The Safe Use of Sheep Dips
About the Qualification
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Chemicals used to prevent and treat sheep scab and other parasites are potentially hazardous. It is essential that in order to protect the health of the operator, the sheep and to minimise environmental pollution, the process of sheep dipping is carried out correctly and safely.
The Qualification was designed specifically to meet the legal requirements applying to the purchase and use of sheep dips. It provides evidence that the certificate holder understands and can comply with the responsibilities imposed by the legislation.
Modules in the Qualification
Part 1 Verbal Assessment
Carried out on a one Candidate to one Assessor basis using oral questions in the vicinity of a sheep dip, plus a practical assessment of adding concentrate chemical to the dip.
Part 2 Written Paper
Assessment of the fundamental job related knowledge which candidates are required to have in relation to the safe use of sheep dips before, during and after dipping.
Part 3 Practical Test
A practical assessment of the candidate's ability to use, store and dispose of sheep dips safely. They will be advised by the Assessment Centre of the time, date and place when the assessment will be conducted. It will take the form of a ‘practical test' and will involve the dipping of sheep.
Assessment of Part 1 and Part 2 is available on a year round basis.
Assessment of Part 3 may only be undertaken during accepted dipping seasons.