ROLO Health and safety training for Wiltshire Tree Surgeons

The Bawden Tree Care team completed the Register Of Landbased Operatives (ROLO) training and examination with some colleagues from Bawden Managed Landscapes yesterday.  It was greatly welcomed news that the whole 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, therefore reducing accidents causing harm to operatives within the land-based sector, including arborists and tree surgeons. It also takes into account the need to match up 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.

ROLO Scheme Aims

  • 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.

Here at Bawden Tree Care, we always recommend that when engaging a tree surgeon or arborist, the customer checks the competency and health and safety training that has been completed by those undertaking the work.