Courses

Please find below some of the popular courses that are run for group members. This list is by no means exhaustive and if there is a particular course you are interested in, please contact the Group Training Officer.

Abrasive Wheels

Abrasive WheelsWho should attendCourse ProgrammeDurationDates & CostAssessment & Certification
To provide Operatives with a thorough knowledge in all aspects of the use of Abrasive Wheels as laid down in the Abrasive Wheels Code of Practice 1992 and the PUWER Regulations 1998.
Personnel within the Construction/Engineering Industry who require Abrasive Wheels training to meet Health & Safety requirements.
– Legislation overview to include HSWA 1974, PUWER, COSHH and PPE
– Abrasive Wheel Characteristics
– Safety in grinding operations
– Storage and care of abrasive wheels including checks prior, during and after use
– Selection of wheels 
– Changing wheels (practical)
½ day
Available on request.
The method of achievement will be a practical assessment carried out. A certificate will be issued to trainees successfully completing the course.

Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos AwarenessWho should attendCourse ProgrammeDurationDates & CostAssessment & Certification
This training will help to reduce your risk of developing work related diseases.
‘For all employees whose work could anticipate exposure to asbestos’ (Reg.10 – Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012), this course is aimed at all delegates from company directors, managers and supervisors to tradesmen, engineers and contractors.
– Asbestos hazards and risks
– Where asbestos materials can be found
– Legislation and guidance
– Everyone’s role in reducing risks
– Procedures for dealing with unexpected situations 
– Asbestos risk management
½ day
Available on request, £30 per person 
A certificate will be issued to delegates on successful completion of the course.

 

Asbestos Level II Non Licenced 

Asbestos Level IIWho should attendDurationDates & CostAssessment & Certification
 We are running this course on March 28th in Builth Wells. You must have proof of having completed Level 1 Asbestos Awareness before requesting a place on this course.
 Workers who may need this level of information, instruction and training include those listed under asbestos awareness above and whose work will require them to disturb asbestos-containing materials, such as:

  • drilling holes in asbestos materials (including for sampling and analysis purposes)
  • laying cables in areas containing undamaged asbestos materials
  • removing asbestos-containing floor tiles
  • cleaning or repairing asbestos cement sheet roofing or cladding
– Non-licensable work, including Notifiable Non-licensed Work (NNLW)

The information, instruction and training for non-licensable work with asbestos, including NNLW, should cover the following:

  • how to make suitable and sufficient assessments about the risk of exposure to asbestos
  • safe work practices and control measures, including an explanation of the correct use of control measures, protective equipment and work methods
  • selection and appropriate use of protective equipment
  • waste handling procedures
  • emergency procedures
  • relevant legal requirements
  • circumstances when non-licensed work may be notifiable (ie NNLW)

This is not a complete list.  The information, instruction and training should be appropriate to the work being done and should be tailored accordingly.

Employers should also make sure that workers  doing non-licensable work or NNLW have seen:

  • a copy of the risk assessment for that work
  • a copy of the plan of work
  • where applicable, details and results of any air monitoring, including results for similar work

In addition, the following information should be given to workers, on request:

  • maintenance records for control measures
  • their own personal information from health records
  • the results of any face-fit test (FFT) for RPE provided for work with asbestos
  • a copy of the individual’s training record

Important – This level of information, instruction and training is not sufficient for licensable work with asbestos.

1 day
March 28th in Builth Wells, £110 per person 
A certificate will be issued to delegates on successful completion of the course.

 

 

Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS)

Scaffold InspectionWho should attendCourse ProgrammeDurationDates & CostAssessment & Certification
This three-day, CISRS-accredited course will develop your understanding of scaffolding components, forms of construction and the inspection procedures for basic TG20:13 compliant scaffolds.
 The SITS is intended for site supervisors and managers who have experience and understanding of scaffolding. Their role will involve inspecting and checking scaffolds for safe use and completing reports in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

 

Candidates must either: be able to provide evidence of passing aNew Window CITB-ConstructionSkills Health, Safety and Environment test (previously the Health & Safety Test) within the last two years; or you must hold at least one of the following:

 

• Current New Window CCNSG Passport to Safety

 

•  New Window NEBOSH Construction Certificate*

 

• Current Offshore Survival Certificate/Card

 

• FAS Safe Pass

 

• New Window SMSTS*

 

• New Window SSSTS*.

 

*Taken within two years of application

 

• The SITS trainer will ask for evidence of your attendance at one of these courses. Failure to provide this will result in you being refused entry to the course. No refunds will be issued as a result of non-compliance.

 

– Regulations and approved Codes of Practice
– Scaffolding terminology
– Tubes, boards and fittings
– Ladders
– Gin wheels and ropes
– Scaffold ties
– Construction regulations and recommendations of basic scaffolds to include: • independent tied scaffold • putlog scaffold • birdcage scaffold • static tower • basic independent tied scaffold • scaffolds with prefabricated beams • protective fans, pavement gantry • loading bay, roof saddle scaffold • splay scaffold roof edge protection
– Practical inspection
– Reports
 3 days
  cost £472.50 per person
cost £472.50 per person
 
Completion of the course is assessed through participation throughout the course. There are also written and practical tests. Candidates will gain a CISRS Scaffold Inspection Training scheme certificate and if they meet the health and safety scheme criteria, they may also apply for the SITS Inspection Card.

Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

SMSTSWho should attendCourse ProgrammeDurationDates & CostAssessment & Certification
The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) 5 day course covers all relevant legislation and other issues that affect safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication to sustain a health and safety culture among the workforce. The SMSTS course will demonstrate how to meet the ever-increasing demand for evidence of sound health and safety management on site.
Construction site managers, agents, quantity surveyors, construction directors and project directors, and persons who are, or are about to be, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and workforce.
– The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
– Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2007
– Risk assessments/method statements
– Recent changes in accepted working practices
– Behavioural safety 
– Management of occupational health
– Electricity
– Excavations
– Working at height
– Scaffolding 
– Demolition
– Confined spaces 
5 days – can be completed in a 5 day block of day release (1 day per week)
Block Courses (5 consecutive days) 
 Available on request 
Day Release Courses (1 day per week)
Available on request.  Next commencement date Oct/30 running for 5 weeks.  Venue is in Builth Wells, Powys.  £595 pp + £35 CITB fee
This is a highly interactive course delivered by means of case studies, classroom discussion, group work and individual/group presentations. Candidates will be continuously assessed through individual and group exercises and will have to complete an end-of-course multiple-choice test. A Site Safety Plus Certificate will be issued to delegates on completion of this course. The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) certificate has to be renewed every five years by attending the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Refresher course.

Site Managers Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS Refresher)

SMSTS RefresherWho should attendCourse ProgrammeDurationDates & CostAssessment & Certification
This 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 on site.
You must currently hold a valid Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) certificate, which has been gained within the last five years. This qualification must be renewed every five years by attending this SMSTS Refresher course.
– The current focus of the HSE’s attention
– Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2007
– Risk assessments/method statements
– Construction Health, Safety and Welfare (CDM part 2)
– Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR) 
– Behavioural safety 
– Occupational health 
– Overview and changes to the current legislation affecting construction
The SMSTS Refresher is a highly interactive course, involving case studies, classroom discussion, group work and individual/group presentations.
 2 days
Available on request 
Continuous assessment via individual and group exercises, plus a multiple-choice test. A Site Safety Plus Certificate will be issued to delegates on completion of this course.

Site Safety Supervisor Training Scheme (SSSTS)

SSSTSWho should attendCourse ProgrammeDurationDates & CostAssessment & Certification
This two-day course introduces site supervisors to their legal responsibilities regarding health, safety, welfare and environmental issues. This course is endorsed by the United Kingdom Contractors Group (UKCG) as the standard training for all supervisors working on UKCG sites.
The SSSTS course is for first line managers – those who have, or are about to acquire supervisory responsibilities. It provides an introduction to health and safety, welfare and environmental issues for those requiring an understanding of their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities. It will provide a sound knowledge base to enable them to give valuable assistance in safely managing a construction site.
– Health and Safety Law
– Developing a Health & Safety Management System
– Occupational health
– Fire prevention and control
– Risk assessments/method statements 
– Hazardous substances (COSHH) 
– Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 
– Working at height
– Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
– Manual handling
– Accidents and first aid
– Intervention skills and behaviour
 2 days
Available on request 
Completion of the course is assessed through participation throughout the course. There is also a multiple choice examination at the end of the course to assess knowledge. Candidates will gain a Site Supervisor’s Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) certificate.