Agricultural, Horticultural and Amenity sectors may benefit from the following courses, offered under City & Guilds NPTC or LANTRA training assessment standards and criteria

Tractor Driver Training

Tractor driver training and maintenance courses are designed to provide training for the safe and practical use of this equipment including trailer and front loader.

Widely used in many and varied situations, Health and Safety considerations are a paramount aspect in this training.

As the training takes place on the customer's premises, operators have the advantage of plenty of hands-on practice on the actual equipment they will be using day-to-day.

Pesticide Application training

Beaumont Handling Solutions offer a number of courses relevant to the application of pesticides to NPTC/City & Guilds or LANTRA accreditation standard.

Specifically, a one-day classroom-based, foundation course in the Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1) 

Practical courses in Hand Held Application Equipment (PA6), such as knapsack sprayers, stem injection equipment, stump plug application.

Tractor mounted and self-propelled boom/ground-crop sprayers (PA2)

Health and Safety aspects are covered in terms of risk to the general public and to wildlife, and attention is paid to the particular care that is needed when applying pesticide on or near water. 

HSE guidance and industry Codes of Practice such as the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) are referenced and ample time is allowed for candidates to understand and practise application techniques. 

Mowers - Ride-on and Pedestrian

Mowers are important pieces of equipment that are regularly used during the summer months, but during the winter they often lie dormant. 

Appropriate maintenance will help avoid expensive replacements and down time.

This course also addresses the use of PTO (power-take off) and mower attachments.

Strimmers/Brushcutters

Widespread use of strimmers and brushcutters in the sphere of horticulture, agriculture and amenity make this a popular course.

Maintenance of this equipment is vital to prolong the life of the machinery and ensure the safety of the operator, co-workers, and the general public. 

Hedgetrimmers

The complexities of using a wide range of hand-held hedgetrimmers warrant a specialist stand-alone course covering the safe use of this equipment in many situations, as well as on-going maintenance.