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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.

More info on Site Safety Plus courses.

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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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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…

The type of card you apply for depends on the occupation you do.  You can find out which card you need by going to CITB Card finder which will help you choose which 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 here.

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.

Employers applying for a card or cards on behalf of individuals must be processed online here.

Cost – £30 per person, unless you have a CITB account, the CITB will phone you to take payment over the phone.

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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

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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!

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Kevin Fitzgerald – part of the team

Hello, my name is Kevin Fitzgerald and I have joined the Societi team as the Commercial Director to help spread the word on how we can help companies like yours through the minefield of Health & Safety training.

kev row al

My previous experience has included working with:

  • Brandon Hire – but not at the same time as Rowena or Daud
  • Speedy Hire (where one year I was the “face of the company” in all the brochures)
  • Nationwide Platforms

However, when I was invited by Rowena & Alan to join The Training Societi, I jumped at the chance for a few reasons.  Having known both Alan and Rowena for a number of years I know that The Training Societi is a far cry from many other companies who over promise and under deliver, but are in fact very much the opposite.  They are also an up and coming entrepreneurial company, which is great because decisions can be made quickly – something which I value highly.  Not only that, they are ethical and go about their work with integrity which is something that is missing from many companies these days.

Rowena insisted that I write 3 random facts about myself so here goes:

  • I am qualified to award challenge certificates at dog shows, ” champion show judge ” and I have owned Bulldogs & Boxer dogs for over 25 years.
  • I am a massive Joy division and New Order fan and have been since 1979.  I have one of the best collections of memorabilia in the country.
  • I started the very first ever video VHS rental shop (remember them?) in Bristol at the age of 21.  This was really successful and people still recognise me for it today.

Anyway, that is enough about me for now.  If you want a chat with me about ways we can help you with your training then please let me know on my direct number 07849 830 843 or email me back on kevin.fitzgerald@thetrainingsocieti.co.uk.

I look forward to meeting with you soon 🙂

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Top 5 Firms Battling for £90m Bristol Arena Project

Five top construction firms are battling it out for the £90m+ Bristol Arena job which is just down the road from the Training Societi’s Head Quarters and main training suite.

The 5 contenders are BAM Construction, Bouygues, Sir Robert McApine, Laing O’Rouke and Buckingham Group Contractors.

The winning firm will be announced in February 2016 by Bristol City Council.

To read more in The Construction Enquirer click here.

The Bristol Arena project is just down the road from The Training Societi.

The Bristol Arena project is just down the road from The Training Societi.

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