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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Funding available in Dumfries & Galloway and South Ayrshire

Minnygap Education & Training Fund Area: Dumfries and Galloway Grant size: Up to £1,500 This fund provides bursaries for the residents of the Johnstone, Templand and Kirkpatrick Juxta areas of Dumfriesshire to help support with costs for education and training. Whiteside Hill Education &Training Fund Area: Dumfries and Galloway Grant size: Up to £1,500 This fund provides bursaries to residents of the Kirkconnel & Kelloholm and Royal Burgh of Sanquhar and District Community Council areas to improve access to training and education opportunities that better equip them with the range of skills needed to enter or retain employment. The Fund is provided by Whiteside
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Women in the Rural Economy Training Fund

Women in rural Scotland are being offered funding for practical training through Lantra Scotland, that they are running on behalf of the Scottish Government. If you’re not in agriculture but still in rural Scotland, you should apply for the women in the rural economy training fund instead. It is designed to help women develop their skills and talents with the help of practical, land-based skills training with full funding of up to £500 per course.
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Effective Remote Working Training

We’re delighted to announce that iHASCO have just launched their eagerly awaited Effective Remote Working Training course! This training course is aimed at all staff and teaches them how to create a productive workspace, how to structure remote working by setting boundaries and planning their day, and the importance of communication with peers and managers.  If you would like a free trial or want to add this course to your training suite, please get in touch with your Account Manager today.
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National Forklift Safety Day

NATIONAL FORKLIFT SAFETY DAY – 9 JUNE 2020 Today is the annual National Forklift Safety Day, organised by BITA. At RTITB, our purpose is to reduce costs and save lives in workplace transport operations, so we were pleased to see that this year the day is dedicated to highlighting the important issue of separation between pedestrians and materials handling equipment (MHE).   Giving MHE operators the right knowledge, skills and behaviours plays an important part in reducing incidents.  However, we were pleased to see that today there is also a focus on the vital role that managers and supervisors play in keeping people
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The latest on the things that matter…

Protecting your mental health in uncertain timesThere are several ways that you can protect your mental health in uncertain times. We have provided you with some tips that may help you cope with any anxious feelings you are currently experiencing… (Read more) Work from home: Health & Safety and Compliance considerationsIt’s clear to see that remote working can be done very successfully but what are the Health & Safety and Compliance implications of working from home? Who is responsible for homeworkers Health & Safety…? (Read more) How to transition from instructor-led training to eLearningThere are many areas of online training that would benefit any organisation. We have provided some
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During COVID 19 extend your Forklift Authorisation for up to 12 months using RTITB eLearning

Online eLearning training by RTITB is the perfect choice if: a critical operation has key workers in need of refresher training, but no time available for them to attend a full refresher course employees or new recruits have overrun their refresher period and need to be training so they can get back up and running quickly workers need a refresher as they don’t often operate trucks, but need to use them frequently now RTITB ONLINE REFRESHER TRAINING available on the vehicles shown below: For information on eLearning courses shown above contact WSM Training Ltd Office: 01387 733731 Email: info@wsmtraining.com
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Driver CPC Training

DVSA has confirmed that drivers whose DQC (Driver Qualification Card) expires in the period 1st March 2020 to 30th September 2020 can continue driving without completing the full 35 hours of Periodic Training. Drivers should carry with them their expired DQC if they have it and note that drivers will be required comply with normal rules from 1st October 2020.
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