BIGGA – the British and International Golf Greenkeepers’ Association – will join England Golf, Scottish Golf and the Golf Union of Wales in providing free advice to members from the specialist golf service providers, the Xact Group.
A new feature of the Xact service is a range of e-learning health and safety courses for golf club staff, offering ten online courses on clubhouse topics and greenkeeping matters. Clubs will receive a substantial discount on the charges for this training.
The courses are designed to help golf clubs meet their legal obligations, provide a safer working environment and can be used as part of an induction process. Specially designed software allows the employee to complete the training in more than one session.
BIGGA chief executive Jim Croxton said: “Health and safety is of critical importance to the greenkeeping industry as the combination of Mother Nature and heavy machinery makes caution paramount.
“We are therefore delighted to be able to join with the golf unions in providing a free specialist service to our members alongside the opportunity for substantially reduced cost access to online training and induction.”
Dan Farmer, Club Services & Coach Education Manager, Golf Union of Wales, commented: “It is fantastic to be working in partnership with BIGGA, England Golf & Scottish Golf to further enhance the services we offer to all affiliated golf clubs”
“We welcome the new, sector specific, e-learning courses provided by Xact, embracing a new and innovating way of educating and training those involved within golf club management”.
Jack Hargrave, Marketing Director of Xact, added: “We are delighted to continue our close association with the golf unions of England, Wales and Scotland and are pleased to extend our support to BIGGA and all its members throughout Great Britain.
“Our range of golf club specific support services now includes a full suite of health and safety e-learning courses tailored to golf clubhouse employees and greenkeeping employees. We look forward to continuing to helping clubs maintain a safe environment for employees, members and visitors.”
Xact Group www.xactgroup.co.uk