General Safety Introduction

The general safety services we provide are complimentary to a number of training courses or programmes we deliver.

Although they are complimentary they can both be covered as “Stand Alone” training for refresher courses and potential qualification upgrade.

This page outlines the range of general safety training courses provided by us.  In addition pleased find details of the range of confined space related training courses we cover to be delivered as refresher training or for potential qualification upgrade.

Training Courses

The training courses we provide are.

  • Manual Handling
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Cable Avoidance Equipment
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
  • Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres
  • Ladder Safety

General Safety - Questions.

What is General Safety?

General safety is the title we have given to this section of the website because the training courses listed here are outside the scope of the specialised training services we offer.

Can we provide other safety related courses?

We have listed the courses shown here because they are directly related to our other core training areas and are ones that we have provided for clients.

We can design and deliver other safety courses to meet demand.  if you don’t see it here please contact us.

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Do we provide risk assessment courses?

All of our courses have content in relation to the review and revision of the relevant risk assessments. We do not as yet provide risk assessment training courses to train others to undertake risk assessments

If you would like to do atraining course in relationto the preparation of a risk assessment in the specialist areas we cover then please contact us and we can discuss detail.

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What are abrasive wheels?

Abrasive wheels is the title we have given to the abrasive related training we provide.  We concentrate on hand held machines such as angle grinders, bench grinders, chop saw, concrete saw and roadsaw using abrasive discs/wheels and diamond blades/wheels.

Abrasive discs and wheels are made from crushed abrasive product such as aluminium oxide (corundum), silicon carbide or white aluminium. The crushed product is sieved and the required grain size is selected mixed with a bonding agent and pressed into shape.

Diamond blades don’t cut, they grind. Diamond blades/wheels consist of a circular steel core with diamond segments bonded around the periphery of the blade.  The diamond segments are made by combining synthetic diamond crystals with metal powder and can be attached to the core using vacuum brazing, sintering, or laser welding.

General Safety Training Courses

The training courses listed below outline details of each course designed and delivered by us.

The introduction section gives a brief description of the course.

Manual Handling Training.

Manual Handling Training  –  Introduction.

Employers are legally required to manage the risks to their employees by avoid hazardous manual handling, making a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk, reducing the risk, providing mechanical assistance.

The Manual Handling Course is designed for anyone involved in manual handling activities, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying either::

  1. As an individual
  2. As a member of a team
  3. By the use of equipment

Manual Handling - Questions.

Content of Manual Handling Training?

HSE document INDG 143 Manual handling at work.

This brief guide outlines what manual handling training should cover.

Our training course complies with this guidance.

Full details of the training course are available on the Manual Handling Course Page.

Who is going to deliver the Manual Handling Training?

HSE document HSG 65.  Training Competence.

You can do this training “In House” provided you ensure that training material or information comes from a reliable source and that the person carrying out the training is competent to do so.

If training is outsourced, you should make sure that the trainer has a good understanding of your organisation and its requirements.

We design our manual handling training to be industry or client specific.

Does Manual Handling Training need to be certified?

For “In House” training provided by yourselves there may be no requirement for certificates.

If there is a requirement for certificates and if your own training is not acceptable then there will be a need to outsource your training.

External training providers will provide certificates with varying duration and wording.

We provide successful completion certificates with a three year expiry date with the contents of the training clearly itemised on the reverse page.

Is there a need for Manual Handling Refresher Training?

Company decision.
Limited need.
Based on change of lifting equipment or procedures.

Abrasive Wheels Training.

Abrasive Wheels Training  –  Introduction.

There is no substitute for thorough practical training in all aspects of the mounting and use of abrasive wheels and a thorough understanding of the safety aspects from the selection of equipment to the selection of abrasive products as well as how to operate and use.

The Abrasive Wheels Course is designed for anyone involved in operation and use of Abrasive Wheels to ensure that it is carried out in accordance with manufacturers guidance and safe working practices.

Abrasive Wheels - Questions.

Content of Abrasive Wheels Training?

HSE document HSG 17 Safety in the use of abrasive wheels.

This guidance document outlines what abrasive wheels training should cover.  This is generic guidance with specific detail being provided in the manufacturers operating instructions for the equipment used and for the abrasive products.

Our training course complies with this guidance and can be tailored to meet the requirements of the equipment you use.

Full details of the training course are available on the Abrasive Wheels Course Page.

Who is going to deliver the Abrasive Wheels Training?

HSE document HSG 65.  Training Competence.

You can do this training “In House” provided you ensure that training material or information comes from a reliable source and that the person carrying out the training is competent to do so.

If training is outsourced, you should make sure that the trainer has a good understanding of your organisation and its requirements.

We design our abrasive wheels training to be industry or client specific and where possible include practical operation and use.

Does Abrasive Wheels Training need to be certified?

For “In House” training provided by yourselves there may be no requirement for certificates.

If there is a requirement for certificates and if your own training is not acceptable then there will be a need to outsource your training.

External training providers will provide certificates with varying duration and wording.

We provide successful completion certificates with a three year expiry date with the contents of the training clearly itemised on the reverse page.

Awareness certificates will be awarded where it has not been possible to fully complete the practical operation and use of the equipment.  These are still valid certificates as the safe selection and mounting of abrasive discs/wheels or diamond wheels will have been assessed.

Is there a need for Abrasive Wheels Refresher Training?

Company decision.
Limited need.
Based on change of lifting equipment or procedures.

Cable Avoidance Training.

Cable Avoidance Training  –  Introduction.

To avoid damage to underground services one of the main elements of a safe system of work would be detecting, identifying and marking underground services;

The Cable Avoidance course is designed for anyone involved the selection, operation and use of cable detection tools and signal generators in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

This training is designed to be specific to the equipment you use and is mainly practical operation and use at a purpose built training facility.

Cable Avoidance - Questions.

Content of Cable Avoidance Training?

HSE document HSG 47 Avoiding danger from underground services.

This guidance document providesgeneral advice regarding how to avoid service strikes by the use of cable avoidance tools but it does not offer advice regarding the content of training courses for cable avoidance.

Guidance regarding sections of the training would be available in other HSE documents such as the use of PPE and electrical safety.

Training content should be based on the manufacturers operating instructions

Our training courses for cable avoidance are equipment specific and where necessary comply with approved guidance.

Full details of the training course are available on the Cable Avoidance Course Page.

Who is going to deliver the Cable Avoidance Training?

HSE document HSG 65.  Training Competence.

You can do this training “In House” provided you ensure that training material or information comes from a reliable source and that the person carrying out the training is competent to do so.

If training is outsourced, you should make sure that the trainer has a good understanding of your organisation and its requirements.

We design our cable avoidance training to be industry or client specific.  We provide a practical operation and use at our purpose built facility so that operators of the equipment are shown and experience not only the efficiency of the equipment but also its limitations.

Does Cable Avoidance Training need to be certified?

For “In House” training provided by yourselves there may be no requirement for certificates.

If there is a requirement for certificates and if your own training is not acceptable then there will be a need to outsource your training.

External training providers will provide certificates with varying duration and wording.

We provide successful completion certificates with a three year expiry date with the contents of the training clearly itemised on the reverse page.

The certificate will show whether the training was conducted on a “Live Site” or at our purpose built facility.  There are limitations with “Live Site” training and these will be reflected in the course documentation and certificate.

Is there a need for Cable Avoidance Refresher Training?

Company decision.
Limited need.
Based on change of lifting equipment or procedures.

COSHH Training.

COSHH Training  –  Introduction.

A hazardous substance is any natural or artificial substance whether in solid, liquid, gas or vapour form where the intrinsic property of that substance has the potential to cause harm to the health of a person.

Where a hazardous substance which is liable to expose an employee to a hazards to their health is present at the workplace, the employer shall provide his employees with suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken to maintain their safety.

The COSHH Course is designed for anyone who stores, handles or uses potentially hazardous substances.

COSHH - Questions.

Content of COSHH Training?

HSE document L5 The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations. Approved Code of Practice and guidance.

This brief guide outlines what COSHH training should cover.

Our training course complies with this guidance.

Full details of the training course are available on the COSHH Course Page.

Who is going to deliver the COSHH Training?

HSE document HSG 65.  Training Competence.

You can do this training “In House” provided you ensure that training material or information comes from a reliable source and that the person carrying out the training is competent to do so.

If training is outsourced, you should make sure that the trainer has a good understanding of your organisation and its requirements.

We design our COSHH training to be industry or client specific.  For COSHH Assessments we use Safety Data Sheets for the substances you store,handle and use and are recorded on your COSHH File/Register. Our emergency plans are based on your circumstances.

Does COSHH Training need to be certified?

For “In House” training provided by yourselves there may be no requirement for certificates.

If there is a requirement for certificates and if your own training is not acceptable then there will be a need to outsource your training.

External training providers will provide certificates with varying duration and wording.

We provide successful completion certificates with a three year expiry date with the contents of the training clearly itemised on the reverse page.

Is there a need for COSHH Refresher Training?

Company decision.
Limited need.
Based on change of lifting equipment or procedures.

DSEAR Training.

DSEAR Training  –  Introduction.

A dangerous substance is any substance such as gas, vapour or dust which is explosive, oxidising, extremely flammable, highly flammable or flammable.

Where a dangerous substance is present at the workplace, the employer shall provide his employees with suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken to maintain their safety.

The DSEAR Course is designed for anyone who stores, handles or uses potentially dangerous substances.

DSEAR - Questions.

Content of DSEAR Training?

HSE document L138 Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations.  Approved Code of Practice and guidance.

This brief guide outlines what DSEAR training should cover.

Our training course complies with this guidance.

Full details of the training course are available on the DSEAR Course Page.

Who is going to deliver the DSEAR Training?

HSE document HSG 65.  Training Competence.

You can do this training “In House” provided you ensure that training material or information comes from a reliable source and that the person carrying out the training is competent to do so.

If training is outsourced, you should make sure that the trainer has a good understanding of your organisation and its requirements.

We design our DSEAR training to be industry or client specific. For DSEAR Assessments we use Safety Data Sheets for the dangerous substances you store,handle and use.  We reference your Fire Risk Assessment and provide detailed information regarding the level of risk. Our emergency plans are based on your circumstances.

Does DSEAR Training need to be certified?

For “In House” training provided by yourselves there may be no requirement for certificates.

If there is a requirement for certificates and if your own training is not acceptable then there will be a need to outsource your training.

External training providers will provide certificates with varying duration and wording.

We provide successful completion certificates with a three year expiry date with the contents of the training clearly itemised on the reverse page.

Is there a need for DSEAR Refresher Training?

Company decision.
Limited need.
Based on change of lifting equipment or procedures.

Ladder Safety Training.

Ladder Safety Training  –  Introduction.

If work has to be done at height, is a ladder or stepladder the best equipment to use?

As a guide you should only use ladders for light work that isn’t likely to last longer than 30 minutes and where you can keep three points of contact with the ladder while you carry out the work. You should only use a ladder or stepladder if you have been trained and instructed in how to use the equipment safely.

The Ladder Safety course is designed for all persons using ladder or step ladders for short duration work.

Ladder Safety - Questions.

Content of Ladder Safety Training?

HSE document INDG455 Safe use of ladders and stepladders.

This brief guide outlines what ladder safety training should cover.

Our training course complies with this guidance.

Full details of the training course are available on the Ladder Safety Course Page.

Who is going to deliver the Ladder Safety Training?

HSE document HSG 65.  Training Competence.

You can do this training “In House” provided you ensure that training material or information comes from a reliable source and that the person carrying out the training is competent to do so.

If training is outsourced, you should make sure that the trainer has a good understanding of your organisation and its requirements.

We design our Ladder Safety training to be industry or client specific. Based on our experience we provide detailed practical instruction in the safe use of ladders.

Does Ladder Safety Training need to be certified?

For “In House” training provided by yourselves there may be no requirement for certificates.

If there is a requirement for certificates and if your own training is not acceptable then there will be a need to outsource your training.

External training providers will provide certificates with varying duration and wording.

We provide successful completion certificates with a three year expiry date with the contents of the training clearly itemised on the reverse page.

Is there a need for Ladder Refresher Training?

Company decision.
Limited need.
Based on change of lifting equipment or procedures.