Plan it Out

The GTC is helping golf club employers to command an even tighter grip on health and safety matters relating to their greenstaff.

A colour wallchart is being sent to all golf clubs in the UK and Ireland, and it even comes complete with marker pen and coloured dots, courtesy of the GTC.

The chart, developed in consultation with health and safety consultants Jon Allbutt Associates, will be used to record greenkeepers competence in using a wide range of equipment. It will be an at-a-glance guide to who is qualified to use which pieces of machinery, such as mowers and tractors.

The wallchart was officially launched on the GTC's stand at Saltex.

"Accurate recording of staff training and competencies cannot be overstated. This chart will be a vital tool for course managers and because it is so easy to use, we think it will prove extremely popular," said GTC Education Director, David Golding.

Jon Allbutt added, "This wallchart is essential for managers to track greenkeepers, skills. It is also good for the greenkeepers themselves because they will know their limitations and can aim to be competent is more areas."