The regulations surrounding the National Register of Sprayer Operators are “unnecessarily complicated and bureaucratic” and the NFU is discussing ways to simplify the scheme, NFU vice-president Paul Temple told council members this week.
Mr Temple said the NFU has already held discussions with the National Training Proficiency Council about ways to simplify the current regulations.
“NPTC is in agreement with us about the need to improve the current situation. We have proposed replacing the many visits and meetings, all of which need to be logged, with a half-day’s training. It’s just a question of getting agreement from all parties in the Voluntary Initiative,” he said.
Mr Temple added that additional training sites were also been sought so operators did not have to travel long distances to receive training.