With a heavy heart Bill and I have taken the decision to cancel classroom based courses from today 24th March until 29th May 2020 – we will continue to review this
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 we are working hard to plan for all possible eventualities
We understand that these are exceptional circumstances and we are monitoring the situation constantly
We will be allowing delegates to transfer free of charge to another course
We are still offering NVQ's remotely and we have an exciting range of eLearning coming soon
Please continue to follow our social media for updates, useful information and also home schooling resources for the kids!
Bill and I would like to wish everyone all the very best health during the COVID-19 situation and look forward to welcoming you back into our training centres in June
Take care, and stay safe!
Sharon Brown FCMI, Grad.
What does this mean?A CITB Approved Training Organisation - or ATO - is an organisation which provides construction training courses and qualifications to a defined and industry-agreed training standard.An ATO could be, for example a commercial training provider, a construction employer's in-house training department, or an educational establishment.Why is it important to book training with a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO)? CITB determine which courses are eligible for grants, if you’re an employer in the construction industry you’ll want to be able to claim grants when your employees attend these courses.
CITB Skills and Training Fund – Up to £10k Funding Available
How to apply
WJB Training and Consultancy can help with your application completely free of charge click here to book an appointment with one of our training consultants.
Lifting and moving loads manually is one of the most common causes of injury at work.
56,000 Work Related MSD cases in construction per year
There is no truly ‘safe’ weight limit for manual handling operations so try to find alternatives.
When you have to manually handle loads consider:
Task - how often, how much twisting or bending is needed?
Individual capability, male or female, old or young, experienced or inexperienced?
Load - how heavy? Good grip? Bulky? Heavier at one end?
Environment - hot, cold, uneven floor, windy, stairs?
Panel products e.g.
Who has to provide the facilities?
Contractors (including the self-employed)
In all cases you should ensure that there are adequate welfare facilities for workers under your control
What facilities have to be provided?
Clean and working toilets
Washbasins with hot and cold (or warm) running water
Soap and towels
Sinks large enough to wash face, hands and forearms
Storage - somewhere to change, dry and store clothing
Drinking water and cups provided
A rest area to sit, make hot drinks and eat food
Keep your welfare facilities warm and well ventilated, with lighting if necessary
Plan welfare in advance of work starting
Make sure that workers have:
Somewhere to eat
Somewhere to change their clothes
What is this about?
There are over 2000 ‘Falls from vehicle’ accidents reported to HSE each year
These include on average 5 fatalities each year
Major injuries are usually broken arms or legs, resulting in weeks off work
Construction specific info.
In construction 70% of these accidents occur to non-drivers
90% are low falls, below head height
They occur during off loading of materials or when getting on or off the vehicle
In construction the falls mostly occur from the load area of flatbeds, HGV’s & vans
What are we looking at??
Alternatives to working on vehicles
Safe access to and from vehicle beds
Safer working practices
What the company/ies can do
What the operative/worker can do
Work at height hierarchy
AVOID work at height on the load area.
Who is it for? All construction operatives who don’t have a specialised trade and work on site as general labourers.
Consider this statistic: 80 out of every 100 incidents are the fault of the person involved in the incident.
Unsafe acts cause four times as many incidents & injuries as unsafe conditions.
Incidents occur for many reasons.
There is always the potential for emergencies to occur at your facility.
Workplace violence ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even death.