This is issued to an individual and will be valid for 5 years. Any other relevant training, i.e. NPTC Pesticide, chain saw, ride on mowers etc would also be acknowledged on the card.
The aims of the scheme are
- Provide a means of identification.
- Keeping a record of workers in the land based industry who have achieved a recognized level of competence.
- Raise the standards of Health and Safety to reduce the risks and accidents throughout the industry.
- Encourage employers to use only ROLO card holders who have accredited Health and Safety Training.
The National Highways Sector Scheme 18 (NHSS18) is the customised management system for landscaping and the environment (including ecology) and will be mandatory for all contractors working for the Highways Agency. From 1st May 2009, new contracts will only be awarded to those who have SSD18 accreditation.
NHSS18 reflects requirements embodied in EN ISO9001:2008 Quality Management system with specific relevance to landscape construction and maintenance, arboriculture, environmental management and pesticide application.
The scheme aims to ensure that companies working on roads have a trained and competent workforce. Sector Schemes are designed to provide an industry benchmark, ensuring all processes are planned, and demonstrate continually improving standards, promoting confidence in quality management systems by provision of a robust transparent system.
The ROLO scheme is an individual registration card, and provides the card holder with the following benefits:
- Recognition of skills, competence and qualifications
- Improved health and safety awareness
- Improved employment prospects
- Identification of training needs to improve or add to existing skills
- Improved employment prospects as your prospective employer will be able to see your qualifications on one card
- It may reduce insurance premiums for the self-employed
Blue Skilled Card: There are two routes of entry for Blue Skills Cards.
Route 1 > Completion of a NVQ level 2 within the past 5 years – evidence of pass certificate is required. If the applicant completed their NVQ over two years ago, they are required to undertake a ROLO health and safety course. This is also applicable for renewals.
Route 2 > Attendance of a ROLO health and safety course.
The ROLO-Landscape Operatives Training is a one day (7 hours) approved health and safety awareness course. The course is required to have been completed less than 2 years before application. This course is suitable for personnel employed in the landscaping and grounds maintenance industries.
- Why & how accidents happen
- Relevant legislation
- Control measures, including risk assessments & method statements
- Regulations including working at height; noise; vibration; manual handling; PUWER; COSHH; Electricity; CDM
- Underground & overhead services
- PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
- Fire safety
- Lone working
- Environmental awareness & protection
- Assessment – multi-choice examination, the pass mark is 75%
At the end of the ROLO-Landscape Operatives Training course, students will:
- Have an understanding of Health and Safety Legislation
- Be able to apply the legislation to their workplace
- Recognise site hazards they may encounter at work and the control measures that may prevent injury
- Understand the health hazards they may be exposed to at work
- Identify sources of other information Understand the impact of their work activities on the environment
If you wish to book the course just email Ian on 07775877057 to book your course or Email Ian Now to book your course. If you like this course you may like the Health & Safety Training Course Level1