Provisional FMO Certificate

Do you need a provisional FMO certificate? There’s a long history of Forest Machine Operations (FMO) certification and various organisations will need operators of forest machinery such as forwarders, harvester, skitters, etc. to hold a full certificate before operating on woodland they manage. But what if you don’t hold your ‘ticket’ but still need to […]

Speedlines in arboriculture

Speedlines In Arboriculture Operations (2)

In the last article of this series, we introduced the use of speedlines in arboricultural; in this one we’ll take a quick look at the components that make up the system. There are three areas to consider when installing speedlines. The Rigging System The Speedline The Control and Safety System Rigging System The rigging system […]

Taking Your Pesticides Assessment?

Some Notes on PPE for Sprayer Training Candidates This area is often confusing, and sometimes stressful, for candidates arriving at their pesticides training course. So we thought a few guidelines for prospective candidates might be useful, starting from the floor and moving up. Boots Probably the most straight forward: rubber boots for knapsack sprayer and […]

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Choosing Your Chainsaw Course

Choosing which chainsaw course to take can be confusing, especially when the vast majority of them have pre-requisites that you must meet before attending the course you actually want to get on! It’s a good idea to know what you want to achieve, these courses are really designed for professional users of chainsaws and there is […]

Land Based Training Off-Road Driving

New LANTRA Off-Road & Trailer Handling Courses

LANTRA Withdraws Off-Road & Trailer Courses LANTRA Awards will be withdrawing the current suite of off-road driving and trailer handling courses on Wednesday 14th June 2017 and no further course bookings will be taken. The courses affected are: 4×4 Off-Road Driving [code CLVF01X] 4×4 Off-Road Driving [code CLVF02X] – already withdrawn 4×4 Off-Road Driving (Experienced) […]

Do you need RoLO training?

If you’re a landscaper or landscaping company you may well need RoLO training – but how do you know? What Is RoLO? RoLO is the Register of Landbased Operatives and the RoLO Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness course is a pre-requisite for a LISS/CSCS card. LISS/CSCS is administered jointly by BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) […]