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Safe Siting of Caravans

Operations to site or move caravan holiday-homes on parks carry significant risk, and it is important that those involved know how to carry out such operations as safely as possible.
There are two different siting courses available:
  • The BTEC Intermediate Award in the Safe Moving, Siting and Desiting of Single Unit Caravans
  • Planning the Siting Operation

Both courses are based on industry Guidelines of Good Practice. 

Safe Siting: Planning Ahead - 1 day

This course has been developed more recently to provide appropriate training for all siting staff, when the thoroughness and detail of the BTEC is not necessarily a requirement of the job. This one day course stresses the importance of safe working procedures, includes an awareness of siting planning, and some understanding of the necessary documents that should be completed.  However the assessment process is less comprehensive, and the industry certificate awarded does not have external accredition. More info...

Safe Siting BTEC AwardS - 2 or 3 days

These are 40 hour courses leading to nationally accredited qualifications.  The two options currently available vary substantially and park owners and managers should contact the individual providers to establish which course suits their staff.  The TADCO course is closely linked to the parks NVQ which can enable the two qualifications to be taken in conjunction, thereby giving eligible leaners the benefit of available funding support.  The latest option from Leisuresafe covers a wider scope of siting risks during the practical course, and ensures hands-on experience of siting activities for every candidate. An optional services unit is also offered which provides candidates with LPG cylinder connection and handling skills, electrical 'first aid' skills and vacant pitch safety awareness. The contents of the course can be mapped to appropriate NVQs through Accredited Prior Learning (APL) for any candidates who wish to pursue training through such a route.

CITO recommends that at least one member of each Siting Team should take a formal 40 hour course to ensure a full knowledge of risk assessment and planning for siting operations.  More info...