ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE NEW EU REGULATION FOR WELFARE OF ANIMALS DURING TRANSPORT? NO? THEN HBS CAN HELP!
· Do you transport animals over 65km, (40miles) but under 8 hours, for commercial purpose?
· Do you transport animals on journeys longer than 8 hours for commercial purpose?
If the answer is yes to either question and you are a haulier or an attendant then you must be certified competent from 5th January 2008 by means of an independent assessment.
How can we help?
There is no legal requirement to undergo formal training, although some may choose to do so. There are two Certificates of Competence which are needed and are categorised by the length of journey;
· Those transporting animals over 65km, but under 8 hours can take the NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Transport of Animals by road (Short Journeys)
· Those transporting animals on journeys over 8 hours can take the NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Transport of Animals by road (Long Journeys)
The test is relatively straightforward for those with practical experience of livestock transport plus a basic understanding of the relevant legislation. The NPTC test consists of multiple choice questions, which can be completed online and HBS Ring Ltd can book you onto a course, which will cost £17.00 for the NPTC Registration Fee (this covers for 2 species and sheep and cattle are classed as 1 species) plus the relevant Assessment fee.
(Please note that no Certificate of Competence is required if transporting animals under 65km)