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IMI Award In Plant & Agricultural Machinery Theft
20 / 21 November 2017
5 / 6 March 2018

Datatag Training


Dates of next courses:

  • 20 / 21 November 2017
  • 5 / 6 March 2018

Course content and learning outcomes:

  1. An extensive knowledge base about the nature and extent of plant theft.
  2. Comprehensive understanding of rational selection, (What to stop!).
  3. A full understanding of a preliminary roadside check, (What to look for when you have stopped it!).
  4. How to recognise fake and altered chassis numbers.
  5. How to recognise fraudulent and tampered chassis plates.
  6. Understanding paints and primers.
  7. Effective use of the £10 tool kit.
  8. Designations and terminology.
  9. Understanding CESAR and the importance that this Police CPI accredited scheme can assist you.
  10. Other plant databases and the implications of using them.
  11. Understanding of chemical and thermal restoration.
  12. Accurately ageing a machine on the roadside.
  13. Pro-active and re-active security.
  14. Health and Safety - the dangers surrounding plant

Benefits for the police forces are as follows:

There isn’t a police force in the country which hasn’t felt the effects of plant and agricultural theft over the past few years. Since the theft of cars has become much more difficult without being able to gain access to the keys, criminals have turned their attention to softer targets. And targets don’t get much softer than plant machinery.

With an often one key fits all policy, No compulsory registration, no compulsory insurance, no documentation, no MOT’s, no compulsory licence permit to drive, lack of tracking devices, low police awareness etc etc. The list is endless, which is why it is so attractive to criminals. The theft of machinery also facilitates other crime such as money laundering, ATM thefts, even terrorism!

It is very unlikely that technology such as ANPR will help in the detection of this type of crime. Once a machine has been stolen the best chance of recovery is usually within the first 48 hours and this is where the well trained police officer comes in!

This course will provide the officer with the knowledge to select, and correctly identify a piece of suspect machinery, whether it be on patrol, road check, raid or port and is accredited with the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry).

This course would appeal to a wide sector of personal within law enforcement such as roads policing, ports, customs, FIB, PCSOs, SOCO, vehicle examiners, etc. After the course, each officer will leave having the confidence to stop, examine and deal with a piece of plant or agricultural machinery effectively.

The course runs over 2 days and is a mix of theory and practical. Students are required to fill out a workbook, and sit an end of course multiple choice examination.

The cost of the course is £350* ex VAT per delegate.

To book onto the course, please contact Anna Howe at: - Places are filling quickly, so be quick!

Certification costs: Motor Vehicle Identification - IMI - £23.00

Unit A5, Lakeside Business Park
South Cerney
Gloucestershire GL7 5XL
Tel: +44 (0)1285 864650
Fax: +44 (0)1285 864659

Information on hotel accomodation can be found on the AiTS website or by downloading the how to find us map PDF link.

*Please note registration and certification by governing body is in addition to these prices and will vary depending on the governing body.

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