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Hull based training company National Safety Training has been shortlisted as a finalist for the RTITB Partner Achievement Award 2017!

The RTITB partner achievement award is designed to recognise partner accomplishments over the past year and to encourage and reward best practice in training 

This award has attracted hundreds of eligible entry's from RTITB accredited Training providers across the U.K.  Following an assessment of several criteria such as business growth, feedback scores from trainees and results from audits, only 14 Training providers have been shortlisted as finalists

“The RTITB Partner Achievement Awards were created to reward forklift truck training providers for their dedication to high quality training,” says Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB, the UK’s leading workplace transport training accrediting body.

Ashley Shaw Managing Director from National Safety Training  said “The whole team at National are delighted to learn that we are considered to be in the top 5% of RTITB training companies in the U.K this year. Being shortlisted as a finalist is a fantastic opportunity for us. We all pride ourselves on delivering a quality lift truck training experience, regardless of the job size. From initial contact through to certification all of our customers are valued in the same way and we wouldn't be where we are without our loyal customers and dedicated staff at National. 

The winner of the awards will announced on the 22nd of June at the Talent in logistics conference held in Telford. Each winner will receive a trophy and the top three prizes will include. 

Gold Award - £2000 worth of shopping vouchers.

Silver Award - £1000 worth of shopping vouchers.

Bronze Award - £500 worth of shopping vouchers. 

“The winners will gain recognition and acclaim from the industry,” says Laura. “However, we will also celebrate the hard work and commitment to quality training that all our RTITB partners provide.” 

For more information on National Safety Training Services please visit www.nationalsafetytraining.co.uk Alternatively, to find out more about RTITB training visit www.rtitb.co.uk or call them on +44(0)1952 520200

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In 2017 we are set to expand our training services over the water, to Northern Ireland!

Taking on site training bookings now for the following courses -

  • Forklift Truck Training
  • IOSH Working Safely Training
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • Manual Handling Training

and many more courses! Contact us on 01482 644855 for further information!

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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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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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A story published on the government website this week speaks about the Hundreds of employers who are now behind traineeships.

The government is urging even more to get involved in helping to unlock the potential of motivated young people who are not yet work ready.

Traineeships: help 16-23 year olds gain the vital work experience needed in order to get an apprenticeship or other jobs giving unemployed young people work preparation, training and work experience as well as English and maths qualifications.

Skills and Enterprise Minister, Matthew Hancock MP said: “We introduced traineeships to unlock the great potential of young people. Employers involved in the programme are now helping their trainees to develop the skills that are required in the workplace. They can then build on this and begin their career with an apprenticeship or other sustainable job.

“With National Apprenticeship Week starting next week (3-7 March 2014), there has never been a better time to start thinking about offering a traineeship or an apprenticeship.”

Funded projects are being delivered nationally, one project introduced in 2013 was The skills support for the workforce, which is backed by the ESF. The fund excists to support employers by upskilling the workforce.

Traineeships and apprenticeship programs aimed at the logistics industry are avilable through National Safety Training Services with the content tailored to the needs of the business and the individual.

Employers who want to find out how they can take on their first trainee and help develop talented young people with the practical skills for the workplace can access SSW (Skills support for the workforce) by calling 01482 644855

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A scaffolder died when he fell eight metres through a fragile roof light while working on top of a chemical store at a creamery in Cornwall.

Two companies were today sentenced over the incident at Dairy Crest premises at Davidstow near Camelford on 4 November, 2008.

Truro Crown Court heard today that Michael Stone, 44, of Hartley, Plymouth, was erecting a scaffold at the premises when the incident happened.

The court heard self-employed Mr Stone was contracting for specialist fabrication firm Dartmeet Services which was contracted to creamery owners Dairy Crest to replace the roof on the chemical store.

The building had fragile rooflights but Mr Stone had not been made aware of this and no signs or markings were evident to indicate the danger. The HSE investigation found Mr Stone and his employees were not requested to sign in to gain access to the roof and no-one at the site checked his risk assessment for the work.

Mr Stone landed on a concrete floor when he fell, suffering multiple injuries. He died in hospital seven days later.

Dairy Crest Ltd was fined £75,000 and ordered to pay £20,000 costs for breaches of health and safety legislation in the case brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The other defendant also in court for sentencing was the main contractor, Dartmeet Services, were fined £30,000 with £10,000 costs.

HSE Inspector, Barry Trudgian, said:

“This is yet another tragic fatality caused by working on a roof with fragile rooflights where the risks are well known. In this case, no-one involved took proper control to make Mr Stone aware of the issue.

“There should have been signs on the building indicating the presence of fragile rooflights and any work on the roof should have been subject to a thorough risk assessment and supervision.

“Simple, straightforward, common sense procedures could have saved Mr Stone’s life.”

Dartmeet Services Ltd of Union Street, Newton Abbot, Devon pleaded guilty to breaches of Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Regulation 4 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Dairy Crest Ltd of Esher, Surrey pleaded guilty to breaches of Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Regulation 9(3) (a) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Further information on working near rooflights can be found on the HSE website at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/falls/casestudies/rooflights.htm

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Businesses are being urged to join a major programme of training to equip the Humber's workforce with the skills to maximise the region's economic opportunities. The Skills Support for the Workforce programme will provide bespoke training to boost the skills of workers in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) up to July 2015. Up to 3,000 workers are expected to benefit from relevant training under the initiative, led by Hull College Group and delivered in partnership with other colleges and specialist training providers.


Hull College Group has secured a £3.5 million contract, funded by the European Social Fund, to increase skills levels and the capacity of SMEs in sectors identified as key to the Humber economy now and in the future by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

The priority sectors are chemicals; ports and logistics; food and agriculture; renewables; construction; engineering and manufacturing; creative digital; tourism; and health and social care.

The programme is already under way and was promoted to an audience of employers at Hull's Guildhall on December 12, 2013, with a further event at the CATCH training facility in Stallingborough, North East Lincolnshire, on December 16.

Hull College Principal Graham Towse said the programme was a 'truly collaborative partnership' involving Bishop Burton College, East Riding College, Grimsby Institute, North Lindsey College and a number of specialist training providers.

He said the chance for businesses to boost the skills of their workforce came at a time of major opportunity for the region, with huge investments being made in renewable energy and a fast-growing digital sector, adding to the strength of well-established industries, such as manufacturing, chemicals, food and health and social care.

'The Humber is on the cusp of an industrial revolution and skills are our absolute top priority,' he said. 'This programme is about supporting the long-term growth and sustainability of the region's economy and its businesses.'
Project Manager Vicki Isaac said the training was totally free to businesses with fewer than 250 employees in the key sectors and would be tailored to the specific needs of eligible companies. Any employee aged over 19 can benefit from the training.

The programme is also being supported and promoted by Humber Chemical Focus, Renewables Network, Bishop Burton College and the Humber Education Business Partnership who are acting as sector leads. These organisations will also provide feedback on how companies have been helped, to build a picture of the skills support needs of SMEs within the region's key sectors.

Mike Parker, Chair of the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board, said: 'We urge SMEs to take advantage of this offer to work with colleges and sector leads from across the Humber.

'Not only will businesses be able to access bespoke training packages to help their businesses to grow, the partnership can collect useful information to see if there are common themes we could use to help SMEs in the future. Through great partnership work we could see hundreds of SMEs closer to reaching their potential.'

Lynn Benton, Employment and Skills Manager for the Humber LEP, said: 'To develop a vibrant economy we need to have a skills system that supports growth. This programme will improve the supply of skills and also identify skills gaps that we need to fill. It offers totally flexible, bespoke training that really meets the needs of employers.'

Employers who want to take advantage of free training under the Skills Support for the Workforce programme can contact National Safety Training Services, if the courses delivered by them is the type of training you are looking for or if you would like information on other types of funded training supported by the fund in Hull and the Humber then please get in touch with Hull college SSW team on 01482 598731 or e-mail SSW@hull-college.ac.uk

Further information about the programme can be found at www.hull-college.ac.uk/employers/SSW

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From 1 October 2013 HSE no longer approves training and qualifications for the purposes of first aid at work.

Training organisations who were formerly ‘Approved’ by HSE to deliver First Aid at Work Training can no longer claim to be HSE Approved or use their HSE Approval number.

The flexibility arising from the changes in the Regulations gives employers more choice in the first aid training they provide for their employees and who they choose to provide it.

An employer will need to satisfy themselves that the provider they choose is able to deliver first aid courses which meet the criteria for First Aid Training. Your chosen training provider should be willing to demonstrating how they satisfy certain criteria set by HSE.

Criteria when choosing a First aid training provider

These criteria include:

  • the qualifications expected of trainers and assessors
  • monitoring and quality assurance systems
  • teaching and standards of first-aid practice
  • syllabus content
  • certification

Training organisations should also meet the criteria set by the principles of assessment for first aid qualifications .

These principles of assessment for first aid training expand on:

  • competence and qualifications of first aiders
  • the quality assurance systems required
  • how training is delivered
  • how training is assessed

Training courses

If an employer has identified that first-aiders are needed in their workplace, they must ensure that those identified to be first aiders undertake training appropriate to the need - typically this may be first aid at work (FAW) or emergency first aid at work (EFAW):

  • EFAW training enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work.

Durations: FAW training courses involve at least 18 hours of training and are run over a minimum of three days.

  • FAW training includes EFAW and also equips the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illnesses.

Duration: EFAW training courses involve at least six hours of training and are run over a minimum of one day.

  • Employers may also identify some other level or standard of training that is appropriate to their needs. 

Other appropriate training identified by an employer should have a duration that relates to the syllabus content (as compared with FAW and EFAW) HSE continues to set the syllabus for both FAW and EFAW.

The findings of the first-aid needs assessment can help employers decide whether their first-aiders should be trained in FAW or EFAW or to some other appropriate standard. As a guide, the table in First aid at work: your questions answered suggests what first-aid personnel to provide under different circumstances. Employers can also use the HSE First aid at work assessment tool which is designed to help employers determine the number and type of first-aid personnel to provide in their workplace.

How Long is a Certificate Valid for?

Certificates for the purposes of first aid at work last for three years. Before their certificates expire, first-aiders will need to undertake a requalification course as appropriate, to obtain another three-year certificate. Once certificates have expired the first aider is no longer considered to be competent to act as a workplace first aider.

Standards of first aid Training

You should be taught the first-aid management of injuries and illness, in relation to the topics covered in FAW/EFAW training courses, in accordance with:

  • current guidelines published by the Resuscitation Council (UK); and
  • the current edition of the first-aid manual of the Voluntary Aid Societies (St John Ambulance, British Red Cross, St Andrew’s First Aid); or
  • other published guidelines, provided they are in line with the two above or supported by a responsible body of medical opinion.

Where an employer requires training other than FAW or EFAW qualifications to demonstrate workplace first-aid competence, you should ensure that common elements of the syllabus are taught in accordance with the same guidelines and that there is a sound basis for the way in which any other elements are taught.

HSE Does not accept E-learning and blended learning

For the purposes of first aid at work training, regardless of the training an employer selects (FAW, EFAW or some other appropriate training for the circumstances) HSE does not accept e-learning, blended learning or any other form of distance learning as a valid form of delivery.

Training must be delivered face to face. This allows for the hands on, practical approach necessary for first aid training.

Refresher training

HSE strongly recommends that first-aiders undertake annual refresher training, over half a day, during any three-year certification period. Although not mandatory, this will help qualified first-aiders maintain their basic skills and keep up to date with any changes to first-aid procedures.

HSE approval of first-aid training organisations

Since changes to the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981 on 1 October 2013, HSE no longer approves first aid training and qualifications – or first aid training providers.

The only first-aid training HSE approves is under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (first aid) Regulations 1989. 

HSE does not run training courses.

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Humber LEP Chairman Lord Haskins is urging SMEs to take advantage of a £3.5 million fund for workplace training courses after Hull College secured the money from the European Social Fund.

The College has secured the contract for £3.5 million to deliver the Skills Support for the Workforce and Local Response Fund (LRF).

The focus for the funding will be to deliver workplace learning courses across the Humber region to meet individual, employer and regional needs by up skilling the workforce.

The project will be delivered in partnership with Bishop Burton College, East Riding College, Grimsby Institute, North Lindsey College and a number of specialist providers to engage with learners and key employment sectors as identified by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

The contract will run until July 2015, and its programme is aimed at supporting employed individuals aged 19 and over in a small medium enterprise. It will enhance their skills and career prospects to reduce the risk of long-term unemployment and welfare dependency while boosting the local economy.

To ensure the greatest impact to local businesses and the economy, the programme will target key growth sectors in the region as defined by the Humber LEP including? Chemicals, Steel, Food Processing, Engineering, Manufacturing and Healthcare. Support will also be prioritised for key local employment growth sectors including Construction, Transport, Business Services, Health, Hotels and Catering, Retail, Financial and Business Services, Gas, Electricity and water, Paper and Publishing.

Lord Haskins, Chair of Humber Local Enterprise Partnership says: “This Skills Support for the Workforce is aimed at SMEs which play a vital role in the Humber economy and it is important that the Humber LEP supports them to grow.

“SMEs need to take advantage of this £3.5 million funding to up-skill their staff and I encourage all employers to make contact with their local provider about their training needs, since this is a real opportunity for their employees to gain new skills and qualifications.”

80% of all employers in the Humber area are SMEs and one of the aims of the Humber LEP is to increase the number of employers who train their staff.

The Renewable Energy sector and other developments offer companies in the Humber region unprecedented opportunities to expand and grow. It is estimated that over the next five years up to 22,000 jobs will be created in the region. The up-skilling of the workforce is vital in enabling existing companies to take advantage of the new opportunities that the renewable industry and its supply chain offers.

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