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

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:CPD Certificate

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

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:CPD Certificate

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

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:CPD Certificate

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.

// FOOD SAFETY //

Training providers have identified a growing need to make learning more relevant to specific business environments to increase effectiveness.

New qualifications are required to address new National Occupational Standards reflecting sector-specific needs. In line with this demand, the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering has been designed to address the food safety needs of the catering and hospitality sector.

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

Who is the course for:
All food handlers.
Course duration:6 hours
Qualification gained:Accredited food safety certificate (RQF)
Accredited by:Highfield

The qualification covers the following topics:
– Legislation
– Food safety hazards
– Temperature control
– Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding
– Cooking, hot handling and reheating
– Food Handling
– Principles of safe food storage
– Cleaning
– Food premises and equipment

Assessment method:
30 multiple choice questions.

// ABRASIVE WHEELS //

It is a legal requirement under The Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1998 (PUWER) that all staff who use abrasive wheels, receive abrasive wheels training in the safe use of the equipment and changing of abrasive wheels.

Abrasive Wheels Safety

Who is the course for:
Operators, managers and supervisors, who as part of their working
duties select, mount, specify or use abrasive wheels as defined in
PUWER Regulations 1998 and the Heath and Safety at Work Act
1974.
Course duration:0.5 day
Qualification gained:CPD Certificate

Course content:
– Employer’s and employee’s legal responsibilities
– Hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels
– Methods of marking abrasive wheels
– Methods of storage, handling and transportation
– Testing and inspection
– Methods of mounting on equipment
– Method of dressing wheels
– Compounds used in manufacture
– Accident statistics

Fire Marshal

Who is the course for:
All workplaces are required to have an appropriate number of trained
Fire Marshals.
Course duration:0.5 days
Qualification gained: Level 1 Fire Safety certificate (RQF)

Course objectives:
The Fire Marshal Training Course covers the prevention of fire. It also provides an understanding of different types of fire extinguisher and practical training for the correct use of fire extinguishers.

All workplaces are required to have an appropriate number of trained Fire Marshals to ensure your employees and visitors are safe in the event of a fire emergency.

Course contents:
– Action on discovering a fire
– Common causes of fire
– Fire drills and evacuation
– Fire safety legislation
– Fire safety precautions
– The chemistry of fire
– The role of the fire marshal
– Using fire extinguishers

Assessment:
Ongoing trainer observation (there is no final examination).

Certification:
Candidates receive a in-house certificate which is valid for 3 years.

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.

Paediatric First Aid

Who is the course for:
Teachers, Playgroup Leaders, Childcare Providers, Nannies and
Childminders.
Course duration:2 days
Qualification gained:Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (RQF)
Accredited by:Highfield

Paediatric First Aid Training Course
The two-day paediatric first aid training course focuses on the emergency scenarios that face professionals looking after young children and infants, including teachers, playgroup leaders, childcare providers, nannies and childminders. It meets the standards required by Ofsted.

Course contents:
– The role of first aider
– Managing an emergency
– Communication and casualty care
– Allergic reaction
– Asthma and diabetic emergencies
– Bleeding
– Bone, muscle and joint injuries
– Burns
– Childhood conditions (e.g. measles, meningitis, croup)
– Choking
– Eye injuries
– Foreign objects
– Head injuries
– Heat and cold extreme
– Poisoning, bites and stings
– Resuscitation (all ages)
– Seizures
– Spinal Injuries
– Treatment of an unconscious casualty

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

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

Level 2 Safe Moving and Handling

Who is the course for:
Managers and employees in the correct techniques for manually lifting and moving items in the workplace.
Course duration:0.5 day
Qualification gained:Level 2 in Safe Moving and
Handling
Accredited by:Highfield

Course objectives:
The Manual Handling Training Course provides instruction to managers and employees in the correct techniques for manually lifting and moving items in the workplace, thereby reducing injuries and enabling employers to comply with legal requirements.

Course content:
– Employer’s and employee’s legal responsibilities
– Common hazards when lifting and moving
– Accident statistics
– Risk assessment
– Causes of injury and strain
– Main parts of the spine
– Correct handling techniques
– Weight limits and guidelines
– Assessment of individual safe limits

Cable Avoidance

Who is the course for:
This programme is designed for operatives and supervisors who have
to locate underground apparatus for work on the roadways and
highways.
Course duration:0.5 day

Course objectives:
The aim of the course is to provide both operatives and supervisors with the skills and knowledge to carry out cable avoidance work.

Course content:
– Legislation and HSG 47
– Basic principles of location and avoidance of underground services
– Hazard identification and the risks associated with them
– Reading and interpreting site plans
– Practical use of equipment

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommend that ‘anyone who uses a locator should receive thorough training on its uses and limitations’. So if you are using cable avoidance equipment (CAT, Genny, Signal Transmitter, Sonde, Trace Rod, etc.) then you should be trained on how to use the equipment.

Asbestos Awareness

Who is the course for:
The basic asbestos safety awareness training course that we offer is
ideal for and tailored to the requirements of the following tradesmen,
building contractors or developers who are involved in refurbishment,
maintenance, repair and/or demolition.
Course duration:0.5 day
Qualification gained:CPD Awareness of Asbestos

Course objectives:
The Asbestos Awareness Training Course meets the expectations of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2006 and ACOP (Approved Code of Practice) L143, this form of training is suitable for all employees whose work could foreseeably expose them to asbestos (Regulation 10 – Control of Asbestos At Work Regulations 2006).

Course content:
– Introduction to asbestos – nature and origin
– Types of asbestos
– Properties and benefits (use of asbestos)
– Health hazards
– Possible locations of asbestos in buildings
– Current legislation and guidance
– Legal limitations on work liable to disturb asbestos
– Working safely/duty holders responsibilities
– Safe working in areas where asbestos is present
– Safe and correct use of RPE/PPE (personal protective equipment)
– Decontamination
– Emergency procedures/accidental damage/general procedures
– Self-assessment test

Duration of validity of Training Certification: 1 Year.

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