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   DATE: 2 April 2008   AUTHOR: EDITOR
     
 

The NPTA have taken advantage of the dates and venues already booked for the Bat Awareness courses in Gloucestershire and Cheshire in April to add another course of importance to the rural pest controller.  You can go to either course, or both.  If you go to both courses on the same day, we'll make sure that you are suitably fed and watered between each.

Night Shooting Course Risks and Liabilities

Tuesday 22nd April 2008 from 5.00 pm 8.30pm Bredon, Tewkesbury (Bat Awareness 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm)
Thursday 24th April 2008 from 2.00pm 5.30pm High Legh, Cheshire (Bat Awareness 9.30 pm - 12.30 pm)

Tutors : John Thornley OBE and Charlie Parkes OBE

♦ ♦ 6 CPD points credited to this course ♦ ♦

This is a certificated course aimed at a wide range of people with particular relevance to those involved in gamekeeping, pest control and deer management.

Shooting at night is potentially a high-risk activity for participants and the public at large. There have been several serious and fatal accidents in recent years. The Course Tutors have been professionally involved in some of these cases by advising and assisting in their investigation.

Course objectives
To increase knowledge and confidence of a professional and competent gamekeeper, stalker, ghillie, pest controller, farmer, landowner and any person using firearms for the control of pest species, ground game and deer, with a specific emphasis on the additional dangers related to night shooting.
To raise awareness of the risks to public safety
To increase legal knowledge base
To discuss and adopt codes of practice
To compile a Health and Safety policy, risk assessments and safe systems of working
To appreciate the implications of firearm certificate conditions
To address security risks associated with firearms
To identify the vicarious liabilities for landowners and employers

The course covers
Lawful target species
The legality of shooting from vehicles
Night shooting with a lamp
Shooting from and over public rights of way
Firearm certificate conditions
Firearm safety
Health and Safety, safe systems of working and risk assessments
Insurance
Codes of practice

Delegates are provided with a Certificate itemising the above content and our CD containing over forty documents including everything needed to compile a Health and Safety policy and detailed risk assessments.

About the Tutors
John and Charlie are both experienced firearms users and were awarded their OBEs for services to the protection of wildlife. They are retired Senior Officers of the Derbyshire Constabulary but have long established themselves as recognised authors and legal consultants in Countryside Law. They are the authors of the books Fair Game and Deer Law & Liabilities.

Costs - 45.00 + VAT for Members 60.00 + VAT for Non-Members

To book a place please contact 01949 81133 or email officenpta@aol.com

   
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