Hand Arm Vibration

Hand Arm Vibration

Hand Arm Vibration

21st July 2022

Who Should attend this course To provide training and information for persons who are or may be exposed to vibration during their working day from using Hand held power tools to make them aware of the possible side effects on their circulatory system.

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Contract Management

19th May 2022

Contract Management  The essentials of contract management for engineers, non-contracting professionals, those starting a career in the commercial world and those with a need for commercial attributes in their role This 2-day course delivers and insight and understanding of the principles of contract administration from inception of a project through to contract close out. It Book

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Principles of Construction Contracts

19th May 2022

Principles of Construction Contracts   Construction projects involve large capital sums, and strong commercial management is essential to success. The construction contract monitors, controls and administers the project and also defines the relationship between client, consultant and contractor.   This course has three key themes that deliver the knowledge and ability for effective understanding and Book

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IEMA Accredited – Advanced Environmental Impact Inspection

19th May 2022

IEMA Accredited Advanced Environmental Impact Inspection This course designed to improve and enhance your knowledge of the EIA process including its origins, process (both UK and internationally), sector requirements, case law and practical application. The course is tailored to attendees, whether you are a developer, practitioner or regulator, and is undertaken by EIA practitioners with Book

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Carbon Management

19th May 2022

Online Carbon Management Training Whatever your organisation, over the last few years the language of carbon has become increasingly relevant as customers, funders, purchasing organisations and other stakeholders expect their supply chain to have an understanding of its carbon emissions. In this introductory course we will provide the background to understanding carbon in context of Book

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Temporary Works General Awareness

08th July 2020

Who Should attend? This course is designed to provide training for those involved in the temporary works process but who are not undertaking the role of Temporary Works Co-ordinator or Supervisor as defined in BS5975:2019. The course assumes limited or no detailed previous knowledge of temporary works. The course is likely to benefit: Delegates who Book

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SSSTS Refresher

04th November 2019

Who Should attend? Site supervisors or those with supervisory responsibilities who currently hold an existing 2 day SSSTS within the scope of renewal requirements would benefit from the SSSTS Refresher course. Course Content & Aims Aims and Objectives: The SSSTS Refresher course aims to ensure that all those given supervisory responsibilities understand: • Why they Book

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SSSTS

04th November 2019

Who Should attend? Site supervisors or those with supervisory responsibilities would benefit from the SSSTS course Course Content & Aims Aims and Objectives: The SSSTS course aims to ensure that all those given supervisory responsibilities understand: • Why they are carrying out their identified duties • What is expected of them and to ensure that Book

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SMSTS Refresher

04th November 2019

Who Should attend? Project managers, site managers and supervisors who have previously passed the full SMSTS course or subsequent SMSTS refresher course and can provide proof of attendance. Course Content & Aims Aims and objectives: The SMSTS Refresher course aims to help site managers, agents and supervisors to: • Improve awareness of recent developments in Book

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SMSTS

04th November 2019

Who Should attend? Site managers, agents and persons who are, or are about to be, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and workforce would benefit from the SMSTS course. Course Aims This course will demonstrate how to meet the ever increasing demand for evidence of sound health and safety management Book

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CSCS Ends Exemption to HS&E Test Requirement

24th September 2019

CSCS has ended an exemption CSCS card applicants could previously use to get a CSCS card without passing the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) Health, safety and environment test. More info can be found at: https://www.cscs.uk.com/news/cscs-ends-exemption-to-health-safety-and-environment-test-requirement/

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New Apprentice Support Grant Pilot

23rd September 2019

Extra financial support now available from CITB for small employers taking on new apprentices. CITB are offering £500 to small employers who either pay no levy, or pay the reduced rate of levy, for every apprentice that has started College or with another training provider, from 1 August 2019. Who can apply? • Employers whose Book

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20 week deadline to claim CITB grants

30th July 2019

You have 20 weeks from the date of achievement to claim #grant for short duration courses completed from 1 April 2019. Don’t miss out – submit your grant claim now: https://t.co/qVB7auvxW1?amp=1

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HSE Construction Health Risk Toolkit Workshop

22nd May 2019

Workshop Outline The aim is to help you assess how you manage the health risks within your company. This will enable you to prioritise any areas where you think improvement is needed. It is anticipated that the workshop will take no longer than two hours. Why? Deaths and cases of ill health from work related Book

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Changes to CITB HS&E Test from 26 June 2019

03rd May 2019

More improvements will be made to the CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test on 26 June 2019. These changes are being made to make the test even more robust so that operatives can continue to be safe on the job, and know that their fellow workers are just as qualified to contribute to a Book

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Increase in Apprenticeship Grant Funding

03rd May 2019

From 1 April, CITB have increased the level of grant available for recruiting an apprentice. Read more: https://www.citb.co.uk/about-citb/news-events-and-blogs/uk/2019/03/increase-in-grant-funding-for-apprenticeships/

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CSCS to withdraw Renewal of Cards through Industry Accreditation

03rd May 2019

Following the successful withdrawal of the Construction Site Operative, Construction Related Occupation and Construction Site Visitor cards, the only cards remaining which do not require a qualification are those which were issued and are still being renewed under Industry Accreditation (IA) also known as Grandfather Rights. The IA route was closed to new applicants in Book

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Emergency First Aid at Work

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? Employees who have been identified to act as the first aider in low risk work place environments. Course Content Understand the role and responsibilities of the first aider Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents including RIDDOR Contents of a first aid kit (including preventing cross infection) Assessing the situation and acting Book

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Scaffold Safety Inspection

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? Persons responsible for inspecting and checking scaffolds for safe use and for signing certificates and registers in accordance with statutory regulations.  It would be expected that delegates have some awareness and experience of scaffolding structures which would have come from their time in their individual industry sector. Content & Aims Develop in Book

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Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? This SMSTS course is suitable for anyone considering or who already has responsibility for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of people on site eg Site Manager. Course Content This course will demonstrate how to meet the ever increasing demand for evidence of sound health and safety management on site. Content: Book

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First Aid at Work

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? Anyone wishing to become an accredited first aider in the workplace, particularly where it has been identified subsequent to risk assessment that a trained first aider is recommended. Course Content Understand the role and responsibilities of the first aider Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents including RIDDOR Discussion of specific work Book

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PASMA Towers for Users

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? Personnel who will be responsible for the assembly, dismantling, alteration, moving and inspecting of mobile access towers. Course Content & Aims How to safely assemble, dismantle, relocate and alter a mobile access tower without risk of personal injury to the delegate or others. Content: Legislation, regulations and guidance affecting working at height Book

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Safety Harness

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? Anyone who requires an understanding in the methods of safe use and inspection of safety harnesses. Course Content & Aims Aims of the course are to enable members of a multi-disciplined team to: Use Inspect Ascertain fit for purpose Be aware of the need to carry out a mandatory record on inspection Book

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Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? This SSSTS course is aimed at first line managers, foremen,  gangers, team leaders, supervisors and those who have or are about to acquire supervisory responsibilities. Course Content & Aims It provides an introduction to health, safety, welfare and environmental issues and legal responsibilities relevant to their work.  The course content includes the Book

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Asbestos Awareness – UKATA Approved

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? The course has been developed and designed so as to give instruction on the hazards and dangers involved with asbestos and are intended for all persons working in areas where asbestos materials may be located. Course Content & Aims This course should provide operatives and employers with a general understanding of asbestos Book

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Abrasive Wheels

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? Any employee who is involved in the use of abrasive wheels equipment. Content & Aims To train all delegates in the safe use of abrasive wheels and to: Identify hazards and regulations Test and store equipment Identify components and problems Change abrasive wheels Content: Legislation Hazards Storing/handling/testing/inspecting Practical exercise Assessment and Qualification Book

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Manual Handling

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? Those employees involved in lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling of materials or equipment. Course Content & Aims By the end of the course candidates will: Be familiar with relevant legislation Understand their responsibilities under legislation Carry out checks prior to moving an object Demonstrate correct manual handling techniques Content: Introduction Problem causing factors Book

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IPAF – Boom & Scissor

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? Employees who are involved in the operation of mobile elevated working platforms. Course Content & Aims This course instructs an operator to prepare and safely operate various types of MEWPs.  Option available to complete 3 categories 3a, 3b and Static Boom (1b): Self-propelled booms (outriggers), trailers/push-arounds, vehicle-mounted platforms – Please get in Book

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H&S Awareness (CITB accredited for CSCS Green Card)

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? Introduction to general occupational health safety and welfare for operatives and semi-skilled workers.  This course is also a requirement for the application/renewal of the Green CSCS card and is part of the CITB Site Safety Plus suite of courses. Course Content & Aims • General responsibilities • Accident prevention and control • Book

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Hop-up and Handrail

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? Staff and client supervisors working within a multi-disciplined work team who are required to reposition hop-ups/tie bars and internal handrails in a safe working manner. Course Content & Aims To ensure an understanding in the methods of safe use and repositioning of hop-ups, internal handrails and toe-boards on a specific system scaffold. Book

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Confined Spaces – 1 day

18th March 2019

Who Should attend? All personnel who are directly involved in the planning, supervision and execution of work in confined spaces such as manholes, shafts, chambers, sewers, tanks etc. Course Content & Aims Content: Course Objectives: • Identify any hazards and associated risks involved when entering confined spaces. • Understand the current legislation and codes of Book

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Temporary Works General Awareness

05th March 2019

Who should attend This course is designed to provide training for those involved in the temporary works process but who are not undertaking the role of Temporary Works Co-ordinator or Supervisor as defined in BS5975. The course assumes limited or no detailed previous knowledge of temporary works. Course Content & Aims The course is likely Book

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Mental Health First Aid

04th December 2018

Who should attend This course is ideal for supervisors and managers or those working with people who may suffer from mental health issues. Course Content & Aims This course will cover: • guidance on being a Mental Health First Aider • attitudes to mental health issues • equalities • the recovery message • help stop Book

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Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

21st November 2018

Who should attend This course is designed to provide key people within organisations with a solid awareness of common mental health issues, and with the knowledge and skills required to support and signpost colleagues experiencing mental health difficulties. However, the course also acknowledges that maintaining good mental health is vital for everyone and addresses this Book

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Vehicle Marshalling

03rd October 2018

Who should attend The course is ideal for delegates who are currently or going to be concerned with vehicular movements on site. Course Content & Aims The Objective of the Course is to enable delegates to: Know the importance of correct and safe vehicle movements on or off site. To enable delegates who have responsibility Book

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Confined Spaces Entry with Use of Escape Breathing Apparatus

01st October 2018

Who should attend Any member of staff who is involved in planning, implementing or working in a confined space. Course Content & Aims Aims: Give training and practical assessment for those persons who need to plan implement and work to safe working procedures and permits for confined space entry. The Objectives of the Course is Book

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Cable Avoidance – CAT & Genny

30th July 2018

Who should attend Any member of staff who is involved in using Cat & Genny and accessories Course Content & Aims Aims: To present candidates with the underpinning knowledge and to develop practical skill to be able to use a Cat and Genny and accessories to a competent level as part of a safe system Book

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Cuplok system scaffold appreciation

23rd March 2018

Who should attend Any member of staff who is involved with erecting, dismantling or amending basic System scaffold Course Content & Aims Aims: To ensure an understanding in the methods of safe erection, dismantling and related legislation in accordance with the manufactures instruction manual Objectives: To enable attendees to Erect and Dismantle Basic System Scaffold Book

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CISRS Scaffold Inspection Training (SITS)

21st March 2018

Who should attend New entrants/Operatives, Supervisors & Management Course Content & Aims Aim: This course is intended for CISRS Scaffold card holders or for inspection card renewals, and for those responsible for inspecting and checking basic scaffolds for safe use, signing certificates and registers in accordance with statutory regulations. You should have awareness and experience Book

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Scaffold Appreciation & Inspection

15th March 2018

Who should attend Supervisory personnel and management who, may as part of their duties, have to inspect scaffold and complete reports in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Course Content & Aims Aim: The course will give delegates the understanding and knowledge of the legal obligations in accordance with statutory legislation. It incorporates Book

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CISRS Operative Training Scheme (COTS)

15th March 2018

Who should attend Any member of staff who is new to scaffolding Course Content & Aims Aim: To enable delegates to have basic industry experience and how to work safely with Scaffolding and access equipment. Content: – The competent person General responsibilities – Basic scaffolding terminology (components and application) – Servicing of equipment (tube, fittings, Book

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Electrical Duty Holder

21st February 2018

Who should attend If you’re an Electrical Duty Holder, or if you want to know more about obligations under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, this course is for you. Although aimed at electrical personnel, it’s also ideal for non-electrical persons with a responsibility for electrical safety. Covering all systems voltages, the course focuses on Book

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Managing Stress in the Workplace

12th October 2017

Background and Workshop Description The purpose of this course is to introduce the nature of stress and its effect on wellbeing in daily life including work, and how to reduce the problems that it can cause. The course will introduce participants to aspects of Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) Course Content & Aims Content: – Book

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CPD: Payment

13th June 2017

Description Contractor’s Application; Due Date; Payment Certificates; Final Date for Payment; Pay Less Notices; Payer/Payees Notices Course Aims & Objectives Firm grasp of legal principles relative to payment provisions of HGCR Act 1996 and LDEDC Act 2009 Good working knowledge of the requirements of JCT/SBCC 2011 contractual payment requirements Assessment & Qualification Candidates will receive Book

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CPD: Loss and/or Expense

13th June 2017

Description Regular progress; Notices; Architect/Contract Administrator and Quantity Surveyor’s duties; Relevant Matters; Heads of Claim; Non-recoverables. Course Aims & Objectives “Get the time then get the money” is a popular misconception in the construction industry. When is loss and/or expense recoverable and how much? Assessment & Qualification Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance.

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CPD: Extensions of Time

13th June 2017

Description The session will concentrate on the provisions of the JCT/SBCC 2011 Contract relating to Extensions of Time. The requirements for timeous notices and all other contractual requirements will be stressed, including the identification of Relevant Events. Concurrent delays will be examined. Case law will be reviewed, including both Outer and Inner House decisions in Book

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CPD: Contracts

13th June 2017

Description Topics discussed will include: Contracts: agreement; formation; express and implied terms; breach of contract; remedies; extinction of obligations. Delict: duty of care; standard of care; foreseeability; remoteness; loss. Collateral warranties: need; beneficiaries. Design responsibilities: fit for purpose; reasonable skill and care. Standard form contracts. Course Aims & Objectives To educate on the general principles Book

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Dealing with difficult people

07th March 2017

Background and Workshop Description This workshop aims to give participants an understanding of why and how people become difficult and provide tools and triggers to diffuse potentially ‘hot’ situations at both site and board room levels. The workshop is for individuals who are interested in the lifelong challenge of effectively dealing with difficult people and Book

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Confined space – medium risk

22nd December 2016

Description The aim of the course is to give training and practical assessment for those persons who need to plan, implement and work to safe working procedures and permits for confined space entry. Course Content • Confined Space Regulations 1997, associated legislation and ACOP • Methods of risk control • Atmospheric monitoring • Health hazards Book

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Ames Taping

19th December 2016

Description This programme is suitable for candidates who have limited or no knowledge in joint finishing to plasterboard. The programme requires the candidate to use a range of tools, materials and equipment whilst undertaking a range of tasks associated with preparation, filling and finishing to a range of background situations. Course Content -Introduction to basic Book

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Temporary Works Co-ordinator – Synergie Training

06th December 2016

Description This course is for those on site with responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works. It is designed to give confidence to senior management and those who engage with contractors, that candidates have reached an assessed standard of knowledge. Candidates must have experience in being responsible for managing all forms of temporary works Book

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How to manage asbestos

07th November 2016

Description This course will cover the duty to manage asbestos in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. Course Content • The Regulations • Types of asbestos and surveys • Condition of asbestos found • Duty holders • Duty to manage • Asbestos registers • Risk assessments • Plans of work • Licensed/ non-licensed Book

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Welcome to our new members

04th November 2016

We have had several new members over the past months and would like to welcome the following on board: RCS Group Renfrewshire Council – Building Services Division JM Services Frontline Construction hub South West Workspace Curtis Moore

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Major Review of Industrial Training Boards

04th November 2016

On the back of The Farmer Review, the Government is undertaking a major review of the Industrial Training Boards. Paul Morrell, the former Government Construction Adviser has agreed to use his expertise in helping determine the future shape of industrial training boards. Further information can be read here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/paul-morrell-to-advise-major-review-of-industrial-training-boards

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Modernise or Die – The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Model

04th November 2016

In February 2016, Cast CEO, Mark Farmer, was commissioned by the Construction Leadership Council, at the request of Brandon Lewis and Nick Boles (the ministers for Housing & Planning & Skills respectively at that time) to undertake a review of the UK’s construction labour model. The review was asked to focus on areas as follows:- Book

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Mentoring for Success

04th November 2016

Background and Workshop Description Traditionally mentoring in the workplace has been described as a relationship in which a more experienced colleague uses his or her greater knowledge and understanding of the work or workplace to support the development of a more junior or inexperienced member of staff. One key feature is that mentoring relationships tend Book

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How to Manage Occupational Health

31st August 2016

Course Overview Aimed primarily at employers but others such as directors, health and safety professionals, safety representatives and occupational health service providers may find it useful, particularly in identifying their roles in the management of occupational health risks in construction. Course Content & Aims • what ‘health risk management’ means • the roles in managing Book

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How to Manage Work at Height

31st August 2016

Course Overview This course is designed to assist managers in finding and applying solutions to ensure compliance with the Work at Height regulations. Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities and major injuries. Common causes are falls from ladders and through fragile roofs. The purpose of WAHR is to prevent Book

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How to Manage Traffic Management

31st August 2016

Course Overview This course will help people involved in workplace transport reduce the chances of accidents happening. It is mainly aimed at managers and identifies some of the safety problems for common vehicle operations. Course Content & Aims To manage the risks from workplace transport effectively, you need to consider three key areas: • Safe Book

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How to Manage Lifting Operations

30th August 2016

Course Overview Lifting operations can often put people at great risk of injury, as well as incurring great costs when they go wrong. It is therefore important to properly secure, plan and organise lifting operations so they are carried out in as safe manner. Each of these elements requires a person or people with sufficient Book

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Working at Height

10th August 2016

Who Should attend? Any employee who is involved in or affected by working at height Course Content & Aims To provide information for anyone involved in, or affected by working at height. The course aim is to enable an individual to effectively comply with duties under the Work at Height regulations. Content: Competent person Current Book

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Basic lead welding and bossing

10th August 2016

Presented by: The Lead Sheet Association The first formal hands on training experience in using lead comes in the form of the basic bossing and welding courses. Bossing and Welding are two most common skills used by todays lead-workers and these courses provide a starting point for learning these essential foundations of leadwork practice. This Book

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Be Fair – An overview workshop

01st April 2016

Workshop Information The built environment sector has long been in need of a best practice fairness, inclusion and respect framework that meets the mis-understood needs of the sector. The Be Fair Framework has been developed by CITB with the full support of the Construction Industry Leadership Forum for Fairness, Inclusion and Respect. Be Fair will Book

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Communication course feedback

25th February 2016

Below are some comments from the recent Communication course run by Esteem: “Course delivered with humour and loved Trudy being so down to earth” “Very good course. Trudy was a fantastic facilitator” “Excellent workshop, relaxed, interactive and makes you think. Well done and thanks Trudy.” “Wasn’t sure what to expect (apart from being bored). Exceeded Book

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Delegation not Abdication

24th January 2016

Who Should attend? The workshop is for anyone interested in understanding how they can delegate more effectively. They need to be prepared to make some changes in how they operate and communicate with other people. Course Content & Aims The workshop will look at delegation in terms of what works and what does not. The Book

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Exceptional customer service

24th January 2016

Who Should attend? The workshop is for individuals who have responsibility for customer service in the organisation and who are looking for innovative and creative ways of ensuring that it is “exceptional”. Course Content & Aims The workshop will share a series of practical tools and techniques to assist you to understand and then develop Book

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Time Management

24th January 2016

Who Should attend? The workshop is for people who are getting frustrated at not being able to be in control of their days. Delegates will need to be willing to try out some of the tools and techniques within 24hrs of the workshop. Course Content & Aims The workshop will share a series of practical Book

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Communication

18th January 2016

Who Should attend? Individuals who are interested in the lifelong challenge of effective communication and are open to learning more about how it works. Delegates should be willing to try out some of the models and exercises after the session to ensure improvements are achieved. Course Content & Aims The workshop will take the delegates Book

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Scaffold Safety Inspection – Refresher

18th January 2016

Who Should attend? Owners, Supervisors, Management, Operatives who have previously attended the 2 Day Scaffold Inspection Course within the past 3 years. It is a pre-requisite and the duty of the employer/sponsor to ensure delegates have attended the full two day course prior to attending the refresher / top-up course. Course Content & Aims To Book

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Another new member

08th December 2015

A big welcome from BCTG to Domco Groundworks who joined us in December. Domco are a small groundworks contractor based in the Bellshill area and are a Marshall’s recognised contractor for the installation of patios and driveways.

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Quality Awareness

04th December 2015

Who Should attend? Any member of a site-based team who needs to have a better understanding of what quality means and how they can contribute to improving quality. Administrators who are managing quality management systems and data. Course Content & Aims • What is Quality anyway? • Quality Standards and how they came about • Book

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Quality Awareness for Managers

04th December 2015

Who Should attend? Managers who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of quality management systems and how to use them to best advantage. Managers who are looking for a better understanding of the new updated ISO 9001 : 2015 Standard Course Content & Aims To assist managers to adopt a straightforward, practical approach to Book

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IOSH Managing Safely

11th November 2015

Who Should attend? Managing Safely is for managers and supervisors in any sector who are required to have an understanding of their responsibilities when it comes to health and safety. Course Content & Aims It brings managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their Book

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IOSH Working Safely

05th October 2015

Who Should attend? Working safely is a one-day course for people at any level, in any sector and in any job role that need a grounding in health and safety. This course allows candidates to apply for their green CSCS card as long as they have a valid touch screen Health, Safety and Environmental test. Book

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H&S – A masterclass

01st October 2015

Kevin Myers is one of the most renowned figures in the health and safety industry. He joined HSE in 1976 and has held a range of operational posts with the organisation. Myers will visit Glasgow Caledonian University on Wednesday, October 7 to talk about occupational safety and health in the 21st-century workplace and in the Book

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CDM course online

01st October 2015

The new CDM Regulations came into force on 6 April 2015. Glasgow Caledonian University has produced an online CPD course which will outline the key changes and describe what they mean in terms of the main CDM duties as well as guidance on their implementation. Please use this link for further information: GCU CDM Regs Online Flyer

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New members

01st October 2015

We have had several new members join the training group during August and September and we would like to welcome the following on board: Advance Building Contracts Dalziel Services McNee Building Services Carander Construction Starfish Construction Our membership is now sitting at 71 companies.

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New telephone number for reporting RIDDOR incidents

01st October 2015

The HSE has introduced an alternative 0345 phone number to report fatal and specified injuries, helping to cut the cost of telephone calls. The new number for the RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) Incident Contact Centre is 0345 300 9923

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New member – Prestonfield Building Services

06th August 2015

We would like to warmly welcome Trevor MacMillan at Prestonfield Building Services to the BCTG. Prestonfield Building Services is a small general building company specialising in extending and renovating domestic properties.

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CITB Grants 2015/16

06th August 2015

Just a reminder about the shift in funding from CITB, reducing the supplementary grant and focusing it on technical and professional for the 15/16 grant year, see below from CITB: For the 2015/2016 Grants Scheme year we are keeping grant rates at the same levels as last year, including maintaining the £50 per day attendance Book

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Sandra Scott – akp

03rd August 2015

I would just like to thank the Building Contractors Training Group for the help, advice and guidance that I have been given. Because I was new to the role of training administrator the support from BCTG has been invaluable in assisting me. The website is informative and your e-mail prompts with available discounted courses and Book

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Moira Logan – Macform

03rd August 2015

Macform Ltd would highly recommend the Building Contractors Training Group to all construction related businesses, both large and small. We have found the networking opportunities highly beneficial, as well as the being able to stretch our training budget much further by taking advantage of the excellent training provided at discounted costs. The GTO has also Book

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Gary McDonnell – Mitie

27th July 2015

I personally find being a member of the group extremely beneficial and advantageous; not only for the low cost and professional training provided, but for the networking opportunities with other construction related companies, which is invaluable to me and our business.

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Business broadband voucher of up to £3000

27th July 2015

Your business could get a connection voucher of up to £3,000 for faster, better broadband through the Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme. The scheme is active in 50 cities across the UK and is administered by each city through over 813 registered suppliers. Use this link to find out more and if your area is Book

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Introduction of new National Living Wage

20th July 2015

From April 2016, a new National Living Wage of £7.20 an hour for the over 25s will be introduced. This will rise to over £9 an hour by 2020. Also, the National Minimum Wage will increase in October from £6.50 to £6.70 for those 21 and over.

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Another new member – Flow Access Systems

14th July 2015

We would like to warmly welcome Andy Davie and his team at Flow Access Systems based in Hillington to the BCTG. Flow Access Systems are specialists in access systems and can meet all your access needs.

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MS Excel – User/Advanced

09th July 2015

Who Should attend? This training is suitable for anyone who has undergone Excel Intro training or who is a regular user of Excel to give them a more in-depth knowledge of the software. Course Content & Aims Overview of the Basics The File Tab / Options The Ribbon / The Quick Access Toolbar Quick Analysis Book

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NEC3 for Contractors & Sub-Contractors

09th July 2015

Who Should attend? This seminar is suitable for both operational and commercial staff collectively or individually. It will provide an introduction to the NEC3 form of Contract with a particular concentration on the main 6 options (A -F) that are most commonly used. Course Content & Aims The seminar will also inform delegates on how Book

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Confined Spaces – 1 day

09th July 2015

Who Should attend? All personnel who are directly involved in the planning, supervision and execution of work in confined spaces such as manholes, shafts, chambers, sewers, tanks etc. Course Content & Aims Content: Course Objectives: • Identify any hazards and associated risks involved when entering confined spaces. • Understand the current legislation and codes of Book

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Free training – Healthy Working Lives

02nd July 2015

Do you have a development need, knowledge gap or want to learn a new skill that would help you to address health issues in your workplace? NHS Health Scotland’s new learning brochure provides a range of learning options that will help you do just that. The courses cover issues including: – Drugs and alcohol in Book

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Employer Recruitment Incentive

02nd July 2015

Scotland’s Employer Recruitment Incentive continues to deliver the Scottish Government’s commitment to help unemployed young people who are facing significant challenges. The aim is to encourage employers to recruit young people aged 16-29 into sustainable employment, including Modern Apprenticeships. The incentive is available for job starts from 1 July 2015. All applications for employees starting Book

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Welcome to our new members

29th June 2015

We have had a couple of new members this month, namely Maxi Construction, Dickie and Moore and MacGregor Flooring. Maxi Construction is building contractor based in Livingstone with around 38 employees. Dickie and Moore are based in East Kilbride and are a construction company with around 25 employees and MacGregor Flooring are professional installers of Book

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Re-launch of Flexible Training Opportunities Funding

29th June 2015

The Flexible Training Opportunities training grant programme delivered by Skills Development Scotland has now re-opened to applications. Please see below for a brief summary of the changes to this year’s programme and a link to the full guidance notes. Note that applications can now be made online. Changes to Rules for 2015/16: • The maximum Book

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Safety Harness

29th May 2015

Who Should attend? Any employee who is involved in the use of a safety harness. Course Content & Aims Content: The course aim is to instruct a user to safely select, inspect and use a harness. Content: • Legislation • Hazards and risk assessment • Harness and lanyard types and uses • Inspection and recording Book

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Microsoft Excel – Introduction

12th May 2015

Who Should attend? The objective of this session is to provide the new user with a comprehensive overview of the capabilities of Microsoft Excel 2013 as well as presenting the knowledge required to begin using the program effectively. As the session is primarily hands on it will be restricted to one user per computer system Book

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Microsoft Project – Introduction

21st April 2015

Who Should attend? The objective is to provide the new user with a comprehensive overview of the capabilities of Microsoft Project and the knowledge necessary for them to begin using it effectively. As the sessions is primarily hands on it will be restricted to one user per computer system. Course Content & Aims Overview of Book

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Health & Safety Scotland Event

09th April 2015

Established since 2010, Health & Safety Scotland returns to Glasgow’s SECC on 22nd/23rd April 2015. Bringing together the wider health and safety community in Scotland this event is a must-attend for anyone responsible for the safety, health and wellbeing of their workforce. Scotland’s only dedicated Safety & Health event provides free access to the very Book

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New app helps builders meet new CDM rules

10th March 2015

A new app to help small and medium sized construction businesses put together health and safety plans has been launched by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). More info can be found at: http://www.citb.co.uk/news-events/uk/new-app-helps-builders-meet-new-cdm-regs/

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Streetworks Qualifications

10th March 2015

Please be advised that as of the 1st April 2015 SWQR will no longer be accepting re-registration applications from candidates whose card has expired for longer than 3 months. As per current legislation, SWQR can only accept applications either 3 months prior to and up to 3 months after the expiry date. Candidates should also Book

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Funded VQs

10th March 2015

Further information on funded VQs from J B Management in varous occupations can be found using this link: JB Management March 15 They are a great way of getting your workforce an up to date qualification relevant to their occupation which may also allow for an appropriate CSCS card to be applied for.

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Successfully setting up and managing the contract

06th March 2015

Who Should attend? This seminar is suitable for both operational and commercial staff collectively or individually. It will provide a step by step guide to issues common to most contracts that require to be carefully considered when reviewing and tendering / agreeing to Contract terms and conditions. It will also consider the issues surrounding the Book

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Temporary Works Supervisor

13th February 2015

Who Should attend? The course will provide you with thorough knowledge of the role of a Temporary Works Supervisor including a sound understanding of the risk management of temporary works. The course is supported by the Temporary Work Forum, CECA, UKCG, HSE and FMB. Course Content & Aims The course is aimed at ensuring the Book

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Temporary Works Co-ordinator

13th February 2015

Who Should attend? This course is for those on site with responsibility for managing all forms of temporary works. It is designed to give confidence to senior management and those who engage with contractors, that candidates have reached an assessed standard of knowledge. Course Content & Aims Successful candidates will gain knowledge and skills in: Book

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Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS)

13th February 2015

Who Should attend? This course meets the basic environmental knowledge that the sub-contract chain is required to prove to major contractors. It also covers the environmental aspects of the CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test. Course Content & Aims At the end of the course delegates will have gained knowledge and skills in: • Book

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App helps builders meet new health and safety rules

09th February 2015

A new app to help small and medium sized construction businesses put together health and safety plans has been launched today by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The free CDM Wizard app, developed with the support of the HSE, will help businesses to write construction phase plans, perhaps for the first time, following the Book

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Waste Regs Update

09th February 2015

Amendments to the duty of care requirements introduced under The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 have been in effect just over a year, since they came into force on 1 January 2014. Attached is some information on duties and a simple, five step process for SMEs and other organisations to follow to ensure they are meeting Book

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CDM Regulations Update

04th February 2015

Who Should attend? This 2 hour workshop is for anyone who requires to have an update on the changes to the CDM Regulations which come into effect in April

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Parental leave change

04th February 2015

Parental leave has been available to parents of children under 5 years of age for some time. From 5 April the current age limit will be removed and all parents of children under 18 will be entitled to request parental leave. For further information use this link: http://www.macroberts.com/content/content_2290.html

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Welcome to Ronald J Carson Ltd

03rd February 2015

We have another new member join our training group this month – Ronald J Carson Ltd based in Kippen who are a small construction company with around 9 employees.

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Need funding for recruitment or training?

03rd February 2015

Our Skillsforce brought to you by Skills Development Scotland brings together free information, advice and funding from Scotland’s public sector, all in one place. From business-wide challenges to a specific skills query, whatever your skills needs you’ll find a solution with them. For further information: https://www.ourskillsforce.co.uk/funding

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Lanarkshire business show 2015

03rd February 2015

The Lanarkshire Business Show 2015 is being held at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports venue and will consist of a morning of Business Opportunities, Speed Networking, Seminars and Business Exhibition. Meet the Business Services teams from both Councils to hear how they might be able to help your business. For further information: http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f202845558bdf3939792db45e&id=1bd61be5a7&e=08b9553371

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Kelvin Hall contractor offers free business seminars

03rd February 2015

The company behind the redevelopment of one of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings is offering SMEs and SEs the chance to learn industry secrets at a series of free specialist seminars with the next set for Friday 6 February. Paisley-based Barr Construction, which is currently leading the redevelopment of Kelvin Hall, is encouraging businesses from Glasgow Book

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CSCS New Website

03rd February 2015

CSCS have launched their new look website which is designed to be a One Stop Shop for all your CSCS enquiries. With simplicity in mind, they have completely redesigned the layout to make sure the information you need is easier to access. Please use this link which will take you to the new site: http://www.cscs.uk.com./

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CITB CDM Workshops

20th January 2015

As you are aware, the CDM Regulations have undergone change and CITB are holding workshops up and down the country to make people aware of the changes. The workshops are only 2 hours duration and cost £25pp and can be booked through CITB’s website. Further information can be found using this link: https://www.cskills.org/supportbusiness/courses/coursebooker/viewcourse.aspx?CourseID=CDM2015&RemoveLimit=1

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Training Group AGM

20th January 2015

Just a reminder of a date for your diary – 25 March for the Building Contractors Training Group AGM. Please remember that it is part of your terms and conditions that you must attend at least one meeting a year. We are holding it in a new venue this year – Touchbase business centre in Book

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Kitchen and bathroom installers wanted – public sector works

20th January 2015

Kitchen and bathroom installers wanted public sector works LHC Scotland would like to hear from small and large scale contractors who have experience of installing kitchens, bathrooms and associated works in social housing, schools, community centres and other public sector buildings. The public sector specialist procurement consortium is forming a new framework of approved contractors Book

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New year – new board at CITB

20th January 2015

James Wates, chairman of the Wates Group, has been announced as chair of the new board of CITB. Nick Boles, UK minister of state for skills and equalities, said the new board will revolutionise how the industry training board operates, increase diversity and put industry at the heart of decision-making. The streamlined eight-member board includes Book

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How to deliver a tool box talk

20th January 2015

Who Should attend? The workshop is designed for site supervisors, site managers, foremen or others who are responsible for delivering tool box talks. Course Content & Aims Objectives At the end of the session delegates will understand how to: Prepare a tool box talk Deliver a tool box talk Avoid mistakes Review the effectiveness of Book

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Planning & Organising Workshop

20th January 2015

Who Should attend? The workshop is designed for site supervisors, site managers, foremen or others who are responsible for or need to understanding planning and organising. Course Content & Aims Objectives At the end of the session delegates will understand how to: Appreciate the importance of good planning Identify sources of information Distinguish between planning Book

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Business Writing

14th January 2015

Who Should attend? The workshop is designed for site supervisors, site managers or anyone who has to write as part of their job including business owners of small companies, construction professionals or quantity surveyors. Course Content & Aims Content: Even with emails it is very important that business communications are well written and effective. A Book

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CDM Regulations

09th January 2015

Subject to Parliamentary approval, new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) will come into force on 6 April 2015. Further information can be found on HSE’s website where a free copy of the draft guidance on the Regulations can be downloaded http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l153.htm

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Healthy Working Lives – Quick Start Guide to Health & Safety

18th December 2014

Healthy Working Lives have added a new resource to their website to assist businesses with managing their health and safety. It gives help with tasks such as setting up a health and safety policy, guidance on legal responsibilities and assistance with health and safety assessments. The full guide can be found using this link: http://www.healthyworkinglives.com/advice/Health-and-Safety-Quick-Start-Guide

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Happy Christmas

17th December 2014

Now that the year is coming to a close, it is that time when we can look back and reflect on the exciting year it has been for the Building Contractors Training Group. We moved over to independent status in April and the group has grown from strength to strength since then. Our website went Book

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Vehicle Marshalling

15th December 2014

Who Should attend? This course is relevant to persons responsible for marshalling other vehicles and pedestrians whilst a vehicle is reversing/manoeuvring. Course Content & Aims Content: Relevant regulations/legislation  Site accident statistics and reporting requirements  Risk Assessment  Driver visibility and visibility of marshals  PPE Recommendations  How to ensure delegate safety  Book

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Change from BS OHSAS18001 to ISO 45001- 2016

13th November 2014

This video link may be useful in which BSI explain how BS OHSAS 18001 was developed, the background to moving from BS OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 and how clients can manage the transition when the new standard is published in 2016 http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=eD3sgkZTnaQ&u=/watch%3Fv%3D8i0fIhoLDOA%26feature%3Dem-share_video_user

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IOSH – Developments in Scottish waste legislation

13th November 2014

This free IOSH event below may be useful if you have an interest in waste legislation: Developments in Scottish Waste Legislation and comparisons with England and Wales Thu 27 Nov 2014 5:00 PM – Thu 27 Nov 2014 6:00 PM Room M323, George Moore Building, Glasgow Caledonian University , City Campus, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Book

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Ladder Safety

11th November 2014

Who Should attend? Anyone who uses, supervises or manages the use of ladders and step ladders Course Content & Aims Content: Introduction Legislation Standards Types of Ladder Inspection of Ladders Ladder Defects Carrying and Positioning Ladders Securing Ladders Steps and Trestles Maintenance and Storage Accident Awareness Alternatives to Ladders Practical session – pre-use ladder inspection Book

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First Aid at Work – Refresher

03rd November 2014

Who Should attend? Current first aiders who require to renew their first aid at work certificate before the 3 year expiry date. Course Content & Aims Content: Understand the role and responsibilities of the first aider Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents including RIDDOR Discussion of specific work related injuries Contents of a first Book

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Safety Harness Appreciation

03rd November 2014

Who Should attend? Any employee who is involved in the use of a safety harness. Course Content & Aims Content: The course aim is to instruct a user to safely select, inspect and use a harness. Content: • Legislation • Hazards and risk assessment • Harness and lanyard types and uses • Inspection and recording Book

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IOSH Working Safely course gets construction industry recognition

01st October 2014

IOSH’s one-day Working safely course, has now been recognised by CSCS as an equivalent to a Level 1 Award in health and safety in a construction environment. It means that delegates who successfully complete Working safely can apply for a CSCS green Labourer card once they have also passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Book

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Safer sites – targetted inspection initiative

29th September 2014

“Health as well as safety” is the message during this year’s Construction Initiative by HSE as poor standards and unsafe practices on Britain’s building sites are targeted during a nationwide drive aimed at reducing ill health, death and injury in the industry. From 22 September until 17 October, HSE Construction Inspectors will carry out unannounced Book

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CSCS card checking changes

16th September 2014

The Phoenix online CSCS checker is being phased out and will be unavailable from Monday 22nd September. CITB have brought in a new online system which now brings up the operatives photo, similar to the way the card readers do. The new system can be accessed via the link below. It does not require a Book

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Winter is coming

16th September 2014

The days are getting shorter and winter is just around the corner so it makes sense to be prepared for what may lie ahead. Here are some useful links with help and advice on staying safe during the winter months, covering such topics as winter driving, outdoor working in colder weather and home and office Book

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Mobile Elevated Working Platforms (MEWPs) for Managers

16th September 2014

Who Should attend? Employers, project managers, foremen and supervisors or anyone who is responsible for planning and overseeing the use of MEWPs on their job site. Course Content & Aims Companies that use MEWPs need to know what their management responsibilities are and also what their legal responsibilities are. The course covers what managers need Book

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New online equality toolkit for business

02nd September 2014

Skills Development Scotland have launched a new online toolkit aimed at SMEs which will enable businesses to examine and refresh their employment practice in relation to gender equality. The toolkit, calledThink Business, Think Equality, was developed by Close the Gap, a partnership project which works with employers and employees to address the gender pay gap. Book

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Welcome to our new members

29th August 2014

We have had a few new members join our Training Group during August and would like to welcome the following: G D McFall Building & Roofing Contractor Thomas McMaster & Son Concrete Repairs.

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CSCS Provisional Card

29th August 2014

On 1 July this year CSCS introduced a new card called a Provisional Card. This card is for those • working through probationary periods whilst employers assess their suitability for employment • undergoing supervised work experience (aged 16+) • working as a labourer but have not previously applied for a CSCS card or are • Book

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Macform – Be Fair Accreditation

20th August 2014

One of our member companies has recently achieved a new accreditation introduced by CITB called Be Fair aimed at demonstrating a commitment to fairness, inclusion and respect within the workplace   They worked hard to achieve this and were the only company in their category in Scotland to win the award.  Well done to everyone at Macform! Book

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Scaffold Safety Inspection – 3 Days (CISRS accredited)

04th August 2014

Who Should attend? Persons responsible for inspecting and checking scaffolds for safe use and for signing certificates and registers in accordance with statutory regulations.  Delegates must have experience and understanding of scaffolding. Course Content & Aims Develop in trainees an understanding of scaffold components and terminology, forms of construction and inspection procedures of common basic Book

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Welcome to our new members

04th August 2014

We have had several new members join our Training Group over the past few months and would like to welcome the following:   Allma Construction – Barrhead T & A Joiners – Johnstone Argyll Homes for All – Helensburgh Burnbrae Contracts – Strathaven Forkers Scotland – Grangemouth Smith Brothers Builders – Beith  

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Hop-up and Handrail

14th July 2014

Who Should attend? Staff and client supervisors working within a multi-disciplined work team who are required to reposition hop-ups/tie bars and internal handrails in a safe working manner. Course Content & Aims To ensure an understanding in the methods of safe use and repositioning of hop-ups, internal handrails and toe-boards on a specific system scaffold. Book

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Manual Handling & Ladder Safety

14th July 2014

    Manual Handling Who Should attend? Personnel who,  during their day to day activities, are involved in lifting, pushing or pulling and require training in correct manual handling techniques.   Course Content & Aims Content: Manual handling risk factors and how injuries can occur How to carry out safe manual handling, including good handling Book

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