Courses

// CONFINED SPACE //

Accidents in confined spaces result in a number of fatalities every year in the workplace. The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 requires all duty holders to ensure that all work in Confined Spaces is carried out in accordance with these regulations. The employer is responsible for ensuring that a Safe System of Work is used if entry to a Confined Space cannot be avoided. All persons involved in Confined Space must be competent to do so and properly supervised as appropriate.

This training will enable delegates to have a clear understanding of the fundamentals of working in Confined Spaces. They will develop knowledge and skills to ensure that they become aware of the risks and dangers associated with Confined Space working and be able to select and use a variety of appropriate equipment to ensure the safety of themselves and others.

Our new Confined Space practical training units are up and running.

Confined Space | Low Risk (6150-01)

Who is the course for:
People who are relatively new to Confined Space working, as well as
more experienced people who wish to refresh their basic skills and
knowledge.
Course duration:1 day
Qualification gained:City & Guilds

Course objectives:
– Explain what is meant by a confined space
– Understand the importance of risk assessment and demonstrate a basic ability
– Be able to discuss safe systems of work and permits to work
– Understand the principles and use of gas monitors
– Be able to define individuals roles and responsibility

Course content includes:
– Definition of a confined space
– Specified Risks
– Duties under the Regulations, preventing the need for entry
– Risk Assessment and hazard identification
– Atmospheric hazards and gases
– Principles and use of gas detectors
– Safe systems of work & permits to work
– Roles, responsibilities and top man duties
– Escape Set Practical
– Safe use of harness

Confined Space | Medium Risk (6150-02)

Who is the course for:
This confined space training course is designed for workers who
operate within medium risk confined spaces across a wide variety of
industries. A medium risk confined space exists where there are
access issues; a realistic expectation of encountering a specific risk;
possible introduction of specified risks during the work activity.
Vertical direct unobstructed access with continuous attachment to
a man riding hoist or similar mechanical rescue device.
Course duration:2 days
Qualification gained:City & Guilds

Course objectives:
To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of Confined Space procedures and the dangers of confined spaces. It provides an understanding of how to carry out a vertical decent into a Confined Space, move away from the point of entry and escape using emergency breathing apparatus. 

At the end of the training course delegates should know: The dangers associated with confined space working, how to risk assess a confined space, how to classify a confined space, the types of Escape Breathing Apparatus and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, how to undertake pre-entry and pre-wearer checks on equipment, why there is a need for periodic examinations of equipment, the emergency procedures when working in a confined space.

Course content includes:
A large amount of practical activities, practical assessment and written exam, which will be supplemented with classroom-based tutorials, involving: 
– The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 
– Identification of risks and their control 
– Safe system of work for entry into a Confined Space 
– Hazardous atmospheres and use of gas detection equipment and monitoring. 
– Permits to work and control measures 
– Personal Protective Equipment 
– Equipment pre-use inspection and safe operation 
– Preparing and using escape breathing apparatus in accordance with manufacturers instructions 
– Vertical entry into a confined space 
– Safe method of escape from a confined space 
– Emergency procedures

Confined Space | High Risk (6150-03)

Who is the course for:
Managers, supervisors and operatives who may need to enter or
supervise the entry into High Risk Confined Spaces and carry out
a variety of work activities using both Full Breathing Apparatus and
Escape Sets.
Course duration:3 days
Qualification gained:City & Guilds

Course objectives:
This course is essential for those working in high risk confined spaces. Carrying out complex operations which present additional risk. The course provides delegates with a thorough understanding of Confined Space procedures for the water industry, the dangers of confined spaces and enables them to carry out an entry into a Confined Space wearing Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and escape sets. 

At the end of the training course delegates should know: The dangers associated with confined space working, how to risk assess a confined space, how to classify a confined space, the types of Escape Breathing Apparatus and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, how to undertake pre-entry and pre-wearer checks on equipment, why there is a need for periodic examinations of equipment, the emergency procedures when working in a confined space. The use of self contained breathing apparatus.

Course content includes:
A large amount of practical activities, practical assessment and written exam, which will be supplemented with classroom-based tutorials, involving: 
– The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 
– Hazardous atmospheres and gas detection monitor 
– Operation of safe systems of work for entry into a confined space 
– Personal Protective Equipment 
– IP ratings, intrinsically safe and ATEX approved 
– Equipment pre-use inspection and safe operation 
– Emergency breathing apparatus theory and practical 
– Self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) theory and Practical 
– Identification of risks and their control 
– Fall arrest systems   
– Use of permit to work control measures 
– Safe entry and escape from a confined space 
– Safe Entry and Exit of a confined space wearing Self contained breathing apparatus 
– Emergency and rescue procedures

We strongly recommended that you update your skills by taking an annual refresher.

// Working At Height //

The regulations places duties on employers, the self employed and any person that controls the work of others. The need for Training – Falls from height remain the single biggest cause of workplace deaths ans one of the main causes of major injury.

Working at Heights

Who is the course for:
Managers and employees who work at heights.
Course duration:0.5 day
Qualification gained:Certificate of Attendance

Course objectives:
The Working at Heights Training Course is for managers and employees, and gives candidates a good overall knowledge of the Working at Heights Regulations 2005. Enabling delegates to organise and plan working at height, avoid risks and select appropriate work equipment for a particular task.

Course content:
– Overview of the Working at Height Regulations
– Accident statistics
– Definition of Work at Height
– Risk assessment and hierarchy of measures
– Organisation & planning
– Selection of appropriate equipment
– Use of ladders and stepladders
– Inspection of equipment
– Emergency procedures

To find out more about our complete roster of courses and available dates, or if you have any questions, please do get in touch.

// FIRST AID //

There are two key aims of first aid at work:
– To give immediate assistance to someone with a common injury or illness
– To summon professional help in a serious medical situation

Meeting these aims, as well as legal compliance, is often the responsibility of HR. Make sure you have the knowledge to put effective first aid in place and prevent accidents and penalties.

Emergency First Aid

Who is the course for:
Everyone!
Individuals and organisations are advised to take this course.
Course duration:1 day
Qualification gained:Level 3 Emergency First Aid at
Work (RQF)
Accredited by:Highfield

Course objectives:
This course updates the first aid skills for people who need to renew their statutory First Aid at Work certificate. This one-day course covers a range of CPR and first aid skills, providing you with the skills to ensure a safe working environment.

Course content:
The course comprises of practical work and theoretical classroom work, including practical assessment on CPR and first aid. Understanding the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
– How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
– How to manage a casualty who is in shock
– How to assess an incident
– How to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
– How to manage a casualty with a minor injury
– How to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
– How to manage a casualty with external bleeding

First Aid at Work Re-qualification

Who is the course for:
Persons who have previously passed the First Aid at Work course.
Course duration:2 days
Qualification gained:Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF)
Accredited by:Highfield

Course objectives:
This course updates the first aid skills for people who need to renew their statutory First Aid at Work certificate and whose existing certificate is still valid. First aiders whose certificates have expired for more than 28 days must attend a three-day First Aid at Work course.

Course content:
The course includes an update of first aid knowledge and skills and a revision of workplace requirements.
– Primary Survey
– Assessment of Injury/unconscious casualty
– CPR
– Choking
– Bleeding & Shock Management
– Major Illness
– Fractures
– Spinal Injury Management
– Current reporting and clearing up processes
– Anaphylaxis and Epi-Pen use
– Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

First Aid at Work

Who is the course for:
Nominated workplace first aiders, or anyone wanting a comprehensive introduction to first aid.
Course duration:3 days
Qualification gained:First Aid at Work (RQF)
Accredited by:Highfield

Course objectives:
This course covers the practical skills needed by a first aider in the modern workplace. The course will give you the confidence and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies.

Course content:
– Accidents and illness
– Using a first aid kit
– Simple record keeping
– Treatment of an unconscious casualty
– Heart attacks
– Resuscitation
– Shock
– Choking
– Bleeding
– Burns and scalds
– Poisoning
– Fractures
– Seizures
– Asthma
– Severe allergic reaction
– Eye injuries
– Low blood sugar
– Fainting

// Additional Courses //

We also facilitate the below courses.

-Abrasive wheel

-Asbestos Awareness

-Health & Safety in the Workplace

-Manual Handling

– Cable Avoidance

– Fire Awareness

It is strongly recommended that you update your skills by taking an annual refresher.