Courses Available

All courses can be held at your own workplace or a neutral location. If the course you require is not listed below please get in touch via the contacts page or email us at info@northwilts-training.co.uk

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Abrasive Wheels training courses cover all the wheels you regularly use – from portable electric hand-helds, to bench mounted or petrol driven machines.

Courses Objectives: Legislation; PPE requirements; risk assessment; safety awareness and basic maintenance of machine; classification of wheels, marking systems, inspection and components; mounting, adjustment, truing, dressing and fault finding; correct use of different machine types.

If you use a tractor this qualification will help you prove your ability as part of your work in agriculture, horticulture or other industries The minimum age limit for candidates taking this qualification is 16 years. This does not replace any legal requirement for a driving licence.

This course covers safe driving of a tractor, pre-use maintenance, safety checks and recognition of controls and instruments. The test of covers the use of the tractor in a range of situations: driving safely and correctly around a suitable course (including reversing with a trailer), trailer hitching, attaching 3-point linkage and Power Take Off (PTO) driven attachments. There is an optional unit that covers the use of a tractor fitted with a front-end loader.

This is an Independently Assessed qualification. This qualification will appeal to those who use a Sit Astride ATV. You may be working in agriculture, grounds maintenance, outdoor events or use the ATV for recreational use. The minimum age limit for candidates taking this qualification is 16 years. This does not replace any legal requirement for a driving licence.

It covers pre-use checks, maintenance, instrument and control recognition, safe driving of Sit Astride All Terrain Vehicles, manoeuvring the vehicle on rough terrain/slopes. There is an option to cover the use of a trailer or trailed attachment.

This is an Independently Assessed qualification. This qualification will appeal to those who use a Sit In ATV. You may be working in agriculture, grounds maintenance, outdoor events or use the ATV for recreational use. The minimum age limit for candidates taking this qualification is 16 years. This does not replace any legal requirement for a driving licence.

It covers pre-use checks, maintenance, instrument and control recognition, safe driving of Sit In All Terrain Vehicles, manoeuvring the vehicle on rough terrain/slopes. There is an option to cover the use of a trailer or trailed attachment.

North Wiltshire Training Group can offer Chainsaw Training for all users and levels. More courses are available so please get in touch

Maintenance & Cross Cutting
Course objectives: This qualification is about the maintenance of a chainsaw and cross-cutting trees at ground level. Chainsaws used in aerial and ground work are covered. This work will be carried out in a workshop or a woodland environment. “Routine” in this standard means corrective and preventative maintenance that is carried out daily or at regular intervals by the operator prior to and during work. Cross-cutting operations will include cross-cutting timber under tension in the form of fallen branches, tops, tree sections, severed uprooted stems, horizontal stems, or any timber in a similar situation. This describes the cross-cutting of trees or timber into either manageable sections or to a given length and diameter specification, either where trees have been felled (“at stump”), or at a conversion point to where trees or timber have been extracted. Cross-cutting operations are often carried out in conjunction with the snedding or de-limbing process. Timber under low and moderate tension is covered, but not timber under the extreme tensions found in e.g. windblown trees. The severing of root-plates is excluded. If you are working with chemicals or machinery you need to be appropriately trained or certificated in line with current legislation. This standard is for those using chainsaws.

Refresher Courses
Courses are available to refresh your chainsaw qualifications.
Operatives are recommended to renew certificates either:

  • Every 3 years if using a chainsaw on an occasional basis, or
  • Every 5 years if using a chainsaw on a professional basis.

First aid training can be tailored to suit your environment and situation. Courses range from 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work to a 3 day Comprehensive First Aid at Work Course. Refresher training for these qualifications can also be arranged at your premises or at a central location.

Please get in touch with your requirements.

Candidates can choose the type of forklift for assessment: Rough Terrain Masted Forklift or Telescopic Forklift. The assessment covers the associated differences between use, operation and maintenance of the machines, pre-use maintenance and safety checks, recognition of controls and instruments.

This course will help you to avoid handling and lifting accidents by giving you and your employees information, instruction and training in manual Handling techniques as required by the Health and Safety at work Act 1974

Candidates will:

  • Understand their legal obligations relating to manual handling.
  • Identify the causes of fatigue, strain and injury,
  • Know what parts of the body are at risk of injury.
  • Understand the 6 key principals of safe handling and lifting
  • Lift and handle their normal workloads and plan the safe way to carry out these tasks.

PA1 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides
Understand your duties under the law and help you become a safe and competent pesticide user; understand what pesticides are and their ‘field of use’; state legislation relevant to pesticide application; interpret and use label information; take the appropriate action to protect themselves and the environment; store and transport pesticides safely; dispose of the pesticides and containers safely; record information

NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides for Vertebrate Pest Control for Rats and Mice
This qualification is designed specifically for anyone who applies pesticides to control Rats and Mice as part of their daily role. This is a new award.

PA2 Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self Propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Sprayers
Understand your duties under the law and help you become a safe and competent pesticide user; understand what pesticides are and their ‘field of use’; state legislation relevant to pesticide application; interpret and use label information; take the appropriate action to protect themselves and the environment; operate equipment, apply, store and transport pesticides safely; maintain equipment for the application of pesticides to a safe standard; dispose of the pesticides and containers safely; record information

PA4 Safe Application of Pelleted or Granular Pesticides Using Mounted or Trailed Applicators
Course Objectives include preparing a pesticide slug pellet applicator for work, calibrate and operate it to ensure correct application rate without risk to themselves, the public and the environment. Use product labels to determine the approved uses for the product and its potential hazards to human safety, non-target areas and the environment in general. Carry out daily and routine maintenance of the applicator. Carry out the correct procedure for cleaning personal protective equipment and application equipment which may have been contaminated with pesticide.

PA6 Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment
Identify and describe how hand held applicators work; identify and select nozzles for various applications; achieve the required spray quality; carry out pre-start checks; calibrate the applicator; mix and fill applicator accurately and safely; operate the applicator safely and efficiently in various situations; prevent environmental hazards; decontaminate and store equipment

This qualification will appeal to those using dumper trucks whilst working in the landscaping industry.

The course includes pre-use checks, maintenance, identification of controls and instruments and driving/operating the dumper truck. Your certificate will reflect the type of machine used, either “less than 10 tonnes” or “more than 10 tonnes”.ration of Dumper Trucks]

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The qualification is aimed at those who use brush-cutters or trimmers as part of their work, either in horticulture, arboriculture or forestry. This covers the use of brush-cutters or trimmers, covering pre-use checks and maintenance, identification of controls and instruments and operating the machine to cut or trim to the capacity of the machine.

Covers preparing, operating and transporting a Mobile Elevated Work Platform. There are a number of different types of machine (Scissor lift, Vehicle mounted, Trailed, Self propelled, Vertical Personnel Platform). The test will be taken on a specified type of machine which will take into account the operational differences relevant to that machine.

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includes pre-use preparation and maintenance, identification of controls and instruments, safe manoeuvring and operation. Your certificate will reflect the type(s) of plant machinery used: 180° Excavator, 360° Excavator and/or Loader

Please get in touch with your requirements.