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Danny joined the Talent Match program back in January 2015.

Danny had been out of work for over 12 months. He is the head of a young family and wanted to build a better future for his child, partner and himself. He felt stuck in a rut and frustrated with the situation he found himself in. He found that the situation lead to him feeling de-motivated, which he knew in his head was not good and the wrong way to think of things.

Danny engaged well into the programme and made some new friends with fellow beneficiaries.  He balanced his attendance to the program whilst working around looking after his child whilst his partner was studying at college. He found it a struggle at times. He was offered finding funded childcare but he said he was currently using the free nursery place available to him. 

During his time Danny achieved the following qualifications –

Edexcel Warehouse and Storage Level 1

RTITB Counterbalance FLT Operators Licence

IOSH Working Safely.

Danny then discussed with the NSTS Team, he would like to go on a work experience placement. So Danny, attended an interview at GRP Building Solutions Ltd. The interview went well, and Danny started his 4 week work experience placement. During the work experience, Danny proved himself to be an asset to the company. So they discussed offering Danny the opportunity to continue with them, when the work experience period ended on an adult apprenticeship in Warehousing and Storage L2.

Danny is currently still with GRP Building Solutions Limited, completing his apprenticeship and learning new skills along the way, with the NSTS apprenticeship team whilst providing for his young family and gaining back his independence and the ability to stand on his own feet.

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Major developments have been made in recent months at National Safety Training Services in Hull.

National Safety Training Services has seen significant growth over the past 18 months, following the contracts they where awarded from, Hull College Group (ESF Funded), Leeds College (ESF Funded) and the Humber Learning Consortium (National Lottery Funded).

The growth over the past 18 months has created jobs within the company; roles where created for 3 additional full time trainers, 1 employer engagement officer, 1 operations manager, as well as 1 administration apprentices and a further full time administrator.

The company was given a contract with Hull College Group working on Skills Support for the Workforce project, which was funded by the European Social Fund and backed by the Humber LEP. The SSW Contract given to National was for two years commencing in 2013, initially worth £125k, but after demonstrating the ability to achieve targets and deliver on time, National Safety Training Services where quickly offered additional funding to deliver more fully funded qualifications in the Hull & East Riding area. Courses ranged from 1-day first aid courses to forklift training and NVQs in warehousing, plant operations and port operations. On this particular contract National has successfully contributed to the up skilling of more than 750 learners, across 75 employers in the Humberside area.

Although the Skill Support for the Workforce funding ends in July this year, the company will continue to deliver Talent Match Humber funded training courses to unemployed people from Hull and East Riding.

The portfolio of courses available at National Safety Training Services has increased to included, IPAF training courses and PASMA courses.

Ashley Shaw, Managing Director of national Safety Training, said: “major developments have taken place in recent months and National has grown its workforce considerably.

“The company has upgraded IT systems, moved into larger training premises and invested in a fleet of new lift trucks. The move and upgrades needed to happen if we are to meet the demand from our customers both locally and nationally.

“We wanted to offer a wider rage of products and services to our customers, as well as better training facilities. I think we have gone a long way to achieving this and we are continually developing our services ” 

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Read about us on the investors in People website - http://www.investorsinpeople.co.uk/accreditation/whos-accredited/latest-accreditations/national-safety-training-services 

National Safety Training Services, a Hull based company has joined an exclusive group of UK employers eligible to use and display the sought after Investors in People logo and plaque, and enjoy its benefits. The most successful framework for business improvement through people in the UK, this represents a true commitment to employees and demonstrates a solid foundation of good practice which remains challenging and aspirational for many organisations.

National Safety Training Services continues their commitment in delivering quality Forklift, Driver and Health & Safety training delivery local and nationally. Courses are developed with industry in mind and are delivered to a high standard with quality, safety and management being the driving force behind all of their courses.

National Safety Training Services also provides quality NVQ and Traineeships, with progression onto apprenticeship training within the Ports, Warehousing, Logistics and Heavy Industrial sectors. By investing in their own people National Safety Training Services are able to offer expert advice and support to customers, 'gaining Investors in People will give customers the added confidence that they are the quality team they say they are and can do what they say they will'. 

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Iosh announced today that their Working safely course has been recognised as an equivalent to a Level 1 Award in health and safety in a construction environment.

This means that delegates who successfully complete Working safely can apply for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) green Labourer card once they have also passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operative test.

Iosh have been working closely with CSCS over the past five months to achieve this recognition, bringing Working safely in line with their new national occupational standard. That’s because IOSH know it is important to so many of you who recognise Working safely as being world–class training.  The green card will allow easier access to construction sites across the UK which will be a great benefit to many of your clients and delegates.

We appreciate that this new development is likely to spark a number of questions and to help you IOSH have put together some frequently asked questions.

National Safety Training are currently offering this qualification fully funded to employers and their staff in Yorkshire. Thier is also a small amount of places available for those who are unemployed and in reciept of JSA living in Hull.

Contact us today on 01482 644855 to find out when the next course is running.


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Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, sent this bulletin at 10-09-2014 11:00 AM BST

Driver CPC deadline reached


The deadline for lorry drivers with acquired rights to finish their first 35 hours of Driver CPC periodic training has now passed.

Yesterday (9 September 2014) was the deadline for existing lorry drivers to finish their first 35 hours of training.

This means that from today (10 September 2014), all professional lorry, bus or coach drivers on Great Britain’s roads have proved their skills and taken training to keep themselves up to date.

Most drivers met the deadline

The latest figures show that 664,000 drivers have now done their first block of training. This compares to industry estimates suggesting there are between 425,000 and 675,000 professional drivers in Great Britain.

Drivers who haven’t finished their training

If you had acquired rights and haven’t yet completed 35 hours of periodic training, you’re not allowed to drive professionally again until you complete it.

Any training you’ve already done stays valid for 5 years from the date you took the course, and isn’t lost because of the deadline.

You can check your Driver CPC periodic training hours and find approved training courses online.

Driver qualification card

  • You get a driver qualification card (DQC) when you pass the Driver CPC initial qualification or complete 35 hours of periodic training.
  • You must carry this while driving a large goods vehicle or passenger-carrying vehicle professionally.
  • You can get a £50 fixed penalty for driving professionally without having your DQC with you.


Still waiting for your DQC


  • You can still drive professionally if you’ve just completed your periodic training and you’re waiting for your DQC to arrive.
  • You should contact the training centre where you did your training if it isn’t showing on your record 5 days after taking it.


Lost, stolen or damaged DQC


You must email DVSA if your DQC has been lost, stolen or damaged.


Find out more about the DQC


Enforcing Driver CPC


Driving without a DQC, or failing to produce it, carries a maximum fine of £1,000 for both the driver and the operator licence holder.

These offences will be referred to the Traffic Commissioner who will then consider what action to take. This could include suspending the driver’s licence and/or the operator’s licence.

More about this story

You can read more about the Driver CPC deadline being reached, including reactions from Alastair Peoples (DVSA Chief Executive), the Traffic Commissioners, and the Freight Transport Association and Road Haulage Association.

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