On-site Courses

Workforce Skills Support offers closed courses which are available to your employees only, with tailored training to meet your organisation’s needs.  These can be held on a site of your choice at agreed dates and times.

We offer various health and safety topics as tailored closed courses – for specific topics which are not listed, please get in touch for further details.

18th Edition Wiring Regulations 2018

Days3
The 18th Edition course is aimed at practising electricians, electrical contractors and those who require to have a good working knowledge of BS7671. The aim of this 3 day electrical training course is to gain familiarity with the layout, content and application of the BS 7671. This certificate ensures you are up to date with the latest industry regulations on wiring and the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems.

18th Edition Wiring Regulations 2018 Refresher

Days1
This one day training course is designed to upgrade those who have previously completed a 17th Edition Wiring Regulations (3rd Amendment) course, to the latest Wiring Regulations standard.

Abrasive Wheels Storage, Transport, Dressing and Mounting – also known as: Abrasive Wheels

Days0.5
This half day course is to establish a good understanding of, and competence in, the safe use and maintenance of Abrasive Wheels.

Abrasive Wheels with Practical

Days1
This course is to establish a good understanding of, and competence in, the safe use and maintenance of Abrasive Wheels, including practical work.

Achieving Behavioural Change

Days1
This course is for you if you’re required to adopt behavioural change relating to site safety in a construction setting. It provides you with an understanding of how attitude, behaviour, communication and worker engagement, at all levels, can help prevent the chances of accidents occurring.

Asbestos – Licensed Works – (Category C) IATP Accredited – Introduction – Supervisor

Days3
This training course is ideally suited for experienced asbestos removal operatives who are taking up the role of an asbestos removal supervisor, therefore it covers the key elements of the role and responsibilities of a supervisor in this licensed industry.

Asbestos – Licensed Works (Category C) IATP Accredited – Introduction – Manager

Days3
This is suitable for new and potential managers in a licensed asbestos removal company, the core knowledge required to manage asbestos removal contracts and projects, as well as health and safety management systems.

Asbestos – Licensed Works (Category C) IATP Accredited – Renewal – Manager

Days1
This refresher course will enable candidates to enhance their knowledge and practical experience to continue to work safely and effectively as a Manager within the Licensed asbestos industry.

Asbestos – Licensed Works (Category C) IATP Accredited – Renewal – Operative

Days1
This refresher course will enable candidates to enhance their knowledge and practical experience to continue to work safely and effectively as an Operative within the Licensed asbestos industry.

Asbestos – Licensed Works (Category C) IATP Accredited Introduction – Operative

Days3
This is a three day training course for individuals, who intend to become an operative in the asbestos removal industry, to gain knowledge of asbestos removal practices and procedures.

Asbestos Awareness (Category A) IATP Accedited

Days0.5
To raise the awareness of individuals who may come in contact with asbestos as part of their daily work activity.

Asbestos Licensed Works (Category C) IATP Accredited – Renewal – Supervisor

Days1
This refresher course will enable candidates to enhance their knowledge and practical experience to continue to work safely and effectively as a supervisor within the Licensed asbestos industry.

Asbestos Works – Non-Licensed (Category B) IATP Accredited

Days1
This course covers how to safely undertake work with non-licensed asbestos containing materials and comprises both theory and practical elements which are specifically matched to your trade. It also provides an overview of the current requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations and importantly defines what asbestos containing materials you can legally work on.

Asbestos Works – Non-Licensed Refresher (Category B) IATP Accredited – Introduction

Days0.5
This course will equip you with the refresher training to ensure your skills and knowledge of how to safely undertake work on non-licenced asbestos containing materials. It comprises of both theory and practical elements that can be specifically matched to your trade. Candidates must have a non-licence asbestos works certificate obtained within the last 12 months or undertaken Asbestos Awareness within 6 months of this training date.

Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated Defibrillator

Days1
The course will equip learners with the knowledge, skill and confidence to deal with a range of first aid situations and safely use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Cat and Genny (Detection of Buried Services for Construction)

Days0.5
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the standard C Scope and Radio detection ‘CAT’ (Cable Avoidance Tool) and Genny (Signal Generator) to meet the HSG47 Health and Safety guideline for avoiding danger from underground services. Each candidate will be instructed in the correct location techniques, methods of detection and limitations of equipment.

CDM 2015 Awareness

Days0.5
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the CDM Regulations 2015 and the history and to give delegates an understanding of what they are required to do by law under the regulations in their role. They will also learn the importance of integrating safety management in the planning and design stage of construction.

Confined Space Awareness – Introduction

Days0.5
This Working in Confined Spaces training course has been designed as an introduction to the topic so learners can understand more about safe work practices, suitable control measures and what the law says in regards to staying safe at work.

COSHH

Days0.5
This course will prepare employees to contribute to the safer use of hazardous substances and give them an overall understanding of the risks and how to control them.

Emergency First Aid

Days1
This course is ideal for people working in low-hazard environments. It is suitable for organisations whose first aid needs assessment has identified the need for somebody to be trained in emergency first aid. Have first aid skills with you wherever you go with the British Red Cross app by going on the link below: https://www.redcross.org.uk/first-aid/first-aid-apps

Environmental Awareness in Construction

Days1
The course covers all aspects of environmental management, including what is required under UK and EU legislation, how to put an environmental management system in place and what can be done in the workplace to safely manage waste, pollution and other risks to the environment.

Equality and Diversity

Days0.5
This half day course looks at how we behave at work and how our behaviour may affect those around us. It addresses unacceptable behaviour, stereotyping and discrimination as well as introducing characteristics protected by The Equality Act - suggesting ways in which to build a more supportive, harmonious workplace.

Fire Awareness

Days0.5
This course covers the risks that fire poses to health and safety. It will introduce you to fire signage, allow you to participate in interactive fire extinguisher training, and gain an informed overview of evacuation procedures.

Fire Warden

Days1
This half day course provides delegates with a thorough understanding of fire safety, the associated legislation and the roles and responsibilities of their duties as Fire Marshal/Warden.

First Aid at Work

Days3
This three-day course is for people who may need to provide first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work. It includes training on specific injuries and illnesses that may have been identified in your first aid needs assessment. Have first aid skills with you wherever you go with the British Red Cross app by going on the link below: https://www.redcross.org.uk/first-aid/first-aid-apps

First Aid Requalification

Days2
Red Cross first aid training courses for work include: ... First aid at work requalification. This course is for anyone who wants to requalify and update the skills they previously learned on a first aid at work course, in order to renew their certificate and continue to act as a workplace first aider. Have first aid skills with you wherever you go with the British Red Cross app by going on the link below: https://www.redcross.org.uk/first-aid/first-aid-apps

Groundworks Introduction

Days0.5
This course is designed to provide anyone involved in the design, checking, implementation and inspection of ground works with the basic knowledge necessary to perform their role with confidence.

Hand Arm Vibration in Construction

Days0.5
This half day course is core health and safety training for those involved in using heavy machinery within the Construction industry.

Harness Use and Inspection

Days0.5
The aim of this course is to enhance awareness and knowledge of the importance of working with harnesses and be able to identify medical and rescue procedures associated with a harness.

Health and Safety Awareness (Site Safety Plus – Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction)

Days1
This one-day course is designed to aid the understanding of potential hazards the construction worker may face on site. It provides a practical summary of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, identifying the delegate’s responsibility for looking after themselves and others; outlining the employer’s duties; and explaining what should be done if the worker thinks that anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk. The course is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain an industry accreditation card.  This course is also an alternative route to the QCF Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment for the CSCS Labourer Card. The HSA course provides health and safety awareness and is endorsed by Build UK as standard training for all operatives on site.

IPAF – MEWP Operator

Days1
This IPAF course provides delegates with the knowledge and practical skills to safely operate powered access equipment. This IPAF Operator course with practical training session and assessment covers two powered access products - Mobile Vertical (3a) + Mobile Boom (3b).

Ladder / Step Ladder Awareness

Days0.5
This Ladder Safety Training course provides a complete introduction to ladder safety so you can learn about safe working practices. In particular, it looks at how to select, set up and use ladders as well as carry out pre-use checks to ensure they are fit for purpose. By completing the training, learners will understand the relevant health and safety legislation and feel more confident about safely carrying out their workplace tasks.

Manual Handling

Days0.5
This course is for anyone who is involved in manual handling within the workplace. This includes the transporting of loads of items by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving by hand or by bodily force. This isn’t limited to but includes professions such as construction and building site workers, warehouse and factory staff, heavy manual labourers, unloading and loading of vehicles, office workers, delivery drivers etc.

Mental Health Awareness

Days0.5
This course will ensure that employees have the knowledge and understanding of the associated symptoms, terms, causes and treatments related to mental health so that employees can be better supported and positive mental health can be encouraged in the workplace.

National Water Hygiene Course (EUSR)

Days1
It is increasingly expected that all those handling water for human consumption, including contractors, facilities management organisations, environmental health practitioners, water engineers, plumbers etc. also carry a ‘Blue Card’ to demonstrate competence and their understanding of safe water hygiene practice. Any person working on a restricted operations area at sites such as service reservoirs, water pumping stations, water treatment works, wells, springs and boreholes or working on the network of water mains and service pipes must be in possession of a National Water Hygiene card.

New Roads and Streetworks Re-assessments – Operator

Days1-2
The course is designed for operators who already hold a SWQR and are required to be reassessed every 5 years for professional competence by way of a Streetworks Refresher course.

New Roads and Streetworks Re-assessments – Supervisor

Days1-2
The course is designed for operators who already hold a SWQR and are required to be reassessed every 5 years for professional competence by way of a Streetworks Refresher course.

Noise at Work

Days0.5
This course covers general health and workplace safety and the risks posed by noise to hearing. It looks at the duties and responsibilities outlined in the Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) for both employers and employees.

Occupational Health Issues and Prevention Awareness

Days0.5
This course is for anyone who manages activities of employees and covers the following key areas:
  • What it means to commit to the health of the workforce
  • How to protect the workforce from health risks
  • How to manage the effects of health on work
  • Wellbeing – giving information and tools to maintain optimal health

PASMA – Mobile Access Towers

Days1
This course covers how to safely assemble, dismantle, relocate and alter a mobile access tower without risk of personal injury to the delegate or others.

Plant Operations Awareness

Days0.5
The aim of the course is to give existing and new construction plant operators up to date information and practice.

PPE Training

Days0.5
This course is designed to familiarise employers, senior staff, and employees with all the fundamental aspects of PPE that is used in work environments. The course looks at legislation relating to PPE, the various types of PPE that protect workers from hazards and how to determine the need for PPE. With this knowledge, delegates will be fully prepared to select and use PPE properly to ensure health and safety is adhered to in the work environment.

PUWER and LOLER

Days0.5
This course is for employers, employees, the self-employed and anyone who uses lifting equipment or has the responsibility of controlling lifting equipment.

Risk Assessments

Days0.5
This course is designed to help businesses comply with the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 by providing guidance on how to complete a suitable and sufficient risk assessment in the workplace. Risk assessments are a legal requirement for all types of workplaces. The course will help delegates understand each of the key steps of a risk assessment, including how to identify risks, manage hazards and determine the likelihood of harm, so that they are confident in carrying out a risk assessment.

Safe Use of Power Tools (Bespoke to Company for tool selection)

Days0.5
The aim of this course is to train delegates in the skills and knowledge to achieve the standards of competency to enable them to inspect and safely use portable power tools.

Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) for Utilities

Days0.5
This course covers the essentials of safety, health and environmental awareness. It is designed for those working across the energy and utilities sector.

SMSTS (Site Safety Plus – Health and Safety in Construction Site Management)

Days5
This course is designed for site managers, agents and persons who are, or are about to be, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff. The course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects which affect safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures, and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce. The SMSTS course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction managers.

SMSTS-Refresher (Site Safety Plus – Health and Safety in Construction Site Management Refresher)

Days2
The Site Management Safety Training Scheme – Refresher (SMSTS-R) course is for delegates who have previously passed the full Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course or subsequent refresher course, and can provide proof of attendance. It aims to bring health and safety knowledge up to date, as well as giving a thorough overview of the legislative changes and their impact in the workplace. The course includes a wide range of topics, many building on the previous five-day course programme for managers.

SSSTS – Refresher (Site Safety Plus – Health and Safety in Construction Site Supervision Refresher)

Days1
The Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme – Refresher (SSSTS-R) course is for delegates who have previously passed the full Site Safety Supervisors Training Scheme (SSSTS) course or subsequent refresher course, and can provide proof of attendance. It aims to highlight the requirement to promote health and safety to supervise effectively.

SSSTS (Site Safety Plus – Health and Safety in Construction Site Supervision)

Days2
This two-day course is intended for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities. It provides supervisors with an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, as well as their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities. It will highlight the requirement to promote health and safety to supervise effectively. The SSSTS course is endorsed by Build UK as the standard training for all construction supervisors.

Temporary Works Co-ordinator

Days2
This course is aimed at the process of co-ordination and management of temporary works, commonly expressed through the role of the Temporary Works Co-ordinator (TWC). It also focuses heavily on the BS5975:2008 A1:2011 standards.

Temporary Works Supervisor

Days1
This course is aimed at the process of supervising temporary works, commonly expressed through the role of the Temporary Works Supervisor (TWS). It also focuses heavily on the BS5975:2008 A1:2011 standards.

Vehicle Banksmen

Days1
This course is an effective way of improving the overall safety of a working environment where vehicles are required to reverse or perform manoeuvres. Vehicle Banksman are a legal requirement on many sites and a strong recommendation for any site where reversing of vehicles is unavoidable.

Working at Height – Personal Fall Protection for Users

Days0.5
This Working at Height Awareness online training course raises awareness of the dangers associated with Working at Height and the practical steps that can be taken to minimise and control the risks that Working at Height presents. The course covers the main hazards, applicable legislation, risk assessment, risk reduction measures and key responsibilities of the individual.

Working at Height Awareness in Construction

Days0.5
The aim of this course is to provide the necessary training to be able to work in line with the Work at Height Regulations. The delegates will understand and follow the hierarchy for managing risks from work at heights and take the necessary steps to prevent, avoid and minimise those risks.