Risk Assessment & Method Statements

Risk Assessment & Method Statements

Risk Assessment & Method Statements

03rd July 2014

Who Should attend? Anyone involved in writing and reviewing risk assessments and method statements. Course Content & Aims Identify workplace risks and hazards Understand employers responsibilities under HASAWA Understand employees statutory duties Identify different types of assessment Risk assessment legislation Carry out risk assessments Identify causes of accidents/ill health Understand the powers of HSE inspectors Book

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Cable Avoidance and Service Location (CAT & Genny)

03rd July 2014

Who Should attend? Cable Avoidance and Service Location (CAT & Genny) training is designed for any person working on the roads, setting out before a build, surveying and any other person excavating an area where pipes or cables may be hidden underground. Course Content & Aims • Reasons for using locators • HSE Video – Alive or dead Book

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IPAF – Boom & Scissor

03rd July 2014

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 select 3 Book

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Communication and Admin for Supervisors

03rd July 2014

Who Should attend? The course is designed specifically for site supervisors to provide them with relevant skills that will support them in their role.  The communication skills are aimed at improving communication to the wide variety of people that they need to deal with in the course of their duties and in reporting both formally Book

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Healthy Working Lives Free Events

02nd July 2014

Healthy Working Lives help employers create a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce. They work with all kinds of businesses, completely free of charge, offering practical information and advice to help improve health and safety and the wellbeing of everyone at work. A healthier workforce really does make for a healthier business. Their website is Book

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New Flexible Working Arrangements

30th June 2014

New Flexible Working Regulations As of today (30th June 2014) new Flexible Working Regulations and Part 9 of the Children and Families Act 2014 will come into force. This will mean that the right to request flexible working will be extended to cover all employees after 26 weeks’ service, rather than only those with children Book

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Hundreds of contractors sought for £120m Glasgow framework

23rd June 2014

Hundreds of contractors sought for £120m Glasgow framework Glasgow City Council is looking for up to 270 contractors to join an approved list to share a £120 million framework. The three-year deal will cover highways and civil engineering works across the city plus repairs to historic buildings. The framework has been divided into 27 lots Book

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Building firms urged to focus on management skills

23rd June 2014

Along with manufacturing, financial and legal businesses, employers operating in the building sector will be able to apply for a share of a £4 million pot of funding. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has launched a co-investment scheme, in an effort to help companies overcome some of the skills barriers which they Book

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Completing Prequals that Win

06th June 2014

Who Should attend? The workshop is suitable for: • Business leaders • Directors • Business Development Managers • Marketing Managers and Executives • Estimators • Anyone who is responsible for winning work or completing pre-qualification or tender documentation Course Content & Aims Content: How to analyse prequal questions Techniques for understanding clients’ requirements How to Book

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Come and join the conversation

05th June 2014

CITB is launching a ‘big conversation’ to get your views on how they should be using their funds. They want to have a discussion with the industry to get your thoughts on the way they should be allocating their budgets. By joining the discussion, you will guide the investment decisions taken by the employer-led CITB Book

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HSE Help for Small Businesses

02nd June 2014

If you are a small business with a H&S query then check out the HES’s online SMES guides Easy ABC: http://www.hse.gov.uk/abc/ and join them on their #askHSE Twitter chat on 5 June at 12.30pm.

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Linkedin

02nd June 2014

The Building Contractors Training Group now has a Linkedin page. Please follow us to increase our visibility and attract more members to the Group. Remember, the more members we have the more cost effective training can be.

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Consultation on Replacement to CDM Regs

02nd June 2014

A consultation by HSE has been underway since 31 March and will end on 6 June on the replacement of the CDM Regs.  You can respond to the consultation via the following link:  http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/condocs/cd261.htm  

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Skills Development Scotland – Flexible Training Opportunties Funding

09th May 2014

Scottish businesses with 100 employees or less can apply for up to £5,000 towards employee training costs and the 2014-15 application form to apply for the Flexible Training Opportunities funding is now available on the Skills Development Scotland website which can be accessed using the following link:  http://www.ourskillsforce.co.uk/funding-for-skills/flexible-training-opportunities/

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Welcome to Your New BCTG Website

28th April 2014

Welcome to the new BCTG website! We hope you find the new BCTG website site useful not just for information on courses and course bookings but also for the news items which will be updated regularly.  We are always looking for ideas and suggestions on how we can improve the website so please feel free Book

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On Site Assessment for Craft Occupations

28th April 2014

If you have experienced workers (recommended minimum 5 years) who you require to have a blue skilled CSCS card, this can be achieved through on site assessment.  CITB are offering a On Site Assessment & Training Workshop.  Delegates would attend this one day workshop where they are given an overview of the qualification, the process Book

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Fully Funded VQ’s

28th April 2014

If you are interested in obtaining VQ’s in Construction Site Supervision/Management etc for your workworforce which would have the added benefit of being able to apply for a Gold or Black CSCS card, then please get in touch as we have details of two providers – J B Management and AVQ Management who are offering Book

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CITB Discount

28th April 2014

If a Training Group member company is booking a course through NCC directly, they are entitled to a 10% CITB discount.  Just quote the name of the Training Group you are a member of when making the booking.

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Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme SSSTS – Refresher

24th March 2014

Who Should attend? This course is designed for those who have previously passed the two day Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme SSSTS and can provide proof of successful attendance. Course Content & Aims It aims to bring health and safety knowledge up to date, as well as giving a thorough overview of the legislative changes Book

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Manual Handling

24th March 2014

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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Directors’ Role for Health & Safety

24th March 2014

Who Should attend? This course is aimed at Directors or Senior Managers . Content & Aims The course aims to highlight the human, economical and financial implications of non-compliance with health & safety legislation. Content: Moral and human costs/the implications of decisions made in the boardroom The economic implications of an unsafe working environment The Book

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Abrasive Wheels

24th March 2014

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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Patricia Adams – W H Kirkwood

17th March 2014

W H Kirkwood use Building Contractors Training Group for all training.  We have found them to be a pro-active organisation who have worked with us to ensure all our requirements are met and are ultimately our ‘one-stop-shop’ for training advice and support.

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Walter Ritchie – Allma Construction

17th March 2014

My name is Walter Ritchie and I am the Health and safety Manager for Allma Construction. We as a company have found the BCTG invaluable regarding both assisting with our mandatory training requirements and also our specialist training requirements. We always try and ensure that there is a representative from our company available to attend Book

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Jan Stewart – Morgan Sindall

17th March 2014

Morgan Sindall have been members of the Building Contractors Training Group for over 5 years now. In this time we have found the help and support that we receive has been invaluable. Finding quality training solutions at a good price is great and saves us time and money. We also have the opportunity to talk Book

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A message from the National Training Group Chair

13th March 2014

Over a year has now passed since the formation of the National Training Group Chairs Committee so it is time to ask what have we achieved. Ian Dickerson Head of New Entrants & Funding Learning & Development Kier Group plc Firmer committment Firstly we have removed the uncertainty over the future of training groups that Book

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CSCS Certificates withdrawn

13th March 2014

CSCS is withdrawing its Certificates of Commitment with immediate effect. CSCS Chief Executive Graham Wren says: “Certificates were introduced in the early days of the scheme aimed at those companies who had high numbers of their workforce holding CSCS cards. However, through a number of surveys we know that a high percentage of the workforce Book

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CSCS Raises Standards

13th March 2014

From 1st July 2014 the green Construction Site Operative (CSO) will no longer be issued. If you have a CSCS green CSO card that expires after 1st July 2014 you need to know what to do when it is time to renew your card.  The information below explains which CSCS cards are available depending on the Book

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Health and Safety Law Poster

13th March 2014

Employers have a legal duty under the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations (HSIER) to display the approved poster in a prominent position in each workplace or to provide each worker with a copy of the approved leaflet (available as a free download in alternative formats FROM HSE) that outlines British health and safety Book

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Asbestos Awareness – UKATA Approved

13th March 2014

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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Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

13th March 2014

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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Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher

12th March 2014

Who Should attend? Those who currently hold a 5 day SMSTS certificate which is due for renewal. Course Content & Aims This two-day course aims to refresh your understanding of your key responsibilities and accountability for site safety, health, welfare and the environment, to enable you to provide healthy and safe working conditions for everyone Book

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Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme

12th March 2014

Who Should attend? This 1 day course will provide candidates with an introduction to environmental issues on construction sites.  It is designed to meet the basic environmental knowledge that the sub-contract chain are required to prove to major contractors and covers the environmental aspects of the new HS&E touch screen test. Course Content & Aims Book

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Safety Harness

12th March 2014

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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PASMA Towers for Users

12th March 2014

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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Handrails & Hop-ups

12th March 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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First Aid at Work

12th March 2014

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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Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

20th February 2014

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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Scaffold Safety Inspection

19th February 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.  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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Fire Warden

19th February 2014

Who Should attend? The Fire Warden course is for people at any level and in any sector, needing an introduction to fire safety. Content & Aims This course provides participants with a greater awareness and understanding of the threat posed by fire, their personal responsibility in preventing an outbreak and the action to be taken Book

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Emergency First Aid at Work

17th February 2014

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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