New Health & Safety, Forestry and First Aid Technical Awards coming soon!

15-Jan-16

Lantra is delighted to announce a brand new range of Health & Safety and +F (Forestry) First Aid technical awards set to launch this March.


Below is a brief overview of the new technical awards and some of the areas they cover:

Health & Safety
•    Technical awards are available for five specific industries - agriculture and horticulture, construction (CSCS route), fencing (CSCS route), forestry and working at height
•    Technical award available without specific industry focus - Health & Safety for the Workplace. By default this course offers a practical, wide-ranging overview of workplace health and safety for UK employers and employees yet can also be contextualised to meet real-world requirements of specific groups and/or employers.

First Aid +F     
•    Meets Forestry Commission requirements for land-based workers
•    Can be combined with Lantra Awards Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work technical awards
•    Can be taken as a separate standalone technical award.

Qualifications
•    Further information to follow about Lantra’s revised range of accredited qualifications for both Health & Safety and First Aid.

The importance of proper health and safety and the personal and financial consequences of inadequate training have been highlighted by a recent incident at Guildford College of Further Education. Two students were observing an estates manager felling a tree when the falling tree hit one of the students, causing fractures to his legs. A subsequent investigation by the HSE found that there was insufficient training given to fell the tree competently. There was also inadequate supervision, whilst risk assessments were substandard and had not been followed. The College pleaded guilty to breaching Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and was fined £70,000 and ordered to pay £3,461 costs. More information about the incident and the HSE's findings can be found on their website.

 

The table below demonstrates how the new Lantra Awards suite of products will look, including new product codes enabling you to book your courses immediately at launch. If you’re a Lantra Awards training provider and interested in delivering any of the above, please email us or give us a call on 02476 696 996.

Health & Safety
Product Code Price Product Title Product Purpose
THAS001 £20  Health & Safety: Agriculture and Horticulture
  • A foundation Health & Safety course for land-based workers and employers
AHAS002 £20  Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness: Construction
  • Recognised and approved by UKCG/BuildUK as an equivalency to the one day CITB Site Safety Plus Health and Safety Awareness course
  • Provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to enter for the Lantra Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment qualification
    • This qualification allows learners to apply for the CSCS Red and Green cards
  • Assessed through observation and multiple choice test
AHAS003 £20  Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness: Fencing
THAS004 £20  Health & Safety: Forestry
  • A foundation Health & Safety course for forestry workers and employers
  • Designed with Forestry Commission and FISA standards in mind
THAS005 £15  Health & Safety: Working at height
  • A foundation Health & Safety course for employees and employers working in any industry where working at height is common place
THAS006 £15  Health & Safety for the Workplace
  • A foundation Health & Safety course designed to provide the knowledge, understanding and skills required for work.
  • Can be contextualised to the needs of the learning group or employer.
+F (Forestry)
Product Code Price Product Title Product Purpose
AFAS001 £20  Emergency First Aid at Work + F (including skills id card)
  • Combined Emergency First Aid at Work +F course
    • 1 day course – minimum 8 hour learning time
AFAS002 £16  Emergency First Aid at Work + F (excluding skills id card)
AFAS003 £27  First Aid at Work +F (with Workbook)
  • Combined First Aid at Work +F course
    • Three day course – minimum 6.5 hours per day learning time
AFAS005 £10  +F (First Aid)
  • Stand alone +F course (requires proof of current EFAW or FAW training or qualification)
    • Half day course.

Existing Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work courses will continue to be offered without +F. These existing courses remain unchanged.