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ROLO Courses


What is ROLO?

The ROLO Scheme (Register of Land-Based Operatives) was introduced to raise the standards of Health and Safety and reduce the risks and accidents throughout the industry for anyone who works in the Land-based Sectors, it also encourages employers to keep a record of workers in the land-based industry who have achieved a recognized level of competence.

The Department of Trade & Industry made it a ‘duty of care’ that all trade bodies ensure that their members were adequately trained in Health & Safety and that all employers should show that personnel are properly trained. In July 2014 The United Kingdom Contractors Group (UKCG) officially recognised BALI’s ROLO (Register of Land-Based Operatives) Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness Course under its UKCG Health and Safety Training Standard.

The ROLO Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness Course is a pre-requisite for anyone applying for a LISS/CSCS skills card and are valid for 2 years.

Health & Safety and Environmental Awareness Course

The ROLO Scheme (Registration of Land based Operatives) is open to anyone who works in the Land based Industry. This includes labour only, self-employed and employees of companies.

On completion of a One day Land based Health & Safety Course, a card (including photograph) would be issued to the applicant, similar to a credit card. This is issued to an individual and will be valid for 5 years. Any other relevant training, i.e. NPTC Pesticide, chain saw, ride on mowers etc. would also be acknowledged on the card.

Who Does It Apply To?

It applies to a wide range of Land-based Businesses in the following sectors:

  • Landscape Construction & Horticultural Landscape Maintenance
  • Arboriculture
  • Pesticides
  • Ecology and Environmental Management
  • Amenity

The aims of the scheme are:

  • Provide a means of identification
  • Keeping a record of workers in the land-based industry who have achieved a recognized level of competence
  • Raise the standards of Health and Safety to reduce the risks and accidents throughout the industry
  • Encourage employers to use only ROLO card holders who have accredited Health and Safety Training.

The Benefits of the Scheme Are:

The ROLO scheme is an individual registration card, and provides the card holder with the following benefits:

  • Recognition of skills, competence and qualifications
  • Improved health and safety awareness
  • Improved employment prospects
  • Identification of training needs to improve or add to existing skills
  • Improved employment prospects as your prospective employer will be able to see your qualifications on one card
  • It may reduce insurance premiums for the self-employed

The ROLO health and safety course is a one day (7 hours) approved health and safety awareness course. The course is required to have been completed less than 2 years before application for a CSCS Blue Card or LISS Card.

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone working in the landscape sector including basic operatives, skilled craftsmen, team leaders, charge-hands, foremen and business owners.

Course Objectives:

  • To increase the understanding of Health, Safety and Environmental issues
  • To raise awareness of Health, Safety and Environmental roles and responsibilities
  • To assist you in achieving ROLO Registration
  • To make you aware of some of the hazards and risks you may be exposed to in the workplace.

Course content:

  • Why & how accidents happen
  • Core H&S and Environmental legislation
  • Accident and near miss reporting including RIDDOR
  • Hazard spotting, including risk assessments & method statements
  • Behavioural Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness including Fire Safety
  • Regulations including working at height; noise; vibration; manual handling; Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER); Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH); Electricity; Underground & overhead services
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • High risk activities; Lone working
  • Environmental protection and awareness


Multi-choice examination with a pass mark above 75%

Course Cost:

£125.00 per person + VAT (subject to minimum numbers and location) including light lunch and refreshments.


We have a training suite at Reed House, Karoo Close, Bexwell Business Park, Downham Market, PE38 9GA which we use for training groups up to 12 candidates. Alternative training venues can be arranged upon request (subject to minimum numbers and suitable location)

Upcoming Training Dates:

Training courses are held monthly. Please call Paul on 01366 388738 or emailhealthandsafety@cgmltd.co.uk for upcoming dates.