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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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Our course covers both the initial verification and the periodic inspection and testing of installations. The course will enable individuals to address the implications of BS 7671 for the inspection, testing and certification of installations and prepare delegates for the City and Guilds examinations. Options are available for separate exams for either the initial or the periodic exams only (C&G 2391-50 and C&G 2391-51). This qualification has replaced the C&G 2394 and C&G 2395 qualifications.

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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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: 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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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 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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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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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: 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 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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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 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: 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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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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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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Our course covers both the initial verification and the periodic inspection and testing of installations. The course will enable individuals to address the implications of BS 7671 for the inspection, testing and certification of installations and prepare delegates for the City and Guilds examinations. Options are available for separate exams for either the initial or the periodic exams only (C&G 2391-50 and C&G 2391-51). This qualification has replaced the C&G 2394 and C&G 2395 qualifications.

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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: 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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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 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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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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