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Fork Lift Truck - Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler ( Lantra Awards Experienced Operator)

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Short course

Vocational

Rough terrain telescopic lift trucks provide greater ground clearance then a standard lift truck and are used on uneven ground, commonly within the land-based and construction industry, it has a similar appearance and function to a forklift truck, but due to its upwards and forwards reach abilities it is much more versatile. Our training course is for anyone who uses or will be using a rough terrain telescopic lift truck (pallet and bulk) in either the land-based or construction industry. The course will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge required giving you the confidence to operate it safely.Aimed...

Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue Techniques (Formerly CS38)

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Short course

Vocational

This five day training course takes place on-site and covers tree climbing and aerial rescue operations (Formerly NPTC CS38). It will be delivered by qualified instructors and leads to assessment in NPTC Level 2 Awards in Tree Climbing and Rescue and Accessing a Tree using a Rope and Harness.Course topics include:Identify potential hazards and risks Understand requirements of risk assessments Climbing equipment Tree identification Identify and inspect equipment as to LOLER regulations Carry out a plan of operation Gain access into tree using various techniques Ascend and descend a tree using rope and harness Emergency procedures Rescue a casualty with...

Safe use of Sheep Dips

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Short course

Vocational

This one day course will be delivered for candidates who need to buy or use sheep dip products and will satisfy the Medicines (Exemptions for Merchants in Veterinary Drugs) Order 1998. There is an additional day required for assessment after the completion of training. Course content includes:Use a Sheep Dip Manufacturers Product Label/Data Sheet for essential reference. Undertake an assessment of available sheep dip facilities and their operation to the agreed standards. Operate within and comply with the relevant Legislative, Welfare, and Environmental requirements. Select and wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the tasks required. Complete essential records accurately....

Use of Chainsaw from a Rope & Harness

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Short course

Vocational

Our three day training course for the use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness will take place on-site or at one of our SRUC Campuses. It will be delivered by qualified instructors and leads to assessment for the City and Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees using Free-fall Techniques (Formerly CS39)This unit covers the use of the chainsaw in the tree to carry out various cutting methods through safe work position techniques. Topics include:PPE Prepare chainsaw for use Cold/Hot starting techniques Sending saw aloft General saw handling Use of chainsaw from rope and harness...

Pesticide Application: PA6aw

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Short course

Vocational

Many organisations are now seeking effective control of Non Native Invasive Species in particular Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed. Typically, these species grow beside and are spread by watercourses. Whilst there are various techniques available for control of these species, the most popular are through conventional spraying using a knapsack sprayer. To allow this to take place, personnel are required to have acceptable certificates of competence to allow both spraying near water.This involves the legislative procedures required for spraying watercourses, calibration, nozzle selection and selection of herbicides appropriate for spraying alongside and in watercourses.This is a half day...

Pesticide Application: PA6 stem injection and tree plugs

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Short course

Vocational

Many organisations are now seeking effective control of Non Native Invasive Species in particular Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed. Whilst there are various techniques available for control of these species, the most popular are through conventional spraying using a knapsack sprayer, and increasingly, stem injection. To allow this to take place, personnel are required to have acceptable certificates of competence to allow the application of treatment using stem injection equipment. This course is also for you if you need to remove tree stumps using ECOPLUGS. This course will help you develop your knowledge of health and safety requirements and...

Pedestrian Mowers

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Short course

Vocational

There are a wide range of mowers in use today, and if they are used correctly and maintained properly then they should pose very little risk to you or to anyone that is near to the machine. Sometimes accidents can happen, normally for very simple reasons, and that is why training is always important. This one day training course will suit you if you are currently using a pedestrian mower as part of your work, and our one day course is for both the novice and experienced user who would like their skills to be verified with certification. A...
ITA funding available  

Ride on Mowers

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Short course

Vocational

There is a wide range of ride on mowers in use today, and if they are used correctly and maintained properly then they should pose very little risk to you or to anyone that is near to the machine. Sometimes accidents can happen, normally for very simple reasons, and that is why training is always important.The aim of our one day training course is to provide you either as a new or experienced user with an insight into safety awareness and risk assessment in order to reduce the likelihood of accidents occurring. A maximum of two cutting mechanisms can be...
ITA funding available  

Tractor Driving Operation: Novice Operator

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Short course

Vocational

Tractors are versatile pieces of machinery due to the ever expanding types of attachments available for them, making them valuable tools within many different sectors.It is important to use the tractor correctly to ensure that accidents do not happen, so gaining relevant training, and even updating your knowledge and skills if you are a more experienced driver, is invaluable.Our four day course is aimed at new operators and those who have no experience with agricultural machinery. They delivered by experienced instructors who will guide you through the training to make sure that you are able to use the tractor...

Fork Lift Truck - Rough Terrain Telescopic Handler ( Lantra Awards Experienced Operator 3 day course)

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Short course

Vocational

Rough terrain telescopic lift trucks provide greater ground clearance then a standard lift truck and are used on uneven ground, commonly within the land-based and construction industry, it has a similar appearance and function to a forklift truck, but due to its upwards and forwards reach abilities it is much more versatile. Our training course is for anyone who uses or will be using a rough terrain telescopic lift truck (pallet and bulk) in either the land-based or construction industry. The course will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge required giving you the confidence to operate it safely.Aimed...

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