Landspreading for Operators (SOMA Accredited)
Dates & Venue Information
Landspreading for Operators: Thursday 20th & Friday 21st October 2022
Venue: J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7FP
Landspreading for Operators Content & Suitability
SOMA Accredited course: After the successful completion of this course and its assessment candidates can apply to become a member of the SOMA (Spreading Organic Materials Assurance) scheme. www.sac.co.uk/soma
WAMITAB Accredited (delegates receive a WAMITAB certificate upon completion)
This course is designed for operators/drivers working within the landspreading sector.
The overall purpose of the training is to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge to safely spread waste to land within legislative requirements and with due regard for health and safety and environmental concerns. The course aims to ensure that all operators spreading to land are aware of the risks associated with spreading practices and understand the appropriate steps that can be taken to eliminate and minimise risks.
Candidates will obtain an understanding of the regulatory requirements governing their industry and governing their spreading activities. This will include an understanding of the rules to which they must comply, the environmental risks associated with their activities and how to mitigate against these and an awareness of the health and safety risks associated with their work both to them personally and the general public.
- Introduction to the SOMA scheme
- Overview of benefits/risks of recycling waste to land
- Basics of crop nutrition and the need for accurate nutrient planning
- Environmental issues associated with poor application timing and techniques
- Legislation at field level linked to environmental protection
- Health and Safety
- Machinery maintenance and accuracy of application
£275 + VAT – includes course materials, lunch and refreshments and WAMITAB certificate. SOMA membership fee not included.
How do I book?
Complete the booking form below to pay online or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form.
If you have any questions about the course, your suitability or general information then we look forward to hearing from you.
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