Health and safety procedures still in place at the Diggerland Plant Training School

coronavirus update

As of yesterday, all of England’s remaining covid-19 restrictions were lifted. It’s huge news for the industries that were restricted by numbers, and even the nature of the business. Health and safety is still at the forefront of everyone’s mind, and we all have to work together to stop the spread of the virus. 

The government has said “COVID-19 has not gone away, so it’s important to remember the actions you can take to keep yourself and others safe”.

So how do the restrictions affect the Diggerland Plant Training School we hear you ask?


After the originally delayed ‘freedom day’ of 21st June, the decision was made to lift restrictions on 19th July for England. The choice was made to do this as 45 million adults, equating to just over 85% of the adult population in England, will have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. 

For businesses within the entertainment and leisure industry, that are now able to open up to full capacity. Sporting events and gatherings such as festivals and nightclubs will also be able to re-open. For the first time in almost 18 months, they will be able to greet customers again.

Luckily, the construction industry has been able to operate since the first lockdown. We’ve been able to run in line with recommended guidelines. Despite the last restrictions being lifted, we are still remaining vigilant with to protect everyone that may potentially use our services.


Face coverings

Upon arrival, we are no longer asking any visitors or trainee operators to wear masks when entering the building, unless they would like to. Anyone booking onto courses will be socially distanced from other people on site.


We will still have a hand sanitising station available on arrival for all visitors to use. Classrooms will also be wiped down after operators use the room. Any machinery used for courses will be wiped down before operators use them. We hope to keep the spread of the virus to a minimum.

Covid Symptoms 

If any visitors present signs of covid symptoms, they will be turned away. Courses can be rescheduled should this be the case, however we urge anyone not to arrive if they believe they may have covid. For the health and safety of our staff members and other operators, we need to keep everyone safe.

Track and Trace

Although it is not a legal requirement to check in using the NHS Track & Trace app, we would still recommend it. Taking precautions to keep yourself and your family safe, will hopefully in turn lower the potential spread of the virus. 


Here at the Diggerland Plant Training School, we have a variety of courses available. Whether you’re a novice looking to expand your knowledge of construction machinery, or need a refresher course, we can help. Select from:

  • Excavator courses
  • Road roller courses
  • Dumper courses
  • Telehandler courses
  • Health and safety courses including working at height and cable avoidance
  • First aid courses


We aim to provide a range of NPORS training courses for operators, with health and safety in mind. We completely understand that you may want to still book as an individual or a small group. If you would like to train in larger groups or as an individual, we can cater to your needs.

Are you ready to book?

View all of our construction courses on our website today. Once you’ve decided on the course you would like to book, please give us a call on 01634 295355 or email us. Our team is also available on live chat if you would like to ask some further questions regarding the course material.