THE REGISTER OF LAND BASED OPERATIVES (ROLO) HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COURSE
If you work in; amenities, arboriculture, countryside management, ecology and environmental management, landscape and maintenance, modular paving, pesticides and pest control you may well need ROLO training – but how do you know?
WHAT IS ROLO?
ROLO (Register of Land-based Operatives) was developed by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) to raise the standards of health and safety and reduce risks and accidents throughout the industry for anyone who works in the land-based sector and was officially recognised in 2014. ROLO takes the form of a one day Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness Course and is a prerequisite for anyone applying for a LISS/CSCS SmartCard.
LISS/CSCS is administered jointly by BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) and CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) as a standalone scheme but it is also a requirement of the National Highways Sector Scheme 18 (NHSS18), which is mandatory for all contractors working for Highway England and other infrastructure providers. The NHSS18 scheme aims to ensure organisations working on roads have a trained and competent workforce.
ROLO certificates are valid for 5 years. On application for your LISS/CSCS SmartCard, it is mandatory that your ROLO has been completed within the past 2 years.