The Bawden Tree Care team completed the Register Of Landbased Operatives (ROLO) training and examination with some of their colleagues from grounds maintenance yesterday. It was great news that all the tree surgery team passed and will receive their ROLO Cards in due course.
What is the ROLO Scheme?
The Register of Landbased Operatives (ROLO) Health & Safety and Environmental awareness course has been designed to increase the profile of Health and Safety and thereby reduce the number of accidents causing harm to operatives within the land-based sector, this includes arborists and tree surgeons. It also takes into account the need to align to professional standards such as the competency framework demanded by National Highways Sector Scheme 18 (NHSS18) for the Natural Environment and Landscape including Ecology for Infrastructure.
What are the aims of the ROLO scheme:
- Provide a means of identification
- Keep a record of workers in the landbased industry who have achieved a recognised level of competence.
- Raise the standards of health and safety to reduce the risks and accidents throughout arboriculture.
- Encourage employers to use only ROLO card holders who have accredited health and safety training.
- Provide a recognised route for health and safety training in the National Highways Sector Scheme 18 (NHSS) accreditation.
- Provide an industry specific accredited route to Landbased Industry Skills Scheme/Construction Skills Certification Scheme (LISS/CSCS).
- Move towards an increasingly qualified workforce, thus improving customer satisfaction and the industry's image.
Bawden Tree Care would always recommend that when engaging a tree surgeon or arborist that the customer checks the competency and health and safety training that has been completed by those undertaking the work.