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Combined Working at Height, Rescue at Height, Confined Space Entry and Rescue

Duration: 3 Days

The Work at Height and Rescue elements of this course are aimed at personnel who use work at height equipment in the execution of their duties, who have responsibility for at-height operations or who may oversee the rescue/recovery of a casualty.

The course will introduce the principles and equipment involved in work at height systems and, through a combination of classroom and practical work, the process of a safe and systematic approach to working at height operations. The course also identifies the requirements for emergency and rescue planning as part of the risk assessment process.

The confined space elements of the course are designed to ensure that all personnel who are liable to be exposed to working in a confined space/vessel have a thorough understanding of the potential hazards of confined spaces/vessel entry, and to enable delegates to undertake their jobs in such areas safely.

Confined Space Entry

Duration: 1 Day

This one-day course provides personnel with a thorough understanding of the potential hazards and management controls required to safely carry out work in confined spaces.

Confined Space Entry for Managers/Supervisors

Duration: 1 Day

This one-day course will provide delegates with an understanding of the roles, responsibilities and requirements for a safe and systematic approach to confined space operations.

A mixture of theory and practical work, the course is aimed at managers, safety representatives and supervisors with responsibility for confined space operations, and considers the legislative framework for managing confined space operations safely and the process of personnel, training and equipment selection.

Confined Space Entry includes Rescue

Duration: 2 Days

This two-day course provides personnel with a thorough understanding of the potential hazards and management controls required to safely carry out work in confined spaces.

The course combines classroom-based and practical learning, although the emphasis is on practical demonstrations and exercises using a purpose-built confined space training module.

Working at Height

Combined Working at Height, Rescue at Height, Confined Space Entry and Rescue

Duration: 3 Days

The Work at Height and Rescue elements of this course are aimed at personnel who use work at height equipment in the execution of their duties, who have responsibility for at-height operations or who may oversee the rescue/recovery of a casualty.

The course will introduce the principles and equipment involved in work at height systems and, through a combination of classroom and practical work, the process of a safe and systematic approach to working at height operations. The course also identifies the requirements for emergency and rescue planning as part of the risk assessment process.

The confined space elements of the course are designed to ensure that all personnel who are liable to be exposed to working in a confined space/vessel have a thorough understanding of the potential hazards of confined spaces/vessel entry, and to enable delegates to undertake their jobs in such areas safely.

Harness User

Duration: 2 Hours

This two-hour course introduces the principles and equipment involved in work-at-height in harnesses. Additional training elements (e.g. working with ladders) can be included according to client requirements. The course is aimed at all personnel who work at height using harnesses.

Working at Height – Unit 3 Rescue at Height

Duration: 1 Day

This one-day course introduces the principles and equipment involved in rescue at height, the application and operation of various rescue systems and, through a combination of classroom and practical work, the process of a safe and systematic approach to rescue at height operations.

The course is aimed at personnel with responsibility for work at and rescue at height operations, as well as equipment users.

Working at Height – Unit 4 for Managers and Supervisors

Duration: 1 Day

This one-day course will provide delegates with an understanding of the roles, responsibilities and requirements for a safe and systematic approach to working-at-height operations.

A mixture of theory and practical work, the course is aimed at managers, safety representatives and supervisors with responsibility for work-at-height operations; it considers the legislative framework for managing work-at-height safely and the process of personnel training and equipment selection.

Working at Height Safety Awareness – Unit 1

Duration: Half Day

This is an introductory classroom based course providing information on:

  • Legislation
  • Hierarchy of Risk
  • Ladders
  • Personal Fall Protection Systems
  • Fall Arrest
  • Personal Fall Protection Equipment
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Organisation and Planning
  • Rescue and Emergency Planning

The course also includes a written test.

Working at Height Safety Awareness – Unit 2

Duration: 1 Day

This one-day course introduces the principles and equipment involved in work at height systems and, through a combination of classroom and practical work, the process of a safe and systematic approach to working at height operations.

The course is aimed at Safety Representatives, Supervisors with responsibility for work at height operations and Equipment Users.

Other

Breathing Apparatus User

Duration: 1 Day

This course is designed to provide delegates with a basic level of knowledge and understanding to allow them to operate breathing apparatus safely and with confidence.

During this one-day course, delegates will receive instruction on the safe use and operating procedures as well as demonstrations and practical exercises in order to allow them to gain confidence to be able to operate and utilise breathing apparatus safely

Combined Working at Height, Rescue at Height, Confined Space Entry and Rescue

Duration: 3 Days

The Work at Height and Rescue elements of this course are aimed at personnel who use work at height equipment in the execution of their duties, who have responsibility for at-height operations or who may oversee the rescue/recovery of a casualty.

The course will introduce the principles and equipment involved in work at height systems and, through a combination of classroom and practical work, the process of a safe and systematic approach to working at height operations. The course also identifies the requirements for emergency and rescue planning as part of the risk assessment process.

The confined space elements of the course are designed to ensure that all personnel who are liable to be exposed to working in a confined space/vessel have a thorough understanding of the potential hazards of confined spaces/vessel entry, and to enable delegates to undertake their jobs in such areas safely.

Confined Space Entry

Duration: 1 Day

This one-day course provides personnel with a thorough understanding of the potential hazards and management controls required to safely carry out work in confined spaces.

Confined Space Entry for Managers/Supervisors

Duration: 1 Day

This one-day course will provide delegates with an understanding of the roles, responsibilities and requirements for a safe and systematic approach to confined space operations.

A mixture of theory and practical work, the course is aimed at managers, safety representatives and supervisors with responsibility for confined space operations, and considers the legislative framework for managing confined space operations safely and the process of personnel, training and equipment selection.

Confined Space Entry includes Rescue

Duration: 2 Days

This two-day course provides personnel with a thorough understanding of the potential hazards and management controls required to safely carry out work in confined spaces.

The course combines classroom-based and practical learning, although the emphasis is on practical demonstrations and exercises using a purpose-built confined space training module.

Dropped Object Awareness

Duration: Half Day

This half-day course provides personnel with a thorough understanding of the potential hazards and management controls required to eliminate injury and damage from dropped objects.

The course combines classroom-based and practical learning, although the emphasis is on practical hazard identification using a purpose-built hazard area scenario.

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

Duration: 1 Day

Where an organisation’s risk assessment of First Aid needs identifies that there is a requirement for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners, then this national Award in Emergency First Aid at Work satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner.

Duration
A minimum of six contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could
be required.

Syllabus
A range of subjects are covered including:

• Responsibilities and reporting

• Resuscitation and AED awareness

• Burns

• Assessment of the situation

• Anatomy

• Choking

• Dealing with an unresponsive casualty

• Minor injuries

• Epilepsy

• Basic hygiene in First Aid

• Bleeding control

• Shock

Certification

Practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria. In addition, the HSE strongly recommend that all students undergo an annual refresher programme of three hours

Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Duration: 1 Day

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies and provides knowledge and skills to deal with a range of paediatric first aid conditions and incidents.

The purpose of the qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of
Paediatric First Aid situations.

The FAA Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification is unit 1 of the two-day FAA Paediatric First Aid qualification. From gaining this Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification learners could progress to completing unit 2 and being awarded the 2-day FAA Award in Paediatric First Aid.

Duration

A minimum of eight hours makes up this unit consisting of at least 6 hours of classroom contact plus some pre-course study.
The qualification can be delivered over a maximum of a 4-week period, with each training session being a minimum of 2 hours.

Syllabus

A range of subjects is covered including:

• Role of the Paediatric First Aider

• Seizure

• Primary survey

• Choking

• Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)

• Minor injuries

• Wounds, bleeding and shock

• Recovery position

Fire Safety – Level 1

Duration: Half Day

RQF Level 1 Award (England, Northern Ireland and Wales)
SCQF Level 4 Award (Scotland)

You will, no doubt, be well aware of the potentially devastating effects of fires in the workplace in terms of lives lost, injuries, damage to property and the environment, and to the business continuity.

You may also be aware that it is believed that most fires are preventable. The importance of fire safety in the workplace is underpinned by health and safety legislation that places a duty on employers to establish policies and procedures and ensure their employees receive appropriate training.

This course is designed for all employees as an introduction to fire awareness and is an excellent ingredient in the induction programme of new employees.  The qualification also provides a foundation for those employees who want to develop their basic fire safety awareness in order to assist their employer by undertaking more specific fire safety roles in the workplace to manage fire risk (e.g. as fire wardens/marshals/stewards etc).

Duration

A minimum of 4 contact hours in the classroom.

Syllabus

A range of subjects is covered including

• The common causes of fire

• The behaviour of fire

• Legislation (brief) and responsibilities

• Fire prevention

• What to do if a fire breaks out

• How to use fire extinguishers

• Emergency evacuation procedures

 

Fire Safety – Level 2

Duration: 1 Day

RQF Level 2 Award (England, Northern Ireland and Wales)
SCQF Level 5 Award (Scotland)

You will, no doubt, be well aware of the potentially devastating effects of fires in the workplace in terms of lives lost, injuries, damage
to property and the environment, and to business continuity.

You may also be aware that It is believed that most fires are preventable. The importance of fire safety in the workplace is underpinned by health and safety legislation that places a duty on employers to establish policies and procedures and ensure their employees receive appropriate training.

This course is designed for employees who want to develop their basic fire safety awareness in order to assist their employer by undertaking
more specific fire safety roles in the workplace to manage fire risk (e.g. as fire wardens/marshals/stewards etc.) Successful candidates will be
awarded a national level 2 qualification (Level 5 in Scotland).

Duration

A minimum of 6 contact hours in the classroom.

Syllabus

A range of subjects is covered including:

• The hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace

• How fire risk is controlled in the workplace

• The role of the nominated fire warden

• The principles and practice of fire safety management at work

First Aid At Work (FAW)

Duration: 3 Days

It is a requirement of the Health & Safety law that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of first aid needs highlights the need for qualified first aiders, then this level 3 qualification (level 6 in Scotland) will provide you with suitable, highly trained personnel.

This comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course.

This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Duration
A minimum of 18 hours spread over at least three days. Ideally, the course should be run over three consecutive days, but we have the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs if you so desire providing it is completed within 10 weeks of starting the course and the training sessions last for a minimum of two hours.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

• Legalities, responsibilities and reporting

• Resuscitation and AED awareness

• Assessment of the situation

• Dealing with an unresponsive casualty

• Bandaging

• Shock (including Anaphylaxis)

• Fractures and spinal injuries

• Heart attacks

• Choking

• Control of bleeding

• Head injuries

• Eye injuries

• Poisoning

• Chest injuries

• Sprains and strains

• Burns

• Asthma

• Diabetes

• Epilepsy

• Stroke

Certification
Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day. A three year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment.

 

First Aid at Work Refresher

Duration: 2 Days

The First Aid at Work Course has been designed for first responders who provide initial care to casualties suffering injury or illness at work, and incorporates the vital skills necessary to assess and manage the ill or injured casualty in the initial phase.

Upon completion of the course, the candidate will be able to:

  • Act safely, promptly and effectively with emergencies at work
  • Use first aid equipment, including contents of a first aid box
  • Understand the duties of employers and the legal framework
  • Maintain simple factual records on what they have done with regard to any treatment or management of an emergency
  • Recognise the importance of personal hygiene in first aid procedures

Gantry Crane Operator

Duration: 1 Day

Operators will be trained or assessed in the safe use of a Gantry Crane and associated lifting accessories. The course comprises classroom based review and discussion of legislation, responsibilities, equipment and techniques used although emphasis will be placed on practical demonstrations and exercises using the overhead crane to underpin learning outcomes.

Course Objectives

A written examination will be completed by all candidates. Candidates must pass the examination paper to receive a certificate of training. Please note that this course can only take place at clients own sites.

H2S Awareness

Duration: Half Day

This half-day course introduces the principles and equipment involved in H₂S detection and response. The course is aimed at all personnel who work within an environment where H₂S may be present.

The H₂S course contains theory input, demonstrations and practical elements to the training.

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Candidates will be required to complete a written test paper.

Harness User

Duration: 2 Hours

This two-hour course introduces the principles and equipment involved in work-at-height in harnesses. Additional training elements (e.g. working with ladders) can be included according to client requirements. The course is aimed at all personnel who work at height using harnesses.

Level 1 OPITO Authorised Gas Tester

Duration: 2 Days

This two-day course introduces the principles and equipment involved in gas testing operations and, through a combination of classroom and practical work, provides the information required to carry out gas testing on all activities, including confined space entry (CSE).

The course is aimed at personnel preparing to work as authorised gas testers and is required for those performing a test for oxygen, flammable and toxic gases, up to and including, working in confined spaces. Persons undertaking safety watch duties at the entrance to a confined space should also be trained to AGT level 1 standard.

Lifting Equipment Inspection

Duration: 1 Day

This one day course provides delegates with a thorough understanding of the requirements for the identification and inspection of lifting equipment. this course is particularly pertinent to those who have been appointed as competent person under LOLER Regulation 9.

LOLER Lift Planner

Duration: Half Day

This half day course provides delegates with a thorough understanding of the LOLER regulations and requirements to allow them to develop appropriate Risk Assessments and Lifting Plans for a given task.

LOLER Supervisor / Focal Point

Duration: 2 Days

This two day course is designed to provide supervisors with a thorough understanding of the LOLER regulations and requirements to allow them to set up controls and systems to implement LOLER requirements and to develop appropriate Risk Assessments and Lifting Plans for a given task.

 

Managing Safely (IOSH)

Duration: 3 Days

Managing Safely is unlike any other course. You’ll find a practical programme, full of step-by-step guidance, and a sharp business focus. But you’ll also find that the highly innovative format and content engages and inspires your staff – critical to getting safety and health embedded across the whole organisation.

Who is Managing Safely for?

Managing Safely is designed for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation worldwide. They won’t suddenly become safety experts – but they’ll get up-to-speed on the practical actions they need to take, and gain the knowledge and tools to tackle the safety and health issues they’re responsible for. Importantly, Managing Safely makes a powerful case for safety and health being an integral part of day-to-day management and business.

Managing Safely covers:

  • Assessing risks
  • Controlling risks
  • Understanding responsibilities
  • Understanding hazards
  • Investigating incidents
  • Measuring performance

Managing Workplace and Transport Health and Safety (IOSH)

Duration: 2 Days

This 2-day IOSH approved course has been specifically designed for those with health and safety responsibilities and accountability within the transport industry.

The highly innovative format and interesting content engages and inspires delegates – critical to establishing a positive health and safety culture across the whole organisation.

Syllabus

  • The legal environment
  • Risk management
  • Common hazards in the transport industry
  • Health and safety themes
  • Bus and coach safety control systems

OPITO – Introduction to Rigging – Stage 1

Duration: 3 Days

The OPITO Stage 1 Rigger training course is widely recognised as the industry standard introductory course, delegates undertaking and successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competence to begin the second stage of their training in the workplace under supervision.

The course is delivered over three days and provides a combination of theory (classroom based) and practical learning (approximately 30% (classroom-based) learning and 70% practical work).

Course Objectives

The aim and objectives of the OPITO Stage 1 Initial Training Programme are to provide the delegate with knowledge of the rigging principles, general hazards and risks of rigging and lifting operations, an awareness of relevant legislation and regulation, and an opportunity to practise basic rigging operations following a lifting plan.

OPITO – Rigger Assessment – Stages 3 & 4

Duration: 2 Days

This course is designed for rigging and lifting personnel who require to be assessed to the OPITO Stage 3 or Stage 4 standard. The standard identifies the basic competencies and safety training required by the UK offshore Oil & Gas industry for personnel involved in rigging and lifting operations, generally referred to as ‘Riggers’. It explains how competence shall be assessed and certified for Stage 3 or Stage 4 assessment.

Course Objectives

The practical element of the course requires each delegate to complete two exercises as the ‘Person in Charge’ (each exercise will be approximately 1½ hours duration).

Paediatric First Aid (Units 1 and 2)

Duration: 2 Days

The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility for the care of children and babies on a professional level. The purpose of the
qualification is for the learner to attain the knowledge and practical competence required to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations.

Ofsted and the Early Years Foundation Stage

This two-day qualification fulfils the requirements for first aid training detailed in the Department for Education’s statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Duration

The qualification has 12 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 16 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of Trainer/Assessor led hours including invigilated assessments. TQT is GLH plus time allocated for independent study and is essentially an indication of how long a typical learner might take to complete the qualification.

Contact hours for direct classroom teaching and assessment must be no less than 12 hours over 2 days. The qualification can be delivered over a maximum of a 6-week period with each training session being a minimum of 2 hours.

Syllabus

A range of subjects is covered including:

• Role of the Paediatric First Aider

• Seizure

• Diabetic emergencies

• Primary survey

• Choking

• Asthma

• Resuscitation (CPR including the safe use of an AED)

• Minor injuries

• Meningitis

• Wounds, bleeding and shock

• Recovery position

• Febrile convulsions

• Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis

• Fractures

• Extreme cold and heat

• Head, neck and back injuries

• Foreign bodies

• Electrical incidents

 

 

PASMA Towers for Users

Duration: 1 Day

This course has been designed to provide personnel who will be responsible for the assembly, dismantling, alteration, moving and inspection of mobile access towers with the required knowledge and understanding to conduct these tasks safely and to obtain their PASMA Towers for Users accreditation.

At the end of the course, the operator will be able to safely assemble, dismantle, relocate and alter a mobile access tower without risk of personal injury to themselves or others.

Personal Fall Protection Equipment Inspection

Duration: 2 Days

Work at height equipment must be inspected regularly to ensure it is fit for purpose. Those responsible for the management of equipment, as well as equipment users, must therefore be capable of inspecting equipment competently and efficiently. This two-day personal fall protection equipment inspection course will provide candidates with an overview of current legislative requirements and a thorough understanding of the requirements for the inspection and certification of equipment, equipment types and uses, inspection regimes, identification and marking, typical defects and the causes of wear and damage.

This course is appropriate for those who are responsible for managing, inspecting, certifying, issuing and using equipment.

 

 

Rigging Loft Management

Duration: 1 Day

This one day course provides delegates with a thorough understanding of the HSE Rigging Loft criteria, with emphasis on regulations and management. This course is particularly pertinent to those who have been appointed as Competent Person under LOLER Regulation 9.

Safety and Health for Business (IOSH)

Duration: 10 Days

Who is the course for?

This qualification is designed for managers, supervisors, team leaders and aspirational technical professionals across all sectors.

The NCFE IOSH Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business will give an understanding of what safety and health contributes in a business context. It will provide the real-world knowledge and skills that organisations and employers demand.

Career progression and continuing professional development (CPD)

Learners who achieve this qualification will have greater credibility and confidence when talking to senior management about safety and health in business.

This qualification will:

  • enable delegates to apply for Associate or Technical IOSH membership, allowing access to a multitude of benefits, including IOSH Blueprint and CPD
  • open doors for those looking to progress into the safety
    and health profession.

Trauma Stress Management for Practitioners (IOSH)

Duration: 2 Days

What is Trauma Stress Management?

  • TSM is a trauma-focused peer support system designed to help individual(s) who have experienced a traumatic incident or event either directly or indirectly
  • TSM Practitioners are not counsellors or therapists, however will learn the skills required to carry out a TSM assessment to gauge how much (if any) traumatic stress has been assimilated by the individual(s) involved.
  • The majority of individuals who have been involved in a traumatic incident or event will continue to function without any long lasting negative effect. Offering support at an early stage and signposting to the next tier of professional support when required is a vital part of the individuals(s)well being process.
  • TSM originated in the UK Armed Forces and the model is based on ‘watchful waiting’, that means keeping a watchful eye on individuals who have been exposed to a traumatic event.

How does TSM benefit my organisation?

  • A TSM policy is a vital component within the organisations health and safety management system
  • A TSM policy is a vital component of an organisations emergency planning contingency.
  • Helps to meet and exceed your ‘Duty of Care’ legal obligation
  • Helps to break the stigma of mental health and identifies wellness champions in the workplace
  • Shows that the organisation ‘cares’ for it’s employees
  • IOSH approved TSM training can enhance existing compliance standards

Working at Height – Unit 3 Rescue at Height

Duration: 1 Day

This one-day course introduces the principles and equipment involved in rescue at height, the application and operation of various rescue systems and, through a combination of classroom and practical work, the process of a safe and systematic approach to rescue at height operations.

The course is aimed at personnel with responsibility for work at and rescue at height operations, as well as equipment users.

Working at Height – Unit 4 for Managers and Supervisors

Duration: 1 Day

This one-day course will provide delegates with an understanding of the roles, responsibilities and requirements for a safe and systematic approach to working-at-height operations.

A mixture of theory and practical work, the course is aimed at managers, safety representatives and supervisors with responsibility for work-at-height operations; it considers the legislative framework for managing work-at-height safely and the process of personnel training and equipment selection.

Working at Height Safety Awareness – Unit 1

Duration: Half Day

This is an introductory classroom based course providing information on:

  • Legislation
  • Hierarchy of Risk
  • Ladders
  • Personal Fall Protection Systems
  • Fall Arrest
  • Personal Fall Protection Equipment
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Organisation and Planning
  • Rescue and Emergency Planning

The course also includes a written test.

Working at Height Safety Awareness – Unit 2

Duration: 1 Day

This one-day course introduces the principles and equipment involved in work at height systems and, through a combination of classroom and practical work, the process of a safe and systematic approach to working at height operations.

The course is aimed at Safety Representatives, Supervisors with responsibility for work at height operations and Equipment Users.

Working Safely (IOSH)

Duration: 1 day

Working Safely is a completely different approach to safety and health training. It’s a high-impact programme designed to be fun and get people fully involved. The first-class, jargon-free content is based on what people need to know in practice, and not off-putting legal
language.

Who is Working Safely for?

Working Safely is for people at any level, in any sector worldwide, who
need a grounding in the essentials of safety and health. It gives everyone at work an understanding of why they must ‘work safely’ – and does it in an enjoyable way.

Working Safely covers:

  • An outline of occupational safety and health
  • Defining hazard and risk
  • Identifying common hazards
  • Improving safety performance