Allotment Workshops

Workshops are offered on allotment safety inspections and risk assessment

 Allotment safety inspections

Use of a checklist system to carry out a realistic allotment safety audit and inspection. Offered as a ½ day or day workshop or a whole day including an on-site practical session carrying out an inspection of your site by the groups.

Allotment Health & Safety Risk Assessment.

Health and safety risks on the allotment and the preparation of a realistic risk assessment based on the actual likelihood and potential severity of injury.

Talks on Allotment Composting

Composting on Allotment Plots.

A similar session to that provided on home composting but with the  empharis on the types of bins used on allotments and the use of garden rather than kitchen waste.

Community Composting on Allotments

Starting and operating a community composting area for use by all the plot holders. Benefits of community composting, Exemption certificate, choice of system e.g bays or windrows, 3 and 4 bay systems, construction of bins, to  shred or not to shred, turning, record keeping,  temperature and moisture monitoring,

  • Allotment Composting

    Open pallet bin with plastic composter.

  • 2 bay system

    The use of two or three bays allows the compost to be aerated by moving from the first to the second bin.

  • Three bay system

    A three bay system allows better mixing and the compost to be matured in the third bay.

  • Asbestos compost bin

    It is still relatively common to find asbestos cement sheets being used on allotment sites

  • Asbestos compost bin

    Where asbestos is in use plot holders should talk to the site managers to arrange for it to be removed

  • Asbestos bin and storage area

    Details of precautions when handing asbestos cement can be found on the HSE website

Garden Accidents or Bill and Bens revenge

Talks to garden clubs and allotment societies on accidents in the garden. A light hearted approach to a serious topic. Check out the most popular accidents and  causes so that your members can avoid  having an unfashionable accident. Covers slips, falls, manual handling (including the annual  4,000 flower pot related injuries), cuts and fires and much more.