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Training Courses





The following courses are available inhouse at your premises, and may be tailored to suit your specific requirements. 


Training is available in other health and safety areas – if the course is not shown below, please do not hesitate to contact our offices.  Bespoke training courses can be developed for your specific needs, and using your own inhouse procedures and documentation if required.


Risk Assessment


1 day course for supervisors and managers, to cover:


  • overview of Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and associated legislation (Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999, PUWER 1998, etc.

  • risk assessments – what, when and how

  • common hazards and risks

  • practical completion of risk assessments

  • safe systems of work

  • communication and record keeping

  • monitoring and review



Safety Awareness – Employee Responsibilities


Half day training course for employees/operatives, to cover:


  • overview of legislation

  • employer responsibilities – Section 2 of HASAW

  • employee responsibilities – Section 2 of HASAW

  • safe workplace, safe person

  • personal protective equipment



Asbestos Awareness


Half day course for operatives and those persons responsible for managing premises including controlling construction and maintenance projects and also site operatives who may occasionally come into contact with asbestos containing materials, to cover:


  • Introduction

  • Asbestos Law

  • Sources of Asbestos

  • Types of Asbestos

  • Properties of Asbestos

  • Uses of Asbestos in Buildings

  • Why Asbestos is dangerous

  • Size of fibres

  • Respiratory system defence mechanisms

  • Asbestos related diseases

  • Regulation 4: - duties and responsibilities

  • Types of Survey

  • Asbestos management plan:

  • Accidental disturbance of Asbestos

  • Work not requiring a license

  • Removal of Asbestos cement

  • Personal protective equipment


Operatives who regularly work with asbestos containing materials, e.g. demolition contractors, may require additional training.



Overview of PUWER or LOLER Regulations


Half day courses for all levels of staff involved with Work Equpiment and Lifting Equipment, to cover:


  • Overview of Health & Safety at Work Act, and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)

  • Employer and employee responsibilities

  • Risk assessment/safe system of work

  • Information, Instruction, Training and Supervision

  • Preventative Planned Maintenance

  • Inspection and record keeping



Work at Height


Half day course suitable for workers in all sectors of industry, to cover:


  • Introduction to legislation, including Work at Height Regulations 2005

  • Use and selection of work at height equipment

  • Safe use of ladders and step ladders

  • Types of access platforms (MEWPs, tower scaffolds, putlog scaffolds and independent scaffolds)

  • Use of safety harnesses

  • Risk assessment for work at height to identy access requirements and precautions (emergency plans)

  • Scaffold inspections - responsibilities and criteria

  • Record keeping



Organising Lifting Operations


1 day course for managers and supervisors with responsibility for organising lifting contractors and crane organizations. To cover:


  • Applicable Legislation

  • Risk Assessment

  • Identification of type of lift

  • Relevant British Standard

  • Certificates required

  • Lifting and stability principles

  • Load security

Identification of safe working practice.



Tower Scaffold Erection


1 day course for persons involved in tower scaffold erection.   In addition to theory training we would demonstrate how to make correct selection of scaffolding; the majority of the training would be practical ‘hands on’ training, using your own equipment, to cover: 


  • Legislation – risk assessments, falls from height

  • Safe work at height including ladders, step ladders and tower scaffold.

  • Safe erection of mobile tower scaffolds, use, loading, inspection and dismantling.

  • Safe systems of work, isolation, signage etc.



Safe Lifting Operations


Half day course on the essential factors in maintaining a safe working environment during slinging and lifting operations. An informative presentation, with audience participation, will include questions and discussion around pictorial representations as well as demonstration of the principles of safe crane and fork lift truck operation.


To cover


  • Legal obligations on employees engaged in slinging and signalling

  • Safe working practices and correct choice of lifting equipment and accessories

  • Identifying faults in lifting gear

  • Inspection certificates and training records

  • Selection, inspection and storage of lifting accessories

  • Basic mechanics involved in lifting operations - load instabilities

  • Practical demonstration of slinging & signalling including:


    • mobile cranes, gantry cranes,

    • fork lift trucks

    • loading and unloading of lorries.



Basic Slinging Operations – Safety Awareness


Half day course for all levels of staff involved with Lifting Equipment, to cover:


  • Overview of Health & Safety at Work Act, and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)

  • Requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

  • Requirement for Lifting Gear Registers and inspection procedures

  • Safe sling practices

  • Types of lifting gear

  • Signals – banksman techniques

  • Workplace Safety



Manual Handling Operations


Half day course for all, and to cover any industry sector.  The training would be tailored towards the manual handling operations/load which were typical to the client’s business, to cover:


  • Overview of Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and Manual Handling Operations Regulations

  • Risk Assessment

  • Safe Lifting Techniques (Kinetic handling)

  • Two man lift

  • Manual handling mechanical aids

  • Practical demonstration/assessment



Selection, Inspection and Use of Ladders


Half day course suitable for all workers within the building trades and those persons responsible for maintenance within industry, to cover:


  • Introduction to legislation, including Health and Safety at Work Act, PUWER, LOLER and the Work at Height Regulations

  • Safe use of ladders and step ladders - risk assessment on use, right type of ladder for job

  • Pre-use visual inspections

  • Formal inspections - 6 monthly/annual

  • How to conduct

  • What should be inspected

  • Unique identification labels

  • Defect labels

  • Record keeping



Pedestrian Operated Pallet Truck Training


One day course suitable for all persons required to operate pallet trucks within the workplace, to cover:


  • Introduction to legislation, including Health and Safety at Work Act, PUWER and LOLER Regulations

  • Pre-use visual inspections

  • Controls and components on truck

  • Stability and operational techniques

  • Defect/fault reporting procedures


This course includes a practical assessment using your truck within your workplace. 



Sharps Awareness within House Maintenance and Property Clearance


Half day course suitable for all workers within the house maintenance and working in void properties, to cover:


  • Introduction to relevant health and safety legislation

  • Personal protective equipment

  • Discussion re blood borne viruses and potential affects

  • Likely locations of hidden sharps

  • Diposal procedures

  • Reporting procedures


Tailored to your relevant company procedures. 

Fire Safety Awareness

Half day course, suitable for all persons to cover:


  • Overview of legislation - Regulatory Fire Safety Reform Order 2005

  • Responsibilities within business

  • Factors to be considered when completing a fire risk assessment

  • Fire prevention – identifying sources of ignition, fuel, oxygen

  • Fire precautions – fire fighting & detection, emergency routes & exits, maintenance

  • Overview of duties of a Fire Marshall

Safety Awareness Training - Safe Use of Abrasive Wheels and Portable Grinders

Half day course to cover:


  • Approved advisory literature relating to the mounting of abrasive wheels

  • Hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels and precautions which should be observed

  • Methods of marking abrasive wheels as to type, size and maximum operating speed

  • How to store, handle and transport abrasive wheels

  • The functions of all components used with abrasive wheels, including flanges, blotters, bushes and nuts used in mounting and including knowledge of the correct and incorrect methods of assembling all components and balancing of abrasive wheels

  • The proper method of dressing an abrasive wheel

  • The adjustment of the rest of an abrasive wheel

  • The use of suitable personal protective equipment

Banksman Awareness Training

Half day course for acting as a Banksman involved in the control of commerical vehicle movements on the factory/construction yards, warehouses, loading bays and storage depots.  The course will cover:

  • Planning the manoeuvre

  • Conducting the manoeuvre

  • PPE requirements

  • Recognised Signals

  • Regulations

  • Responsibilities

Safety Awareness
puwer loler
Org Lifting Ops
Tower Scaffold
Lifting ops
Fire Safety
Abrasive Wheels
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