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CPCS A61 Appointed Person - Lifting Operations Training Including Theory and Practical Tests

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • State basic requirements of legislation, regulations, codes of practice, guidance and good practice documentation that relate to all types of lifting duties.
  • Explain the duties and responsibilities of those involved in a lifting operation including: an appointed person, a lifting operations supervisor, a lift coordinator, a machine operator, a slinger, a signaler, a lifting equipment installer/erector and maintenance personnel.
  • Identify the requirements for basic, standard and complex lifts.
  • Describe the lighting requirements for in and out of service conditions for lifting equipment.
  • State requirements to be followed when planning the lifting of persons.
  • Identify different types of lifting equipment, and explain capabilities and limitations of each for given lifting operations.
  • Outline pre-use checks requirements for lifting equipment and accessories.
  • Explain maintenance inspection, thorough examination and testing requirements for lifting equipment and accessories.
  • Describe setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for different types of lifting equipment and lifting operations.
  • Calculate lifting equipment point loadings/outrigger loadings, spreader mat types and sizes from given information.
  • Identify ground pressure and support loadings from given information.
  • Explain the function and use of, and use information provided by, RCIs and safety devices applicable to a range of lifting equipment.
  • Select the correct lifting equipment for specified lifts.
  • Extract information from manufacturer’s technical specifications, duties charts, range diagrams and other information sources.
  • Specify lifting equipment configurations for specific types of lifting operations.
  • Identify attachments and ancillaries to lifting equipment.
  • Describe out of service procedures for lifting equipment including locations, configurations, and markings.
  • List different types of lifting accessories and explain typical applications.
  • Identify and explain relevant information relating to different types of lifting accessories e.g. markings, certificates and thorough examination reports.
  • Calculate sling capacities, lengths and angles.
  • Explain slinging techniques for given loads including balanced, unbalanced and loose.
  • Specify appropriate lifting accessories for given types of loads.
  • Identify weights and centers of gravity for different types of loads.
  • Describe and specify different types of communication methods for lifting purposes.
  • Explain factors that determine types of communication methods, the limitations of each and the effects of poor communication.
  • State the need to complete a reflective report following a typical lifting operation.
  • Identify potential proximity and underground hazards from given plans and drawings.
  • Identify and plan an area, with exclusion zones for different, given lifting operations incorporating safe access/egress routes for before, during and after the lift.
  • State requirements that allow safe site access and egress for typical lifting equipment.
  • Specify the security requirements for specific lifting operations.
  • Construct a safe system of work by producing risk assessments, method statements and lift plans, including drawings, using given information.
  • Explain additional requirements for pick and carry duties.
  • Communicate lift plan information to others involved in a lifting operation i.e. lifting supervisor, machine operator, slinger etc.
  • Specify positioning of lifting equipment, loads in relation to fixed objects and other limiting factors.
  • Explain the definition, requirements and factors for temporary works managements and the effects on typical lifting operations.
  • Identify how the effects of fatigue on the lifting team can affect a lifting operation and how it should be managed.
  • Evaluate and explain how t
Suitable for

Any novices with no industry experience who require a red CPCS card for A61 Appointed Person – Lifting Operations.

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Health, Safety and Environment Test

Aims

To pass a Health and Safety Environment test.

The following tests are available:

  • Operative
  • Labourer
  • Specialist
  • Managers and Professionals

Specialist tests include:

  • Supervisory (SUP)
  • Demolition (DEM)
  • Plumbing (JIB) (PLUM)
  • Highway works (HIW)
  • Specialist work at height (WAH)
  • Lifts and escalators (LAEE)
  • Tunneling (TUNN)
  • HVACR - Heating and plumbing services (HAPS)
  • HVACR - Pipefitting and welding (PFW)
  • HVACR - Ductwork (DUCT)
  • HVACR - Refrigeration and air conditioning (RAAC)
  • HVACR - Services and facilities maintenance (SAF)
Suitable for

Anyone who requires to pass a Health and Safety Environment Test. Candidates may be exempt if they have achieved a construction related NVQ or SVQ within the last two years and are applying for a CSCS card for the occupation the NVQ or SVQ relates to.

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New Roads and Street Works Act - Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus (NRSWA Unit LA)

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Interpret and understand plans showing location of underground apparatus
  • Identify and understand how to identify types of utilities apparatus and highways services encountered during excavation
  • Identify and understand the risks and implications of damage to underground utilities apparatus and highway services
  • Use pipe and cable location equipment
Suitable for

For those employed in carrying out work on the highway who are required to locate underground apparatus

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UKATA Asbestos Awareness Category A

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Increasing awareness of the nature and properties of asbestos and its effect on health, including the increased risk of lung cancer for asbestos workers who smoke
  • Familiarisation with types, uses and likely occurrences of asbestos in buildings and where appropriate items of plant
  • Where to obtain information on asbestos prior to commencing work
  • What to do if suspicious material are found
  • How to use work place precautions, including risk assessment process or seek advice on workplace precautions, in respect of the risks of asbestos
  • Undertake work activities in a safe manner and without risk to themselves or others
  • Awareness of asbestos regulations and how they fit into the broader context of health and safety legislation
  • Procedures to follow when coming into unintentional contact with ACMs and an understanding of the appropriate emergency arrangements
Suitable for

Anyone who may come across asbestos in their day to day work such as people working in the construction, demolition, maintenance industries. Professions may include but not limited to joiners, roofers, painters and decorators, architects and shop fitters.

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Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) Refresher

Aims

This course refreshes knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Supervise health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions and within the context of their role.
  • Develop an understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety and welfare of workers on site.
  • Recognise that a site is efficient, economical, productive and environmentally friendly.
Suitable for
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Client Contractors National Safety Group (CCNSG) Renewal

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The Impact of an Accident
  • The Importance of Safe Behaviour
  • Legal Framework
  • POWRA
  • PTW
  • Good Practice
Suitable for

Anyone wishing to renew their current CCNSG card

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New Roads and Street Works Act - Operator (NRSWA Units LA - O5 & O8)

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Unit LA - Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus.
  • Unit O1 - Signing, Lighting and Guarding.
  • Unit O2 - Excavation in the Highway.
  • Unit O3 - Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials.
  • Unit O4 - Reinstatement of Sub-Base and Road Base in Non-Bituminous Materials.
  • Unit O5 - Reinstatement in Cold-Lay Bituminous Materials.
  • Unit O8 - Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces.
Suitable for

For those employed in carrying out works on the highway who have not worked on the highway before or require re-registration on the SWQR.

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Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Working in low risk confined spaces.
  • Entering and exiting the confined spaces safety.
  • Using equipment and tools safely.
  • Following procedures and working safely.
  • Dealing with emergencies.
  • Using appropriate behaviour for working in low risk confined spaces.
  • Using appropriate industry knowledge for working in low risk confined spaces.
  • Apply relevant industry standards for working in low risk confined spaces.
Suitable for

Anyone entering a low risk confined space where entry and exit is easy with natural ventilation.

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Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Prepare to work safely in medium risk confined spaces.
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely.
  • Prepare and use appropriate respiratory protective equipment (RPE) for escape purposes in accordance with manufacturers specifications.
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers instructions.
  • Follow procedures and work safely.
  • Deal with emergencies.
  • Use appropriate behaviour for working in medium risk confined spaces.
  • Use appropriate water industry knowledge for working in medium risk confined spaces.
  • Apply relevant water industry standards for working.
Suitable for

Anyone entering a medium risk confined space with gas detectors and escape breathing apparatus (BA).

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Network Construction Operations (NCO) Level 1 Gas

Aims

This course provides knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Assist in locating and avoiding supply apparatus and sub structures.
  • Working under supervision, excavate holes and trenches in ground and pavement structures.
  • Assist in preparing for reinstatement of excavation and pavement surfaces.
  • Working under supervision, contribute to an efficient work environment in gas network construction.
  • Working under supervision, contribute to an efficient and effective work environment in gas network construction.
  • Working under supervision, operate powered tools and equipment for network construction operations.
  • Working under supervision, join polyethylene pipe by electrofusion welding.
  • Working under supervision, assemble components to meet specifications for gas network construction operations.
  • Assist in preparing resources and signing, lighting and guarding the area for highway works.
  • Assist in preparing resources and signing, lighting and guarding the area for site works.
  • Working under supervision, join polyethylene pipe by butt fusion welding.
Suitable for

Level 1 will suit candidates just starting out in, or are very new to, network construction.

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PE Technology - Electro Fusion

Aims

This course refreshes knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The essential elements required to successfully joint using electro fusion methods
  • The ability to join PE pipe together in line with industry standards
  • Correctly set up electro fusion equipment ready for operation
  • Demonstrate the ability to use various machines provided
  • Apply a level of quality assurance to completed joints to ensure suitability to carry water and gas
  • Carry out the electro fusion process in accordance with health and safety requirements
Suitable for

For experienced mains and service layers requiring to renew their certification.

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PE Technology - Butt Fusion

Aims

This course refreshes knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The essential elements required to successfully joint using butt fusion methods
  • The ability to join PE pipe together in line with industry standards
  • Correctly set up butt fusion equipment ready for operation
  • Correctly introduce PE pipe into machines to eliminate joint fault
  • Demonstrate the ability to use various machines provided
  • Apply a level of quality assurance to completed joints to ensure suitability to carry water and gas
  • Carry out the butt fusion process in accordance with health and safety requirements
Suitable for

For experienced mains and service layers requiring to renew their certification.

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Health and Safety Awareness

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • To ensure the individual responsibilities of the worker are understood.
  • Why they are carrying out their responsibilities.
  • What is expected of them.
  • How they contribute to the safety of the workplace.
Suitable for

This course is for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry as a member of the workforce, to help them understand the potential hazards that they face at work on site.

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Ground Support for Excavations

Aims

This course provides knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the legislation that is relevant to excavation operations
  • Explain the major causes of excavation failure
  • Identify and explain the main dangers associated with working in excavations
  • Demonstrate and explain suitable solutions to prevent excavation failure
  • List the protective clothing / equipment that must be used when working in excavations
  • State the types of ground support systems available and demonstrate the correct method of support for specific ground conditions Demonstrate practical solutions to operational problems regarding ground support systems
  • Demonstrate how to safely support excavated trenches in a range of ground conditions using timber, trench sheeting and hydraulic trench shoring
  • Demonstrate the safety aspects appertaining to supporting excavations and be able to explain the consequences of failure
  • Carry out an inspection of ground support systems and complete relevant documentation
  • Carry out striking for ground support systems in a safe working manner
Suitable for

All candidates not holding previous Ground Support for Excavations certification

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360 Excavator

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • A basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and responsibilities as plant operator.
  • A working knowledge of the manufactures handbook for the particular machine to be used.
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions.
  • Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions.
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Excavator use.
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufactures and legislative requirements.
  • Safely mount and dismount the machine.
  • Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop safely.
  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuver it safely across varying terrain in open and confined areas.
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area.
  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out excavating tasks.
  • Carry out excavating tasks.
  • Load material onto transporting vehicles or into containers.
  • Reinstate excavation, grade and level ground.
  • Fit and remove attachments.
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures.
Suitable for

Anyone wishing to gain a 360 Excavator certificate who has no previous knowledge or experience.

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Slinger Signaller

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • A basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and responsibilities as Slinger Signaller.
  • Be able to conform to manufacturers requirements as per technical data, conform to relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Be able to locate, identify and explain different types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories. Explain their basic construction, uses, applications and their functions.
  • Be able to interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation.
  • Undertake all pre-use checks on non-specialist lifting accessories and identify non-serviceable items.
  • Explain procedures for placing non-serviceable items out-of-service.
  • Identify and explain centres of gravity and calculate estimated weights of loads.
  • Set up exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions, identifying any overhead hazards.
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for Slinger/Signaller use.
  • Secure various types of loads to a hook using the relevant lifting accessories and procedures ensuring load balance, security and integrity.
  • Direct and guide the movements of loads to different types of location using different methods of communication.
  • Environmental considerations.
  • Carry out all out-of-service and securing procedures.
Suitable for

Anyone wishing to gain a Slinger Signaller certificate who has no previous knowledge or experience.

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Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Refresher

Aims

This course refreshes knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations
  • Risk assessments/method statements
  • Recent changes in accepted working practices
  • Behavioural safety
  • Management of occupational health
  • Electricity
  • Excavations
  • Working at height
  • Scaffolding
  • Demolition
  • Confined spaces
Suitable for

Project managers, site managers and supervisors, business proprietors and client-based personnel who have previously passed the five day Construction Site Management Training Scheme (SMSTS) or subsequent refresher course and hold a valid SMSTS certificate and have provided evidence to the training provider of their eligibility.

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Utility Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) Water

Aims

This course provides knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Your responsibilities
  • Risk assessment
  • Workplace procedures
  • Physical hazards
  • Working in the highway (network/sewerage network additional module)
  • Physical hazards (part 2)
  • Excavations (network additional module)
  • Process operations (process additional module)
  • Sewerage network (sewerage network additional module)
  • Hazards to health
  • Hazards to health (part 2)
  • Hygiene and health (mandatory additional module)
  • The environment
Suitable for

All persons involved in the operational activities of the water industry who require access to sites, both permanent and temporary, including all levels of operatives, supervisors and management.

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Utility Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) Gas

Aims

This course provides knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Your responsibilities
  • Risk assessment
  • Workplace procedures
  • Pressure regulating installations (upstream additional module)
  • Safety in premises (downstream additional module)
  • Physical hazards
  • Working in the highway (upstream additional module)
  • Physical hazards (part 2)
  • Excavations (upstream additional module)
  • Hazards to health (part 1)
  • Hazards to health (part 2)
  • The environment
Suitable for

All persons involved in the operational activities of the gas industry who require access to sites, both permanent and temporary, including all levels of operatives, supervisors and management.

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PE Technology - Electro Fusion

Aims

This course provides knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The essential elements required to successfully joint using electro fusion methods
  • The ability to join PE pipe together in line with industry standards
  • Correctly set up electro fusion equipment ready for operation
  • Demonstrate the ability to use various machines provided
  • Apply a level of quality assurance to completed joints to ensure suitability to carry water and gas
  • Carry out the electro fusion process in accordance with health and safety requirements
Suitable for

For mains and service layers requiring electro fusion jointing skills using fully automatic machines

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Working in Medium Risk Confined Space

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Prepare to work safely in medium risk confined spaces.
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely.
  • Prepare and use appropriate respiratory protective equipment (RPE) for escape purposes in accordance with manufacturers specifications.
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers instructions.
  • Follow procedures and work safely.
  • Deal with emergencies.
  • Use appropriate behaviour for working in medium risk confined spaces.
  • Use appropriate water industry knowledge for working in medium risk confined spaces.
  • Apply relevant water industry standards for working.
Suitable for

Anyone entering a medium risk confined space with gas detectors and escape breathing apparatus (BA) who holds an in date Medium Risk certificate.

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First Aid at Work

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Roles and responsibilities of employers and employee
  • Priorities of First Aid
  • Managing an incident
  • Care of an unconscious casualty
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Disorders of the airway
  • Dealing with bleed and shock
  • Causes of unconsciousness
  • Burns & scalds
  • Injuries to bones ligaments & joints
  • Poisoning
  • Recognition and management of major illnesses and appropriate action
  • Miscellaneous injuries
  • Epi-Pen use
  • Record keeping and accident reporting
  • Infection control
  • Communication and delegation in an emergency
  • Manage the transportation of a casualty
  • AED
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Client Contractors National Safety Group (CCNSG) Novice

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Safe Behaviours at Work
  • Consequences of good/bad safety
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Risk Assessments
  • What is Hazard?
  • What is Risk?
  • Hierarchy of Control
  • As low as Reasonably Practical
  • Fire Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • PUWER
  • Noise
  • HAVS
  • Confined Space
  • COSHH
  • LOLER
  • Asbestos
  • Working at Height
  • Site Transport
  • Signage
  • Excavations
  • Electric/Isolation
  • Environment
  • Reporting/RIDDOR
Suitable for

This course is suitable for operatives, managers and supervisors requiring health and safety training to gain access to sites, such as power plants, wind farms, oil refineries etc.

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EAL Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018

Aims

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the content of BS7671:IET Wiring Regulations Eighteenth Edition.
  • Understand the regulations that apply to design, erection and verification of electrical installations, and also additions and alterations to existing installations.
Suitable for

Personnel involved in the electrotechnical sector such as electricians, designers and inspectors who wish to update their knowledge to the IET Wiring Regulations Eighteenth Edition.

Learners who wish to gain an understanding of BS 7671.

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New Roads and Streetworks Act - Re-Assessment

Aims

To refresh your knowledge and understanding in your chosen units. Available units are:

  • Unit LA - Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus
  • Unit O1 - Signing, Lighting and Guarding
  • Unit O2 - Excavation in the Highway
  • Unit O3 - Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials
  • Unit O4 - Reinstatement of Sub-Base and Roadbase in Non-Bituminous Materials
  • Unit O5 - Reinstatement in Cold-Lay Bituminous Materials
  • Unit O6 - Reinstatement of Hot-Lay Bituminous Materials
  • Unit O7 - Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs
  • Unit O8 - Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways
  • Unit S1 - Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding
  • Unit S2 - Monitoring Excavation in the Highway
  • Unit S3 - Monitoring Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials
  • Unit S4 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Sub-Base and Roadbase in Non-Bituminous Materials
  • Unit S5 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Bituminous Materials
  • Unit S6 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs
  • Unit S7 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways
Suitable for

For those who working in England who need to renew their existing Street Works card

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CPCS A58A 360 Below 10 Tonne Tracked Training Including Theory and Practical Tests

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The nature of the industry and their role and responsibility as a plant operator.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Undertake all pre-use checks.
  • Configure and set for site travel.
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces.
  • Manoeuver in confined spaces.
  • Configure and set up for excavating duties.
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground.
  • Place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers.
  • Grade, spread and level ground and materials.
  • Attached and remove buckets.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine. Transportation.

And to pass your A58A CPCS Theory and Practical tests.

Suitable for

Any novices with no industry or machine experience who require a red CPCS card for A58A Excavator 360 below 10 tonnes.

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National Water Hygiene

Aims

This course provides knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The premise that water is a food product and the public expect their water supply to have been treated properly so that it does not cause health problems.
  • The importance of personal hygiene and identification of potential sources of contamination.
  • Awareness of potential for contamination. Includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the need for clean boots.
  • Vehicles - vehicles need to be kept clean and tidy and tools need to be separated. Awareness of where the vehicle has been taken before entering a treatment works e.g. fields, sewage treatment works etc.
  • Multi-functional working - water and sewerage working is becoming common for some companies and the associated risks must be understood.
  • Fuel, diesel and chemical contamination - any of these getting into the water could have detrimental affects.
  • Pets could help to spread water borne diseases e.g. dogs, cats, horses etc - ensure that individuals do not wear the same footwear for work.
  • Chlorine/disinfection, both in the water itself and other usage i.e. how chlorine is used to wash boots, clean tools and in repairs, and the correct disposal of chlorine solution.
  • Awareness and usage surrounding approved products. The right substance for the job
  • Awareness of the sampling and audit processes in place by various bodies.
Suitable for

Any person working on a restricted operations sites such as service reservoirs, pumping stations, treatment works, wells, spring and boreholes and working on the network of water mains and service pipes.

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Ladders and Steps

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Regulations and legislation
  • Ladders and electricity
  • Accident prevention and control
  • Ladder defects
  • Inspection of ladders
  • Securing ladders
  • Lowering ladders
  • Steps and trestles
  • Maintenance and storage
  • Carrying and positioning
Suitable for

Anyone using ladders and steps

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Safe Control of Operations (SCO) 1 and 2 - Competent Persons (ROs and Team Leaders)

Aims

This course provides knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The roles and responsibilities outlined in the procedure with specific emphasis on competent persons.
  • When the various permit types are used.
  • Application for permits to work and forms of authority.
Suitable for

All gas industry personnel involved in operational works on the Gas Networks and certain types of Meter Installations including, but not strictly limited to, persons who are or will become:

  • Named Authorising Engineers or Named Competent Persons for Routine and Non Routine Operations.
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New Roads and Street Works Act - Signing, Lighting and Guarding (NRSWA Unit O1)

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Carry out, and understand, how to survey the work site
  • Protect pedestrians, vehicular traffic and site personnel
  • Provide portable traffic signals and Stop/Go traffic control
  • Understand how to provide portable traffic signals, Stop/Go and priority traffic control
  • Follow safe working practices
Suitable for

For those employed in carrying out work on the highway who have not worked on the highway before or require re-registration on the SWQR

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Safe Working at Height

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Regulations and legislation
  • Risk assessments
  • PPE and safety harnesses
  • Selecting the correct equipment
  • Safe systems of work
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Fall arrest equipment
  • Pre use inspection
  • Horizontal safety systems
  • Vertical safety systems
  • Maintenance and checking of equipment
  • Cleaning and storage
Suitable for
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Harness Awareness and Fall Arrest

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The industry, dangers and responsibilities of working in the industry
  • The manufactures handbook
  • Locating and identifying major components of the harness/fall arrest and explain their functions
  • Safety checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
  • Selecting suitable types of harness/fall arrest relative to the work being undertaken
  • Identifying and maintaining PPE appropriate for use and demonstrate correct use
  • Correctly fit and remove the safety harness/fall arrest
  • Carry out end of work inspections
  • Environmental considerations
  • Storage of harness/fall arrest
Suitable for

Anyone using harness or fall arrest equipment

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Harness Use and Inspection

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Understand the relevant health and safety regulations, guidance and standards
  • Be able to identify and select the correct form of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) against falls from height when working from a MEWP
  • Understand how to check, use, maintain and store a harness and lanyard
  • Be able to conduct a periodic examination on a MEWP harness and its associated equipment
Suitable for

Anyone that works at height and requires to safely use a harness.

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IOSH Managing Safely

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Introducing managing safely
  • Assessing risks
  • Controlling risks
  • Understanding responsibilities
  • Understanding hazards
  • Investigating incidents
  • Measuring performance
Suitable for

Any manager that would like to enhance their knowledge of health and safety

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New Roads and Street Works Act - Supervisor (NRSWA Units LA, S1 - S5 & S7)

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Unit LA - Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus.
  • Unit S1 - Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding.
  • Unit S2 - Monitoring Excavation in the Highway.
  • Unit S3 - Monitoring Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials.
  • Unit S4 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Sub-Base and Roadbase in Non-Bituminous Materials.
  • Unit S5 - Monitoring Reinstatement in Hot and Cold-Lay Bituminous Materials.
  • Unit S7 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways.
Suitable for

For those employed in monitoring works on the highway who have not worked on the highway before or require re-registration on the SWQR.

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CPCS A31 Ride on Roller Training Including Theory and Practical Tests

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The nature of the industry and their role and responsibility as a plant operator
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Configure and set for site travel
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces
  • Manoeuver in confined spaces
  • Configure and set for compacting duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Compact loose granular materials to specification
  • Compact in straight lines and around radii
  • Compact supported and unsupported edges
  • Explain the principles, requirements and techniques of good compaction
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation

And to pass your A31 CPCS Theory and Practical tests.

Suitable for

Any novices with no industry or machine experience who require a red CPCS card for A31 Ride on Roller.

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Manual Handling

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Regulations
  • The law
  • Understanding your back
  • Related injuries
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk reduction planning
  • Basic rules and practice
Suitable for

This course is suitable for anyone as everyone moves and lifts objects. This course may be useful for those in the workplace involved in moving and lifting tasks.

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CPCS A17C All Sizes Excluding 360 Slew Telescopic Handler Training Including Theory and Practical Tests

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The nature of the industry and their role and responsibility as a plant operator
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Explain the need and function of appropriate documentation
  • Configure and set for site travel (site and highway)
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces (with and without loads)
  • Manoeuver in confined spaces (with and without loads)
  • Configure and set for lifting and transferring duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Lift and remove various loads up to full extension and working height of telescopic handler
  • Transfer and place loads accurately at given locations
  • Place and remove loads from a vehicle
  • Maintain safe working situations
  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation

And to pass your A17 CPCS Theory and Practical tests.

Suitable for

Any novices with no industry or machine experience who require a red CPCS card for A17C Telescopic Handler.

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Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Working in low risk confined spaces.
  • Entering and exiting the confined spaces safety.
  • Using equipment and tools safely.
  • Following procedures and working safely.
  • Dealing with emergencies.
  • Using appropriate behavior for working in low risk confined spaces.
  • Using appropriate industry knowledge for working in low risk confined spaces.
  • Apply relevant industry standards for working in low risk confined spaces.
Suitable for

Anyone entering a low risk confined space where entry and exit is easy with natural ventilation.

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Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) Novice

Aims

This course gives knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Supervise health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions and within the context of their role.
  • Develop an understanding of responsibility and accountability for site health, safety and welfare of workers on site.
  • Recognise that a safe site is efficient, economical, productive and environmentally friendly.
Suitable for

This course is intended for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities.

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Emergency First Aid at Work

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The role of the first aider, including reference to the importance of preventing cross infection
  • The need for recording incidents and actions
  • Use of available equipment
  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
  • Administer cardio pulmonary resuscitation and AED
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who could be choking, wounded, bleeding and deal with shock
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
Suitable for

Anyone wishing to undertake Emergency First Aid training

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Client Contractors National Safety Group (CCNSG) Leading a Team Safely

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • How to communicate successfully
  • How to lead a team successfully
  • How to achieve safe outcomes
  • Self-management
  • How to work safely with others

The course explores these topics in an interactive way and delegates participation throughout the day is a key factor.

The course is based around the concept of The Good Job and structured into four elements:

  • The Team
  • The Plan
  • The Job
  • Good Job
Suitable for

This course is suitable for managers and supervisors requiring health and safety training to gain access to sites, such as power plants, wind farms, oil refineries etc.

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EAL L3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018 Upgrade

Aims

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Scope, object and fundamental principles.
  • Definitions.
  • Assessment of general characteristics.
  • Protection for safety.
  • Selection and erection of equipment.
  • Inspection and testing.
  • Special installations or locations.
  • Appendices.
Suitable for

Personnel involved in the electrotechnical sector such as electricians, designers and inspectors who wish to update their knowledge to the IET Wiring Regulations Eighteenth Edition.

Learners who wish to gain an understanding of BS 7671.

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CPCS A09A Wheeled Forward Tipping Dumper Wheeled Training Including Theory and Practical Tests

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The nature of the industry and their role and responsibility as a plant operator
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Configure and set for site travel (site and highway)
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces – loaded and unloaded
  • Manoeuver in confined spaces whilst carrying loads
  • Ensure the suitability of the tipping and loading area
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Position to receive loads
  • Comply with loading procedures
  • Ensure load integrity and security
  • Transfer loads to different locations
  • Discharge loads into trenches and over edges
  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation

And to pass your A09 CPCS Theory and Practical tests.

Suitable for

Any experienced workers with industry and machine experience who require a red CPCS card for A09A Forward Tipping Dumper.

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PE Technology - Butt Fusion

Aims

This course provides knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The essential elements required to successfully joint using butt fusion methods.
  • The ability to join PE pipe together in line with industry standards.
  • Correctly set up butt fusion equipment ready for operation.
  • Correctly introduce PE pipe into machines to eliminate joint fault.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use various machines provided.
  • Apply a level of quality assurance to completed joints to ensure suitability to carry water and gas.
  • Carry out the butt fusion process in accordance with health and safety requirements.
Suitable for

For mains and service layers requiring butt fusion jointing skills using fully automatic machines.

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Safe Control of Operations (SCO) 5 - Authorising Engineers and Competent Persons (ROs)

Aims

This course provides knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The legislation and drivers for non-routine operations
  • The roles and responsibilities outlined in SCO5
  • The deviation and communication process
  • The application of routine operations
Suitable for

All gas industry personnel involved in operational works on the Gas Networks and certain types of Meter Installations including, but not strictly limited to, persons who are or will become:

  • Named Authorising Engineers or
  • Named Competent Persons for Routine Operations only
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CPCS A31 Ride on Roller Training Including Theory and Practical Tests

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The nature of the industry and their role and responsibility as a plant operator
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Configure and set for site travel
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces
  • Manoeuver in confined spaces
  • Configure and set for compacting duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Compact loose granular materials to specification
  • Compact in straight lines and around radii
  • Compact supported and unsupported edges
  • Explain the principles, requirements and techniques of good compaction
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation

And to pass your A31 CPCS Theory and Practical tests.

Suitable for

Any experienced workers with machine experience who require a red CPCS card for A31 Ride on Roller.

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CPCS A58A 360 Below 10 Tonne Tracked Training Including Theory and Practical Tests

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The nature of the industry and their role and responsibility as a plant operator.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Undertake all pre-use checks.
  • Configure and set for site travel.
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces.
  • Manoeuver in confined spaces.
  • Configure and set up for excavating duties.
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground.
  • Place materials into transporting vehicles and hoppers.
  • Grade, spread and level ground and materials.
  • Attached and remove buckets.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine. Transportation.

And to pass your A58A CPCS Theory and Practical tests.

Suitable for

Any experienced workers with machine experience who require a red CPCS card for A58A Excavator 360 below 10 tonnes.

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Abrasive Wheels Including Practical

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Other current relevant regulations
  • Introduction to the equipment
  • Hazards and precautions to be observed when using abrasive wheels
  • Wheel selection
  • Storage, handling and transporting of abrasive wheels
  • Examination of abrasive wheels
  • Mounting of abrasive wheels
  • Personal Protective Equipment
Suitable for

Anyone wishing to or using Abrasive Wheels

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Ground Support for Excavations

Aims

This course refreshes knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the legislation that is relevant to excavation operations
    • Explain the major causes of excavation failure
    • Identify and explain the main dangers associated with working in excavations
    • Demonstrate and explain suitable solutions to prevent excavation failure
    • List the protective clothing / equipment that must be used when working in excavations
    • State the types of ground support systems available and demonstrate the correct method of support for specific ground conditions Demonstrate practical solutions to operational problems regarding ground support systems
    • Demonstrate how to safely support excavated trenches in a range of ground conditions using timber, trench sheeting and hydraulic trench shoring
    • Demonstrate the safety aspects appertaining to supporting excavations and be able to explain the consequences of failure
    • Carry out an inspection of ground support systems and complete relevant documentation
    • Carry out striking for ground support systems in a safe working manner
Suitable for

Any experienced workers who use Ground Support techniques and would like to renew their certification.

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CPCS A17C All Sizes Excluding 360 Slew Telescopic Handler Training Including Theory and Practical Tests

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The nature of the industry and their role and responsibility as a plant operator
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Undertake all pre-use checks
  • Explain the need and function of appropriate documentation
  • Configure and set for site travel (site and highway)
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces (with and without loads)
  • Manoeuver in confined spaces (with and without loads)
  • Configure and set for lifting and transferring duties
  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
  • Lift and remove various loads up to full extension and working height of telescopic handler
  • Transfer and place loads accurately at given locations
  • Place and remove loads from a vehicle
  • Maintain safe working situations
  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation

And to pass your A17C CPCS Theory and Practical tests.

Suitable for

Any experienced workers with machine experience who require a red CPCS card for A17C Telescopic Handler.

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Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Novice

Aims

This course provides knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations
  • Risk assessments/method statements
  • Recent changes in accepted working practices
  • Behavioral safety
  • Management of occupational health
  • Electricity
  • Excavations
  • Working at height
  • Scaffolding
  • Demolition
  • Confined spaces
Suitable for

Project managers, site managers and supervisors, business proprietors and client-based personnel

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Working in High Risk Confined Spaces

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Prepare to work safely in high risk confined spaces.
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely.
  • Prepare and use self-contained open circuit breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturers specifications.
  • Use equipment and tools safely and in accordance with manufacturers specifications.
  • Follow procedures and work safely.
  • Dealing with emergencies.
  • Use appropriate behaviour for working in high risk confined spaces.
  • Use appropriate industry knowledge for working in high risk confined spaces.
  • Apply relevant industry standards for working in high risk confined spaces.
Suitable for

Anyone entering a high risk confined space with self-contained open circuit breathing apparatus (SCOC). High risk is determined when there is a specified risk that cannot be controlled or eliminated.

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