If you’re a landscaper or landscaping company 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 pre-requisite for anyone applying for a LISS/CSCS SmartCard.
LISS/CSCS is administered jointly by BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) and CSCS (Contruction 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.
DO YOU NEED ROLO TRAINING?
Amongst other things LISS/CSCS provides a framework for skills development and is often accepted for access to commercial sites. LISS/CSCS covers many landbased sectors such as:
BALI administers the scheme on behalf of CSCS and applicants for a LiSS/CSCS card send their evidence of achievement to BALI who will then validate the application (for a fee). All applicants for these cards must attend a LISS/CSCS recognised RoLO Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness course and pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment ‘Touch Screen’ test.
There are many different types of CSCS card too – if your staff are using the Blue Skilled / Gold cards (craft and operative) then these cards are now administered by the LISS/CSCS scheme, hence ROLO will apply (at least to any future workers).
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ROLO courses are a one day integrated training and assessment event, run at our EMTS Nottingham training centre and cost just £120.00 including certification fee + VAT.
If you still have any queries or questions regarding anything in this article please don't hesitate to get in touch with our Bookings Team at EMTS who would be only too happy to help. Please call 0845 6769 222 today.