Construction Industry Training Courses in Southall
A construction site can pose many hazards and risks and unless there is awareness and knowledge of how to operate safely, mistakes can be made, and accidents can occur. Site safety is of paramount importance and it is the responsibility of everybody to adhere to it.
Harrington Safety provide health and safety courses in Southall that are primarily targeted towards the construction industry. We are an independent training provider, allowing us to provide flexibility in our training courses in Southall, which can run as half day, full day, weekend and online CITB courses.
With our half day courses, you can pair these with a choice of other half day courses to create a tailored training day. Courses can be for a single delegate or an entire workforce, taking place at the workplace, our training centre or via a live Zoom session.
Experienced industry professionals who have experience of working on site make up our team of trainers, with their own history in the industry helping to shape their course material and their understanding of the common issues and challenges on an active worksite. All of our courses are designed to be interactive, encouraging classroom discussions and questions. There is a mix of group work, activities and quizzes to deliver the information and delegates are encouraged to ask for clarification on anything they do not understand.
Our training courses in Southall are thorough and cover all areas of safe working such as general health and safety, first aid, working at height, CITB, SMSTS, SSSTS and Face Fit Testing. Courses are available for different levels of management and experience from entry level to experienced site supervisor. All of the courses are endorsed by the relevant governing body and once completed are valid for up to five years after which a refresher course will be required to keep the qualification current.
For those looking to gain their CSCS green card, two qualifications must be achieved to gain this, we provide one half of this qualification by providing the relevant HSA course needed. An environmental touch screen test will also be needed to qualify for the card. Many sites now require a CSCS card as the minimum requirement for working on site as it demonstrates a basic understanding of health and safety practises on site.
Health and Safety Training
All of our general health and safety training consists of half day courses, which can be taken alone or partnered with another course to form a tailored training day. The Southall health and safety courses we provide include manual handling, asbestos awareness, using abrasive wheels, petrol driven cut off saws and Cat and Genny training.
Manual handling is standard health and safety training for all industries, along with fire safety training, but it is particularly important for those working on a construction site as it is often required to move and handle heavy materials. Knowing how to lift and carry correctly will help avoid any long term injuries such as back pain and musculoskeletal issues.
The training we provide for abrasive wheels and petrol driven cut off saws is aimed at ensuring these dangerous tools are used safely and in line with the instructions given by the manufacturer as well as current legislation. Trainers will teach delegates how to safely operate these tools to avoid injury and will highlight common mistakes and hazards. The training also covers the functions of each type of wheel and disk and what job it is most appropriate for.
When completing excavation works, it is important to be aware of underground service lines and operate in compliance with HSG47 to ensure they are not damaged during your work. Cat and Genny training provides knowledge of how to use this tool effectively.
Finally, our Asbestos Awareness course will provide delegates with an understanding of the dangers of asbestos and how to identify and handle it safely for both themselves, others and the environment.
First aid is an essential skill for anyone to have, but it is particularly valuable on a construction site because of the added risk of injury in the construction site environment. Our first aid courses in Southall provide a basic understanding of first aid and the early intervention that can be administered before the emergency services arrive.
Courses provide delegates with the practical skills and life-saving knowledge to treat a host of injuries or medical situations such as cuts, grazes, burns, electrocution, concussion, cardiac arrest and broken limbs. This training will allow them to understand how to safely assess and treat people in an emergency situation to protect both the injured and themselves. It is important to have a number of fully-trained first aid staff on site to ensure there is always someone on site who can be relied on if needed.
The first aid courses in Southall that we provide include general first aid, first aid at work and mental health first aid. With mental health an increasing concern within the construction industry, the mental health first aid course provides delegates with the knowledge to provide mental health support and signpost colleagues to resources and support services.
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is the governing body for construction industry training and their courses are aimed at providing delegates with the knowledge to identify and avoid hazards on site as well as understand the legislation in place that is there to protect workers and members of the public. As an accredited CITB training centre, we provide CITB courses in Southall for all levels of construction workers from entry level to site supervisor or director.
Our CITB training in Southall can be provided in the best way to suit you, be in that in a classroom, on site or online. Our online CITB training is becoming increasingly popular and is exactly the same as in person, but conducted over Zoom. Those attending are sent a link to join the course at the scheduled time and will need to have access to the internet, a webcam and microphone – so can be done from home, office or training facility.
The trainer runs the course through a live video link in real time and there will be other delegates taking part at the same, so you will see each other on the Zoom call. This means that usual classroom discussion and debate can take part as well as quizzes and group activities. Any exams will still take place as usual, but online instead and invigilated by the trainer via the webcam. Once your chosen CITB course is successfully completed you will receive your CITB accredited certification that is valid for 5 years.
Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is a CITB course that is aimed at site managers and supervisors or anyone that oversees other workers on site. It is a five day course that includes case studies, class discussions and group work.
Our SMSTS course in Southall consists of looking at different elements of site safety and the legislation that is in place. Upon completion, delegates are provided with a CITB Site Safety Plus certificate which is valid for five years and recognised by BUILDUK.
The Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) is the ideal follow up to the SMSTS course and is aimed at site supervisors, covering the legal responsibilities a supervisor has to ensure the health, safety, welfare and environment. The course will cover the most relevant legislation and be presented it in a way that is easy to understand and apply.
Our SSSTS courses in Southall involve classroom discussions, individual or group presentations with assessments taking place throughout the course and concluding with a multiple-choice test to assess the knowledge of the delegate.
Delegates who complete our SSSTS training in Southall will receive a CITB Site Survey Plus certificate which is valid for five years and recognised by BUILDUK.
CSCS Green Card Certification
For those looking to gain their CSCS Green Card Certification, it is required to complete two qualifications to qualify for it. One half of this is the HSA course which we can provide in Southall. The other half is a touch screen environment test. Upon successful completion of both, delegates will be able to obtain the CSCS Green card.
Work at Height Courses
Due to the risks working at height involves, it is of course essential to know how to work safely. It is one of the most common causes of fatal or serious injury at work and is imperative that everybody knows how to work safely at height.
Our working at height courses in Southall cover a range of important topics such as safe harness use, harness inspection, using steps and ladders safely, harness and leading edge as well as general working at height awareness and best practise.
Our Harness and Leading Edge training course is a half day course that is appropriate for anyone working at height and using a personal fall protection harness, lanyard or fall arrest blocks. The course provides delegates with guidance on how to use these correctly and carry out inspections prior to use.
All of the working at height training courses in Southall that we provide are half day courses, so can be partnered with another height safety or general health and safety course to create a tailored training day.
Face Fit Testing
For those that will be working in an environment that could expose them to harmful fumes, it is vital to ensure they are provided with the right respiratory protection equipment (RPE) which provides the right fit for them.
Our face fit testing in Southall not only provides a face fit test for the delegate but also provides the knowledge to recognise a correctly fitted mask as well as being aware of the different masks available.
The face fit training in Southall first consists of a taste test to see if the delegate can taste the solution so the test can be done accurately. Once this is ascertained, they’ll complete the fit test by completing exercises in the mask to see if they can taste the solution and will continue until they can no longer taste the solution, ensuring there are no leaks in the mask.
Those using RPE are advised to not have facial hair as this can compromise the fit of the mask and allow leaks. Face fit testing should be redone every two years and face fit training should be renewed every three years.
Why Choose Harrington Safety?
If you are looking for tailored training courses in Southall, Harrington Safety can work to your needs and requirements – delivering training in their training facilities, on site or online. The range of courses means you can choose the courses that are most relevant to your employees and even create a bespoke training day for them based on your most needed areas.
As an independent training provider, we can be flexible in how and what we deliver, working around your schedule and minimising disruption to your working week by providing courses at a range of times to suit you.
We pride ourselves on using trainers that are veterans of the construction industry and have years of knowledge and first-hand experience of working on site, so they can easily connect to delegates and provide easy to understand training courses in Southall.
Contact Us For Health And Safety Training in Southall
If you are looking for health and safety courses in Southall, look no further. Harrington Safety provide one of the largest selections of training courses for the construction industry to suit all abilities and levels across a range of areas. We can work with you or your HR team to develop a training plan to suit the needs of your business and employees to provide you with the most appropriate training on a schedule that works around your company.
If there is anything else you want to know about any of our courses, please do not hesitate to get in touch, simply fill out one of our enquiry forms online and an advisor will be in contact. You can also call us free on 0800 059 0599 or email us at email@example.com. We are happy to answer any questions you might have work out an appropriate training plan.
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