Mainline Access & Training

Health & Safety

  • Asbestos Awareness (UKATA)
  • Cable Avoiding Tool and Genny Operation
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Fire Marshal
  • Fire Safety Risk Training
  • First Aid at Work (HSE) Certificate & Re-Qualification Programme
  • Hand Arm Vibration Awareness
  • Health & Safety Awareness
  • HIAB Operator Training
  • IOSH – Directing Safely for SME’s
  • IOSH – Managing Safely
  • IOSH – Working Safely
  • LPG Training – Cabinet Heaters & Forced Air Heaters
  • Manual Handling – Operators & Staff
  • Manual Handling for Managers
  • NEBOSH – National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety
  • Safe Vehicle Loading/Unloading
  • Safety in Use of Abrasive Wheels
  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • SPA Passport to Safety
  • Workplace Risk Assessments

Asbestos Awareness (UKATA)

Aims: The object of this course is to help employees appreciate the risks and problems associated with working in areas where asbestos may be present.

Key areas:

  • Health & Safety risks of asbestos
  • Personal protective equipment care and use
  • Anticipation of asbestos problems
  • Identification of possible asbestos content in various materials
  • Probable location of hidden asbestos material
  • Handling of possible asbestos materials
  • Requirements for positive or negative identification
  • Isolation of possible exposed areas
  • Requirements for licensed removal experts
  • Disposal of waste products

Course Duration: 1/2 Day

By the end of the course: Delegates will have an understanding of the dangers of asbestos, and what precautions and procedures to follow when coming into contact with asbestos, creating a safer environment.

Cable Avoiding Tool & Genny Operation

Aims: The cable avoiding tool (CAT) and signal generator (Genny) are commonly used to locate underground cables and pipes on site, but they are often used by un-trained staff. This could result in errors being made, and the possibility of accidents occurring. This course will enable candidates to understand fully the correct operation and functions of this equipment.

Key areas:

  • Theory of cable location
  • Controls and display indicators
  • Calibrating and pre-set tests
  • Operation of power and radio modes
  • Compatibility between CAT and genny
  • Operation techniques
  • Use of accessories supplied
  • Use with Sonde (mouse)
  • Use with Fexi-trace
  • Accuracy of results

Course Duration: 1/2 Day

By the end of the course: Delegates will take a short written test and receive a course hand-out summarising the topics covered. The delegate will have sound knowledge of the safe use of cable avoiding tool and genny operation.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Aims: This course is designed to instruct operators and staff in the correct and safe methods of the control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH). The course will be tailored to the working environment, as well as the specific programme described in the COSHH Regulations.

Key areas:

  • Legal duties
  • Assessing risk
  • Accidents, causes and prevention
  • Practical applications
  • Correct techniques relative to the working environment

Course Duration: 1/2 Day

By the end of the course: Delegates will be able to carry out a COSHH risk assessment and be able to recognise COSHH data sheets and know how to use them.

Emergency First Aid at Work

Aims: The course aims to provide you with the practical skills required to carry out Basic Emergency First Aid within the working environment.

Many topics are covered as follows:

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • The recovery position
  • Bleeding and dressing of wounds
  • Shock, asphyxia (eg chocking casualty and other airway disorders)
  • The circulatory system, the respiratory system, incident management
  • The unconscious and conscious casualty

Course Duration: 1 Day

Fire Marshal

Aims: This course is a fire marshal training programme aimed at all staff, to ensure that they have a basic knowledge of rire and fire extinguishers.

Key areas:

  • Raise the standard of fire awareness in the workplace
  • Ensure that all personnel undergo basic fire awareness training with the view to making a positive contribution to the prevention of accidents and avoidance of health hazards
  • Maintain a register of personnel who have received such training
  • Will provide all participants with a Fire Marshal certificate

Course Duration: 1/2 Day

By the end of the course: Delegates will know what fire extinguishers to use, the different types of bottles and how to put out a fire and be aware of the role of Fire Marshall.

It is important that workers have a basic knowledge of fire and fire extinguishers to make them aware of the inherent dangers in the workplace so that they will not be a risk to themselves or to their co-workers.

Fire Safety Risk Training

Aims: This course is designed to give guidance in the formulation of a fire safety management plan to ensure that all aspects of fire safety are maintained in accordance with the Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005.

Key areas:

  • Fire legislation
  • The background of fire risk assessments
  • The nature of fire
  • Causes of fire and fire spread
  • Human behaviour in the event of fire
  • What a fire risk assessment involves
  • Fire risk assessment procedures
  • Coping with the residual risk

Course Duration: 1 Day

By the end of the course: Delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

First Aid at Work (HSE) Certificate and Re-Qualification Programme

Aims: The course aims to provide you with the practical skills required to carry out Emergency First Aid within the working environment.

Many topics are covered as follows:

  • Diagnostic Skill Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • The recovery position
  • Severe bleeding and dressing of wounds
  • Burn injuries, fractures, spinal injuries, crush injuries, eye injuries
  • Fainting, illness, shock, heart attack, stroke and head injury
  • Asphyxia (choking casualty and other airway disorders)
  • Poisoning, epilepsy, diabetes, the circulatory system and the respiratory system

Re-Qualification Programme: To be eligible for this course, you will need to provide confirmation of your current First Aid at Work Certificate within date and present it for verification prior to the start of the course.The programme covers a comprehensive syllabus and is supported by your personal first aid manual and a certificate that is validated for three years from date of issue will be distributed after successful completion of a practical assessment and multiple choice question paper assessment.

Course Duration: 3 Days

Hand Arm Vibration Awareness

Aims: This course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of the legal requirements and correct practices/procedures in relation to hand arm vibration.

Key areas:

  • What HAV is
  • How it can affect you
  • How to identify HAV
  • What you can do to prevent it
  • Can you do the job another way
  • Select the right tool
  • PPE

Course Duration: 1/2 Days

By the end of the course: Delegates will understand the regulations and legal obligations, demonstrate knowledge and practical application and be able to advise on risk assessments and explain the key safety issues.

Health & Safety Awareness Tailored To Suit Your Requirements

Aims: This course is a Health & Safety awareness training programme aimed at all staff, to ensure that they have a basic knowledge of Health & Safety. It is important that workers have a basic knowledge of Health & Safety to make them aware of the inherent dangers in the workplace so that they will not be a risk to themselves or to their co-workers.

Key areas:

  • Understanding of COSHH
  • Incident reporting (RIDDOR)
  • First Aid
  • Risk assessments
  • Raise the standard of Health & Safety awareness in the workplace
  • Making a positive contribution to the prevention of accidents and avoidance of health hazards
  • Maintain a register of personnel who have received training

Course Duration: 1/2 Day

Course: Delegates will have a basic knowledge in Health & Safety including Risk Assessments, COSHH, RIDDOR, First Aid and PPE.

HIAB Operator Training

Aims: This course is designed to be mainly practical but some classroom based input is vital to the understanding of the safe operation of this equipment. The course will ensure that your staff operate this expensive equipment efficiently and safely. The requirement for training is clearly part of Health & Safety legislation.

Key areas:

  • Health & Safety
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Types of crane
  • Daily checks
  • Selection of suitable sites
  • Introduction to equipment
  • Setting up thecCrane
  • Loading/unloading warious types of load

Course Duration: 1-3 Days

By the end of the course: Delegates will be able to load and unload in a safe way.

HIAB Operator Training

Aims: This course is designed to be mainly practical but some classroom based input is vital to understand the safe operation of this equipment. This course will ensure that your staff operate this expensive equipment efficiently and safely. The requirement for training is clearly part of Health & Safety legislation.

Key areas:

  • Health & Safety
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Types of crane
  • Daily checks
  • Selection of suitable sites
  • Introduction to equipment
  • Setting up the crane
  • Loading/unloading various types of load

Course Duration: 1-3 Days

By the end of the course: Delegates will be able to load and unload in a safe way.

IOSH – Directing Safely for SME’s

Aims: This course is designed to provide the delegate with an understanding of the requirements placed on company directors with regards to Health & Safety and the implications in their own workplace.

Key areas:

  • Statutory requirements
  • Health & Safety management
  • Risk management (overview)
  • Corporate killing
  • Business case for Health & Safety
  • Corporate governance (Turnbull)
  • HSC proposals for directors (INDG 343)
  • Monitoring, audit and management review

Course Duration: 1 Day

By the end of the course: Delegates will be able to understand the importance of strategic Health & Safety management and its integration into business management systems.

IOSH – Managing Safely

Aims: This course is designed to equip the delegate with an understanding of Health & Safety requirements and legislation and their implications in the workplace.

Key areas:

  • Statutory requirements
  • Loss appreciation
  • Risk management (overview)
  • Risk management
  • Safety management models
  • Human factors and safety performance
  • Recognition and control of workplace hazards
  • Effective communication

Course Duration: 1-4 Days

By the end of the course: Delegates will be able to identify how and why health and safety forms an integral part of any managers or supervisors responsibilities in order to understand hazards and legal responsibilities in the workplace.

IOSH – Working Safely

Aims: This course is designed to develop the delegates awareness of Health & Safety issues to ensure that they understand the main hazards associated within the workplace.

Key areas:

  • Working safely
  • Hazards (general)
  • Hazards (specific)
  • Improving safety performance

Course Duration: 1 Day

By the end of the course: Delegates will be able to understand the basic Health & Safety issues in the workplace, understand individual responsibilities and be conscious of major hazards and understand the need for safe systems of work.

LPG Training – Cabinet Heaters and Forced Air Heaters

Aims: This course is designed to provide delegates with knowledge in cabinet heaters and forced air heaters that are regulated under Gas Safety Regulations. These regulations require persons undertaking work on appliances to be competent to do so. The course is designed for people who are already involved with the maintenance of cabinet heaters and forced air heaters. It will bring trainees up to the current competence levels required by the Gas Safety Regulations, and contains both practical and theoretical elements.

Key areas:

  • Have an understanding of the regulations and legal obligations related to LPG appliances
  • Demonstrate knowledge and practical application
  • Examine LPG: cabinet heaters and forced air heaters and handle them correctly
  • Testing components for faults
  • Have an understanding of thetTransport of LPG

Course Duration: 1/2 Day

By the end of the course: Delegates will be able to understand the basic Health & Safety issues in the workplace, understand individual responsibilities and be conscious of major hazards and understand the need for safe systems of work.

Manual Handling – Operators & Staff

Aims: This course is designed to instruct operators and staff in the correct and safe methods of manual handling. It will be tailored to the working environment, as well as the specific programme described in the Manual Handling Regulations 1998.

Key areas:

  • Legal duties
  • Assessing risk
  • Accidents, causes and prevention
  • Practical applications
  • Correct techniques relative to the working environment

Course Duration: 1/2 Day

Course: Delegates will be able to carry out a risk assessment on manual handling and identify risk in manual handling.

Manual Handling for Managers

Aims: This course is designed to enable delegates to establish and maintain safe working practices with regard to manual handling operations within their teams and to become competent in identifying hazards and compiling manual risk assessments.

Key areas:

  • The importance of good handling practice
  • How our bodies work when we carry out manual handling tasks
  • About the injuries that can occur
  • What we can do to reduce the risks
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Duties of the manager
  • Understanding the main requirements of current legislation
  • Identifying techniques to reduce risks and recommend corrective actions
  • Compiling risk assessments

Course Duration: 1 Day

By the end of the course: Delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance

NEBOSH – National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety

Aims: This course is designed for delegates who have successfully completed the NEBOSH National General Certificate in the last 5 years or who also intend to take Unit 1 of the NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC1).

Key areas:

  • Construction law and management
  • Construction site: hazards and control
  • Movement of people and vehicles: hazards and control
  • Manual and mechanical handling: hazards and control
  • Work equipment: hazards and control
  • Electrical: hazards and control
  • Fire: hazards and control
  • Chemical and biological health: hazards and control
  • Physical and psychological health: hazards and control
  • Working at height: hazards and control
  • Excavation work and confined spaces: hazards and control
  • Demolition: hazards and control

Course Duration: 1 – 9 Days

By the end of the course: Delegates will have a sound understanding of the principles of Health & Safety and have the tools to build an effective safety culture within the construction industry.

Safe Vehicle Loading/Unloading

Aims: This course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of loading and unloading machinery and plant onto vehicles before transportation. It provides training as referred to in the laws relating to Health & Safety and work equipment, enabling employers and employees to fulfil their legal obligations.

Key areas:

  • Employer’s and employee’s legal responsibilities
  • Types and suitability of vehicles
  • Trailers and towing
  • Inspection of vehicles/trailers
  • Weight limitations and definitions
  • Risk Assessments
  • Position of load on vehicle and axle loadings
  • Load height and projections
  • Types and use of securing equipment

Course Duration: 1/2 Day

By the end of the course: Delegates will be able to load and unload plant and also secure loads safely.

Safety in Use of Abrasive Wheels Incorporating PUWER and covering Diamond Blades

Aims: This course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of the legal requirements and correct practices/procedures in relation to Abrasive Wheels and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).

Key areas:

  • Health & Safety and legal obligations
  • Types of abrasives wheels
  • Store and handle abrasive wheels and equipment correctly
  • Examine and test wheels for damage
  • Set and dress wheels
  • Demonstrate knowledge and practical application

Course Duration: 1/2 Day

By the end of the course: Delegates will understand Regulations and Legal Obligations, be able to fit abrasive wheels safely and identify the right disc for the machine.

Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

Aims: The SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) is a five day course delivered as day release over five weeks, this industry recognised course will provide companies who need to meet the ever increasing demand for evidence of Health & Safety compliance with all the relevant knowledge to meet today’s legislative demands.

The SMSTS course is appropriate for anyone involved in line management, including charge hands, foremen, supervisors, site managers and project managers, as well as proprietors of smaller companies.

Key areas:

  • Site set-up
  • CDM
  • Risk assessment
  • Method statement
  • Scaffolding
  • Electricity
  • Excavators
  • Demolition
  • Confined Space

Course Duration: 5 Days

We also offer a two day refresher course.

By the end of the course: This will provide companies who need to meet the ever increasing demand for evidence of Health & Safety compliance, with all the relevant knowledge to meet today’s legislative demands.

SSSTS Courses Also Available: The SSSTS course is appropriate for everyone involved in line management, including charge hands, foremen, supervisors, site managers and project managers, as well as proprietors of smaller companies. 

Course Duration: 2 Days

SPA Passport to Safety

Aims: This course is designed to develop the delegate’s awareness of Health & Safety issues related to carrying out building maintenance work and to ensure that they understand the main hazards associated with this type of work.

Key areas:

  • Duty of care
  • TPower tools
  • Occupational health
  • Asbestos awareness
  • Access egress
  • Confined spaces

Course Duration: 1-2 Days

By the end of the course: Delegates will be assessed and Safety Passports issued.

Workplace Risk Assessments

Aims: This course is designed to enable the delegate to competently undertake risk assessments.

Key areas:

  • Purpose of workplace risk assessments
  • Hazard identification
  • Principles and process of workplace risk assessment
  • Health & Safety legislation
  • Hierarchy of controls
  • Control methods
  • Safe systems of work

Course Duration: 1 Day

By the end of the course: Delegates will be assessed in risk assessment technique and receive a certificate of achievement.

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