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Health and Safety at Work
Falls from Vehicles / Working at Height
In the UK 1000’s are seriously injured every year as a result of falling from a vehicle. Many of these injuries are broken arms or legs. Some are more serious injury’s and some result in Death! Within Hire, and the diversity if the operations, the most common area of the vehicle for people to fall from is the load area, followed by entering / exiting the cab. You don’t have to fall far to land hard! Working At Height applies equally to working on a vehicles / trailers etc. In law, work at height means ‘work in any place where a person could fall a distance likely to cause personal injury if no precautions are taken.
Fire Safety Level 1 and Level 2 NVQ
Delivered as a half-day workshop for individuals who wish to increase their awareness of fire safety in the worksplace, or as a full-day course for Fire Wardens / Fire Marshalls. The learning ranges between basic fire safety principles through to fire safety laws, inspections, risk assessments and roles and responsibilites.
First Aid at Work Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ
The Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to ensure employees receive immediate attention if injured at work. These courses are designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace. Offered as a one-day course covering essential skills for emergency situations, or a 3-day workshop where, in addition to the essentials, learners will be given an understanding of a range of injuries and treatments.
Mental Health First Aid (Level 1 and Level 2 Award, 1 Day Max)
This course provides learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost the person towards professional help. The Level 2 programme expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol, incorporates the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan and covers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within a workplace.
Health and Safety in Equipment Hire (Awareness)
The hire industry by its nature and operations probably has a higher Health & safety compliance requirement than almost other industries. With most hire companies you deal with both the general public and business to business clients who by their variance of operations can have a working environment from public events, to major construction sites and private houses. The hire industry must ensure that its hire fleet is supplied in an as new condition. This course will give both staff and management an overview of their responsibilities and the systems and policies in place to ensure compliance.
Technical and Practical
Lifting Equipment - Hire
The hire of lifting equipment has additional legislative requirements, LOLER regulations play a major part in this in addition to legislation that applies across all hire equipment. This course is designed to enable hire staff to identify safe and unsafe equipment, carry out basic maintenance, undertake pre and off hire checks of basic lifting equipment and complete recording systems as appropriate. This includes engine hoists, materials elevators, plasterboard lifters, load lifters, slings, chains, small manual cranes, block & tackle etc.
This fully certificated course is designed to instruct hire staff in the correct and safe methods of manual handling for the hire environment. The nature of the hire industry is different to any other in respect of manual handling and different techniques for handling equipment is paramount. On site course will be tailored to the working environment, as well as the specific programme as described in the Manual Handling regulations.
Safe Storage, Handling and Transporting of LPG
This course is designed to encompass the myriad of legislation applying to the safe handling; storage and transportation of LPG in cylinders for the hire industry. Based on the LP Gas Associations (LPGA) codes of practice 7 and 27. LPGA Code 7 covers the storage of cylinders and updates and merges three training bases, all of which are now superseded. LPGA Code 27 has been drawn up in consultation with the Health and Safety Executive. It takes account of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations 1996 which came into force on the 1st September 1996 with amendments in 1998 and 1999 and other relevant legislation.
Transport and Plant
Mobile Plant Loading & Transporting - Small Equipment
Many fatal accidents have occurred within the Hire Industry related to the transporting of mobile plant. This course is designed to teach delegates the correct procedure for the safe loading securing and unloading of mobile plant found in hire. Loading and unloading refers to placing the plant on to an articilated trailer or transporter vehicle, transporting the plant and removing it from the trailer / transporter safely. This course includes basic operator handling skills, pre and off hire inspection, hire documentation and recording procedures for the plant in question.
Fully accredited and approved training courses for forklift operator training and certification. Our operator course range includes conversion (From one truck type to another), attachment (specific to the attachment being used), specific load handling, fridge / freezer operating, off=shore operating etc. Information on this course is extensive, please contact us for further details.