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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Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund

“We want more women in agriculture to have opportunities to develop their skills and talents. As well as supporting our Fair Work agenda, ensuring the sector is accessible to women will help to ensure the long-term sustainability and resilience of Scotland’s rural economy.’ (extract from Programme for Government (2019-20). One of the key findings of research into women in farming and the agriculture sector was that there is a clear need for more access to, and uptake of, vocational, practical training for women entering the sector. The Scottish Government’s Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund offers support to women resident in
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RTITB clarifies HSE GUIDANCE on FORKLIFT TRAINING and COVID-19

RTITB clarifies HSE GUIDANCE on FORKLIFT TRAINING and COVID-19 RTITB has sought clarity from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regarding its guidance around lift truck training and Covid-19, following the recent announcements about the new virus strain in the UK and implementation of Tier/Level 4 areas. “Although Covid-19 presents new and different concerns for logistics and supply chain businesses, lift truck operations are by their very nature risky,” explains Laura Nelson, Managing Director for RTITB. “It is therefore important to balance the full spectrum of risks, managing training safely and looking at ways to improve and maintain safety, such
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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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FORKLIFT OPERATOR REFRESHER TRAINING ESSENTIAL FOR A SAFE RETURN TO WORK

To maintain safety and compliance as operations resume and forklift operators return to work, RTITB is reminding employers of the necessity to provide assessments and refresher training. “We are now, fortunately, in a situation where many operations are re-starting or returning to pre-lockdown capacity, and where many forklift operators who had been on furlough are returning to work,” says Laura Nelson, Managing Director for RTITB, the UK’s leading workplace transport training accrediting body. “Alongside considerations around PPE, hygiene and social distancing, employers must also provide the operator training and assessment that is required for both safety, and compliance.” In March
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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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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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Carrying out thorough examination and testing of lifting and pressure equipment during the coronavirus outbreak

HSE recognises the potential challenges when carrying out legal requirements for thorough examination and testing (TE&T) of plant and equipment as a result of the additional precautions people need to take to help reduce risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and has produced guidance to help industry during this period.  Inspection engineers are supporting GB industry to maintain operations and viability by prioritising critical industries and the protection of equipment aiding vulnerable persons.  Operators of such equipment must still make all reasonable efforts to ensure that social distancing measures in the workplace aren’t perceived to be a barrier to carrying out
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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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