Posts by WSM Training

Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund

Latest news from Lantra Scotland Women in Agriculture funding to be available again! We’re delighted to announce that our Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund will open again shortly, thanks to an award of £100,000 from the Scottish Government. Having supported more than 750 trainees since its launch last year, the fund has enabled women to benefit from courses in a range of areas, including tractor and trailer driving, sheepdog handling, lambing, cattle hoof trimming, and chainsaw use. Administered by us on behalf of the Scottish Government, it aims to address inequality and provide more opportunities for women in Scottish agriculture, covering
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Dispelling the biggest myth around lift truck operator training certificates

Most health and safety professionals involved in forklift operations will agree that operator training certificates are important. Not least because they help demonstrate compliance with the HSE Approved Code of Practice for Rider Operated Lift Trucks (L117). However, there is a common myth that accredited forklift training certificates have to be transferable. There is also a misconception that all accredited forklift training must go onto a publicly available database. Turnover in lift truck operator roles is high. So, these misunderstandings have led some businesses to provide their own ‘in-house’ operator certificates. Some managers are reluctant to invest in accredited operator
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WSM highlights candidates’ satisfaction with B+E training

To help drivers obtain the knowledge, skills, and competencies to tow trailers safely, the DVSA has officially recognised the Skills for Logistics accreditation scheme giving training providers a stamp of approval to deliver B+E training.Aimed at training providers across the UK, Skills for Logistics help to ensure that training is conducted within a safe and professional environment. Since its launch in mid-May 2022, there are now some 30 members of the Skills for Logistics B+E accreditation scheme.One such member, WSM Training, recently conducted their first training course, attended by Jackie Buckham,“I have just completed the accredited trailer training course with WSM Training.
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