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For staff to gain their City & Guilds qualification and NEREO Licence involves the following steps:


Attend a 1 day Course to gain Unit 580 – Winter Service Health & Safety. This consists of approximately half a day of theory, followed by a short written test and an afternoon show me/tell me practical exercise with a Winter Service vehicle. We are allowed by City & Guilds to take a maximum 8 delegates on this unit in a day.


Novices and those who have not received formal training on the equipment within the last 5 years should attend practical training. This involves driving and operating a Winter Service vehicle and where appropriate fitting a Snow Plough. We strongly recommend formal training is provided to ensure candidates are adequately prepared for their Practical Assessments. Training should also be provided, if formal training has not previously been given/recorded for the specific equipment staff are being expected to use. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) makes it clear that there is a legal requirement to provide training on all work equipment. Training can be provided to suit the level of staff experience and depending on their experience can be for between 2 and 5 candidates per day. If this is refresher training we can take up to 5 candidates per day.


Practical Assessment: We are allowed to assess up to a maximum of 2 candidates per day on the Safe Use and Operation of a single Winter Service Vehicle type, Spreader Body etc.