5 Collins Rd, Hope, Nelson, New Zealand 7020
Shane Harris of Harris Training Services Ltd is a registered trainer and assessor for Competenz, Connexis, Growsafe and is an accredited EPA Test Certifier and Registered Chemical Applicator. Shane also holds National Certificates in Forestry Operations Management, Forestry Ground Based Harvesting-Extraction, Tree Felling & Agrichemical Application. Harris Training provide courses in the Top of the South (Nelson/Marlborough), West Coast and Canterbury regions but are happy to travel all over New Zealand to suit the needs and wants of their clients.
Harris Training Services Ltd offers a variety of training & assessment in all industries in both the public and private sectors. We have worked with clients such as Department of Conservation (DOC), New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) and local as well as nationwide city councils. We offer a wide variety of courses such as:
This is a course for contractors who spray for hire or reward. Most regional councils require contractors to hold this certificate or equivalent
RCA Certification requires:
Under the Health & Safety at Work ( Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) is required to have one or more certified handlers if your workplace uses, handles, manufactures or stores certain hazardous substances. - acutely toxic substances (classes 6.1A & 6.1B)
A person who is not a certified handler can handle hazardous substances that would normally require one if a certified handler:
-is present at the place where the substance is being handled, and
-has provided guidance to the person about handling the substances. and
-is available at all times to assist while the person is handling the substances.
Apply for Certified Handler online (go to SIGN UP) A site visit will be arranged once an Application is complete.
The Basic Growsafe course is intended for those working under supervision. It is an entry level certificate suitable for those new to agrichemical use or those doing pre-employment training. The focus is on practical competence and there are no sector specific endorsements.
Prepare to apply, and apply agrichemicals using hand held equipment 27215 5 @ level 2
This course is intended for those working independently with responsibility for a single site/property(PCBU)and may have responsibility for supervising/managing others.
The above course is for people that don't trigger agrichemicals in classes 6.1A or 6.1B.
NOTE: If you do trigger agrichemicals in classes 6.1A &/or 6.1B you may also need a Certified Handler certificate.
(DKO) the HSNO act and NZS8409;2004 for the use of agrichemicals 21563 5 @ level 3
Prepare to apply and apply agrichemicals using motorized equipment 27216 4 @ level 3
Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) on flat terrain245534 @ level 2
Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a light utility vehicle (LUV)245563 @ level 2
Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) on hilly terrain 245584 @ level 3
Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) with trailed equipment 245603 @ level 3
Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) with mounted equipment or a load 245623 @ level 3
A light utility vehicle (LUV) (previously known as an ATVU or SPV) refers to a lightweight vehicle (less than 1000kg), principally designed for off-road use, with a steering wheel and side-by-side seating for at least one passenger. A LUV has some or all of the following features – a carry tray, rollover protection bars, and a minimum of four wheels, low pressure tyres, automatic transmission and differential.
Ride a quad bike on flat terrain in the workplace 24554 4 @ level 2
Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a quad bike 24557 3 @ level 2
Ride a quad bike on hilly terrain 24559 4 @ level 3
Ride a quad bike with trailed equipment 24561 4 @ level 3
Ride a quad bike with mounted equipment or a load 24563 3 @ level 3
1-2 day course depending on the experience of the operator
Check and drive a basic wheel tractor with an attached implement on flat terrain 24552 5 @ level 2
Drive a tractor with an attached implement on hilly terrain 27604 4 @ level 3
DKO of tractor stability and the dynamics of tractors and attached implements 24538 4 @ level 3
Describe the legal requirements and occupational hazards associated with tractor use 19044 4 @ level 2
1- 2 day course depending on the experience of the operator
Demonstrate knowledge of the rules relating to chainsaw use 6916 5 @ level 2
Demonstrate basic chainsaw operation 6917 8 @ level 2
Maintain a Chainsaw 43 10 @ level 3
Demonstrate knowledge of tree felling 17763 6 @ level 3
Fell trees safely using a chainsaw 17766 10 @ level 3
Demonstrate knowledge of the rules relating to chainsaw use 6917 8 @level 2
Maintain a chainsaw 43 10 @ level 3
Demonstrate basic chainsaw operation 691 5 @ level 2
Demonstrate knowledge of tree felling 17763 5 @ level 3
Fell trees safely using a chainsaw 17766 10 @ level 3
Fell and/or clear hazardous trees 28562 15 @ level 3
Demonstrate knowledge of hazards, hazard control, and the consequences of injury in a rural workplace 23540 5 @ level 2
Identify factors and how to manage factors that contribute to injuries in a workplace 23542 4 @ level 3
Shane Harris registered Competenz trainer and assessor. Registration Number 6744.
Harris Training Services is available for on-site assessment for forest harvesting crews.
Refer to Downloads for assessor scope. Contact us to find out how we can assist you.
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