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Working in partnership with SafetyLiftinGear.com

The Training Societi work closely with SafetyLiftinGear.com, a Bristol based company.

They are industry leaders in the area of supplying you with specialist safety equipment including the following – lifting gear, height safety, load restraints, materials handling, confined space equipment, industrial supplies and personal protective equipment.

Many of their products are showcased on Alan’s working at height courses, and we can supply training on all of the equipment they supply.

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How do I claim my CITB grant with Site Safety Plus courses?

If your company is a CITB Levy paying member you will be able to claim a grant back from them for each delegate that attends a Site Safety Plus course.  These include:

  • CITB Health and Safety Awareness,
  • SSSTS and
  • SMSTS courses.

In order to claim grant for the Site Safety Plus courses delegates need to make sure they have your company Levy Number and address details on the day of the training.

Each delegate will be given an assessment form where they need to complete section C on the course assessment reports giving their CITB Levy number and company details.

If however, for any reason your delegates do not fill out section C on the paperwork then you can call the CITB  Levy/Grant department on 0344 994 4455 who will help you.

For more info on Site Safety Plus courses, please click here.

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Scenes from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in 1953.

Check out the non existent Health & Safety in 1953 on the Clifton Suspension Bridge 64 years ago, which these days is now thankfully installed with man safe systems!  We all watched open mouthed in the office at the cringe worthiness!

Check out the whole video on youtube by clicking on the photos above or following this link.

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Do I need to renew my Green Labourers Card if I have an SSSTS / SMSTS Certificate?

You only need to renew your green labourers card if you want a labourers card as well as your SSSTS/SMSTS.  There is no obligation to hold a labourers card if you have a higher level of qualification.

However, we would advise you to check with any site you are working for to see what they require, just to be sure.

Find more about the different types of cards available on the CSCS website.

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Free CITB App to revise for your CITB Health & Safety Awareness course

Here is a free App which may help any delegates wanting to revise for their CITB Health & Safety Awareness course and/or Touch Screen test for their Green Labourer card.  To find out more just watch the short video below.

Links to the Cskills Awards App on iTunes and Google Play.

If you have any questions then please let me know on rowena.hicks@thetrainingsocieti.co.uk

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First aid training must include defibrillator from Dec ’16

The HSE have announced that as from 31 December all first aid course delivered will also require the training in the safe use of an automated external defibrillator.

To keep you one step ahead, we will be adding this to our First Aid courses from August 2016 so that you get best value for your money prior to the changes coming in. It can also be available as a separate course.

To read more please click here for the HSE bulletin.

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How to find out what CSCS card you need and how to apply for it.

We’re asked about frequently – we hope the following is useful…

http://www.citb.co.uk/cards-testing/construction-skills-certificate-scheme-cscs/ – This page has a short video issued by the CITB which will run you through the steps of how to apply.

The type of card you apply for depends on the occupation you do.  You can find out which card you need by going to the CITB Card finder link – https://www.cscs.uk.com/card-finder/ – this card finder link will help you choose which CSCS card you need to apply for and which CITB Health, Safety and Environment text you need to book based on your occupation.

In most cases you will need to have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the last two years and costs £19.50.  Exemptions can be found at www.cscs.uk.com/test

If you’re an individual applying for your own card, the quickest way is to phone the CITB on 0344 994 4777, you’ll need a bank card and the order will be processed whilst you are on the phone.  Cost £30.

If you’re an employer applying for a card or cards on behalf of individuals, these must be processed online at www.cscs.uk.com/employer.  £30 per person, unless you have a CITB account, the CITB will phone you to take payment over the phone.

For any other questions please go to www.cscs.uk.com.

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Alan thought he’d left school 47 years ago…

Alan thought he had left his school days behind 47 years ago.  However here he is today at his old school, now the Merchant Academy today for a Bespoke Small Power Tools course.

Here is a picture of him today with his delegates 🙂

Alan Bigwood Merchants Academy

If you are interested in how you can benefit from our bespoke course packages check out our Bespoke course webpage.

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How Not to Work at Height – these guys need training!

We often see these worrying photos –  these guys may be creative but imagine what the HSE officer would say.  Definitely not one to replicate at your site!

How Not to Work at Height

If you’re interested in how to work safety at height check out the Work at Heights course.

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What First Aid course should I go on? The 3 day FAAW or the 1 day EFAW?

We often get asked this question, so whilst there are no hard and fast rules that the HSE lay down, they have published this on their website which explains all the factors you need to think about before deciding what First Aid course is best for you.  http://www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid/needs-assessment.htm

I would also advise that you go to whoever you are working for to see what they advise.  At the end of the day the questions best asked is if something did happen on site, would you be able to deal with it?  If you were in court because of an incident, would the judge think the training you had be adequate?

Whatever route you decide upon, we would be happy to help you with either course as follows:

1 day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Click here for the information

We hold this course at our HQ in St Annes, Bristol and the dates can be found here where they can also easily be booked online.

3 Day First Aid at Work (FAAW) Click here for the information

We hold these courses regularly in Warmley and St Annes, Bristol.  The price is £195 + VAT are the dates can he found here on our website.

Click here also for some feedback.

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