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Slinger Signaller

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 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

Any experienced Slinger Signallers who would like 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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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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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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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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CPCS Blue Card Renewal

Aims
  • To ensure key knowledge of each plant category is maintained
    • To pass each module to gain a updated CPCS card
Suitable for

Anyone who holds a CPCS blue competent operator card which needs to be renewed.

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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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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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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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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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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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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:

  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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New Roads and Street Works Act - Monitoring Signing, Lighting and Guarding (NRSWA Unit S1)

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Monitor a work site survey
  • Monitor the protection of pedestrians, vehicular traffic and site personnel
  • Monitor the provision of portable traffic signals and Stop/Go traffic control
  • Monitor site safety
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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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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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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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 novices with no industry or machine experience who require a red CPCS card for A09A Forward Tipping Dumper.

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MEWP Scissor and Boom 3a & 3b

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, and be familiar with other types of information sources and relevant legislation.
  • 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.
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufactures and legislative requirements.
  • Check all emergency lowering functions.
  • Safely mount and dismount the machine.
  • Configure the machine for travel.
  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely on level ground and inclines in open and confined area.
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area, including overhead and underground hazards.
  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out accessing tasks.
  • Carry out accessing tasks, at various points up to full operating height.
  • Travel with platform raised (where applicable).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation.
  • Carry out all end of shift shut down procedures.
Suitable for

Anyone wishing to gain a MEWP Scissor and Boom certificate who has no previous knowledge or experience.

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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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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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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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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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Telescopic Handler

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.
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturers handbook for the particular machine to be used and other relevant sources of information.
  • 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.
  • 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 it safely.
  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuver it safely laden and unladen, over varying terrain, rough ground, inclines, in open and confined areas.
  • Conduct all necessary safely checks at the work area.
  • Manoeuver the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out lifting and load handling tasks.
  • Carry out lifting and load handling tasks.
  • Lift and transfer loads accurately and safely at different locations.
  • Load and unload external transport safely.
  • Fit, adjust and or remove attachments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation.
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures.
Suitable for

Anyone wishing to gain a Telescopic Handler certificate who has no previous knowledge or experience.

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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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Manage Work in Confined Spaces

Aims

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • State what is meant by the term Confined Space and Specified Risk
  • Outline principle requirements of the Safe Entry into Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
  • Explain risk assessment requirements under the Management of Health and Safety Regulations and associated Approved Code of Practice
  • State the principles of risk assessment relevant to Confined Spaces
  • Explain Permit to Work
  • Discuss the benefits of a safe system of work
  • Discuss Emergency Arrangements as required under the Safe Entry into Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
  • Discuss the operations of a person managing/supervising entries into Confined Spaces
  • Evaluate Paperwork suitable for working in Confined Spaces
Suitable for

Anyone who manages or supervises confined space operations

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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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Forward Tipping Dumper

Aims

To gain knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • A basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and responsibilities as an operator.
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturers 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 key controls and explain their functions.
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with the manufacture’s and legislative requirements.
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for forward tipping dumper use.
  • Prepare the forward tipping dumper for use and operate safely and efficiently.
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area.
  • Attach and set trailers, ready for operation.
  • Environmental considerations.
  • Storage and transport of implements and attachments.
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures.
Suitable for

Anyone who is required to operate a Forward Tipping Dumper.

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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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Network Construction Operations (NCO) Conversion Gas to Water Service Layer

Aims

All learners must complete the following 3 mandatory units:

  • Maintain a safe and secure working environment in water network construction.
  • Joint materials by mechanical means on water network construction.
  • Install water mains up to 50mm nominal bore or 63mm polyethylene.

Learners may take the following units, but they do not contribute to the achievement to the full certificate:

•Reinstate excavation and pavement surfaces after utility network construction operations. •Joint materials by electrofusion processes on utilities network construction. •Restore water network components to operational condition by repair.

Suitable for

The qualification can be used to up-skill existing staff. It is also one of the Level 2 qualifications that may be taken by apprentices working on the SASE apprenticeship framework for The Water Industry.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Network Construction Operations (NCO) Conversion Gas to Water Main Layer

Aims

All learners must complete the following 3 mandatory units:

  • Maintain a safe and secure working environment in water network construction.
  • Joint materials by mechanical means on water network construction.
  • Install water mains up to 150mm nominal bore or 180mm polyethylene.

Learners may take the following units, but they do not contribute to the achievement to the full certificate:

  • Reinstate excavation and pavement surfaces after utility network construction operations.
  • Joint materials by butt fusion processes between 180mm and 315mm for utilities network construction.
  • Joint materials by butt fusion processes above 315mm for utilities network construction.
  • Install water mains from 150mm-300mm nominal bore or 180mm – 315mm polyethylene.
  • Install water mains above 300mm nominal bore or 315mm polyethylene.
  • Conduct pressure and soundness testing or water network engineering products or assets.
  • Restore water network components to operational condition by repair.
Suitable for

The qualification can be used to up-skill existing staff. It is also one of the Level 2 qualifications that may be taken by apprentices working on the SASE apprenticeship framework for The Water Industry.

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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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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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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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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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