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Training in the following areas:

Managing Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is an important consideration for any company. Failure to manage HSE properly can have serious and far reaching implications – loss of life, loss of equipment, project over runs (time cost) and loss of reputation. Our programs go beyond training with the use of simulators and practical scenarios to develop competent and HSE conscious candidates.

 

  • Brief outline of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
  • Safety in the use of abrasive wheels HSG17.
  • The correct use of PPE.
  • Hazards arising from use of abrasive wheels.
  • Methods of marking abrasive wheels.
  • Methods of storing, handling & transporting of abrasive wheels.
  • Mounting procedures & precautions of abrasive wheels.
  • Diamond Wheels.
  • Electric and Petrol Machines.
  • Safe use of the machines and equipment.
  • Question papers with feedback from course delegates.
  • Balancing of grinding wheels, correct method of dressing wheels.
  • Adjustment of guards and rests.
  • Practical exercise to include all elements of the above on bench grinders, Portable disc cutters & Grinders.
  • Question papers
  • Feedback from course delegates.



Duration: 2 Days
Objectives:
To provide the knowledge and skills to identify hazards and risks allowing delegates to implement control measures (when required). Using advanced techniques and practical experience the delegates will also gain the knowledge to adequately reduce risks.
Course overview:

  • Definition of a risk assessment and reasons why they should be carried out.
  • Risk assessments are an integral part of a safe system of work. Without knowing the risks involved adequate controls cannot be put in place.
  • Understanding the difference between a hazard and a risk.
  • The risk assessment process and why this needs to be ‘suitable and sufficient’. To achieve this, the level of detail in the assessment should be proportionate to the level of risk.
  • Risk identification and evaluation Hazards can be identified in many ways e.g. inspections, talking to the workforce, examination of documents, accident data, etc.
  • Advanced Techniques – Delegates will have awareness of techniques such as fault tree analysis, event tree, HAZOP and FMEA.
  • Control measures – existing precautions need to be evaluated and if required new precautions implemented.
  • Exercises


This will enable students to recognise the different types of harmful substances and there harmful effects within a workplace.
Duration: 1day

Outline:

  • What is COSHH?
  • Substances Hazardous to Health
  • How Substances Cause Harm
  • Recognising Hazardous Substances
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Risk assessment
  • Decide precautions
  • Prevent or adequately control exposure
  • Use and maintain control measures
  • Monitor exposure
  • Health surveillance
  • Plans and procedures to deal with accidents, incidents and emergencies
  • Inform, train and supervise
  • Quiz


Confined space definition and identification

Understanding the law and when a working environment becomes a confined space are key requirements in creating a safe system of work.

  • Risk assessment and safe systems of work

All confined space work must be planned, taking into account knowledge and abilities, the environment, the job and rescue procedures.

  • Dangers of a confined space

The confined space itself as well as the job will create its own hazards that employees need to be aware of.

  • Equipment and monitors

Having adequate and appropriate equipment is a legal requirement. Employee need to be able to know how to operate and maintain / inspect the equipment.

  • Venting and testing

The gas levels in a confined space can change rapidly and employees need to have the means to monitor for dangerous atmospheres.

  • Communication

Without adequate communication tasks within a confined space cannot be effectively controlled and staff will not be able to respond to an emergency in a timely manner.

  • Emergency procedures

Employees need to know what to do in an emergency e.g. self rescue, raising the alarm, getting help, rescue techniques, etc.

  • Practical exercises and assessment
  • Quiz

Duration: 1 Day

Objectives:

The course is designed to enable delegates to identify fire hazards and to recognize what procedures need to be in place.

The course is aimed at: Delegates whose duty it is to assess risks

Course overview:

  • The law, Every company needs to complete a fire risk assessment as a legal requirement and to decreases the chances of a fire starting or spreading.
  • The fire triangle, Knowing the three ingredients of the fire triangle helps the assessor locate potential fire hazards.
  • Common causes of fire, By understanding the common causes of fire the assessor can better prepare for each eventuality.
  • Fire safety precautions, By implementing adequate fire precautions the chances of a fire starting and spreading will be greatly reduced.
  • Fire drills and evacuation, The assessor must determine if an adequate amount of drills are carried out and that evacuation routes are accessible.
  • Fire extinguishers, Part of the fire risk assessment will be to determine if there are an adequate amount of extinguishers available and if the extinguishers are of the correct type.
  • Risk assessment process, This process is a step by step guide to creating the fire risk assessment.

Duration: One Day

Objectives:

This course is intended to provide Fire Warden an insight to the dangers of fire and the procedures that need to be in place to eliminate/minimise injury in the event of a fire.

The course is aimed at: This course is suitable for those who are responsible for overseeing fire safety, designated fire marshals and anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher.

Course overview:

  • The role of the fire warden, Every fire warden needs to know his or her duties to enable them to operate effectively.
  • Action on discovering a fire
    Fast and appropriate action is required to respond to a fire emergency. Fire marshals need to know what to do (and what not to do) in the event of fire.
  • Fire risk assessment
    Every company needs to complete a fire risk assessment as a legal requirement and to decreases the chances of a fire starting or spreading.
  • The fire triangle
    Knowing the three ingredients of the fire triangle helps the fire warden locate potential fire hazards.
  • Common causes of fire
    By understanding the common causes of fire the fire warden will be more prepared for each eventuality.
  • Fire safety precautions
    By implementing adequate fire precautions the chances of a fire starting and spreading will be greatly reduced.
  • Fire drills and evacuation
  • How to use fire extinguishers.
  • Course is assessed by the trainer and a short quiz.

Course overview:

  • Safety appreciation
  • FLT drivers need to be aware that their actions when using a lift truck can have serious safety consequences.
  • Operator safety
  • Drivers need to operate the forklift correctly, by obeying speed limits, lifting and moving correctly and eliminating poor practices.
  • Operator practice
  • The driver will be able to practice his skills and learn safer ways of getting the job done.
  • Daily inspection and Vehicle principles
  • Forklift trucks need to remain in good condition to reduce loss time for repair and the likelihood of an accident.
  • Written test (questionnaire)
  • Basic Practical competence test
  • Safety appreciation
  • FLT drivers need to be aware that their actions when using a lift truck can have serious safety consequences.
  • Operator safety
  • Drivers need to operate the forklift correctly, by obeying speed limits, lifting and moving correctly and eliminating poor practices.
  • Operator practice
  • The driver will be able to practice his skills and learn safer ways of getting the job done.
  • Daily inspection and Vehicle principles
  • Forklift trucks need to remain in good condition to reduce loss time for repair and the likelihood of an accident.
  • Written test (questionnaire)

Duration: Half Day

Objectives:

This course will provide delegates with the skills, information and knowledge, along with the appropriate attitudes to enable them to identify and manage a H2S hazard.

Course overview:

  • H2S gas, its common names and where it is ordinarily found
  • The physical properties and characteristics of H2S
  • Common definitions such as parts per million (ppm) and occupational/workplace exposure limits (OEL/WEL)
  • Measurement and the OEL/WEL of H2S
  • The physiological effects of exposure to H2S
  • How H2S is detected and the use of onsite & personal detection equipment
  • Actions to be taken in the event of an alarm
  • The types of respiratory equipment available including escape breathing apparatus (EBA) & self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and the importance of correct fit of the face mask.
  • The role of response teams in an H2S emergency and their use of SCBA

Student Practice:

  1. H2S personal detection equipment – pre-use checks & operation
  2. Responding to an alarm
  3. EBA fitted with a mask – pre-use checks & operation
  4. EBA fitted with a hood – pre-use checks & operation
  5. Method of connection to a pressurised cascade air supply with an activated EBA which has been donned correctly
  6. Method of disconnection from a pressurised cascade air supply with an activated EBA which has been donned correctly.

Duration: 1 day

Objectives:

Provides delegates with basic knowledge to identify hazards and risks.

The course is aimed at: Delegates who wish to gain introductory knowledge in health and safety.

Course overview:

  • Health and safety in the workplace, Employers and employees alike need to know what duties are placed on them in legislation.
  • Fire awareness, A general overview of typical fire hazards and risks in a working environment.
  • Manual handling, Manual handling is one of the biggest causes of injuries in the workplace. Employees need to be aware of the dangers of manual handling to reduce the chances of injury.
  • Ergonomics, This is the science of designing the workplace, equipment and task to fit the user.
  • Noise and vibration, Employee need to be aware of the long term damage noise and / or vibration causes and also ways to reduce the chances negative health effects.
  • Risk assessment, To minimize risk and to comply with health and safety legislation every organization needs to create ‘suitable and sufficient’ risk assessments.
  • Hazardous substances, Most organizations have some form of hazardous substances which can impact on a person health. Hazardous substances vary from photocopier toner to industrial acids.
  • Quiz

Duration: 4 days

Objectives:

On completion of this course, participants will gain sufficient knowledge and skills to deal with health and safety issues and be awarded an IOSH certificate in Managing Safely. Internationally recognised course, which is ideal for team leader, supervisors and managers.

The course is aimed at: Managers, supervisors or team leaders who require an understanding of safety management.

Course overview:

  • Introducing Managing safely
  • Assessing risks
  • Controlling risks
  • Understanding your responsibilities
  • Identifying hazards
  • Investigating accidents and incidents
  • Measuring performance
  • Protecting our environment

Duration: Half Day

Objectives:

To give you an understanding of the causes of fatigue, strain and injury and an awareness of which parts of the body are most at risk when lifting. You will be taught how to lift and handle objects and plan the way to carry out these operations.

The course is designed for: Delegates who carryout lifting, pushing, pulling, moving, and repetitive movements in a working environment.

Course overview:

  • What is manual handling?
    It is important for employees to understand that manual handling does not only cover lifting things up and put it down. It looks at repetitive movements, pushing, pulling, mechanical handling, etc
  • Do’s and don’ts in manual handling
    Employees should know the best practice to help prevent injuries when handling loads.
  • What can go wrong and how to minimise the likelihood
    Knowing the dangers and the potential long term effects, when manual handling will help employees realise that they need handle loads correctly.
  • Assessing loads
    Some loads look deceiving and what might appear a light loads my be very heavy, unwieldy or have sharp edges.
  • Lifting and handling
    Correct lifting technique is recorded to minimize the risk injury.
  • Manual handling risk assessment
    Assess manual handling risks is a legal requirement and is needed to create a safe
    system of work.

Course is assessed by the trainer.

MEDIC FIRST AID® Basic First Aid is a combined adult CPR and first aid training program designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider. This one day certified flexible program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.

 

  • Emergency First Aid Care
  • Recognising an Emergency
  • Deciding to Help
  • Personal Safety
  • Using Barriers
  • Assessing for Response
  • Mechanism for Spinal Injury
  • Activating Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Basic Life-Supporting Skills
  • Airway-Head-Tilt, Chin-Lift
  • Clearing the airway – Long Roll
  • Protecting the Airway – Recovery Position
  • Breathing – Ventilation Mask
  • Breathing – Ventilation Shield
  • Circulation – Chest Compressions
  • Initial Assessment
  • Unresponsive Patient
  • CPR for Cardiac Arrest
  • Bare, Prepare, and Place Pads
  • Troubleshooting Messages
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Managing Shock
  • Foreign Body Airway Obstruction
  • Ongoing Assessment
  • Warning Signs of Serious Illness
  • Mechanism for Significant Injury
  • Specific First Aid Problems
  • Moving Patients
  • Emotional Impact of Providing First Aid Care

Duration: 1 Day

Objectives:

To provide the knowledge and skills to identify hazards and risks. Using this they delegate will be able to implement control measures (when required).

The course is aimed at: Delegates who need to assess risk and to implement controls.

Course overview:

  • Definition of a risk assessment and reason why they should be carried out. Risk assessments are an integral part of a safe system of work. Without knowing the risks involved adequate controls cannot be put in place.
  • Hazards and risks Employees need to understand the difference between a hazard and a risk.
  • The risk assessment process Assessment need to be ‘suitable and sufficient’. To achieve this, the level of detail in the assessment should be proportionate to the level of risk.
  • Risk identification and evaluation Hazards can be identified in many ways e.g. inspections, talking to the workforce, examination of documents, accident data, etc.
  • Control measures Existing precautions need to be evaluated and if required new precautions implemented.
  • Exercises

Duration: 1 Day

Objectives:

This course is designed to enable delegates to prepare and act accordingly during a spill event.

Course overview:

  • The Law
  • Hazardous substances and routes of entry
  • Spill kits and use
  • Planning
  • Duties of employer and employee
  • Correct PPE
  • Clean-up strategy
  • Spill management
  • Emergency response
  • Quiz

Duration: One Day

Objectives:

The course is designed to enable students to develop the necessary skills and recognize the dangers of working at height.

The course is aimed at: Anyone who works at height and requires a greater awareness of the dangers.

Course overview:

  • Responsibilities of employers and staff , Employers and employees alike need to know what duties are placed on them in legislation.
  • Safe systems of work, Creating a safe system of work when working at height is not only used to minimize the chances of an accident, it is a legal requirement.
  • Hierarchy of control, Everyone working at height must know the hierarchy of control. This will enable them to adequate control risks.
  • Dangers of working at height, Being aware of the dangers of working at height is the first step in preventing an accident from being realized.
  • Harness inspection and safe use, All equipment must be inspected periodically and before each use.
  • Ladder safety, Every year many accidents result from people not using ladders correctly. Knowing the best practice when using a ladder will greatly reduce the chances of a fall.
  • Permits to work , Depending on the organization and the degree of risk a permit to work system may be used.
  • Quiz

  • Legal requirements – Understanding the legal requirements when lifting and rigging is a requirement when creating a safe system of work.
  • Role and responsiblilites – Banksman, slinger, rig manager, etc
  • Task based risk assessment
  • Planning – Routine lifts and Critical lifts
  • Fundamental safety requirements
  • Types of lifting operations – Blind lifts, heavy lifts, complex lifts
  • Lifting equipment and inspection
  • Lift theory – Before any lift is made the centre of gravity of the load, its stability, the safe working load and the angle of the sling must be known.
  • Load calculations
  • The weight of the load may not be known so a calculation can be made to ascertain its weight. The angle of the sling must also be taken in to account and a calculation made to find the correct sling for the job.
  • Sling and Crane Inspection
  • To work safely and to meet legal requirements all work equipment must be inspected before use and at regular intervals.
  • Load inspection and movement
  • The load must be secure and stable before movement, the route and location that the load is to be moved to needs to be clear of obstruction and personnel.
  • Signaling and communication – When using banksmen, adequate communication needs to be in place for the lift to be done safely.
  • Legislation including, Health & Safety at Work Act, PUWER and LOLER