Health and Safety Training

Courses

Trench Support

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills required to safely support excavations, up to 2.5 metres in depth, using timber and steel systems and identify hazards associated with work in deep excavations.

man installing trench support

On successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded an SQA Level 2 Certificate in 'Trench Support Systems'

On completion of the course, delegates should be able to:

- Describe current safety regulations and requirements relating to support of excavations.

- Identify the characteristics of principle soil types and associated hazards.

- Recognize the hazards and implement control measures for those hazards.

- Carry out risk assessments on a deep excavation.

- Use basic tools and equipment for installing shoring.

- Install shoring systems using the correct method appropriate for different types of ground conditions

- Withdraw support systems in the correct sequence.

- Understand emergency procedures.

- Carry out the above tasks safely.


Course Duration 2½ Days


Manual Handling

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to ensure that all employees are trained and competent in manual handling.

Manual handling accidents account for more than a third of all accidents reported each year to the enforcing authorities. It is estimated that in excess of 500,000 people in Great Britain suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) mainly affecting the upper limbs or neck that was caused, or made worse, by their current or past work.

This Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.

Course Duration1 day

Abrasive Wheels

Our abrasive wheel training courses are suitable for all operators, managers and supervisors, who as part of their working duties select, mount, specify or use abrasive wheels as defined in PUWER Regulations 1998.

The aim of the Abrasive wheels training course is to enable candidates to work safely, to provide an understanding of current legislation and promote awareness of the dangers and hazards of abrasive wheels, and to offer practical steps to reduce workplace accidents and encourage workers to adopt a culture that results in a safer workplace.

Course Duration ½ Day

Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces

This course is about entering and working in a low risk environment with adequate natural or mechanical ventilation.

The access appears simple and unobstructed and there is no likely risk of flooding (for example meter pits, valve chambers; stairwells). Low Risk confined spaces could be associated with lone working requiring the application of appropriate procedures.


Course Duration 1 Day


Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces

This course is about working in confined space environments where there is a medium risk that a specified hazard may be present. It will require the use of escape breathing apparatus. It will involve the presence of one or more people - positioned outside the confined space - who have designated responsibilities for controlling the entry and dealing with emergencies.

Entry to the confined space may involve manual and/or mechanical access equipment


Course Duration 2 Days


Working in High Risk Confined Spaces

This course is about working in confined spaces which have non-standard entries and which, in consequence, makes rescue difficult. It is likely that a hazard will be present at some time during the entry. Entry may involve complex entry procedures and there will be work-specific controls and rescue arrangements. It will entail the use of self-contained open circuit breathing apparatus, specialist detection equipment, and resuscitation equipment. It will require the presence of personnel who have designated responsibilities for dealing with emergencies.

Therefore specialist training and assessment is required to equip those undertaking this type of work with the necessary skills and competencies to assess risk, control hazards and work safely.


Course Duration 3 Days


Emergency First Aid at Work

The aim of this course is to enable a candidate to be able to act as an appointed person to take charge of the first aid arrangements, including looking after the equipment and facilities and calling the Emergency Medical Services when required.

The content of this course provides basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations, covering the following;

- The role of the first aider

- Managing an emergency

- Communication and casualty care

- Bleeding (minor and severe)

- Burns

- Choking

- Fainting

- Health and safety (first aid) regulations

- Resuscitation (adult CPR)

- Seizures

- Shock

- Unconscious casualty


Course Duration 1 Day


First Aid at Work

The First aid at work training course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in most workplaces to become a confident first aider at work. Giving both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations.

- The role of the first aider

- Managing an emergency

- Communication and casualty care

- Bleeding (minor and severe)

- Bone, muscle and joint injuries

- Burns

- Chest pains (including heart attack)

- Eye injuries

- Fainting

- Choking

- Unconscious casualty


Course Duration 3 Days


- Head injuries

- Low blood sugar

- Health and safety (first aid) regulations

- Poisoning

- Resuscitation (adult CPR)

- Severe allergic reaction

- Shock

- Spinal injuries

- Stroke


IOSH Managing Safely

IOSH Managing Safely is a course for managers and supervisors in any sector and any organisation. It's designed to give managers all they need to know to help them effectively manage health and safety in their workplace. The new high impact programme covers key health and safety issues, and also includes a section on environment protection.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), one of Europe's leading health and safety awarding bodies.

Course content;

- Introducing managing safely

- Assessing risks

- Controlling risks

- Understanding your responsibilities

- Identifying hazards

- Investigating accidents and incidents

- Measuring performance

- Protecting our environment

Course Duration 5 Days


IOSH Working Safely

Working safely is a one-day course for people at any level, in any sector, needing a grounding of health and safety. It focuses on why health and safety is important, and how you can make a real difference to the wellbeing of yourself and others through changing your behaviour.

This course focuses on best practice rather than legislation and is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), one of Europe's leading health and safety awarding bodies.

Course content;

- Introducing working safely

- Defining hazard and risk

- Identifying common hazards


Course Duration 1 Day


- Improving safety performance

- Protecting our environment


NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge.

The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately;


- Management of Health and Safety (NGC1)

- Controlling workplace hazards (GC2)

- Health and safety practical application (GC3)


Course Duration 13 Days


NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Construction Certificate is aimed at Supervisors, Managers and CDM co-ordinators within the construction industry who are required to ensure that activities under their control are undertaken safely. It is likely to prove useful for those concerned with the management of buildings who may need to ensure that contractors are working safely. The qualification is also appropriate for supervisors and managers working in other industries such as utilities, and even broadcasting, where temporary workplaces are a feature of their activities.

The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately;


- Management of Health and Safety (NGC1)

- Managing and controlling hazards in construction activities (NCC1)

- Health and safety practical application (NCC2)


Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

This a five-day course which provides project managers, site managers and supervisors, business proprietors and client based personnel with the knowledge and skills to enable them to ensure healthy and safe conditions for construction site employees.


Course content includes;

- 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


Course Duration 5 Days


Site Supervisors' Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

This two-day course introduces site supervisors to their legal responsibilities regarding health, safety, welfare and environmental issues.

The course is suitable for those who have or who are about to acquire supervisory responsibilities.

Course content includes;

- The Health and Safety at Work Act

- Specific site issues that challenge supervisors on a daily basis

- Effective toolbox talks

- Supervision of occupational health

- Behavioural safety


Course Duration 2 Days


Working at Heights

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 require employers to ensure that a sufficient risk assessment is carried out so that all potential work at height risks are effectively identified, controlled and managed. Every employer must also ensure that employees are appropriately trained to ensure that they can carry out their work safely.

Our Working at Height Training Course is designed to help employers and employees comply with the latest Working at Height Regulations 2005. The half day course gives the candidate a working knowledge of the regulations, how to assess the risks and select the correct equipment for safe working.


Course Duration ½ Day


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