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The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and safety at Work Regulations 1999 place general duties on employers and the self-employed to provide health and safety information and training.

It can be a minefield trying to decipher who/what/where/why and when training is required.

HBS Ring Ltd will organise and deliver all your training needs to ensure both you and your staff stay safe and operate within the current legislations.

CHAINSAW & FORESTRY

BASIC TREE SURVEY

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Any persons employed as local authority highway inspectors, forestry, woodland or arboricultural employees, estate or park rangers, farmers and other landowners or their employees who may have a responsibility for trees in the course of their work. Additionally, this course may be useful for those who work with trees in a voluntary capacity.

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brushcutters/trimmers - maintenance & operation

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Any person employed in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who is or will be required to operate brushcutters/trimmers. Inexperienced members may require longer than the stated guide times to fully utilise the information supplied.

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CHAINSAWS - MAINTENANCE & CROSS-CUTTING

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

These courses are for anyone who is required to maintain and operate chainsaws for cross cutting only. CLMC10X/R is an ITA course, CLMC42X/R is a Training-only course, leading to assessment in NTPC CS30.

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CLEARING SAWS - UP TO & OVER 50MM

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Any person employed in forestry, arboriculture, agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who has attended a training course and/or holds a Certificate of Competence in Maintenance and Operation of Brushcutters, and who is, or will be, required to operate a clearing saw. Inexperienced members may require longer than the stated guide times to fully utilise the Information supplied.

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BASIC TREE CLIMBING & AERIAL RESCUE

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Tree surgeons, Highways, Landscape Gardeners, Conservation – personnel re-training. The course provides the knowledge and skill requirements for candidates to be assessed for NPTC Certificate of Competence “Climb Trees and Perform Aerial rescue”

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USE OF A CHAINSAW FROM A MOBILE ELEVATED WORK PLATFORM

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Any person employed in arboriculture, forestry, utility industries, horticulture, landscaping or grounds maintenance that is or will be required to operate a chainsaw from a MEWP. The course is designed to prepare candidates for assessment for NPTC Certificate of Competence units CS 47

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FELLING SMALL TREES UP TO 380MM

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is for novice operators with little or no experience of chainsaw felling, who are required to operate chainsaws for felling to guide bar length. The course is designed to prepare candidates
for assessment for NPTC Certificate of Competence unit CS 31.

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felling medium trees 380 - 760mm

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is for people who are required to operate chainsaws to fell trees larger than the guide bar length and who have attended the basic chainsaw courses in this series, or their equivalent,
and/or have the appropriate certification (units CS30 and CS31).

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CHAINSAWS - MAINTENANCE BASIC FELLING TECHNIQUES (UP TO 200MM IN DIAMETER)

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is for anyone who is required to operate chainsaws, outside of forestry and arboriculture, for cross cutting and felling small trees up to 200mm only.

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DEALING WITH WINDBLOWN TREES

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This training-only course is for people who are required to deal with individual windblown trees in open areas, have attended the basic chainsaw courses in this series, or their equivalent, and have the appropriate certification units CS30, CS31 and CS32. It is designed to prepare candidates for NPTC CS34.

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PROFESSIONAL TREE INSPECTION

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Prospective trainees should be experienced and qualified arboriculturists with an in-depth knowledge of plant and arboricultural science, including a thorough knowledge of wood decaying fungi, identification and interpretation of signs and symptoms of ill health and structural failure across a wide range of tree species and circumstances. They should be thoroughly experienced in carrying out tree inspection and survey.

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4 X 4

4X4 beginners

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Any person who is/will be required to operate a 4X4 vehicle in an off-road environment. All trainees must be able to demonstrate that they are competent in driving normal vehicles in a road situation
and hold a current driving licence. An individual assessment will be carried out and those reaching the required standard will receive the nationally recognised certificate

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4X4 EXPERIENCED

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Highly experienced 4X4 drivers who require a nationally recognised certificate as evidence of skills and knowledge. An individual assessment will be carried out and those reaching the required standard will receive the nationally recognised certificate

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4X4 RECREATIONAL

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Any person who wishes experience and knowledge of the basic factors of operating a 4X4 vehicle in an off-road environment. All trainees must be able to demonstrate that they are competent in driving normal vehicles in a road situation and hold a current
driving license

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ARGO CONVENTIONAL STEER

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is for any person who uses, or will be using, a sit-in ATV. The course includes an operator assessment and certificates will be awarded to those reaching the required standard.

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ARGO SKID STEER

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is for any person who uses, or will be using, an all terrain vehicle that is tracked or multi-wheeled. This would include novices and experienced operators who require their skills up-dating, with certification.

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SIT ASTRIDE 4X4'S

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Anyone required to use a sit-astride ATV as part of their work. This would include novices and experienced operators who require their skills up-dating, with certification.

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FORKLIFT

INDUSTRIAL COUNTERBALANCED LIFT TRUCKS

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Anyone who uses or will be using an industrial counterbalanced forklift truck in the land-based industries or construction industry.

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TELESCOPIC MATERIALS HANDLER

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Anyone who uses or will be using a telescopic handler in the land-based industries or construction industry.

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ROUGH TERRAIN MASTED LIFT TRUCK

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Anyone who uses or will be using a rough terrain masted lift truck in the land-based industries or construction industry.

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PEST CONTROL

RABBIT & MOLE CONTROL

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Training is targeted at persons wishing to undertake pest control predominantly in the land-based and related industries. Lantra Awards training courses will equip you to provide a commercial pest control service. If your career ambitions are in this direction you should consider aspiring to the BPCA/RSPH Level 2 Certificate
in Pest Control. The courses offered by Lantra Awards cover the majority of the syllabus for this qualification.

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RAT & MOUSE CONTROL

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Training is targeted at persons wishing to undertake pest control predominantly in the land-based and related industries. Lantra Awards training courses will equip you to provide a commercial pest control service. If your career ambitions are in this direction you should consider aspiring to the BPCA/RSPH Level 2 Certificate
in Pest Control. The courses offered by Lantra Awards cover the majority of the syllabus for this qualification.

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GROUND CROP SPRAYER

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is a must for all those involved in operating and maintaining hydraulic nozzle type field crop sprayers. Participants should have attended the course CLPS01X Safe Use of Pesticides and/or hold the recognised certificate of competence ‘Safe Use of Pesticides, Environmental Factors and Legislation.

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HANDHELD APPLICATOR

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is designed for all those involved in operating and maintaining hydraulic nozzle type knapsack sprayers. Participants should have attended course CLPS01X Safe Use of Pesticides or hold the recognised certificate of competence ‘Safe Use of Pesticides,
Environmental Factors and Legislation’.

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safe use of pesticides

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is a must for all those employed in the amenity horticulture sector who are involved in the storage, handling and application of pesticides. Course members should be able to read. A code of practice specifies the knowledge and skills required of a competent operator.

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HEALTH & SAFETY

health & safety awareness

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Anyone involved with developing or using Risk Assessments or Method Statements.

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WORKING AT HEIGHTS & LADDER SAFETY

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Anyone who needs a thorough and well-structured introduction to the key safety issues and legal implications of working at height.

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ride on lawnmowers, pedestrian operated mowers combined

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Anyone required to use a pedestrian or ride-on mower as part of their work. This would include novices and expereinced operators who require certification or their skills updating.

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MANUAL HANDLING

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

All those who have to manually move items, or those who supervise the movement of items.

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emergency first aid at work

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Staff who work in lower hazard environments, have fewer staff or where HSE guidelines indicate staff should be trained and hold a certificate in emergency first aid at work. You may also wish to consider the more comprehensive first aid at work training which includes the recognition and treatment of major medical conditions.

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HORTICULTURE

POWERED POLE PRUNERS

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Any person employed in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who is, or will be, required to operate powered pole pruners. Inexperienced learners may require longer than the stated guide times to fully utilise the information supplied.

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woodchippers

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Any person employed in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who is or will be required to operate Woodchippers. Inexperienced members may require longer than the stated guide times to fully utilise the information supplied. This is an Integrated Training and Assessment (ITA) course, and successful candidates will receive a Certificate of Basic Training and ID card.

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ride on lawnmowers, pedestrian operated mowers combined

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Anyone required to use a pedestrian or ride-on mower as part of their work. This would include novices and expereinced operators who require certification or their skills updating.

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MOWER MAINTENANCE

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This is a fundamental course designed for ground staff and all persons interested in mower operation.

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thorough examination of arboricultural equipment

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Trainees for this course must have a comprehensive knowledge of modern arboricultural practice, particularly relating to tree climbing and rigging techniques and the associated equipment used in such operations. They will typically come from an arboricultural
contracting background, but could also include those involved in associated roles provided they have the relevant knowledge and experience of arboricultural equipment and the circumstances in which it is commonly used.

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STUMP GRINDERS

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Any person employed in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance that is or will be required to operate stump grinders. Inexperienced members may require longer than the stated guide times to fully utilise the information supplied.

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MISCELANEOUS

TRAILER B & E (CAR & TRAILER)

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

The B + E test is required to be taken by anyone who has passed their driving test after 1 January 1997 and is driving a combination of vehicle and trailer that totals more than 3500kg, or that pulls a trailer heavier than 750kg.

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transport of livestock

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Do you transport animals over 65km, (40miles) but under 8 hours, for commercial purpose? Do you transport animals on journeys longer than 8 hours for commercial purpose? If the answer is yes to either question then you must be certified competent from the end of April 2008 by means of an independent assessment.

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If there are any courses you are interested in but are not featured on the list above please go see the link below and search for the course you desire. Once the course is found, if you can take a note of the course code then contact Tommy at train@hbsring.co.uk he can take it from there to organise the venue, trainer, assessment and suitable date

 

We also offer practical courses such as lambing techniques, sheep shearing and many more. Ring the RING for further info.

Many of the above courses are Integrated Training and Assessment where the candidate will receive a nationally recognised skills card from Lantra Awards. HBS Ring Ltd is a member of the Lantra Professional Register as a recognised Training provider.

Where necessary, as in the case of Pesticides and some Chainsaw courses, assessments are carried out independently after a period of training.

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VW

AMAROK

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TOYOTA

HILUX

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FORD

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D-MAX

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