Health & Safety Training Courses

CAT and Genny

Person who break ground locating underground services, such as electricity and gas, during excavation work is not only essential to the health and safety of operatives working on an excavation it is also vital to prevent costly disruptions and injuries during construction and civil engineering projects.
This course is aimed at persons who have some experience using Cable Avoidance Tools


Training in the use of cable avoidance tools to locate underground cables and pipes on site. Misuse could result in errors being made, and the possibility of fatal accidents, meaning this course is essential for anybody undertaking ground work. This course will enable candidates to understand fully the correct operation and functions of this equipment.

Course is a half day course (4 hours)

Course Outline:

  • Theory of cable location
  • What the controls and displays indicate on specific scanners
  • Calibrating and pre-use testing
  • The use of power and radio in sweeping whole area
  • Compatibility between CAT and Genny
  • Correct operational procedures
  • Practical usage outdoors in designated area
  • in accordance with HSG47


Vehicle Banksman and Marshalling course

Persons who will have responsibility for manoeuvring vehicles on, off and within sites or premises.
We can tailor this course to your company’s specific requirements.


  • Course is a mixture of Theory and practical exercise
  • Accident Statistics
  • Legislation
  • Vehicle/Pedestrian Management
  • Practical Exercise
  • Assessment 


At the end of the course all candidates will have demonstrated an understanding of their legal obligations when marshalling vehicles around premises. They will also be shown and tested on the European Signs and Signals used for marshalling vehicles when being driven around a site.


This course can be at our training centre or on-site subject to on-site requirements,
i.e. classroom for the theory a vehicle and sufficient area for the practical demonstration and assessments


Abrasive Wheels

Anyone designated by an employer as a competent person to mount and use abrasive wheels.

Abrasive wheels training is required both for operators and those who change abrasive wheels under PUWER 1998 and the HSAW act.

There is a legal requirement for anyone who needs to Change abrasive wheels to be trained in accordance with a Code of practice and in line with; The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

Course Content:

  • Course induction
  • Relevant legislation/approved advisory literature
  • Characteristics of abrasive wheels
  • Hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels
  • Methods of marking, testing, handling and storage
  • Wheel mounting
  • Truing and dressing
  • Work rest adjustment
  • Fault finding
  • Personal protective equipment regulations and other
  • Relevant legislation.

COSHH Awareness

For those with responsibility for using, handling, transporting and sorting hazardous substances.

The COSHH regulations require employers to control substances that can harm workers' health. COSHH covers chemicals, products containing chemicals, fumes, dusts, vapours, mists and gases, and biological agents (germs), as well as asphyxiating gases. If the packaging shows any hazard symbols then it is classed as a hazardous substance.

What are the learning outcomes?

Course content:

  • An understanding of the ways in which substances can harm health
  • The knowledge for definition of exposure limits
  • The skills to understand exposure and conduct COSHH risk assessments
  • A greater understanding of practical control measures and safe systems of work.

Course content:

  • Forms of chemical and biological agents and classification of substances
  • Routes of entry
  • Health hazards of specific agents
  • The role of COSHH
  • Workplace exposure limits and other sources of information
  • Control measures, surveys for health risks and environmental issues.

Fire Safety

This course is designed for those who are responsible for overseeing fire safety, designated fire marshals and anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher.

Course Content:

  • Recognise the cost of fire
  • The role of the fire marshal
  • Liaison with the fire service
  • Action on discovering a fire
  • Fire safety legislation
  • The chemistry of fire
  • Common causes of fire
  • Fire safety precautions & prevention
  • Fire drills and evacuation
  • How to use fire extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers:

  • The composition of fire
  • Methods of extinguishing a fire
  • The classification of fire as detailed by BS EN2 1992
  • Description of extinguishers by type and classification of fire on which they may be used

Manual Handling Courses

Suitable for anyone whose work involves lifting or moving loads.

Manual Handling training courses last three hours and are suitable for staff training on your premises. We also run courses open to individuals at our training centre.

All teaching materials are provided by us. A certificate of attendance is awarded to each candidate.

Patient Handling Course

Course Aim:

To provide learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required for safe manual handling.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • explain their legal rights and responsibilities
  • explain how the muscle-skeletal system can get injured
  • identify risk factors associated with patient handling
  • apply the principles of safe lifting to inanimate objects
  • handle patients safely

Course Content:

  • What, Why?
  • Legislation
  • Anatomy
  • Risk Assessment
  • Principles of safe lifting.
  • Principles of Safe Patient Handling
  • Safe Patient Handling Techniques
  • Use of hoists

Safe use of Ladders and Steps

Suitable for those who use ladders in the work place.

Ladders are involved in more falls from height than any other kind of work equipment. Usually the accident could have been avoided and training is a key step in encouraging people to use them safely.

With wider knowledge and appreciation of the Working at Height Regulations, more sites and main contractors are insisting on seeing evidence of training in the safe use of ladders and steps. We can tailor this course to individual user's requirements.

Course Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Health and Safety
  • Current Legislation on Ladders and usage
  • Safety
  • Is the ladder Strong Enough?
  • Is the ladder Long Enough?
  • Is the ladder Safe Enough?
  • Reasons for Ladder Inspection
  • Method of Ladder Inspection
  • Ladder Inspection Demonstration
  • Ladder and Steps Defects
  • Correct Usage
  • Risk Assessment and User Responsibilities
  • Multiple Choice Test Paper
  • Question and Answer Session


Updated to reflect the requirements of the Working at Heights Regulations this course gives an appreciation of the hazards, and measures required to control the risks associated with the use of Ladders and Step Ladders.

Safe Working at Height

For anyone whose job requires them to work at height, learn how to control the process safely.

This basic working at height safety training course is specifically designed for anyone whose job requires them to work at height, and which involves them using the necessary height safety equipment to do this work safely.


The aim of this course is to keep it simple and real, whilst all the key subject areas are covered of how to work safely at height. The course concentrates on what the delegate really needs to know for the type of the work being done, for specific applications and work locations.

Course Content:

  • Understand the Relevant Health & Safety, Working at Height Regulations and Legislation
  • Knowing and Avoiding the Hazards of Working at Height
  • Understanding the Importance of Carrying Out Risk Assessments
  • Identify and Select the Correct Type of Safety Equipment and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for Each Task
  • Inspection, Maintenance and Record Keeping
  • Employers and Employees Responsibilities
  • Theory Test (multiple choice)


Safety Harness User and Inspection

Anyone who uses, inspects or maintains a harness and associated equipment

This half day training course provides the core knowledge required by any user, supervisor or manager of personnel using safety harnesses, lanyards, anchor points and their associated products. The course covers the current legal obligations regarding the use of fall protection equipment, causes and resultant effects of a fall, standards and how they affect the equipment selection, storage, care, maintenance and rescue implications associated with some uses of safety harnesses.

Course Outline

  • Legislation
  • Mechanics of a fall
  • Selection of fall protection equipment (includes common hazards associated with different equipment types) – Includes practical elements
  • Pre-use inspection - includes practical elements
  • Anchor Points and devices
  • Donning a harness – includes practical elements
  • Storage, care and maintenance
  • Rescue requirements and options
  • Theory Test paper – Multiple choice

Training Method

Courses are delivered using our tried and tested blend of classroom-based theory and hands-on practical experience, your staff can develop an awareness of the legal implications, common hazards and precautions, together with the correct selection, use, inspection and maintenance of safety harnesses.


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