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Construction Industry Training: Why It’s Important 4 Feb 2022

Construction Industry Training: Why It’s Important

You need to have proper training to work on any construction site. Training ensures that the industry is safe, with a highly-qualified workforce that offers a great service. Education is rewarding, and it offers people progression opportunities. It also attracts new talent, allowing industries to thrive.

Construction training courses are import because the work can involve hazardous jobs and dangerous situations. When workers are trained and are given new knowledge and skills, the overall health and safety of the site or situation is better. People involved will work without making common mistakes, they know how to handle difficult or sensitive incidents. Protecting yourself and others from hazards reduces absences and, downtime, and disruption. As a result, everyone will be able to work more efficiently, and businesses can save money.

Of course, worked based training regarding health and safety doesn’t only apply to the construction industry. Many courses offer key skills that can be used in any working environment, from an office to a school, to a leisure centre. Certain key skills are even useful to have in everyday life, and in a crisis, if you ever find yourself in one – touch wood.

As a national tool hire broker that makes equipment for both trade work and personal work, we think it’s responsible to offer training courses. Below is a range of courses currently available nationwide.

General workplace training

Ladder & Stepladder Awareness

Safe working environments are a fundamental right and essential for all workers. Ladder and Stepladder Awareness training gives everyone a good understanding of all the laws and regulations that you have to consider when you're using access equipment at work.

This training is suitable for anyone who regularly completes low-risk, short-duration jobs at height for work. On the course, you learn how to decide what is the correct access equipment to use, how to inspect ladders and step ladders before and after use, where to put the equioment, and how it's used safely.

Manual Handling Awareness

Safe working environments are a fundamental right and essential for all workers. Manual Handling Awareness training raises understanding of how to reduce the risks to your health and safety when lifting and carrying objects.

This Manual Handling Awareness training course is for everyone. Whatever industry or environment you work in, proper manual handling technique is safe and practical. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to explain what the term ‘manual handling’ refers to, how it can cause injury, and demonstrate an ability to identify hazards and assess potential risks. 

Fire Marshal

Safe working environments are a fundamental right and essential for all workers. Fire Marshal training provides an understanding of how fires can start and spread in the workplace, how the risks are controlled, and the role of the fire marshal.

This course is for the designated Fire Marshal of a workplace. It is also suitable for anyone with a responsibility to oversee fire safety, and anyone who needs to know how to put out a fire. You will learn about different types of fire equipment, like blankets and extinguishers, and how to use them correctly.

Emergency First Aid at Work

Safe working environments are a fundamental right and essential for all workers. Emergency First Aid at Work training equips individuals with the skills and knowledge to reduce the risks of a workplace. It teaches you how to react to and manage incidents and gives you the confidence to deal with emergencies.

This Emergency First Aid at Work course is for everyone. It is a practical and engaging session that employs a range of teaching and learning techniques. The course is suitable for anyone who works in an area where a first aider is required, including low-hazard to high-risk environments. Delegates must be aged 16+. No previous training is required.

Construction industry based training

Safe Working at Height

Safe Working at Height training provides delegates with an awareness of the hazards that exist when jobs are undertaken at high levels. It also equips individuals with knowledge of the safety measures that should be in place before anyone performs a task at a height on-site.

Work at height includes any tasks performed at a level from where a fall from the distance could result in an injury. Falls are one of the biggest causes of injury in workers in the UK, especially involving ladders, scaffolds, high platforms, roof edges, and fragile roofs.  

Safe Working at Height training is for anyone who is involved in any activity at a height and as part of their job. It is an informative session that outlines the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. The course provides an understanding of pre-use checks, harness fitting, correct use of equipment, equipment inspection, recognising defects, and the correct procedure of recording issues.

IPAF Operator

IPAF Operator training courses equip delegates with the knowledge and practical skills to use mobile elevating work platforms efficiently and safely.

This course is for anyone who uses, supervises, or manages the use of powered access equipment on-site. It covers mobile vertical (3a) and mobile boom (3a) MEWPs, including scissor lifts, self-propelled boom lifts, trailer mounted boom lifts, and aerial work platforms. IPAF courses are thorough and engaging sessions that use both theory and practical teaching and learning techniques.

Safety Harness & Lanyard Awareness

Safe working environments are a fundamental right and essential for all workers. Safety Harness & Lanyard Awareness training equips individuals with the knowledge of the correct safety equipment and its uses to protect against falls from height, with harnesses in particular.

Safety Harness & Lanyard Awareness training is for anyone whose job may include working at height or operating a mobile elevating work platform. The course covers all the key aspects of using personal protective equipment when working at higher levels, in compliance with Work at Height Regulations 2005. You will learn about the selection, inspection, and fitting of PPE, and the importance of these guidelines.

PASMA Towers For Users

Safe working environments are a fundamental right and essential for all workers. PASMA Towers For Users courses equip delegates with the knowledge to use 3T and Advanced Guard Rail mobile scaffold towers using the approved methods and without risk of personal injury or a danger to others.

This training course is PASMA’s most popular, responsible for over 50,000 delegates each year. It is suitable for anyone, but it is essential for everyone responsible for the assembly, dismantling, alteration, moving, and inspection of mobile access towers on-site.

Abrasive Wheels

Abrasive wheels training provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to use related equipment efficiently and safely in a working environment. The course gives you a better understanding of abrasive wheels and grinding discs, and all of the safety aspects you need to consider when working with them.

Abrasive Wheels training is for anyone who needs to use related equipment for any job on-site. It is a thorough course that covers what an abrasive wheel is, and how to select, inspect, mount, and use them in accordance with manufacturer guidance and current legislation, without the risk of personal injury, and knowing the correct PPE for the task.

UKATA Asbestos Awareness

Safe working environments are a fundamental right and essential for all workers. Asbestos awareness training improves an individual's understanding of the risks posed by asbestos. You will learn via a better knowledge of the history, properties, uses, and effects of exposure of asbestos. It informs you how to reduce the associated risks so you can work more safely on-site.

UKATA Asbestos Awareness training is a legal requirement for anyone who might come across asbestos at work. It is for anyone who could work on the fabric of any premises built or altered before the year 2000. This includes management and planners who are involved in the work.

CAT & Genny Awareness

Safe working environments are a fundamental right and essential for all workers. Cat & Genny training provides individuals with a working understanding and knowledge of using cable avoidance tools and signal generators on-site, and their importance. The course equips you with the competency to avoid danger from underground services to HSG47 standards.

This CAT & Genny Awareness training course is for anyone operating cat and genny equipment, and those involved in commissioning, planning, managing, and carrying out work on or near underground services. It educates you about the dangers that exist when working in these areas, and how to reduce the risk to health and safety, and the indirect results of damage to the services. 

Vehicle Banksman

Safe working environments are a fundamental right and essential for all workers. Vehicle Banksman training provides individuals with the skills to direct and manage on-site traffic safely. The course also provides you with an understanding of the dangers of vehicles moving in working areas, and how to avoid incidents.

Vehicle Banksman training is for anyone who assists with manoeuvring, loading and unloading vehicles on-site as part of their job. It is an engaging course that teaches you how to guide traffic using a code of signals approved by HSE. You will learn to identify relevant legislation and guidance, correctly demonstrate approved signals, identify hazards associated with signalling operations, and explain why effective communication is needed between driver and banksman.

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CITB training

CITB SSSTS Scheme

Safe working environments are a fundamental right and essential for all workers. Site Supervisors Safety Training Schemes equip individuals with in-depth knowledge of their legal responsibilities regarding health and safety, welfare, environmental, and supervisory issues in the construction industry.

This Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme is for anyone in or assuming a supervisory role, or anyone taking on the responsibilities of a supervisor for the interim. It is a highly interactive and engaging course that is taught through a range of teaching and learning techniques. You will participate in case studies, classroom discussions, group work, and presentations. Some work outside of the course is required.

CITB SSSTS Refresher Course

Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme Refresher courses reinforce and update individuals with the knowledge of their legal responsibilities regarding health and safety, welfare, and environmental issues in the construction industry.

CITB SMSTS Scheme

Safe working environments are a fundamental right and essential for all workers. Site Managers Safety Training Schemes equip individuals with a comprehensive guide to site safety from a managerial point of view. The SMSTS course allows you to understand your responsibilities and accountability regarding health and safety, welfare, environmental, and supervisory issues in the construction industry. It also teaches you that a safe site is economical, efficient, and productive.

This Site Managers Safety Training Scheme is for current and prospective project managers, site managers, supervisors, plus business owners, and clients. It is a highly interactive and engaging course that is taught through a range of teaching and learning techniques. You will participate in case studies, classroom discussions, group work, and presentations. Some work outside of the course is required.

CITB SMSTS Refresher Course

Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher courses update individuals with the knowledge of their legal responsibilities regarding health and safety, welfare, and environmental issues in the construction industry.

CITB Health & Safety Awareness

Safe working environments are a fundamental right and essential for all workers. CITB Health & Safety Awareness courses are an introduction to the main issues and potential hazards when working on-site. It raises awareness of individual and employer’s responsibilities, including practical advice on ensuring a workplace is safe, and what to do if you feel someone’s well being is put at risk.