Lantra to promote trailblazing turf care training at major industry event

  • Lantra are exhibiting at Europe’s largest turf management show, SALTEX next week to continue its ongoing Instructor recruitment drive and promote a NEW forward-thinking course aimed at meeting major challenges in the sector and advances in science and technology

Members of the Lantra team will be available on exhibition stand K124 at SALTEX 2022 to update industry professionals on their NEW Landscape Multi-Tools course which has been developed in light of feedback from both land-based industries and training Providers.

SALTEX is Europe’s leading turf management show for grounds care volunteers, professionals, suppliers, and manufacturers.

As well as sharing details on its new Landscape Multi-Tools course, Lantra will also be on hand to provide information on its wide range of other courses in turf industries, such horticulture, sports turf and landscaping, and give advice on how people can become training Instructors and Providers.

People can take their ‘green careers’ further by choosing from a wide range of courses in the horticulture industry which contributes a massive £9 billion each year to the UK economy.

Courses include – Safe Operation of Ride-On Mowers, Awareness of Integrated Weed Management, Installation of Artificial Grass Surfaces and Ground Care Machinery Maintenance.

Lantra also provides training and qualifications in the Safe Use of Pesticides which includes CRD-recognised certificates of competence.

David Fisher, Lantra’s Head of Industry Partnerships for the area, said: “We’ve been reviewing and updating our Landscape tools assessed training courses with sustainability in mind.

“To meet demand we have seen from Providers, we have also extended the content of some of our courses to include coverage of battery-operated equipment, and have developed a specific course for Landscape Multi-Tools which will be launched at the event.

“The two-day course consists of modules covering small engine maintenance, grass trimmers, hedge trimmers and leaf blowers, and will be relevant to both petrol and battery powered machines.

“SALTEX is the ideal place to launch the updated courses and materials, as it is where industry professionals come together to learn the latest developments for turf industries, and to share best practice.

“At Lantra, we recognise that, like so many other land-based industries, a shortage of suitably skilled labour is a major issue in the landscape sector. A key solution to addressing this skills gap, and growing the sector, is without doubt high quality, industry-recognised training and qualifications.

“That’s why we believe it’s crucial we attend events like SALTEX to share details of our latest training initiatives and keep our finger on the pulse in terms of what’s needed in the real world of work.

“This year, we’ll also be continuing with our drive to recruit experienced industry experts as training Instructors who can inspire, motivate, and educate both the current and future landscape workforce.”