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Thorough test examination

Awarding Body:

British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association - BAGMA

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

1 day

Novice candidate numbers:


Card options:

5-year BAGMA LOLER/PUWER Thorough Examiner

Minimum age:



This course is provided by BAGMA. (please follow the link in the instructor details)



What is the thorough test examination course?

The BAGMA thorough test examination course is for any competent person that is required to complete a report on machinery conjunction with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)

What does the training course include?

  • Health and Safety Law, Regulations, Guidance notes
  • Risk assessments and safe systems of work
  • Role and reasonability’s of a thorough test examiner
  • Understanding the requirements of filling out a report
  • Able to complete a report on telescopic handlers, counterbalance forklifts, tractors, excavators, lifting accessories etc
  • Understanding the roles of a centre manager

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Risk assessment completed
  • PPE Requirements:
  • Suitable head protection
  • Suitable eye protection
  • Suitable hearing protection
  • Suitable work clothes including wet weather
  • Gloves
  • Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
  • High Viz

HSE further information:

Theory assessment:

  • Multiple choice question papers
  • 20 written questions

On-site training courses delivered:

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Environmental

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