Bio security is defined as a set of precautions that aim to prevent the introduction and spread of harmful organisms. These may be pests, pathogens or invasive species.
We can usually link this awareness training with other topics to save time and cost. It will show your operators what to look out for and how to reduce the potential spread of harmful organisms. Our training includes the provision of detailed information including identification guidance which you could share with your customers. Information on how to actively plan and manage your business activities to ensure the possibility of introduction and spread of pest and disease is kept to a minimum as part of your normal working practices.
It can help your to inform and assist your customers comply with any applicable legal requirements such as Plant Health Act and Plant Heath Orders should these be applicable.
Martin began working as an instructor at agricultural colleges on a freelance basis in the 1980's. He became a Forestry Training Council (FTC) instructor assessor
before becoming a Forestry and Arboriculture Safety and Training Council (FASTCo) approved instructor and assessor.
He became an Agricultural Training Board instructor assessor, which then changed its name to ATB Landbase. This was to evolve into Lantra and then Lantra Awards as we know it now. Around the same time he became an National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) assessor which was later incorporated into City and Guilds Landbased Services.
Martin has worked as a verifier for both Lantra Awards and NPTC / City and Guilds and has helped both awarding organisations with developing qualifications and assessments.
Martin currently sits on:
The Arboricultural Association's (AA) Education and Training Committee
The AA's Utility Arboriculture Group (UAG)
The National Highways Sector Scheme Committee (NHSS 18)
The Arboricultural and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG) Committee
The Forestry Contracting Association (FCA) safety team
and two Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA) working groups