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Preventing modern slavery and managing temporary labour
Designed for
Farmers, produce supply chain professionals and others within agriculture who use temporary labour and want to understand their legal responsibilities and correct compliance with relevant authorities (e.g. Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA), Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Border forces and police). The course covers the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act (2015), including how to spot and avoid slavery, human trafficking and forced labour. Content for this course has been written in consultation with the Gangmasters Licencing Authority.
Entry requirement
Able to demonstrate practical experience (you will be expected to bring with you a good understanding of how you manage temporary labour on your unit now)
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£225 + VAT
A one day classroom-based course
CPD points
2 BASIS points
Jeremy Boot, Independent Consultant

Content: Classroom module 1 (half day) –

  • What is a gangmaster?  Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004: definition of acting as a gangmaster
  • Why use a gangmaster?
  • The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA): the UK’s sole regulatory body for gangmasters
  • The need for a GLA licence
  • GLA standards: what are they? 
  • Assessment and compliance with GLA standards; criminal offences
  • Typical examples of gangmasters and the issues surrounding sub-contracting, farmers lending staff to other farmers, self-employed workers and workers hiring workers
  • The Modern Slavery Act 2015: the requirements and how it fits with gangmasters.

Classroom module 2 (half day) –

  • How to source and use temporary labour
  • What if it all goes wrong?  Cost, reputation, prosecutions
  • Proper auditing: auditing gangmasters, auditing workers
  • Rates payable to gangmasters: suggested rates and who decides them
  • General matters, e.g. right to work in the UK, health and safety, accommodation, working conditions, induction and training, breaks, overtime and time off, transport, seasonal workers, record keeping, financial dos and don’ts and vicarious liability
  • The “Stronger Together” initiative
  • Practical examples, exercises and discussions

Content for this course has been written in consultation with the Gangmasters Licencing Authority.

Trainers are accredited by ARTIS

Participants receive an ARTIS Accredited Certificate