Nationwide Engineering
Nationwide Engineering
Nationwide Engineering
Nationwide Engineering
Nationwide Engineering
Nationwide Engineering

Health & Safety Training

Introduction


Nationwide Engineering provide essential construction skills and accredited courses to the whole of the Civils, Rail and Construction Industry. Our courses range from CITB accredited SSMSTS, SSSTS, refresher courses, basic and management H&S awareness courses, behavioural change, environmental and from January 2017 will include Advanced First Aid, manual handling, Forklift Truck, Dumper Plant and excavation equipment licences as well as other on site essentials.

Health and Safety
Health and Safety

Nationwide Engineering Group provide Health and Safety Training Centres across the country and provide professional training either by travelling to your specific site for group presentations or at our national network of training centres including:

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Newcastle
  • Manchester
  • Leyland
  • Leeds
  • Sheffield
  • Rotherham
  • Derby
  • London
  • Essex
  • Southampton

View our 2017 Course Schedule here


Health and Safety team

Benefits at a Glance:

  • Improvement of safety systems and legal compliance
  • Improves profitability by reducing costs
  • Increase in contracts you can tender for
  • Provides effectiveness to your management systems
  • Shows your employees that you are committed to them and their well being and safety
  • Increased Productivity
  • Improvement of workplace standards and moral obligations

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme, or the SMSTS course, is a 5-day course provided by our tutors to over a thousand people every year. This course is ideal for those in any role of responsibility within the construction industry, or for anyone looking to become a site manager in the future. The Site Management Safety Training Scheme is strongly regarded as one of the best available and provides you with a thorough health and safety training background within the current legal guidelines.

Construction site managers and supervisors have a legal duty to ensure the health and safety of their fellow workers and the public. Not only are there laws and regulations to adhere to, there is a moral duty to do all that is possible to prevent accidents and injuries onsite. Therefore proper training is a necessity and a requirement. Attending SMSTS courses can show you comply with the laws and prepare you to manage a safe site at all times.

SMSTS Course Breakdown

When studying SMSTS courses you will be taught how to work and manage following the regulations stipulated by the Health and Safety at Work Act. Some of the areas which are covered during the five day SMSTS training course include:

  • Site set up
  • Risk assessments
  • Method statements
  • Scaffolding
  • Demolition
  • Confined spaces

You will be required to attend all five days of the course in order to be awarded the Site Management Safety Training Scheme qualification. During 5-day SMSTS courses delegates will need to show understanding of the main elements and pass the core exercises. At the end of the training you will be required to sit a final examination, passing the exam will mean you qualify for the SMSTS certificate which is then valid for five years.

Staying In Date

After the five years it is necessary to return for a two day SMSTS Refresher course to make sure you are still up to date with the latest health and safety regulations. By passing and maintaining your Site Management Safety Training Scheme training you are able to prove that you are complying with the demands and laws regarding construction health and safety.

5 day SMSTS courses are considered to be an indication of the competence of a Site Manger according to the Approved Code of Practice for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM). The training is also ideal for Site Managers as well as:

  • Proprietors of construction companies
  • Project managers
  • Site supervisors

It must be stressed to all course attendees the need to attend ALL sessions since without full attendance the examining body will not award the CITB SMSTS training Qualification - Construction Site Managers Safety Certificate.

To book an on-site course please click here or for more information please call 01722 421625 or contact our Administrative Officer on 01226 321731.

The CITB SSSTS course is an accredited Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme for the construction site supervisor; these are generally referred to as SSSTS training courses.

The supervisors safety training scheme is now a requirement set out by the major contractors group for all supervisors who will be working on their sites. Construction skills and health and safety need to go hand in hand and made a priority to encourage improved work skills and reduced accidents and injuries.

On the 2 day SSSTS training course the main focus will be on:

  • The importance of risk assessments in the construction industry.
  • There is a focus on how to implement control measures on site
  • How to use communication to ensure the site remains safe for everyone.
  • Monitoring the control measures and work activities
  • Ensuring that the work is carried out correctly and safely

Delegates attending CITB SSSTS courses and who successfully complete will receive a SSSTS certificate to show that they are able to help supervise in the construction industry and have understanding when it comes to health and safety in the work place. During the course the main topics of the syllabus are:

  • The health and safety acts, regulations
  • Approved codes of practice and guidance notes
  • The health and safety legal system
  • Causes, types and the numbers of construction accidents
  • Risk assessments in all manner of construction circumstances.

The concise SSSTS courses will provide you with the skills to:

  • Identify problem areas found in the construction industry
  • Understand and appreciate proactive and reactive monitoring
  • Perform risk assessments and recognise the importance of method statements
  • Have an understanding of the way the health and safety laws are structured
  • Learn skills needed to perform on site inductions, method briefs and toolbox talks

CITB SSSTS Courses at a Glance

The SSSTS training course is designed for first line mangers looking to continue or take on a supervisory role within the construction industry. The course takes place over two days and will teach health and safety skills needed to maintain a safe site.

A thirty minute multiple choice examination will follow the training. Upon successful completion of the SSSTS training the candidate will be awarded with the CITB Site Supervisory Safety Training Certificate.

Further Development

Successful candidates can go on to complete the 5 day site managers safety training scheme SMSTS course designed for site managers and supervisors.

To book an on-site course please click here or for more information please call 01722 421625 or contact our Administrative Officer on 01226 321731.

The Site Safety Plus SMSTS course was introduced on 1 April 2002 as part of the Site Safety Plus CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme.

All Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) certificates issued after 1st January 2001 are valid for a five year period from the date of issue. The two day refresher course will enable current SMSTS certificate holders to renew their qualification, however this course can only be attended by current and valid CITB SMSTS certificate holders.

The CITB SMSTS Refresher certificate training course is designed to ensure that personnel maintain and up-date their current health and safety knowledge. The course covers changes to legislation, approved codes of practice and best working practice within the industry.

Individuals wishing to renew their SMSTS training certificate must provide a copy of the original five-day course certificate. Details of the course venue and the date of the course should also be provided if known. Only those individuals who have passed the five day course and provided evidence of this will be eligible to take the two day refresher course.

Objectives of SMSTS Refresher Courses

  • Appreciate recent developments in construction legislation accident causes
  • Costs and reason for prevention
  • Understand the legal system
  • Relevant legislation
  • Approved codes of practice
  • Guidance notes
  • Codes of practice and case law
  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Monitoring health and safety performance
  • Understand best practice in the management of sub-contractors
  • Disseminate information to operatives and sub-contractors

Course Duration: 2 Days

SMSTS Refresher Training Course Assessment

Assessment is determined by reaching a minimum level of achievement against four criteria:

  • Full attendance of all training course sessions
  • Performance in each of the four core exercises
  • An overall course review by the course tutor
  • A pass mark in the 25 questions multi-choice paper

Successful candidates will be awarded the Site Safety Plus CITB Construction Site Management Safety Training Certificate (SMSTS). This certificate will remain valid for 5 years.

Please click here to see our courses schedule

To book an on-site course please click here or for more information please call 01722 421625 or contact our Administrative Officer on 01226 321731.

The CITB Site Safety Plus 1-Day Health Safety Awareness course is for those who have entered, or are about to enter the construction and civil engineering industry as a member of the workforce, to help them understand the potential hazards that they face at work on site.

The CITB - Site Safety Plus 1-Day Health Safety Awareness course provides a practical summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental issues identifying individual responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, what the employers duties are and what should be done if they think anyone's health and safety is being put at risk.

Aims and Objectives

  • To ensure that individual responsibilities are understood
  • Why they are carrying out their identified duties
  • What is expected of them
  • To ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace

To ensure that the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the need to prevent accidents
  • Have an understanding of health and safety law
  • Identifying how their role fits into the control and management of the site
  • Understand the need for risk assessments and method statements
  • Appreciate the need to perform safely and to stop and ask for advice if not sure
  • Feel obliged to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident

Assessment

The method of assessment will be by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course, as well as being expected to be interactive during the course.

Course Progression

This course is an ideal introduction for obtaining a basic understanding of health and safety duties and responsibilities and becoming aware of hazards and risks on site. Upon successful completion of this course, a natural progression would be the SSSTS course (two days).

Please click here to see our courses schedule

To book an on-site course please click here or for more information please call 01722 421625 or contact our Administrative Officer on 01226 321731.

Working Safely

Everyone at work should have an understanding of why they must ‘work safely’ and this course offers exactly that. Working Safely introduces a completely new approach to health and safety training and offers all the basics in a high impact interactive package.

Who should attend?

Working safely is for people at any level, in any sector, needing a grounding in the essentials of health and safety. Everyone at work should have an understanding of why they must ‘work safely’ – and this course offers exactly that.

Working safely isn’t supposed to turn delegates into safety experts. It focuses on why health and safety is important, and how individuals can make a real difference to the wellbeing of themselves and others through changing their behaviour.

  • Introducing working safely
  • Defining hazard and risk
  • Identifying common hazards
  • Improving safety performance
  • Protecting our environment

For delegates who attend the course and successfully complete the written and practical assessments, there is a choice of accreditation, either an IOSH Working Safely certificate or an IOSH passport card.

This course is delivered specifically for your employees. It can be delivered at our training venues, or on your premises.

Prices

Each course costs £120 + VAT. There is then an extra charge of £33 + VAT per person to cover certificate and workbook.

Please contact us if you would like to book an IOSH Working Safely course.

To book an on-site course please click here or for more information please call 01722 421625 or contact our Administrative Officer on 01226 321731.

The First Aid at Work training course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in most workplaces to become a confident first aider at work. Giving both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) regulations.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who want to receive our most thorough first aid training.

What you will learn

The content of the course will cover how to deal with the following:

  • The role of the first aider
  • Managing an emergency
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Asthma
  • Bleeding (minor and severe)
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chest pains (including heart attack)
  • Choking (adult)
  • Eye injuries
  • Fainting
  • Head injuries
  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations
  • Low blood sugar
  • Poisoning
  • Resuscitation (adult CPR)
  • Seizures (adult)
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Shock
  • Spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Unresponsive casualty

Course duration - Three days.

Assessment

Previously, students who attended our first aid courses were required to pass a final practical assessment. This has been replaced with continuous observation by the trainer and written assessments.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). So whilst we are often able to provide support to people who for example do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance, although we may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Certification

Successful candidates receive a certificate, valid for three years.

To book an on-site course please click here or for more information please call 01722 421625 or contact our Administrative Officer on 01226 321731.

(1 day course, previously called appointed persons)

This one-day course will help you meet your regulatory requirements if your risk assessment indicates that first aid training covering emergency protocols only, is sufficient for your workplace.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who want to receive training in emergency first aid and is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments.

What you will learn

The content of this course provides basic life saving first aid and workplace health and safety regulations, covering the following:

  • The role of the first aider
  • Managing an emergency
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Bleeding (minor and severe)
  • Burns and scalds
  • Choking (adult)
  • Fainting
  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations
  • Resuscitation (adult CPR)
  • Seizures (adult)
  • Shock
  • Unresponsive casualty

Course duration - One day.

Assessment

Written assessment and continuous observation by the trainer.

Certification

Successful candidates will receive a certificate which is valid for three years.

To book an on-site course please click here or for more information please call 01722 421625 or contact our Administrative Officer on 01226 321731.

The first aid at work requalification training course updates the first aid skills of those who need to renew their First Aid at work certificate.

The HSE strongly recommends that you requalify within a month of your certificate expiring.

Who should attend?

This course is for people wishing to renew a valid First Aid at Work certificate.

What you will learn

The course aims to update and refresh your knowledge of the First Aid at Work syllabus, while allowing time for revision and practice sessions in preparation for a written assessment.

Course Content

This course covers the contents of the three-day First aid at work course in two days. Students will requalify for the three-day course.

Course duration - Two days.

Assessment

Previously, students who attended our first aid courses needed to pass a final practical assessment. This has been replaced with continuous observation by the trainer and written assessments.

Candidates need a basic command of English (defined as Level 2). Whilst we are often able to provide support to people who for example do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. Although we may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.

Certification

Successful candidates receive a certificate valid for three years.

To book an on-site course please click here or for more information please call 01722 421625 or contact our Administrative Officer on 01226 321731.

1 Day course (Minimum of 6 hours) RQF Level 2 Award (England, Northern Ireland and Wales)

Qualifcation title: Unit 1 title: Credit:

FAA Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Fire Safety Principles 1

Code Unit code

600/8190/9 D/601/9698

R326 04 UD72 04

SCQF Level 5 Award (Scotland)

Qualification title: Unit 1 title: Credit:

Award in Fire Safety at SCQF Level 5 Fire Safety Principles 1

Description

You will no doubt be well aware of the potentially devastating effects of fires in the workplace in terms of lives lost, injuries, damage to property and the environment, and to business continuity. You may also be aware that it is believed that most fires are preventable. The importance of fire safety in the workplace is underpinned by health and safety legislation that places a duty on employers to establish policies and procedures and to ensure their employees receive appropriate training.

This course is designed for employees who wish to take a more active role in their organisation's fire safety from creating policies and procedures to actually implementing them at a level of fire warden. Successful candidates will be awarded a national level 2 qualification (Level 5 in Scotland).

Duration

A minimum of 6 contact hours in the classroom.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • The hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace
  • How fire risk is controlled in the workplace
  • The role of the nominated fire warden
  • The principles and practice of fire safety management at work

Certification

A Level 2 national qualification, (Level 5 in Scotland), will be issued to the learner, subject to successfully completing the test paper.

This qualification does not expire, but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualification current.

Numbers

A maximum of 16 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.

To book an on-site course please click here or for more information please call 01722 421625 or contact our Administrative Officer on 01226 321731.

This half day Fire Marshal training course covers the role of the designated fire marshal (fire warden). You will learn about preventing fires and learn about the different types of fire extinguisher and how to use them correctly.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for:

  • Those who are responsible for overseeing fire safety
  • Designated fire marshals
  • Anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher.

What you will learn

The course will present an understanding of fire regulations and general fire precautions. It aims to provide you with the knowledge to be become a fire marshal.

Course content

  • Action on discovering a fire
  • Common causes of fire
  • Fire drills and evacuation
  • Fire safety legislation
  • Fire safety precautions
  • The chemistry of fire
  • The role of fire marshal
  • Using fire extinguishers

Course duration

Half day.

Assessment and certification

Ongoing trainer observation.

All delegates will receive a certificate valid for three years.

To book an on-site course please click here or for more information please call 01722 421625 or contact our Administrative Officer on 01226 321731.

1 Day course (Minimum of 6 hours) RQF Level 2 Award (England, Northern Ireland and Wales)

Qualification title: Unit 1 title: Credit:

FAA Level 2 Award in Manual Handling - Principles and Practice Manual Handling Safety at Work 2

Code Unit code

600/7624/0 D/602/4593

R306 04 UC27 04

SCQF Level 5 Award (Scotland)

Qualification title: Unit 1 title: Credit:

Award in Manual Handling – Principles and Practice at SCQF Level 5 Manual Handling Safety at Work 2

Description

We are all exposed at times to some form of manual handling such as lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing actions that can be compounded by simultaneous movements such as climbing or pivoting. Personal injuries resulting from incorrect manual handling in the workplace account for over one million working days lost per year, as well as the pain and suffering experienced by the casualties. Correct manual handling techniques can make a huge difference.

The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive for many years, as evidenced in their regulations and advisory activities promoting good practice.

The Regulations require employers to provide their employees with health and safety information and training – supplemented, as necessary, with more specific information and training on manual handling injury risks and prevention.

This course provides an ideal approach to safer and more effective manual handling – not only meeting HSE recommendations, but also promoting good and safe practices in any situation.

Duration

This is a 6-hour classroom based course. Dependent on the learner’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or post-course reading.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered that will equip delegates to:

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles

Certification

Practical assessment is on-going by the instructor, culminating with a written test.

This qualification does not expire, but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualification current.

Numbers

A maximum of 10 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.

To book an on-site course please click here or for more information please call 01722 421625 or contact our Administrative Officer on 01226 321731.

Who should attend?

All those required to work at height using a harness as part of their job.

Aim

To ensure delegates are aware of how to work safely at height using a harness.

Objectives

By the end of the programme delegates will

  • Be aware of relevant Health & Safety Legislation
  • Be aware of local procedures and Risk Assessment
  • Be able to correctly use a fall arrest harness
  • Be aware of how to correctly use appropriate access equipment

Content

  • HASAWA 74
  • Accident Reports and Prevention and Investigation
  • COSHH
  • Fire Prevention
  • Risk Assessment
  • Method Statements
  • Manual Handling
  • Access Equipment:
  • Steps and Ladders
  • Towers
  • Scaffold
  • Harnesses
  • Machines (MEWPs)
  • Cradles
  • Roof Protection

To book an on-site course please click here or for more information please call 01722 421625 or contact our Administrative Officer on 01226 321731.

4-5 Day Course

This qualification is required, under current legislation, for any operative that carries out excavation/reinstatement works on a public highway. Successful candidates will receive a 5 year photo ID card and certification from Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). This course covers the standard units of 1-6 & 9.

  • Unit 1: Location and Protection of Underground Apparatus. (Cat & Genny)
  • Unit 2: Signing Lighting Guarding
  • Unit 3: Excavation in the road
  • Units 4,5: Backfill and compaction
  • Unit 6: Reinstatement Cold Lay Tarmac
  • Unit 9: Reinstatement of Modular and Concrete Surfaces
  • Unit 7: Hot Lay available upon request

For more information please call 01709 868181 or click here for booking or enquiries.

4-5 Day Course

This qualification is required, under current legislation, for any supervisor monitoring operatives that carry out excavation/reinstatement works on a public highway. Successful candidates will receive a 5 year photo ID card and certification from Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). This course covers the standard units of 1,10-14 & 16.

  • Unit 1: Location and Protection of Underground Apparatus. (Cat & Genny)
  • Unit 10: Monitoring Signing Lighting Guarding
  • Unit 11: Monitoring Excavation in the road
  • Units 12,13: Monitoring Backfill and compaction
  • Unit 14: Monitoring Reinstatement Hot and Cold Lay tarmac
  • Unit 16: Monitoring Reinstatement of Modular and Concrete Surfaces

For more information please call 01709 868181 or click here for booking or enquiries.

1-3 Day Course

This course is required under current legislation, to renew an existing NRSWA card that is no more than 5 months out of date, from the day the course is being taken. This course includes refresher training (on the units stated on the existing card), Exam, Certification and new Photo ID card.

For more information please call 01709 868181 or click here for booking or enquiries.

The CITB Health, safety & environment (HS&E) test helps to raise standards across the industry and ensures workers have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site.

The HS&E test should be used as a stepping stone for employers and their workforce to develop their knowledge even further.

The HS&E test

All tests last for 45 minutes and have 50 multiple-choice questions including:

  • 12 behavioural case study questions about how you should behave on a construction site to stay safe.
  • 38 knowledge questions to check your awareness of health, safety and environment issues.

1. Operative Test – including the behavioural case studies and the five core knowledge sections:

  • Legal and management
  • Health and welfare
  • General safety
  • High risk activities
  • Environment

2. Labourer Test including L1 award

The HS&E Labourer test is designed to support those candidates who have undertaken the Level 1 award in health and safety in a construction environment through a Cskills Awards centre. The test includes the behavioural case studies and five core knowledge sections listed above.

3. Specialist Test

Including the behavioural case studies, five core knowledge sections and relevant specialist knowledge questions from one of the following activities:

  • Supervisory (SUP)
  • Demolition (DEM)
  • Plumbing or gas (PLUM)
  • Highway works (HIW)
  • Specialist work at height (WAH)
  • Lifts and escalators (LAEE))
  • Tunnelling (TUNN)
  • HVACR – Heating and plumbing services (HAPS)
  • HVACR – Pipefitting and welding (PFW)
  • HVACR – Ductwork (DUCT)
  • HVACR – Refrigeration and air conditioning (RAAC)
  • HVACR – Services and facilities maintenance (SAF)

4. Managers and Professionals Test

Including the behavioural case studies, five core knowledge sections and relevant specialist knowledge questions from the following activities:

  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
  • Demolition
  • Plumbing or gas
  • Highway works

Different tests have been developed to meet the demands of different trades and professions. You will need to make sure that you take and prepare for the right one.

If you are taking the CITB Health, safety and environment test to gain a card for access to construction sites please ensure you have checked the scheme requirements to apply for a card to ensure you are booking the correct level of test. Please click here for information on different card schemes available.

Revision material can be obtained:

  • Online through CITB
  • Through high street or online bookshops
  • Through your Apple or Android app store

For more information please call 01709 868181 or click here for booking or enquiries.

This ½ day course is for those operatives who will be operating petrol driven cut-off saws as part of their job.

Overview:

  • This course will cover all aspects of how to use a petrol driven cut-off saw safely.
  • It will include everything from selecting and fitting PPE, operating the machine and re-fuelling through to safe transportation.
  • Successful completion of this course will enable operatives to use petrol driven cut-off saws safely.

Course programme:

  • Relevant regulations
  • Different types of wheels and discs and their functions
  • Approved methods of inspecting and storing equipment

Information

Duration

½ a day

Cost

£80.00

Locations

National

Entry Requirements

You must have a good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

Assessment and exams:

Practical/hands-on classroom sessions or tutorials.

Qualifications/certification:

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Cskills Awards certificate of competence.

We offer on-site training for all our courses.

Do several of your employees require the same first aid or health and safety training? If so our qualified trainers can come to your premises. We can combine courses to meet your needs or tailor our courses to suit your requirements.

Enquire about an on-site course or contact 01709 868181

Some of our most popular courses:

  • First aid at work
  • Emergency first aid at work
  • Automated external defibrillation (AED)
  • Fire marshal
  • Health and safety basics

Some benefits of on-site training

Cost effective and time efficient

Time and cost of travelling eliminated. Discount for groups.

Bespoke

Training tailored to meet your needs and your particular work environment.

Flexible

Day, time and location can be arranged to suit.

Peace of mind

Our courses are accredited by major awarding bodies, the British Safety Council and CIEH and meet the regulatory requirements for the HSE, CITB, NVQ and FAA.

Training you can trust

Over 1000 professional health and safety and first aid trainers qualified to the highest standard with experience of using first aid in the field.

To book an on-site course please click here or for more information please call 01722 421625 or contact our Administrative Officer on 01226 321731.

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