County Down

  • Safe Use of Pesticides - 28th November 2022

UFU members price £125 inc VAT

Non-member price £153.75 inc VAT

1 day + 1 hr assessment

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  • Boom Spraying  - 29th & 30th November 2022

UFU members price £275 inc VAT

Non-member price £337.50 inc VAT

1 day + 2.5 hr assessment 

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Rodent Control -   UFU price £118.75 inc VAT (non discounted price £143.75 inc VAT)

1 day course

  • Understand your responsibilities under the law and help you become a safe and competent biocide user
  • Interpret and use product label information
  • Store and transport biocides safely
  • Dispose of biocides and containers safely
  • Record information correctly
  • Identify rats and mice and the typical symptoms of damage caused
  • Identify non-target species
  • Identify the degree and source of an infestation
  • State the legislative obligations and responsibilities relevant to the control of rats and mice
  • Describe the lifestyle, habits and habitats of rats and mice
  • Plan, implement and monitor an effective control programme for rats and mice
  • Select and carry out the most appropriate methods of rat and mouse control, in line with current legal guidelines and recognised good practice
  • Understand the effect rodent control can have on the environment and ensure risks to non-target animals are minimised.

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Woodchipper  UFU price £118.75 inc VAT (non discounted price £143.75 inc VAT)

Areas covered on this course are :

  • Produce a site-specific risk assessment for wood chipping operations
  • State the principles of Health and Safety Executive legislation and safety guidelines for using a woodchipper
  • Select the appropriate personal protective equipment and state the maintenance requirements
  • Carry out operator checks and identify the safety features of a woodchipper
  • Carry out routine operator maintenance
  • Inspect and identify defects on the blades
  • Prepare machine prior to operation, start the machine, carry out safety checks and stop machine
  • Prepare a work area and a range of materials for chipping and identify hazardous materials not to be chipped
  • Use approved techniques to chip woody brash and both short and long sections of timber safely and effectively
  • State the procedure for removing blockages
  • State the safety and environmental factors associated with the disposal of woodchips and the various end uses of woodchips
  • Prepare machine for transport and storage.

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Hand Held Applicator / Knapsack- UFU price £175.00 inc VAT (non discounted price £210 inc VAT)

(please note - Safe use of pesticides must be completed before booking this course)

Course will cover the following areas:

  • Basics of spray application
  • Hygiene and personal protective equipment
  • The working principles of a knapsack
  • Preparation of the applicator for work
  • Nozzles
  • Calibrating a knapsack
  • Mixing, filling and site work
  • Calibration – concentration method
  • Decontamination, tank washing, and storage.




Telehandler Course - UFU price £204 inc VAT (non-discounted price £246 inc VAT)

This course is suitable for those with some experience in operating this type of machinery.

  • 1 day course

Areas covered on this course are :

  • Prepare the various lift trucks for driving or manoeuvring by:
  • Having site safety awareness
  • Identifying basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
  • Identifying and complying with the  manufacturer’s operator’s manual (MOM) and other information sources, such as rating plates and applicable regulations
  • Carrying out all pre-use and running checks
  • Configuring the lift truck for travel
  • Placing the lift truck in an out-of-service condition.
  • Operate, move or manoeuvre the lift trucks:
  • Both with and without a load
  • In confined areas using forward and reverse direction, with and without a load.
  • Select, transfer and position loads using a lift truck by:
  • Setting up the lift in order to lift various loads
  • Lifting various loads within the full working range of the lift truck
  • Ensuring load integrity and security
  • Transporting loads
  • Placing and retrieving loads accurately at various places
  • Placing and retrieving loads from a vehicle bed or trailer
  • Keeping within safe working parameters
  • Operating with bulk loads
  • Explaining the loading and unloading procedure, on and off a transporter.
  • Load and unload a container, vehicle, vessel or craft using a reach lift truck
  • Place and retrieve loads from a vehicle bed or trailer
  • Undertake post-operational checks on a lift truck



Hand Held Hedge Trimmer UFU price £118.75 inc VAT (non discounted price £143.75 inc VAT)

Course content includes:

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • produce a site-specific risk assessment for hedge trimmer operations
  • identify the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required
  • identify the health and safety features required on a hedge trimmer
  • identify defects on a hedge trimmer and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer’s attention
  • correctly carry out all routine maintenance in accordance with the machine manufacturer’s information and/or this workbook
  • prepare the hedge trimmer for use with the correct fuel/oil mix
  • start the hedge trimmer from both hot and cold start in a safe manner
  • state the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • maintain the hedge trimmer in a safe and efficient working condition
  • adjust the hedge trimmer for safe and comfortable operation where a harness is used
  • operate the hedge trimmer in a safe manner, having regard for the safety of the public, property and environmental factors
  • organise the site and use a systematic method of working where possible


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Please be aware if a cancellation is made at least 72 hours in advance of the scheduled course 50% of the fee will be refunded.
If a cancellation is made within 72 hours or if you fail to attend the scheduled course there will be no refund for the fees. 
If, for any reason we need to cancel the training course we will endeavour to accommodate you on another course or refund the cost of fees in full.