC Certificate of Competence.

 

Course Outline

 

  • workshop safety and awareness
  • guide bar, saw chain and power unit maintenance
  • re-assembly
  • health & Safety features
  • lubrication and fuelling
  • personal protective equipment
  • starting & pre-cutting checks
  • site safety awareness
  • cross-cutting & stacking timber

 

Training is a legal requirement.

 

The provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training to ensure that chainsaws and related equipment are operated only by employees who have received appropriate training.

 

Upon successful completion of the course and meeting the required standard, candidates are awarded a Lantra integrated training and assessment certificate or may choose to apply for N.P.T.C. assessment on a separate day. To see the NPTC leaner guide and assessment schedule for this qualification please click here

 

 

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