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BIG news regarding Lorry Driver CPC - Call me or email for the ins and outs of this, but in a nutshell there have been Government consultations and if you don't drive full time (harvest drivers are still a question as it can be full time but not all year) and drive as part of your agricultural business but not as a full time driver, then you should soon be exempt from having at accrue driver cpc points.
This is a great benefit for the farming community and its about time something positive has been done! There are some caveats in the exemptions which I have attached as our news link so you can see in more details, but please just ask rather than assuming anything and I can run though any particular work scenarios you have with you to make sure you make the right decision.
If you are a full time lorry driver eg a contractor or spend all your time driving , even if its for agriculture, then you will probably still need lorry driver cpc. There are exemptions for part time drivers less than a certain % of your monthly time spent driving.
Call as usual for machinery/lift truck dates on farm.
Open course dates:
20th PA4 Granules/Slugs or SC for potato planters – Marsham
21st Manual Handling/Working at Height for CPC – Dereham
22nd Welding MIG/ARC/TIG to your requirements
29th Welding – MIG/ARC/TIG/Other to your requirements - FULL
29th Abrasive Wheels for UKRS cert
1-2nd PA2 Boom Sprayer for NPTC test – Walsingham
1-5th Chainsaw CS30 and 31 Maint. and Felling to NPTC
1-4th Chainsaw CS32 Felling larger Trees to NPTC
2nd Agronomy Update – Watton with Ian Wilks – 6 places
3-5th First Aid at Work 3 Day Course for Ofqual - Hellesdon
5th Abrasive Wheels for UKRS
9th Transport of Live Animals for LANTRA – Longham
10th Grass Weed Management – Watton – 4 places
10th Emergency First Aid at Work – Longham
11th PA6 Hand Held Sprayers for NPTC test - Longham
12th Crop Nutrition – Watton – Ed Downing/Ian Wilks – 5 places
12th Welding – MIG/ARC/TIG to your requirements
15-16th PA2 Boom Sprayer for NPTC test – Walsingham
15th Rodent control for same day LANTRA cert – Longham
17th Food Hygiene L1 or 2 UKRS cert – Longham
18th PA4 Granules/Slugs or SC for potato planters Fakenham
22-23rd Chainsaw Crosscut for Lantra or NPTC - places
24-25th Chainsaw Crosscut for Lantra or NPTC – places
25th Potato Day with Dr Mark Stalham – Watton – 6 places
26th Chainsaw Refresher
26th Chainsaw from a Cherry Picker for LANTRA
26th Welding – MIG/ARC/TIG to your requirements
Other Winter dates:
ADR Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road - SQA Qualification - 3.5 Day Initial course - w/c 15 March 2021 - Longham
Dangerous Goods Awareness in Agriculture -Longham 18 March pm
BASIS - Watton - 2021/22 will now be the next full BASIS course - start mid November, 17 days plus exams, every Weds and Thursday until end Jan, then exams early Feb - with John Purslow and Sarah Pettitt