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IOSH Working Safely (1 day)

IOSHHealth & Safety
POA

INTRODUCTION: The Working Safely course is designed to ensure delegates understand how their individual and collective actions contribute to health and safety in the workplace and to ensure that their individual responsibilities for Health and Safety are clearly understood. AIMS: Working Safely aims to meet the governments guidelines for introductory health and safety training and is a 100% match to the HSE’s ‘Safety Passport’ syllabus. CONTENT: * Workplace Health Safety and Welfare * Health and Safety Law * Occupational health * Identify the hazards and evaluate the risks in the workplace * Use appropriate workplace precautions for specific risks or seek advice on workplace precautions * Assist managers in preparing written risk assessments * Follow their organisation’s health and safety matters * Carry out work activities without risk to themselves or others * Report relevant accidents and incidents * Monitor their own activities and assist managers in active monitoring * Assessment test DURATION: 1 Day CERTIFICATION: IOSH Working Safely

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Portable Appliance Testing (1 day)

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

INTRODUCTION: HSE statistics show that 25% of all accidents at work involve the use of portable electrical appliances. Regular testing of appliances can save down time as well as reducing the risk of accidents. This course is for those required to establish and maintain a Portable Appliance Testing system. AIMS: To provide individuals with the knowledge and practical experience required to test portable appliances and maintain records in accordance with health and safety requirements. SYLLABUS: * Electrical safety * Electricity at Work Regulations 1989: Regulation 4 * HSE PM 32 * Basic and Fault Protection * Earthing * Fuse sizing * Appliance classification * Safety test programmes * Essential Tests & Optional Tests * Safety inspection check list * Labelling systems * Practical exercises DURATION: 1 Day

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INTRODUCTION:This course is designed by RTITB for Managers and Supervisors who have responsibility for forklift truck operators at work and for Health and Safety Officers working in organisations that operate forklift trucks. AIMS:To provide delegates with an understanding of their responsibilities with regard to forklift truck operators within their control in accordance with the PUWER regulations (9b), ACOP L117 and associated legislation. SYLLABUS:*Health and Safety overview*Statutory responsibilities of Managers andSupervisors*RTITB and lift truck operator training*Operating lift trucks safely*Hazard awareness exercise (RTITB 3rd level interactive software)*Individual action plans*Course review and questions

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For counterbalance type forklift trucks. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 2 requires that employers ensure, ‘safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.’ PUWER Regulation 9 requires employers to provide refresher training as and when necessary The course is designed to provide refresher courses for those with previous certification SYLLABUS: * Operators safety code * Operating practice * Inspection and maintenance * Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) * Bulk stack building/Vehicle loading * Accident prevention * Principles of lifting * Road licencing of trucks * Hydraulics - controls and their operation * Practical and Theoretical test * RTITB standard operator test

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INTRODUCTION: This is a practical course designed for persons with previous electrical training who wish to develop their skills into the inspection and testing of domestic electrical installations in accordance with Part P of the Building Regulations. The course assumes delegates already have sound knowledge and understanding of the BS 7671 (17th ed. IET Wiring Reg’s.). AIMS: To enable candidates to safely carry out electrical inspections and complete the appropriate paperwork in accordance with Part P of the Building Regulations. This course may be used as preparatory training for delegates with limited inspection and testing experience who wish to go on and study for the City and Guilds 2394 or 2395 qualifications. SYLLABUS: * Introduction to inspection and testing * Legislation affecting the inspection and testing of electrical installations * Introduction to Part P requirements * Selecting and using appropriate test instruments * Instrument accuracy * Inspection and test procedures as required by BS 7671 (IEE wiring regulations) * Practical testing examples * Verification and certification

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The Managing Safely course is designed for those persons required to manage or supervise safely and effectively in compliance with their organisation's policy statement, current legislation and accepted best practice in Health and Safety.

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Our course is designed for tradesmen, technicians, engineers etc. involved with the design, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, service and repair of electrical installations. The course will enable candidates to understand the scope and implementation of the 17th Edition IET Regulations and their responsibilities under the Regulations and will prepare delegates for the C&G 2382-12 multi choice exam. Delegates require a current copy of the wiring regulations or we can supply at £72.00

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Fast track course for those with 16th edition qualification or similar. The course will enable candidates to understand the scope and implementation of the 17th Edition IET Regulations and their responsibilities under the Regulations and will prepare delegates for the C&G 2382-12 multi choice exam. Exam will be held on the following day. Delegates require a copy of the current wiring regulations or we can supply at £72.00

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This course is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and practical experience required to test portable appliances and maintain records in accordance with the Code of Practice. * Electrical safety * Electricity at Work Regulations 1989: Regulation 4 * HSE PM 32 * Basic and Fault Protection * Earthing * Fuse sizing * Appliance classification * Safety test programmes * Essential Tests and Optional Tests * Safety inspection check lists and Labelling systems * Practical exercises & Practical assessment tests * Multi choice exams: C&G2377-32, Management of Electrical Equipment Maintenance and C&G2377-22, In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment

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To enable participants to understand general electrical installations in the factory, works, warehouse and office environments. The course content is flexible to suit individual delegate requirements. * Overview of the Electricity at Work Regulations * Electrical wiring systems: SWA, MICC * Cable support systems: trunking, conduit, cable traying * Standard electrical wiring circuits: ring, final circuits, radial sockets and lighting * PVC cable types, cable preparation and installation exercises * Testing and inspection on various factory installed equipment (not the supply distribution network) * Fault diagnosis exercises on lighting, ring, radial and motor control circuits * Introduction to portable appliance testing * Factory distribution systems * Practical excercises

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This course is designed for persons with little or no previous electrical knowledge and who wish to develop skills working with single phase electrical systems (domestic). A technical or practical background will be beneficial. This is a practical course and is a suitable base for further electrical studies. An alternative first course, Electrical Principles and Safety, is available for those who also need to cover three phase systems. AIMS: The course enables participants to understand electrical principles for general electrical installations in domestic environments. SYLLABUS: * Basic Electrical Safety, Electricity at Work Regulations * Introduction to the IET Electrical Wiring Regulations * Principles of voltage, current and resistance * The concept of electrical power and Ohms Law * Introduction to test instrumentation: multi-meters, insulation resistance testers, loop testers and RCD testers * Cable types, cable preparation and installation exercises * Standard final circuits to current regulations * Circuit inspection and test methods and documentation * Practical issues for installing consumer units and accessories, cables in walls, plasterboard and mini trucking systems, service fuse and intake supplies * Fault location exercises on standard circuits and accessories

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Forklift Truck Instructor, RTITB, (10 days)

Plant TrainingHealth & Safety
POA

This course is for experienced forklift truck operators who wish to train to become RTITB forklift truck instructors. At the end of the course delegates undertake a written and a practical test of instructional ability witnessed by an RTITB examiner. The course is designed to provide delegates with sufficient knowledge and experience to successfully achieve the desired qualification. * The role of the instructor * Safety - the instructor responsibilities * Principles of instruction * Instructional techniques * Simple skills analysis * Practical demonstrations * Question and answer techniques * Training aids * Lesson format and sample * Logical sequence of training * Battery care and maintenance * Truck familiarisation and corrective action * Training and testing of operators and preparation of examination lessons

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For reach type forklift trucks. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 2 requires that employers ensure, ‘safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.’ PUWER Regulation 9 requires employers to provide refresher training as and when necessary The course is designed to provide refresher courses for those with previous certification SYLLABUS: * Operators safety code * Operating practice * Inspection and maintenance * Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) * Bulk stack building/Vehicle loading * Accident prevention * Principles of lifting * Road licencing of trucks * Hydraulics - controls and their operation * Practical and Theoretical test * RTITB standard operator test

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The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 2 requires that employers ensure, ‘safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.’ PUWER Regulation 9 requires employers to provide refresher training as and when necessary AIMS: The course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to safely operate industrial forklift trucks SYLLABUS: * Operators safety code * Operating practice * Inspection and maintenance * Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) * Bulk stack building/Vehicle loading * Accident prevention * Principles of lifting * Road licencing of trucks * Hydraulics - controls and their operation * Practical and Theoretical test * RTITB standard operator test

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The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 2 requires that employers ensure, ‘safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.’ PUWER Regulation 9 requires employers to provide refresher training as and when necessary AIMS: The course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to safely operate industrial forklift trucks SYLLABUS: * Operators safety code * Operating practice * Inspection and maintenance * Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) * Bulk stack building/Vehicle loading * Accident prevention * Principles of lifting * Road licencing of trucks * Hydraulics - controls and their operation * Practical and Theoretical test * RTITB standard operator test

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A practical course designed for maintenance fitters with little or no previous electrical training who need to be able to safely reset overloads and circuit breakers and to change fuses and electrical motors on a like for like basis to avoid delays to production. Content: • Electricity at work regulations 1989 (Regulation 4,13,14&16) • Reference to BS7671 : 2008 (2011) 17th Edition I.E.T Reg’s • Electrical hazards. • Burns, fire, explosion, electric shock. • Basic understanding of electrical units - voltage, current, resistance, ohm’s law, AC & DC supplies, wattage • An overview of the distribution system within the factory environment • Earthing and bonding • Introduction to cables, cable glands, plugs and sockets • Electric motors and motor starter systems • Electrical components: transformers, contactors, circuit breakers, overloads, fuses, residual current devices • Safe use of Electrical test instruments • Motor starters & drawings • Introduction to electrical drawings. • Practical assessments • Pre and post course assessment test.

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This course is for qualified forklift truck instructors who are required to complete the periodic refresher and re-registration test. At the end of the course delegates will undertake a written test and a practical test of instructional ability witnessed by an RTITB inspector. The course is designed to provide delegates with the required up-date tuition and practice for the re-registration test. * Truck familiarisation * Operator test to instructor standard * Examination of the delegate’s ability to administer the RTITB test * Preparation of a practical lesson * Delivery of the practical lesson * Preparation of RTITB examiner lesson * Delivery of the RTITB examiner lesson

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INTRODUCTION: The C&G 2394 & C&G 2395 qualifications have replaced the C&G 2391-10. Our course covers both the initial verification and the periodic inspection and testing of installations. Our course will enable individuals to address the implications of BS7671 for the inspection, testing and certification of installations and prepare delegates for the City and Guilds examinations. PLEASE NOTE: Our course is designed for experienced electricians with prior knowledge and understanding of the 17th edition wiring reg’s and with experience installing and testing electrical circuits. Delegates with limited previous experience can benefit from firstly studying our two day practical domestic electrical inspection and testing course. Suggested prior reading: IET On-Site Guide to BS7671 particularly chapter 9, Inspection and Testing, and chapter 10, Guidance notes on initial testing of installations; and the IET GN3 Inspection and testing book. CONTENTS: * Interpret and apply the requirements of the IET Electrical Wiring Regulations, BS7671 * Assess wiring diagrams for a given circuit in accordance with the Wiring Regulations, On Site Guide and Inspection and Testing Guidance Notes. * Inspect and test an electrical installation (1ph & 3ph) * Interpret inspection and testing data * Complete the paperwork for both initial and periodic inspection and testing. * Preparation for the written exams. * City & Guilds multi choice, written and practical exams DURATION: 5 training days plus 2 days for the practical assessments and multi choice exam and 2 evenings for the written exams

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Abrasive Wheel Safety (1 day)

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

INTRODUCTION: This course is intended for persons involved in the use, inspection or mounting of abrasive wheels and is designed to provide training as required under The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998. AIMS: To provide candidates with a comprehensive understanding of requirements of the relevant regulations and to ensure they can safely and efficiently work with abrasive wheels CONTENT: * Relevant Regulations including: - PUWER 1998 - Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 - PPE Regulations 2002 - COSHH Regulations 2002 - Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 * The importance of the regulations to users and supervisors * Hazards and safety precautions with abrasive wheels * Characteristics of abrasive wheels. * Abrasive wheel operating speeds. * Handling, storage and examination of abrasive wheels * Understanding grinding machinery. * Precautions when using grinding equipment * Mounting of abrasive wheels * Dressing an abrasive wheel * Balancing abrasive wheels (optional) * Abrasive wheel guidance notes. DURATION: 1 Day

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INTRODUCTION: This is the second of three courses dealing with electrical maintenance. It is a practical course and emphasises those aspects of maintenance and fault diagnosis required in industry. Course delegates require sound knowledge of electrical principles as outlined in our first electrical course. This course may be studied as part of a skills flexibility training programme. AIMS: This course aims to provide delegates with the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to undertake electrical maintenance on motors and motor controls safely and efficiently. SYLLABUS: * Safe working practice * Principles of DC motors and generators * DC motor starters and protection * AC induction motors - single and three phase * Motor protection * Motor starters: Direct on Line and Star Delta * Three phase distribution * Speed control on AC and DC motors * Introduction to Inverters * Testing of equipment and fault diagnosis * Identification of common electrical faults * Practical exercises DURATION: 1 week

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Tower Scaffold and Ladder Safety (1 day)

Working At HeightsHealth & Safety
POA

INTRODUCTION: Under the Working at Heights Regulations 2005, “Scaffolding may be assembled or significantly altered only under the supervision of a competent person and by persons who have received appropriate and specific training.” (schedule 3, clause 2.12). Many accidents are caused through unsafe practices in connection with the use of tower scaffolding and ladders. This course is designed for skilled or semi-skilled personnel involved with the care and use of ladders and independent tower scaffolding. AIMS: To enable participants to gain the skills to safely raise, inspect, lower and store independent tower scaffolds and to use and inspect ladders. CONTENT: * Health and safety legislation relating to working at heights, ladders and tower scaffolds * Inspection of materials * Components and their functions * Foundations * Working platforms * Guard rails and toe boards * Hazards at working platforms * Lifting and loading materials * Common configurations * Tower and trestle scaffolds * Scaffold inspection * Record keeping and mandatory requirements * Ladder Inspection - Storage and Record Keeping * Painting and Marking - Ladder defects * Ladder Angles - Lashing * Practical exercises in correct usage DURATION: One Day

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INTRODUCTION: This is the second of three courses dealing with electrical maintenance. It is a practical course and emphasises those aspects of maintenance and fault diagnosis required in industry. Course delegates require sound knowledge of electrical principles as outlined in our first electrical course. This course may be studied as part of a skills flexibility training programme. AIMS: This course aims to provide delegates with the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to undertake electrical maintenance on motors and motor controls safely and efficiently. SYLLABUS: * Safe working practice * Principles of DC motors and generators * DC motor starters and protection * AC induction motors - single and three phase * Motor protection * Motor starters: Direct on Line and Star Delta * Three phase distribution * Speed control on AC and DC motors * Introduction to Inverters * Testing of equipment and fault diagnosis * Identification of common electrical faults * Practical exercises DURATION: 1 week

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INTRODUCTION: The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 2 requires that employers ensure, ‘safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.’ PUWER Regulation 9 requires employers to provide refresher training as and when necessary AIMS: The course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to safely operate industrial forklift trucks SYLLABUS: * Operators safety code * Operating practice * Inspection and maintenance * Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) * Bulk stack building/Vehicle loading * Accident prevention * Principles of lifting * Road licensing of trucks * Hydraulics - controls and their operation * Practical and Theoretical test * RTITB standard operator test

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INTRODUCTION: The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 2 requires that employers ensure, ‘safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances.’ PUWER Regulation 9 requires employers to provide refresher training as and when necessary AIMS: The course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to safely operate industrial forklift trucks SYLLABUS: * Operators safety code * Operating practice * Inspection and maintenance * Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) * Bulk stack building/Vehicle loading * Accident prevention * Principles of lifting * Road licensing of trucks * Hydraulics - controls and their operation * Practical and Theoretical test * RTITB standard operator test

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INTRODUCTION: This course is designed to provide training in basic mechanical engineering techniques for persons from a non-engineering background. The course may be studied as part of a multi skill flexibility programme. AIMS: To provide instruction and practice in basic mechanical engineering fitting skills and the correct and safe use of engineering tools. SYLLABUS: * Workshop safety * Safe use and care of hand tools * Terminology * Safe use and care of measuring equipment including micrometers, vernier protractor, vernier height gauge * Hand skills, producing engineering components * Interpreting engineering drawings * Internal and external thread cutting * Marking out and measuring * Fastening and locking devices * Lubrication * Practical exercises

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Working at Height

Health & Safety
POA

INTRODUCTION: The Working at Heights Regulations, 2005 impose duties on an employer towards both employees and any other person working for the organisation or on the company site ie contractors. Under the regulations a height is defined as, “any fall from a distance when a person could sustain personal injury”. Regulation 5 states that, “every employer shall ensure that no person engages in any activity, including organisation, planning and supervision, in relation to work at height or work equipment for use in such work unless he is competent to do so or, if being trained, is supervised by a competent person”. AIMS: To ensure delegates are aware of the dangers of working at height and understand their responsibilities under the regulations CONTENT: * Health and Safety at Work Act * The Working at Height Regulations * The Provision & use of Work Equipment Regulations * Employer and Employee responsibilities * The need to risk assess and to choose the appropriate method considering the likelihood and severity of a reasonably foreseeable accident * Consider the various options available including steps, ladders, tower scaffold, elevated or suspended work platforms, fall protection, including harnesses where appropriate * Selection and Safe use of steps and ladders

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ACS Domestic Gas Refresher (5 days)

Chemical and FuelIndustrial
POA

INTRODUCTION: Our ACS refresher and re-assessment sessions are for experienced gas engineers with current or recently expired ACS qualifications. The refresher training is optional. Re-assessments can be for CCN1 including CPA1 only or can be bundled together with domestic appliance module re-assessments if required. AIMS: To provide up to date ACS re-qualification for Gas Safe registration for gas engineers SYLLABUS: * Gas safety legislation and standards * Flueing standards and principles * Pipe sizing calculations * Purging and testing * Ventilation calculations * Combustion * Flueing standards * Unsafe situations * ACS re-assessments DURATION: 5 day duration standard course including refresher training and re-assessments. Please enquire about our re-assessment only options or our longer training course options CERTIFICATION: CITB/Construction-Skills ACS certification and card on successful completion

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Basic Welding Skills - MIG/MAG (3 days)

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

INTRODUCTION: Courses are suitable for all levels of trainee from novice to professional. The content and duration of the course will reflect each individual candidate’s requirements and abilities. AIMS: The course aims to develop the delegate's practical skills and knowledge to the desired level. OUTLINE SYLLABUS: BASIC MIG/MAG WELDING AND SAFETY * Workshop safety for welding operations * The MIG/MAG welding process * Setting the welding unit controls * Selecting shielding gas and electrode wire * Tutored welding practice positions (can include lap, fillet and butt welds in sheet, plate, sections and pipe for various thickness ranges and positions as appropriate for the client) * Modes of metal transfer (dip, spray, globular) * Weld defect recognition and avoidance Skillcentre Certificate and optional welder competency (BS4872) or welder coding (ASME 1X / BSEN 9606) tests

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Coded Welding - TIG (2 days)

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

TUNGSTEN INERT GAS (TIG) WELDING * TIG welding safety procedures * Principles of the TIG welding process * AC/DC applications * Selecting and grinding the correct tungsten electrode * Selecting correct filler wire * Selecting correct shielding gas * Setting optimum welding parameters * Joint design and preparing materials for welding * TIG welding techniques and tutored practice for the required weld types (lap, fillet, butt) in various welding positions and material grades. * Identification and avoidance of weld defects. * Coding or competency test (if required)

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Coded Welding - MMA (stick) (2 days)

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING * MMA welding safety * Principles of the MMA process * Volts and amperage settings * Types of electrode, classification and uses * Joint designs and applications * Preparation for welding * Tutored welding practice as appropriate to the client: can include lap, fillet and butt welds in sheet, plate, sections and pipe for various thickness ranges in relevant welding positions. * Identification and avoidance of welding defects * Optional Oxy Acetylene cutting tuition * Optional Welder Competency or Coding tests

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Coded Welding - MIG/MAG (2 days)

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

MIG / MAG WELDING * MIG/MAG welding safety * Principles of the MIG/MAG welding process * Selecting correct shielding gas * Selecting correct electrode wire * Setting optimum operating parameters * Dip, Spray and Globular modes of metal transfer * Preparing materials prior to welding * MIG/MAG welding techniques and tutored welding practice for the required weld types (lap, fillet, butt, on section, plate or pipe) * Identification and avoidance of weld defects * Coding or competency test if required

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Coded Welding - FCAW (2 days)

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

FLUX CORED ARC WELDING * FCAW welding safety * Principles of the FCAW welding process * Selecting correct electrode wire * Setting optimum operating parameters * Modes of metal transfer * Preparing materials prior to welding * FCAW welding techniques and tutored welding practice for the required weld types (fillet or butt, plate, sections or pipe) in various positions. * Identification and avoidance of weld defects * Coding or competency test if required

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Oxy-Fuel gas Safety and Cutting (1 day)

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

OXY-ACETYLENE CUTTING AND SAFETTY * Health and Safety * Basic principles of the Oxy-Acetylene cutting process * Safe working procedures * Hoses, nozzles, regulators and check valves * Preparing equipment for use * Preparing materials for cutting * Cutting practice, straight lines, curves, bevels * Set up for gouging and gouging practice, (optional) * Inspection of completed work * Course review

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INTRODUCTION: This course is designed for candidates who are required to provide job instruction training within their own specialised skill areas at work. AIMS: The course aims to provide candidates with a comprehensive understanding and practice in the preparation of training presentations and demonstrations and in how to communicate this information effectively. CONTENT: * A systematic approach to training * Identify your participants’ needs * Planning and preparing sessions * Designing resources * The ‘P’s to effective training sessions * Characteristics of a good trainer * Planning and delivering a mini training session * Multiple choice quiz * Assessing * Evaluation

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Basic Plumbing Skills (3 days)

Building TradesHealth & Safety
POA

INTRODUCTION: This course is designed to provide training for persons who wish to learn to carry out basic plumbing tasks. The course may be studied by those wishing start a new career, those who wish to carry out work for themselves or as part of a multi-skill flexibility programme for maintenance engineers. AIMS: The course aims to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills to be able to safely undertake basic plumbing tasks. SYLLABUS: * Course and industry introduction * Safety and terminology * Pipework:– types, uses, joints, bending * Working with copper and plastic pipe * Hot and cold water systems * Heating systems appreciation * Industry requirements and legislation * Practical exercises

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INTRODUCTION: The Working at Heights Regulations, 2005 impose duties on an employer towards both employees and any other person working for the organisation or on the company site ie contractors. Under the regulations a height is defined as, “any fall from a distance when a person could sustain personal injury”. Regulation 5 states that, “every employer shall ensure that no person engages in any activity, including organisation, planning and supervision, in relation to work at height or work equipment for use in such work unless he is competent to do so or, if being trained, is supervised by a competent person”. AIMS: To ensure delegates are aware of the dangers of working at height and understand their responsibilities under the regulations CONTENT: * Health and Safety at Work Act * The Working at Height Regulations * The Provision & use of Work Equipment Regulations * Employer and Employee responsibilities * The need to risk assess and to choose the appropriate method considering the likelihood and severity of a reasonably foreseeable accident * Consider the various options available including steps, ladders, tower scaffold, elevated or suspended work platforms, fall protection, including harnesses where appropriate * Selection and Safe use of steps and ladders DURATION: Half day CERTIFICATION: Wakefield Skillcentre

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INTRODUCTION: A practical course designed for persons needing to increase their knowledge and experience in electrical installation, testing and maintenance in a factory or works environment. Course delegates require a sound knowledge of electrical principles as outlined in our introductory level electrical principles and safety course. This course may be studied as part of a skill flexibility training programme. AIMS: To enable participants to understand general electrical installations in the factory, works, warehouse and office environments. The course content is flexible to suit individual delegate requirements. SYLLABUS: * Overview of the Electricity at Work Regulations * Electrical wiring systems: SWA, MICC * Cable support systems: trunking, conduit, cable traying * Standard electrical wiring circuits: ring, final circuits, radial sockets and lighting * PVC cable types, cable preparation and installation exercises * Testing and inspection on various factory installed equipment (not the supply distribution network) * Fault diagnosis exercises on lighting, ring, radial and motor control circuits * Introduction to portable appliance testing * Factory distribution systems * Practical exercises

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INTRODUCTION: The Manual Handling Regulations require every employer to make suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to the health and safety of all employees from any manual handling activity which cannot be avoided. A record of the assessment must be maintained if five or more persons are employed. AIMS: To provide candidates with an understanding of the requirements of the regulations and a working knowledge of correct lifting techniques. To provide instruction and practice is undertaking and recording manual handling risk assessments CONTENT: * Manual Handling Regulations 1992 * Accident statistics particularly manual handling injuries * Types of injury - spine * Demonstration and exercises in correct lifting techniques * Appreciation of personal protective equipment Regulations 2002 * Team Lifting * The Management of Health and Safety Regulations * COSHH appreciation * Introduction to RIDDOR * Awareness of ergonomics and the display screen equipment regulations * Practical Manual Handling Risk Assessment exercises

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INTRODUCTION: Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety regulations states that “every employer shall appoint one or more competent persons to assist him in undertaking the measures needed to comply with the regulations”. The NEBOSH National Certificate will help satisfy this requirement and prepare delegates to effectively manage Health and Safety. AIMS: This qualification is aimed at Managers, Supervisors and Staff from all types of organisations who need a broad understanding of health and safety issues. CONTENTS: * The Management of health and Safety * Identification and control of workplace hazards * Fire prevention measures and actions in the event of a fire * Controlling health hazards * Effective communications * Investigation of accidents and other incidents and the maintenance of records * Compliance with general legislation * Exam technique and revision * Two written examinations * Practical assessment DURATION: 12 training days, plus one revision day and one day for the written exams. The practical exam is to be carried out at the delegates own work place. In addition to the above we recommend that approximately 53 hours of private study be carried out during the course. CERTIFICATION: NEBOSH National General Certificate Course includes tutorial text book, course revision guide, Nebosh examination and certification fees, refreshments and buffet lunches

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CITB Health and Safety Awareness

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

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. The course aims are to ensure that individual responsibilities are understood and to provide a practical summary of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues; understand what the employer’s duties are and what should be done if they CITB certification on successfull completion

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Asbestos Awareness, UKATA

AsbestosHealth & Safety
POA

Half day duration training course for those who may potentially come into contact with asbestos CONTENT: * The properties of asbestos and its effects on health (with special reference to the raised incidence of lung problems in smokers) * The types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in buildings, plant and equipment * How to specifically avoid the risks from asbestos * The general procedures to follow when dealing with an emergency in the event of the uncontrolled release of asbestos dust into the workplace UKATA certification on successful completion

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Forklift Truck Instructor RTITB (10 days)

Plant TrainingHealth & Safety
POA

This course is for experienced forklift truck operators who wish to train to become forklift truck instructors. Delegates will undertake an operator to instructor standard test and written and practical tests of instructional ability witnessed by an RTITB examiner.

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CITB SMSTS Refresher

Site ManagementHealth & Safety
POA

INTRODUCTION: This course is for delegates who have previously passed the full SMSTS course or previous refresher course and have proof of attendance. AIMS: The course aims to bring health and safety knowledge up to date as well as providing a thorough overview of the legislative changes and their impact in the workplace. CONTENT: * Improve awareness of recent developments in construction, legislation, health and safety, welfare and environmental issues * Identify measures that will assist the practical implementation of responsibilities established by new legislation and new working practices * Be aware of and able to implement all updated health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation which affects their role as a manager * Be aware of and able to implement new guidance and industry best practice * Be more aware of their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and the environment * Theory Test (multiple choice)

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This 17th Edition Wiring Regulations third amendment update (2015) course would be of benefit to practicing electricians, contractors or those in design or management of electrical systems.AimsTo assist delegates in identifying the major changes contained within the 3rd Amendment 2015 and their effect within the existing wiring regulations.The publication of the latest version of Electrical Standard BS7671 takes place on the 1st January 2015.The enforcement of the content within this latest edition will be required for all electrical installation designs, construction, Inspection and testing from the 1st July 2015.SyllabusWhy the regulations are being updated.Changes to the numbering system.Change to the definition Competent person.Documenting risk assessment when RCDs are not necessary.Change to Zs values (Cmin)Use of metal consumer units in domestic installations.Protection against overheatingCompatibility with the EMC directive.Wiring systems in escape routes.New section 775 Auxiliary circuits.Update to RCDs in bathrooms.New section 714 outdoor lighting.New section 715 ELV lighting.Changes to certification.

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ACS Domestic Gas Safety (Category 3)

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

This course is designed for novice candidates (Category 3). Parts of this course may also be appropriate for Category 1 initial or 2 Candidates with limited or out of date experience. The course comprises an initial 3 week training period at our centre to give the candidate a foundation of working knowledge and an understanding of gas principles and safety. Throughout the initial training candidates will undertake theoretical and practical assessments as per the Gas Safety Portfolio. After completion of this training, delegates are required to undertake a minimum of 10 week period of work experience with a registered gas engineer to complete their portfolio. The work experience should be completed within 6 months of completion of the initial training period.

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CITB Site Safety Awareness (H&SA)

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

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. The course aims are to ensure that individual responsibilities are understood and to provide a practical summary of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues; understand what the employer’s duties are and what should be done if they think anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk. After completion of this course delegates may chose to undertake a computer based assessment test at a local test centre and subsequently apply for a CSCS card. * General Responsibilities * Accident Reporting and Recording * Health and Welfare * Dust and Fumes (Respiratory risks) * Manual Handling * Working at Height * PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) * Emergency Procedures and First Aid * Fire Prevention and Control * Hazardous Substances * Electrical Safety, Hand-held Tools and Equipment * Noise and Vibration * Site Transport Safety * Excavations and Confined Spaces * Safety Signs and Signals * Theory Test (multiple choice)

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Unvented Hot Water Systems

8Building TradesHealth & Safety
POA

Legislation requires that a safety course is undertaken by those involved in installing and maintaining hot water systems. This qualification is sought after by local authorities and housing associations and is accepted as evidence for the plumbing competent person schemes.

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CITB SSSTS Site Safety for Supervisors

Site ManagementHealth & Safety
POA

This course is for those who have or are about to acquire supervisory responsibilities. It provides supervisors with an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, as well as their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities. It will highlight the requirement to promote health and safety to supervise effectively. The course is endorsed by the United Kingdom Contractors Group as the standard training for all supervisors working on UKCG sites. The course aims to ensure that individual and supervisory responsibilities are understood and to provide information about the employer’s duties and what should be done when you think anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk * General Responsibilities of a Supervisor * Expectations of being a Supervisor * How to contribute to the safety of the workplace * Understanding the problems of the industry * Health and Safety law structure and applications to supervisors * Management structure in controlling the site safely * Risk Assessments and understanding of method statements * Site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings * Monitor site activities effectively * Timely intervention when bad practice is identified * Theory Test (multiple choice)

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Basic Welding Skills - MMA (3 days)

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

Courses are suitable for all levels of trainee from novice to professional. The content and duration of the course will reflect each individual candidate’s requirements and abilities. * Workshop Safety for arc welding * Principles of the MMA process * The welding set controls * Volts and amperage settings * Types of electrode their classification and uses * Joint designs and applications * Set up and preparation for welding * MMA welding techniques and tutored welding practice for the required weld types and positions (can include lap, fillet and butt welds in sheet, plate, sections and pipe for various thickness ranges and positions as appropriate for the client) * Weld defect recognition and avoidance * Optional BS4872 welder competency tests * Optional oxy-acetylene safety and cutting tuition

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Basic Welding Skills - TIG (3 days)

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

Courses are available to suit all levels of trainee from novice to professional. The content and duration are flexible to reflect the requirements of individual requirements. The course aims to develop the delegate's practical skills and working knowledge to the desired level. * Related knowledge of safety procedures * The TIG welding process * Selecting correct shielding gas for work to be undertaken * Selecting and grinding the correct tungsten electrode * Selecting correct filler wire * Setting welding unit to obtain optimum operating parameters * TIG welding techniques and tutored welding practice for the required weld types, materials and positions. * Optional assessment test in accordance with the BS4872 welder competency standard if required

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About Us

Wakefield Skillcentre Ltd is an industrial skills training specialist providing training & assessment for clients across a range of market sectors. Our programmes are available as scheduled open courses at our training centre providing a cost-effective solution to clients only able to release trainees as individuals or in small groups. Alternatively, we are happy to provide customer specific training programmes at our training centre or at client premises throughout the UK. Our training & assessment approvals include City & Guilds, RTITB, IOSH, NEBOSH, BPEC, CITB/CSkills, UK Certification & GAS SAFE. Our operating systems & procedures are accredited in accordance with the BS EN ISO 9001:2008 quality assurance standard

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Wakefield Skillcentre Ltd

Units 41-43 Monckton Road Industrial Estate
Denby Dale Road
Wakefield
Wakefield
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