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Construction Courses

Here are the construction & CSCS test courses we run:

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This course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels, or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work.

There are a wide range of tools and processes that use abrasive wheels and ensuring these are used correctly and safely is of paramount importance. Applications range from hand grinding to disc cutting. They can be used at all stages of a work process, for making preliminary cuts and scores in materials, or for fine polishing and finishing.

Different wheels will have different properties and characteristics suitable for particular tasks. They also have different weaknesses and can pose different risks and hazards in handling and use. For this reason, it’s important that you always select the right abrasive wheel for the job and use it with the right machinery.

This course covers the anatomy of an abrasive wheel, the dangers associated with their use, Storage and handling and much more.

Modules

  1. Introducing Abrasive Wheels
  2. The Anatomy of an Abrasive Whee
  3. The Dangers of Abrasive Wheels
  4. Abrasive Wheel Safety
  5. Safe Speeds
  6. Other Wheel Markings
  7. Storage and Handling
  8. Checking and Testing
  9. Training and Certification
  10. Inspections
  11. Course Summary

Duration: 100 minutes
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Asbestos is probably the most dangerous building material ever used.

Every year thousands of people fall ill and die because of exposure to asbestos and it was widely used by the construction industry right up until the year 2000.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) apply to employers, employees, self-employed persons and duty holders and cover all work with asbestos containing materials. Regulation 10 of CAR states that every employer must ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos. This includes maintenance workers and others who may come into contact with or disturb asbestos.

As well as informing candidates about the risks of working with asbestos, the course will deliver content to help them recognise asbestos containing materials, make them aware of where it was used, include steps they can take to minimise the risks and discuss the legislation that applies to
working with asbestos.

Each module is rounded off with several multiple-choice questions, candidates are required to get 100% on these tests to pass the course. They have the opportunity to review all the answers at the end of each module before final submission and will be given 3 attempts to achieve the required result.

Target Audience

The Asbestos Awareness course is designed for anyone who may come into contact with asbestos in their work. Most commonly, that includes builders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other building related and maintenance trades.

Advantages

Being aware of the products that are likely to contain asbestos and the risks associated with them give workers and supervisors the information they need to avoid work that may disturb asbestos.

The course is approved by leading industry bodies ROSPA and the IATP.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Duration: 65 minutes
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Asbestos is probably the most dangerous building material ever used. Every year thousands of people fall ill and die because of exposure to asbestos and it was widely used by the construction industry right up until the year 2000.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) apply to employers, employees, self-employed persons and duty holders and cover all work with asbestos containing materials. Regulation 10 of CAR states that every employer must ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos.

This includes maintenance workers and others who may come into contact with or disturb asbestos. As well as informing candidates about the risks of working with asbestos, the course will deliver content to help them recognise asbestos containing materials, make them aware of where it was used, include steps they can take to minimise the risks and discuss the legislation that applies to working with asbestos.

Each module is rounded off with several multiple-choice questions, candidates are required to get 100% on these tests to pass the course. They have the opportunity to review all the answers at the end of each module before final submission and will be given 3 attempts to achieve the required
result.

Target Audience

The Asbestos Awareness for Architects and Designers course covers the same subjects as our Asbestos Awareness course with an additional module aimed specifically at architects and designers working with buildings that may contain asbestos. It provides information about the legislation governing asbestos in work and outlines the responsibilities of architects and designers.

Advantages

Being aware of the products that are likely to contain asbestos and the risks associated with them give workers and supervisors the information they need to avoid work that may disturb asbestos.

The course is approved by leading industry bodies ROSPA and the IATP. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

There are a wide range of other health and safety courses available in the eLearning suite that are relevant to the same industries as these courses.

Modules

  1. Properties and Risks of Asbestos Exposure
  2. Different Types of Asbestos
  3. Avoiding the Risks from Asbestos
  4. An Outline of Asbestos Legislation
  5. Content for Architects and Designers

Duration: 75 minutes
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Current legislation set out by the Health and Safety at Work Act along with the HSE’s updated code of practice known as L8, state that companies and building owners have a legal duty to manage Legionella.

Our interactive training course is aimed at all employers and staff to assist them in identifying the danger that Legionella poses, as well as covering ways to identify and assess sources of risk from Legionella on the premises.

It also gives you enough knowledge to get a Legionella control programme off the ground yourself – or make confident, informed choices when commissioning others to take this on for you.

Target Audience

This course is primarily aimed at building and facilities managers and maintenance professionals that have nominated responsibilities for water systems.

Advantages

Lack of training and awareness of Legionella have been shown to be factors in many outbreaks of legionella. Having adequate training and carrying out appropriate checks can ensure water system safety.

The course is approved by ROSPA giving you peace of mind and delegates increased confidence that the content is accurate and relevant.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Modules

  1. What is Legionella?
  2. Risk Areas
  3. Legislation
  4. Risk Management
  5. Water System Monitoring
  6. Cooling System Awareness

Duration: 75 minutes
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This course covers what you need to know about the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).

It’s aimed at anyone who is exposed to Substances Hazardous to Health at work, as well as line managers with responsibility for such people.

So what do we mean by ‘Substances Hazardous to Health’?

In legal terms, these are substances that are classified as “very toxic, toxic, harmful, corrosive or Irritant” under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). This was a new regulation that came into force in January 2009 dovetailing with a set of regulations called REACH. REACH is a
European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, which came into force on 1st June 2007. One of the main aims of REACH is to provide a high level of protection for human health and the environment from the use of chemicals.

Modules

  1. Introducing COSHH
  2. Different Types of Hazard
  3. Different Types of Exposure
  4. Regulations and Approved Labelling
  5. Assessing COSHH Risks
  6. The Risk Assessment in Practice
  7. Exposure Control
  8. Staying in Control
  9. Training and Emergency Planning
  10. Course Summary

Duration: 125 minutes
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The Construction Design and Management Regulations cover the management of health, safety and welfare when carrying out construction projects. Whatever your role in the construction industry these regulations are there to improve your health and safety.

They are intended to ensure that projects are planned and run effectively and safely right from the start.

This awareness course covers the core concepts of the regulations and details the various roles that are required for a construction project along with the key documents that need to be produced. It starts with an introduction to CDM, then covers some of the parameters that need to be checked when a project is being planned. It finishes by detailing a number of example projects that illustrate how the regulations can be applied.

Modules

  1. Legislation
  2. CDM Application and Notification
  3. Duty Holders and Documents
  4. Duties and Legal Documents
  5. Example Projects and Summary

Duration: 40 minutes
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Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society, it enhances our quality of life and we are becoming increasingly reliant on it to power tools and devices we use for work and entertainment. However, although electricity has many benefits it can also be a hidden killer as it can’t be seen, felt, smelled
or heard until someone comes into contact with it.

This course will start by covering the many benefits electricity brings to society, as well as its key components voltage, current and resistance. It will explain the two main types of electricity, cover UK accident and death statistics, and describe a simple way of remembering the electrical hazards. It then goes on to provide basic instructions about how you could safely help someone you suspect has received an electric shock.

Towards the end of the course it includes an overview of the main standards, guidance and legislation that control the use of electricity in the workplace, and finish off by looking at simple maintenance plans and portable appliance testing including who within an organisation would be best to carry out the various checks.

Modules

  1. Overview and Benefits of Electricity
  2. What is Electricity?
  3. How Electricity Can Cause Harm
  4. Legislation, Standards and Key Steps
  5. PAT Testing Standards and Guidance

Duration: 45 minutes
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What is Emergency First Aid? Well it’s exactly that, the first aid to be offered if an incident occurs.

Not many of us are confronted with scenes of blood and gore in our everyday lives – so usually first aid could be as simple as sticking a plaster on a small cut.

But what if you did find yourself confronted with a more serious situation.

This Emergency aid course will highlight some of the most common situations that you might come across and the actions that you can take to help.

In the most serious situations a first aider’s role will be to assess the scene so that accurate information can be passed to Emergency services and then to act appropriately to try and increase the patients odds of survival.

Modules

  1. What is First Aid?
  2. Barriers, ABCDs and the recovery position
  3. CPR and AEDs
  4. Choking
  5. Bleeding
  6. Shock
  7. Spinal Injuries
  8. Breaks
  9. Head Injuries
  10. Sprains
  11. Managing an Incident & Record Keeping
  12. Burns & Scalds
  13. Electric Shock
  14. Eye Injuries
  15. Anaphylaxis and Diabetes
  16. Heart Attack & Stroke

Duration: 150 minutes
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Current legislation, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to all workplaces regardless of the number of employees and requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness for all members of their staff.

Our online fire safety training courses are aimed at all employees to assist them in identifying and reducing the risk that fire presents in the workplace.

This course will provide candidates with a general understanding of basic fire awareness including what should be done in the event of a fire, how to prevent a fire occurring and a basic introduction of the protocol of extinguishing a fire.

It is a cost effective way for employers to fulfil their legal obligation to provide their employees with
the necessary understanding of fire awareness.

RoSPA, IFE & CPD Approved

Duration: 60 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Current legislation, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to all workplaces regardless of the number of employees and requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness for all members of their staff.

Our online fire safety training courses are aimed at all employees to assist them in identifying and reducing the risk that fire presents in the workplace.

This course provides training in the use of different types of fire extinguishers and the protocol of tackling a fire.

Modules

  1. Fire Extinguishers
  2. Pre-Engagement Action
  3. Using a Fire Extinguisher

Duration: 25 minutes
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Current legislation, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to all workplaces regardless of the number of employees and requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness for all members of their staff.

Our online fire safety training courses are aimed at all employees to assist them in identifying and reducing the risk that fire presents in the workplace.

Fire marshals (sometimes known as fire wardens) are civilians trained to assist in emergency fire evacuation procedures at businesses and other organisations.

It is a legal obligation that workplaces must have a sufficient number of fire marshals to deal with fire emergencies.

This course provides extensive knowledge of fire prevention, evacuation protocol and using fire extinguishers.

Modules

  1. Chemistry of Fire
  2. Common Causes of Fire
  3. Basic Safety Features in Buildings
  4. Introduction to Fire Extinguishers
  5. What to do in Cases of Fire?
  6. Fire Statistics
  7. Current Fire Safety Legislation
  8. Fire Risk Assessment
  9. Preventative Measures
  10. Safety Features within Buildings
  11. Role of the Fire Marshal/Warden
  12. Action on Fire Discovery
  13. Fire Drills and Evacuation
  14. Fire Extinguishers
  15. Pre-Engagement Action
  16. Using a Fire Extinguisher

Duration: 220 minutes
(Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Manual handling, or to be accurate, incorrect manual handling, is one of the most common causes of injury at work.

To try and combat manual handling problems, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced.

The Regulations lay out duties for both employees and employers.

They give a general requirement that employees must be trained to manually handle correctly including the use of any equipment their employer provides to handle loads safely.

This course outlines exactly what constitutes manual handling and covers the regulations and legislation that apply to manual handling tasks.

It then goes on to cover safe handling techniques and how to develop good habits in relation to manual handling. It finishes off by introducing some practical solutions and the use of mechanical aids.

Please note that this is an awareness course only, if your duties include manual handling you will also need further practical training, you can get in touch with us to arrange this.

Training your employees with our online system will go a long way to giving them greater awareness of the dangers that poor manual handling poses, as well as covering safe handling techniques, practical solutions to manual handling issues and the use of mechanical aids

Duration: 75 minutes
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Around 17,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, ringing in the ears or other ear conditions caused by excessive noise at work.

However, this damage is preventable if the right steps are taken but once your hearing has gone it will not come back.

This course starts by going into detail about how dangerous noise can be in the workplace, and the main safety issues you should be aware of. It will take you through some of the simple science, the main laws that apply and introduce you to noise level limits. It also covers some of the specific health risks and how to avoid them by producing risk assessments, action plans and through the provision of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

The course will conclude by examining how to provide information and instructions to employees, along with the most professional way to
conduct workforce health surveillance.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at people that work in industries where excessive noise is a potential hazard. These include factories, manufacturing environments, entertainment, hospitality, mining, construction and metal working to name a few.

Advantages

One of the key points this course is intended to teach is why it is so important to undertake and action points outlined in a noise risk assessment. This may include the use of PPE, limiting how long workers are exposed to noise or a number of other control measures that must be understood and followed.

Understanding the risks and why controls are in place will mean workers are much more likely to consistently adhere to them.

IIRSM approval means that this course meets the rigorous standards of this leading industry body.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

Many of our other Health and Safety courses compliment this one include, Working Safely, COSHH, Abrasive Wheels and Asbestos Awareness.

Modules

  1. Noise in the Workplace
  2. Legislation
  3. Health Risks
  4. Action Plans
  5. Prioritising Controls
  6. Personal Protective Equipment
  7. Information and Health Surveillance

Duration: 55 minutes
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In the UK there are approximately 144 fatalities in the workplace and around 621,000 non-fatal injuries every year. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plays a vital role in managing Health & Safety risks. However, historical data shows many workers suffering injury were not wearing this clothing.

This course will show how wearing PPE plays a crucial role in preventing and reducing fatalities, injuries and diseases that would otherwise occur in the workplace. It includes details of a wide range of PPE options, examines the legislation and regulations that govern the responsibilities of employers, employees and suppliers, and provides a real-life case study showing the law in action.

The course will also cover risk assessment and the role it plays in the selection and use of PPE along with discussing other hazard control measures that can be implemented.

Finally, the course will move on to how to use, fit and wear PPE and understand its physical and theoretical limitations.

Target Audience

This course is primarily aimed at people that work in industries such as construction where they are likely to need to use a wide range of PPE on a daily basis. However, there are many other areas of work where PPE is required such as factories, warehouses, window cleaners, healthcare workers, beauticians and many others.

One of the key things this course is intended to do is to teach people why they should use the PPE that is supplied to them and it is some of these other work areas where this message will be most effective.

Advantages

Candidates understanding how and why they should use PPE will mean they are more likely to use it consistently and correctly throughout their work. This has the advantage of reducing their risk of injury.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Further Progression

Many of our other Health and Safety courses compliment this one include Working at Height, Working Safely and Asbestos Awareness.

Modules

  1. Introduction
  2. Regulations & Responsibilities
  3. PPE in Practice
  4. Risk Assessment, Selection and Use
  5. Types of PPE
  6. Maintenance and replacement

Duration: 60 minutes
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Every day, thousands of people are exposed to situations where they are left alone in work premises, or when visiting members of the public during their working day.

There are many risks associated with working in isolation and without the support of colleagues, including accidents and violence.

This course acts as an introduction to personal safety for lone workers and applies to those that work alone within business premises, mobile workers and homeworkers.

It covers the legal responsibilities of both employers and employees, some of the common security precautions that can be implemented, practical steps you can take to avoid conflict in lone worker situations and other elements that can contribute to lone worker safety.

Modules

  1. Lone Worker Personal Safety: The Basics
  2. The Law: Responsibilities
  3. Assessing the Risks
  4. Personal Safety Solutions
  5. Practical Tips to Avoid Conflict
  6. Reporting and Recording Incidents

Duration: 45 minutes
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Risk assessment is a systematic method of looking at work activities, and considering the things that could cause significant harm to people, property or the environment.

The most important purpose of risk assessments is to help prevent accidents and ensure the safety of employees and anyone affected by workplace activities.

At the end of this course, candidates will have an understanding of what a risk assessment is and how to complete one. To achieve this the course will define important terms, provide some basic background information to explain how important risk assessments are and discuss some of the legislation that applies.

It will then go on to provide practical advice on how to identify hazards and analyse risk before finishing off by explaining the responsibilities of both employers and employees with regards to risk assessment.

Modules

  1. The Basics
  2. Legislation, Regulation and Civil Law
  3. Strategy – Options and Elements
  4. Identifying Hazards
  5. Who Might Be Harmed and Evaluating the Risks
  6. Evaluating Risk – The Practicalities
  7. Recording and Reviewing
  8. Management and Responsibilities

Duration: 90 minutes
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Slips, trips and falls account for almost a third of non fatal injuries at work. It is a widely held belief that with just a few minor changes to working practices and attitudes this could be reduced significantly.

This course will introduce you to some of the statistics relating to slips, trips and falls and dispel some of the myths surrounding them. It also touches on the law as it relates to slips, trips and falls.

It contains real examples of where things have gone wrong and some practical steps that could have been taken to prevent these incidents. The course also covers some of the straightforward changes that can be made in most businesses to significantly reduce the risk of a slip, trip or fall incident occurring.

The final module takes this to the next level and looks at it from a management perspective.

Modules

  1. Serious Facts and the Law
  2. Slip Hazards: Causes and Controls
  3. Trip Hazards: Causes and Controls
  4. Management Issues

Duration: 60 minutes
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This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height.

The term work at height applies to a wide range of situations ranging from the obvious ones like working on platforms, ladders, scaffolds or stages to working alongside deep trenches.

This is because the crucial thing to understand about work at height is that it’s not how far you climb, but how far you can fall. ‘Falls’ doesn’t just mean people falling from heights. If materials or equipment fall, that will obviously present an equally dangerous hazard to anyone below.

All working at height situations are covered by health and safety legislation. Chief among these is the Work at Height Regulations 2005. These regulations confer legal duties on employers and employees to assess, control and minimise risks and hazards from work at height.

This course covers topics including the dangers of working at height, the regulations, the hierarchy of controls, assessing risk and much more.

It’s vital to understand all this because as I’m sure you’ll know, working at height can be extremely dangerous.

Please note that this is an awareness course only, if your duties include working at height you will also need further practical training, you can get in touch with us to arrange this.

Modules

  1. Introducing Work at Height
  2. The Dangers of Work at Height
  3. The Work at Height Regulations
  4. Summary of Duty Holder’s Responsibilities
  5. Employer’s Responsibilities
  6. The Hierarchy of Control
  7. Avoiding Work at Height Wherever Possible
  8. Prevent Risk of Falls
  9. Minimise Consequences
  10. The Risk Assessment
  11. Course Summary

Duration: 105 minutes
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At the end of this course you’ll be able to demonstrate your understanding of the control measures to be followed when working in, or near to, confined spaces as detailed in a safe working procedure

This course will cover the legislation associates with working in confined spaces. What counts as a confined space, the potential hazards, safe operating procedures, emergency procedures and rescue.

Important note: This is an awareness course only, designed for people who need to be aware of the hazards and risks of confined space working but are not required to enter a confined space. If you are required to perform any work activity in, or in the proximity of, a confined space then you will also need to have an ‘approved’ standard of practical training at the ‘appropriate’ level.

Modules

  1. The Law
  2. Confined Spaces and the Dangers
  3. Safe Procedures
  4. Communication, Emergencies and Paperwork

Duration: 25 minutes
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Working safely is in the interest and concern of all staff, both employers and employees.

Health and safety is one of the few areas where the law places specific duties specifically on employees so a knowledge of where this applies and how to ensure that it is adhered to is vital to protect individuals and businesses.

Most workers feel that accidents are something that only happens to other people. The reality is that too many workers are coming to harm by not observing Health and Safety laws and not working to safe systems of work – the physical, mental and financial burden of these accidents can have a huge impact on themselves, their families and their colleagues.

The course covers a wide range of topics including fire safety, asbestos awareness, working at height, COSHH, PPE and electricity. It also covers methods for improving safety performance and methods of protecting the environment.

Target Audience

This course is a great induction course in relation to health and safety as it covers a wide range of topics in some detail. Most of the examples relate to the construction industry so this course is perfect for people starting out working on a site for the first time.

Advantages

As this course covers a wide range of health and safety situations the course provides a strong basis to further build on with more training.
ROSPA and IIRSM approval means that this course meets the rigorous standards of this leading industry body.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Modules

  1. Introducing Working Safely
  2. Defining Hazard and Risk
  3. Identifying Common Hazards
  4. Improving Safety Performance
  5. Protecting the Environment
  6. Final Assessment
  7. Hazard Perception

Duration: 150 minutes
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