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Emergency Rescue & Recovery of Casualties from Confined Spaces

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Prepare to work safely in confined spaces under the emergency conditions
  • Enter and exit the confined spaces safely
  • Prepare the use of breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturers instructions (If required)
  • Follow procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
Suitable for

Anyone who requires to be part of a dedicated team which could be made up of in-house members or a specialist contractor

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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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New Roads and Street Works Act - Signing, Lighting and Guarding (NRSWA Unit 002)

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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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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Crane Supervisor

Aims

To refresh knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • A basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and responsibilities as a Crane Supervisor
  • Explain the importance of locating and identifying different types of lifting equipment and lifting accessories. Explain their basic construction, uses, applications and functions
  • Demonstrate how to interpret and extract information on all relevant documentation
  • Explain and demonstrate diverse types of communication methods used for lifting purposes
  • Explain procedures for placing non-serviceable items out-of-service
  • Explain the function and use of the RCIs and Anti-Collision systems and use the information provided
  • Explain setting up, erection, levelling and dismantling requirements for diverse types or lifting equipment and lifts
  • Set up exclusion zone explaining actions required for emergency actions and identify overhead hazards
  • Identify potential hazards and unsafe lifting practices using different lifting scenarios
  • Explain the importance of checking the security of various types of loads and lifting accessories, explain the procedures ensuring load balance and integrity
  • Supervise the movement of loads to different types of locations using different methods of communication
  • Explain all environmental considerations and explain how factors such as the external area to the lift zone can affect the planning of the lifting operation
  • Carry out all out-of-service securing procedures
Suitable for

Any experienced Crane Supervisors who would like to renew their certification.

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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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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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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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Health and Safety Awareness

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Your individual responsibilities for your own safety and the safety of others
  • The need to prevent accidents
  • Health and safety law
  • How your role fits into the control and management of the site
  • The need for risk assessments and method statements
  • The need to perform safely and to stop and ask for advice if not sure
  • The need to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident
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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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 - Operator (NRSWA Units 001-006 & 009)

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Unit 001 - Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus
  • Unit 002 - Signing, Lighting and Guarding
  • Unit 003 - Excavation in the Highway
  • Unit 004 - Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials
  • Unit 005 - Reinstatement of Sub-Base and Road Base in Non-Bituminous Materials
  • Unit 006 - Reinstatement in Cold-Lay Bituminous Materials
  • Unit 009 - 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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New Roads and Street Works Act - Supervisor (NRSWA Units 001, 010-014 & 016)

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Unit 221 - Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus
  • Unit 230 - Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding
  • Unit 231 - Monitoring Excavation in the Highway
  • Unit 232 - Monitoring Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials
  • Unit 233 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Sub-Base and Roadbase in Non-Bituminous Materials
  • Unit 234 - Monitoring Reinstatement in Hot and Cold-Lay Bituminous Materials
  • Unit 236 - 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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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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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
Suitable for
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Utility Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) Power

Aims

This course provides knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Power generation and distribution
  • Your responsibilities
  • Risk assessment
  • Workplace procedures
  • Power industry hazards
  • Physical hazards
  • Hazards to health
  • The environment
Suitable for

The power scheme is designed for all persons involved in the operational activities of the electricity transmission and distribution industries who require access to sites, both permanent and temporary, including all levels of operatives, supervisors and management.

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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 - Operator Complex 1 (NRSWA Units 001, 002 and 003)

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Unit 001 - Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus
  • Unit 002 - Signing, Lighting and Guarding
  • Unit 003 - Excavation in the Highway
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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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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A40 Slinger Signaller Training inc. 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 Slinger Signaller
  • Different types of lifting accessories
  • Conforming with the manufacturers requirements
  • Pre-use checks
  • Specialist lifting accessories
  • Reporting procedures
  • Communicating with the machine operator
  • Identifying the centre of gravity and weights of loads
  • Preparing and readying the area of operation and maintaining exclusion zones
  • Choosing the relevant lifting accessory
  • Explaining actions required for hazards including underground and overhead services
  • Securing and detaching various types of loads
  • Ensuring load balance, security and integrity
  • Guiding and controlling the movements of loads to different types of locations
  • Explaining the importance and locations of positions of safety
  • Using and complying with a range of communication procedures
  • Providing directions where the machine operator cannot observe the full path of the load
  • Maintaining safe working situations
  • Assessing and confirming the area for machine movement is suitable for maneuvering activities and contains suitable locations to undertake marshalling duties
  • Carry out-of-service, storing and securing procedures

And to pass your A40 CPCS Theory and Practical tests.

Suitable for

Any novices with no industry or lifting experience who require a red CPCS card for A40 Slinger Signaller.

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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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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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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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Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

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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New Roads and Streetworks Act - Re-Assessment

Aims

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

  • Unit 020 - Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus
  • Unit 021 - Signing, Lighting and Guarding
  • Unit 022 - Excavation in the Highway
  • Unit 023 - Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials
  • Unit 024 - Reinstatement of Sub-Base and Roadbase in Non-Bituminous Materials
  • Unit 025 - Reinstatement in Cold-Lay Bituminous Materials
  • Unit 026 - Reinstatement of Hot-Lay Bituminous Materials
  • Unit 027 - Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs
  • Unit 028 - Reinstatement of Modular Surfaces and Concrete Footways
  • Unit 029 - Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding
  • Unit 030 - Monitoring Excavation in the Highway
  • Unit 031 - Monitoring Reinstatement and Compaction of Backfill Materials
  • Unit 032 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Sub-Base and Roadbase in Non-Bituminous Materials
  • Unit 033 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Bituminous Materials
  • Unit 034 - Monitoring Reinstatement of Concrete Slabs
  • Unit 035 - 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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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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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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Fire Awareness/Warden

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Fire legislation
  • Fire Warden duties
  • The basic chemistry of fire and its differing classes
  • Firefighting procedures
  • Causes of fires and their prevention
  • Fixed firefighting installations
  • Evacuation assembly point and fire drills
  • Fire alarms
  • Fire hazards
  • Human behaviour in a fire
  • Risk assessment awareness
  • The duties and responsibilities of a Fire Warden
  • Extinguisher recognition
Suitable for

Anyone wishing to improve their awareness of the dangers of fire or whom would like to undertake Fire Warden duties in the work place

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Winch

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • What is winching?
  • Legislation
  • Inspection of wire ropes
  • Equipment Safety
  • Operations Safety
  • Use in the field
Suitable for

Anyone who uses a Winch in their role, such as Utility Workers

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