Our Courses

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is one of the most highly regarded courses within the construction industry available for site managers and supervisors, taken by more than 10,000 people each year. It help site managers (and anyone who would like to become a site manager) to develop a better understanding of the legal, moral and social responsibilities of their role, and to manage health and safety on site in accordance with current legal provisions. The course lasts for five days and is taken one day a week over five weeks. During the course, candidates must pass core exercises. At the end of the training, they must sit an examination in order to qualify for the certificate. This course is regularly provided thoughout the year, and can be held anywhere in the south east of england

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This course is aimed at first line managers, foreman, gangers, team leaders, supervisors and those who have, or are about to acquire supervisory responsibilities. It provides an introduction to health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, and legal responsibilities relevant to their work. The course gives attendees valuable assistance in safety managing a construction site. This course provides the ideal introduction for those supervisors who have had little previous health and safety training. It can also be used as a precursor to attendance to on the five day SMSTS course.

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Safe Use and Mounting of Abrasive Wheels

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

A course for managers, supervisors and employees designed to reduce the numvber of accidents and injuries associated with abrasive wheels. The course covers: Health and Safety legislation Wheel identification Over speeding Spindle speeds Mounting of the wheel Maintenance & storage Guarding Tool rests Safety precautions Practical instruction This courses can be held at your offices/site (depending on our requirements) or our training facility in Rainham, Essex. We can run this course for a maximum of 12 people as a in-house course or as a public course, please call 01708 55 55 44 for more details.

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UKATA Asbestos Awareness

AsbestosHealth & Safety
POA

This course is designed for operatives in order to achieve compliance with the training requirements imposed by Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. Course objectives * Be aware that exposure to asbestos is an important health and safety issue. * Understand the risks and controls needed to prevent serious ill health by reducing risk to a tolerable level. * Understand that risks from asbestos must be properly controlled. * Be able to recognise and avoid the dangers of exposure to asbestos containing material. A duty to ensure that persons who are liable to disturb asbestos while carrying out their normal everyday work, or who may influence how work is carried out, such as: General maintenance staff, electricians, plumbers, gas fitters, painters/decorators, joiners, plasterers, demolition / construction workers, roofers, heating / ventilation / telecommunication engineers, fire / burglar alarm installers, computer installers, architects, building surveyors (and other such professionals) and shop fitters Course content * Types of asbestos * Asbestos containing materials * Dangers of asbestos * Changes in Legislation * Asbestos procedures * Decontamination * Role of laboratory This course is a 1/2 day course and can be held for a maximum of 20 people. We can run this course as a public or inhouse course. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more details.

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This course is accredited by the National Demolition Training Group. Course objectives: * For you to recognise that Health and Safety is an important factor in reducing accidents. * To understand the relevance of Health and Safety Law. * Understand the basic principles of managing health and safety. * Be able to understand the practical issues of Health and Safety at work. Course content: * Accident Experience * Health & Safety Legislation * Risk Assessments / Method Statements * Manual Handling * Working at Heights * Safety in Excavations * Electrical Safety * First Aid / Accident reporting * Asbestos * Fire Safety * Personal Protective Equipment * Noise at Work * Vibration at Work * Safe use of Plant / Equipment * Control of Substances Hazardous to Health * Health & Hygiene * Housekeeping * Safety Signs and Signals * Public Safety * Environment This course is a 1 day course and can be held for a maximum of 20 people. We can run this course as a public or inhouse course. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information. This course can be held at your office/site (depending on our requirements) or at our training facility in Rainham, Essex.

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Bereavement Awareness

Manage StressHuman Resources
POA

A short course aimed at giving the carer an insight into their own feelings and emotions, and those of the relatives and friends when someone close to them dies. Aim To give the carer an insight into the meaning of the word 'bereavement', 'to be robbed'. How it can affect us, the people in our care, their family and friends. Objectives By the end of the session the carer will be able to: * Explain that bereavement is not just the loss of a person * Explain how the carer can support the person that is facing their own death * Describe some of the feelings a bereaved person may experience * Describe some of the different cultural observances and requirements * Describe various ways a carer can show that a person was valued in life Candidates receive a certificate on completion of the course. This course is held in Brentwood, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Challenging Behaviour

ConflictsHuman Resources
POA

This course follows the guidelines of The British Institute of Learning Disabilities and relates to the relevant Unit in the LDAF (Learning Disabilities Award Framework). Course Content Working with service users who challenge the causes of challenging behaviour * Improving the lifestyles of people who challenge * Positive behaviour management techniques * Responding to people who are emotionally aroused Working in services for people who challenge * Organisational policies * Observation and record keeping * Teamwork * Responding to other service users Using Physical Interventions * What is a physical intervention? * Emergency use of physical intervention * Planned use of physical intervention * The implications of using physical intervention Candidates are provided with a workbook that can be completed and used towards their NVQ if applicable. A separate course on the safe used of physical intervention is available on request. For more information on this or any other of our training courses, please contact one of our expert consultancy service now on 01708 555544.

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A detailed course on how to prepare and develop the documentation required under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, including: Stages of preparation, planning and notification The importance of Pre-construction information Required contents of: * Construction Phase Plans * Health and Safety Files Inclusions and Exclusions Competency Those with responsibilities: * The Client * The CDM Coordinator * The Designer * The Principal Contractor * The Contractor Legal obligations. This course is a 1 day course for a maximum of 10 people. We can hold this course at your offices/site (depending on our requirements) or our training facility in Rainham, Essex. This course can be run as a public or inhouse course. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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CDM Regulations Part 1, 2 and 3

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

A course for Clients, Developers, Principal Contractors and Contractors, explaining the Regulations with respect to: * Project application and notification * Client responsibilities * Designers responsibilities * CDM Coordinators responsibilities * Principal Contractor responsibilities * Contractors responsibilities * Competence and resources * Pre-construction information * The Health and Safety Plan * The Health and Safety File This course is a 1 day course and can be held for a maximum of 16 people. This course can be held at your offices/site (depending on our requirements) or at our training facility in Rainham, Essex. This course can be run as a public or inhouse course. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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CDM Regulations Part 4

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

A course for anyone involved in the construction industry. This course covers an explanation of the Regulations, including: * Safe places of work * Falls * Fragile materials * Demolition * Excavations * Traffic routes * Fire * Access routes * Emergency procedures * Welfare facilities * Plant and equipment * Training * Inspections * Reports This is a 1 day course for a maximum of 16 people. We can hold this course at your offices/site (depending on our requirements) or at our training facility in Rainham, Essex. This course can be run as a public or inhouse course. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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CDM Regulations for Designers

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

A course for Designers, Architects, Engineers, Temporary Work Designers, Design and Build Contractors, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, etc. The course includes: * Designer appointment and competency * Designers duties * Designing out Health and Safety risks * Principles of Prevention * Legal responsibilities and penalties * Coordination & communication of design elements This course is a 1 day course for a maximum of 16 people. (Public or inhouse). We can hold this course at your offices/site (depending on our requirements) or our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Confined Spaces

Confined SpacesHealth & Safety
POA

This course has been designed for Supervisors and Employees to ensure that they are equipped with sufficient information and knowledge to be able to identify a confined space and the associated hazards, risks and control measures required to ensure safe working practices. The course covers: * The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 * Employer duties * Communication * Mechanical and electrical isolation * Permits to work, PPE & RPE * Safe access & egress * Emergencies & rescue * Testing & monitoring of atmosphere This is a 1/2 day course for a maximum of 16 people, (public or inhouse). We can hold this course at your office/site (depending on our requirements) or our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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COSHH

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

This course has been designed to provide employers and employees with the knowledge to enable them to use, transport, store and handle chemicals and substances in the workplace. The course consists of: * The definition and scope of COSHH * Legal responsibilities and requirements * Route of entry to the body * Exposure levels * Prevention, substitution, exposure control * Container labelling * Manufacturers hazard data sheets This is a 1/2 day course for a maximum of 16 people, (public or inhouse). We can hold this course at your office/site (depending on our requirements) or our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Cost of Accidents

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

This course has been designed to provide company managers with a thorough understanding of both the direct and indirect costs of workplace accidents. The course covers issues such as: * Retraining staff after an accident * Providing temporary or replacement staff to cover absence * Reduced morale * Increased insurance premiums * Loss of reputation * Replacing damaged materials or articles * Legal penalties and the fines incurred This is a 1/2 day course for a maximum of 16 people, (public or inhouse). We can hold this course at your office/site (depending on our requirement) or our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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CSCS Course

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

For construction workers wishing to obtain the CSCS certificate. This course details a general awareness of Health and Safety matters in relation to the construction industry. The course content covers such areas as: * The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 * The Management of Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2006 * The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 * The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 * The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 * The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 * The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992 * The Work at Height (Amendment) Regulations 2007 This course is designed to provide candidates with revelant information in order to obtain a CSCS card. This course does not provide candidates with the CSCS card on completion. However successful candidates will obtain a CSCS certificate. This is a 1 day course for a maxmimum of 16 people, (public or inhouse). We can run this course at your office/site (depending on our requirements) or at our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Display Screen Equipment

Administration and SecretarialBusiness
POA

A course designed for Managers and Employees involved in the use of display screen equipment. The course covers: * Health and Safety Legislation * Work Station Design * Work Station Layout * Compatibility of Equipment * Ergonomics * Postural Problems * Work Station Assessments * User Assessments * Control Measures This is a 1/2 day course and can be held for a maximum of 12 people, (public or inhouse). We can run this course at your office/site (depending on our requirements) or our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Fire Marshall

Fire SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

This course provides Fire Marshalls with an understanding of their duties, equipping them with the knowledge required to respond to emergencies and reduce the risk of workplace fires. The course includes: * The role of the fire marshall * Common causes of fire * Action on discovering a fire * Fire safety legislation * The chemistry of fire * Liaison with the fire service * Fire safety precautions * Fire drills and evacuation * The use of fire extinguishers This is a 1 day course which is held over 2 1/2 day sessions, for minimum of 15 people and a maximum of 20 people. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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First Aid at Work

First AidHealth & Safety
POA

This course covers the knowledge and practical skills required to be a first aider in any number of industries within the UK. By the end of the course the candidate will be able to: * Demonstrate they can act in a safe, prompt and effective manner with regard to emergencies at work * Demonstrate that they are able to use first aid equipment and complete simple records * Recognise a casualty suffering from any of the above mentioned injuries/conditions, major and minor injuries and take appropriate action * Describe the appropriate transportation of a casualty as required by the circumstances of the workplace * Explain how to obtain further medical assistance if required Assessment will be by multiple-choice, recapping on each session and the final theory assessment will require the candidate to achieve a minimum of 15 correct answers from a possible 20 prior to undertaking the practical examination. The successful candidate will receive an HSE approved certificate and pocket card/certificate which is valid for three years. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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First Aid Appointed Person

First AidHealth & Safety
POA

The course covers the knowledge and practical skills required of an Appointed Person under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (as amended) 2006. The content is set by the Health and Safety Executive. The course will cover: * Definition and aims of First Aid * Rules and regulations, the first aid box, reporting and recording of accidents * Responsibilities of the Appointed Person * Action in Emergency (including personal safety) * Recovery position * Resuscitation including CPR * Unconsciousness * Shock * Heart attack * Treatment of burns, scalds and bleeds * Choking, epilepsy and diabetes This is not a definitive list as other topics will be included at the discretion of the tutor in collaboration with the candidates. The assessment for the Appointed Persons Course is on-going, the tutor must be satisfied that the candidate is capable of safety carrying out the procedures taught. Part of the criteria for passing the course is attendance throughout the day, therefore the tutor has the right to not award a certificate on the grounds of not completing the whole course. Successful candidates will receive an HSE recognised certificate which is valid for three years Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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This course is for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry as a member of the workforce, to help them understand the potential hazards that they face at work on site. It provides a practical summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental issues identifying individual responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, what the employer’s duties are and what should be done if they think anyone’s health and safety is being put at risk. The aims and objectives of the one-day course are: To ensure that individual responsibilities are understood: * why they are carrying out their identified duties, and * what is expected of them, and * to ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace To ensure that at the end of the course Delegates will be able to: * understand the need to prevent accidents * have an understanding of health and safety law * identify how their role fits into the control and management of the site * understand the need for risk assessments and method statements * appreciate the need to perform safely and to stop and ask for advice if not sure * feel obliged to report unsafe acts to prevent an accident. Assessment The method of assessment will be by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course, as well as being expected to be interactive during the course. Course progression This course is an ideal introduction for obtaining a basic understanding of health and safety duties and responsibilities, and becoming aware of hazards and risks on site. Upon successful completion of this course, a natural progression would be the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course. Existing site managers, agents, surveyors and persons holding positions of managerial control should attend the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course. This course can be held as an inhouse course or a public course and lasts for 1 day. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Harness Awareness

Working At HeightsHealth & Safety
POA

This course is aimed at those required to utilise harnesses in order to complete hazardous operations at height, providing them with the knowledge and skills required to reduce the risks associated with the use of such equipment. The course covers: * The Work at Height Regulations 2007 * Safe working practices * Controlling work at height * Harness selection * Correct fitting and adjustment * Inspection intervals * The use and selection of lanyards * Fall prevention and fall arrest * Suspension trauma This course can be held at your site (depending on our requirements), and can be held as a public or inhouse course). Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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The aim of this course is to equip Employers and Directors with the necessary information and knowledge to enable them to successfully manage their business in relation to Health and Safety Legislation. The course covers: * The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 * The Management of Health and Safety at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2006 * The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 * The Cost of Accidents * The Management of Health and Safety * Responsibilities * Corporate Manslaughter This is a 1/2 day course for a maximum of 12 people, (public or inhouse). We can hold this course at your office/site (depending on our requirements) or at our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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IPAF Scissor and Boom Training

Working At HeightsHealth & Safety
POA

There is increasing legislation concerning the operators of Scissor Lifts, Cherry Pickers and Boom Lifts. IPAF, The International Powered Access Federation, is widely recognised as the organising body for the Powered Access industry. M.E.L. can arrange IPAF Scissor and Boom training for your employees. IPAF Powered Access training is carried out by qualified instructors to a high standard. The aim of the IPAF training course is to provide delegates with an understanding of the need for accident prevention, safe operational procedures, emergency descent operations and the responsibilities of the employers and employees. The IPAF course covers the main aims of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated regulations. If you have machines on site ready for use, on-site IPAF training is available nationwide. Course Content: * Introduction – Why the need for IPAF training? * Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (sections 2 & 7) * Safe systems of work * Understanding of the capabilities of the work platforms * Duties of the operator * Emergency systems for lowering * Hazards and risks * Checks and inspections * Controls * Storage * IPAF written assessment test paper * IPAF practical section – operation of the work platforms Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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An explanation of the requirements of the LOLER Regulations 1998. The course content covers such areas as: * Legal duties and requirements * Strength and Stability * Safe Working Loads * The role of the Slinger * Marking of lifting equipment * Reports and Defects * Thorough examination and inspection * Lifting equipment for lifting persons * Organisation of lifting operations * Keeping of information This is a 1 day course for a maximum of 16 people, (public or inhouse). We can run this course at your office/site (depending on our requirements) or at our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Manual Handling Operations

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

A course for Managers and Employees designed to combat the ever-increasing problem of back complaints. The course covers: * Health and Safety Legislation * Risk Assessment * Control Measures * Environment Issues * Traffic Routes * Lifting Techniques * Team Lifting * Individual Capabilities * Occupational Health * Postural Problems * Space Constraints * Practical Instruction This is a 1/2 day course for a maximum of 16 people, (public or inhouse). We can hold this course at your office/site (depending on our requirements) or at our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Mobile Scaffold Tower

Working At HeightsHealth & Safety
POA

A course designed for managers and employees involved in the use of Mobile Scaffold Towers. The course covers: * Health and Safety Legislation * Safe Place of Work * Uses and Limitations * Environmental Factors * Erection, Dismantling and Inspection * Components and Parts * Types of Towers * Care, Maintenance & Storage * Practical Assessment This is a 1/2 day course for a maximum of 10 people, (public or inhouse). We can run this course at your office/site. You will need to provide a mobile scaffold tower in good condition with the manufacturers instructions along with enough space to erect it. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Mobile Scaffold Tower

Working At HeightsHealth & Safety
POA

The Work at Height Regulations require that the installation or erection of Mobile Access Towers should only be carried out by, or under the supervision of, a competent person. Such a person is someone considered to have training, technical knowledge or experience as may be appropriate having regard to the nature of the activity. The aim of the training course is to ensure personnel are trained to a high level of competence to carry out inspections, create safe systems of work and to understand employees' responsibilities. The course content includes: Erection Procedures and the 3T method. * Assembling a Tower * Moving a Tower * Dismantling a Tower Safe use of Mobile Access Towers. * When erecting Towers * During the use of Towers * When moving Towers * When dismantling Towers A Written Test A Practical Session A Practical Test Those successful in completing the course will recieve a photocard. This training photocard provides proof that you have undergone and successfully completed training to a nationally recognised standard. Many workplaces will insist on seeing your photocard before you will be allowed to assemble, move or dismantle mobile scaffold towers. We offer a nationally recognised and accredited qualification. We can hold this course as both public of inhouse. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

General SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

This course has been prepared to assist those with responsibilities in the selection, use and maintenance of personal protective equipment. The course contains: * Types of personal protective equipment * Selection of personal protective equipment * Legal responsibilities * Assessment of suitable personal protective equipment * Training in the use of personal protective equipment * Maintenance criteria This is a 1/2 day course for a maximum of 16 people, (public or inhouse). We can hold this course at your office/site (depending on our requirements). Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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A tailor made course to suit any working environment. Teaches how to prepare and use both risk assessments and method statements with practical exercises and includes: * Hazard spotting and risk identification * Preventative and control measures * Monitoring * Reviewing the assessment * Training * Legal requirements and definitions * Competency * Practical session This is a 1 day course for a maxmimum of 12 people, (public or inhouse). We can run this course at your offices/site (depending on our requirements) or our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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POA

An explanation of the Regulations and the implications of the 1998 amendments. The course content covers areas such as: * Legal duties and requirements * Suitability of work equipment * Maintenance * Statutory inspections * Training, Information & Instruction * Conformity with European Union requirements * Equipment controls * Isolation from sources of energy * Stability, lighting, markings & warnings This is a 1/2 day course for a maximum of 16 people, (public or inhouse). We can hold this course at your office/site (depending on our requirements) or our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Scaffold Appreciation

Working At HeightsHealth & Safety
POA

The course covers the legal and practical implications of those involved in the erection, alteration or use of scaffolding as a part of their everyday occupation. This will include: * Health and Safety Legislation * Types and components of scaffolding * Competent persons * Safe erection and dismantling * Inspections & Registers * Safety on site * Protection of third parties This is a 1 day course for a maximum of 8 people, (public or inhouse). We can hold this course at your office/site (depending on our requirements) or our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Temporary Works Co-oridinator

Street WorksHealth & Safety
POA

Temporary works are an integral part of most construction and building operations and there are unique technical, legal and safety issues in respect of the planning, design and implementation of temporary works. This one day course focuses on the key factors that ensure the safe design and implementation of temporary works systems. It covers the fundamental roles and responsibilities of all parties involved, together with clear and concise guidance on the practical implementation. Sessions include: * The need for a Temporary Works Policy * Temporary Works and the Law * Role of TWC/Supervisor & TW Procedures * Groundworks * Falsework & Formwork * Scaffolding * Temporary Works Awareness Sessions will be a mixture of lectures, discussion periods and group work. INTENDED FOR Engineers, project managers, designers and supervisors working for clients, consultants and contractors who need a detailed awareness of the safety and technical implications of temporary works. OBJECTIVES At the conclusion of the course delegates should: * Understand the personnel and functions involved in temporary works. * Appreciate the legal liabilities surrounding the duty holders. * Have a clear understanding of temporary works and the responsibilities they may encounter. * Be aware of key factors in Temporary Works Systems. This is a 1 day course for a maximum of 15 people, (public or inhouse). We can hold this course at your office/site (depending on our requirements) or our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Traffic Marshall

Street WorksHealth & Safety
POA

This course has been designed for Supervisors and Employees to ensure that they are equipped with sufficient information and knowledge to adequately direct the safe movements of traffic on company premises. The course covers: * Relevant Health & Safety Legislation * Employee Duties * Safety Culture * Safety Signs and Signals * Traffic Management * Protection of third parties * Practical Assessment This is a 1/2 day course for a maximum of 10 people, (public or inhouse). We can only run this course on site as candidates will have to marshal a vehicle. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Work at Height

Working At HeightsHealth & Safety
POA

This course has been designed to highlight the hazards and risk associated with working at height. Persons at all levels will gain valuable knowledge of safe systems of work. The course covers: * The Work at Height Regulations 2007 * The hierarchy of working platforms * The principals to be employed when working at heigh * Health and Safety Legislation * Selection of fall prevention equipment * Fall arrest systems & equipment * Lessons learnt This is a 1/2 day course for a maximum of 16 people, (public of inhouse). We can hold this course at your office/site (depending on our requirements) or our training facility in Rainham, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Introduction to Dementia

Career HelpHuman Resources
POA

Aim The aim of this Introduction to Dementia is to give the carer an insight into what dementia is, and how it affects people in different ways. Objectives By the end of the course the candidates will be able to: * Explain what dementia is * Discuss how dementia affects people in different ways The course will include: * What is dementia? * Who gets dementia? * What causes dementia? * Incidence of dementia * Symptoms of dementia * Types of dementia Diagnosis * The need for good communication * Barriers to communication It is hoped that as a result of this introduction, carers will wish to extend their knowledge, look at person-centred care in more depth and undertake the 3 day Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow programme accredited to the Alzheimer's Society. This course uses the information and video provided by the Alzheimer's Society. This course will be held in Brentwood, Essex.

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Introduction to Dementia

Career HelpHuman Resources
POA

Aim The aim of this Introduction to Dementia is to give the carer an insight into what dementia is, and how it affects people in different ways. Objectives By the end of the course the candidates will be able to: * Explain what dementia is * Discuss how dementia affects people in different ways The course will include: * What is dementia? * Who gets dementia? * What causes dementia? * Incidence of dementia * Symptoms of dementia * Types of dementia Diagnosis * The need for good communication * Barriers to communication It is hoped that as a result of this introduction, carers will wish to extend their knowledge, look at person-centred care in more depth and undertake the 3 day Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow programme accredited to the Alzheimer's Society. This course uses the information and video provided by the Alzheimer's Society. This course will be held in Brentwood, Essex.

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Outline This course explains what medicines and drugs are and how they affect the body. Medicine labels, types of medicine and home remedies, handling medicines in the home, the side effects and resident watching. The Law and administering medicines along with how they are obtained, the keeping of records, administering, storing and disposal will be explained. The symptoms and medication used for various ailments and how they work will be discussed. Candidates will have a workbook that they will need to complete as well as identifying correctly 20 labels. In order to receive a certificate the candidates must complete the workbook and correctly identify all the labels. The workbook can be retained as evidence of the candidate's competence.

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Fire Training for Care

Fire SafetyHealth & Safety
POA

Aim The aim of this short course is to ensure that carers in Residential Care Homes comply with the minimum standards set down in the Care Standards Act 2000 in respect of fire training. (Standard 38 of the National Minimum Standards for Older People). Outline * Fire prevention measures * Fire protection arrangements * The importance of fire doors * Action to take if a fire is discovered * Evacuation procedures dealing with a person whose clothes are alight * The action to take if a kitchen fire occurs * Evacuation and escape procedure * The use of portable fire fighting equipment * Emergency fire plan * Training of residents, should it be applicable A certificate of attendance outlining the content of the course is issued to those taking part. Where possible, a fire evacuation is walked through. This course follows the guidelines of The British Institute of Learning Disabilities and relates to the relevant Unit in the LDAF (Learning Disabilities Award Framework). This course will be held in Brentwood, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Infection Control

PharmaceuticalIndustrial
POA

Outline This course is intended to raise the awareness and to establish basic principles and practice at operator level with the intention of preventing the spread of infection through institutions by making the health care worker more aware. The fear of "catching" a life-threatening communicable disease whilst working has resulted in confusion and gross misunderstanding of the risks for transmission among carers. Education and training about the actual risks for disease transmission are the best weapons against fear and overwhelming concern. Many situations present the potential for the presence of infectious disease and proper precautions should be taken at all times. The infectious disease status of other persons is frequently unknown to employed personnel. Therefore it is essential that all care organisations establish protocols to prevent the transmission of infectious agents. This course will cover the basic knowledge required by carers and the accompanying handouts will give further information and act as reminders. It will also reinforce the need to follow the procedures that the care organisation may already have in place. This course will be held in Brentwood, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Protection of Vulnerable Adults from Abuse

Bullying and HarassmentHuman Resources
POA

Aim To provide care staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify abuse and assist in the adoption of effective policies and strategies to deal with it. Course Content * Definitions of abuse * Identifying the main categories of abuse * Recognising abuse * Abuse in care settings - statistics * Collusion * Gathering evidence of abuse * Taking action - what to do when working with abuse * Record keeping * Care plans * Relevant legislation The content of this course is also part of the requirement of NVQ's in Care. Elements of competence to be covered * Contributing to minimising the level of abuse in care environments * Minimise the effects of abusive behaviour * Contributing to monitoring individuals who are at risk from abuse * Foster people's rights and responsibilities * Foster equality and diversity of people * Maintaining the confidentiality of information Overview The course is concerned with the worker contributing to the protection of individuals from abuse. It is designed for use in all settings, as abuse can occur in all care environments. Contribution to protection from abuse is through minimising the levels of abuse within care environments, minimising the effects of abusive behaviour and monitoring individuals who are at risk from abuse, whether they are named individuals who have been designated 'at risk' or others. Individuals at risk from abuse may be those abusing themselves, such as through the use of substances or self-harming behaviours, or those at risk from abuse by another. The course aims to acknowledge the equality and diversity of people and their rights and responsibilities whilst acknowledging the often sensitive nature of information about which the care sector deals and the need for confidentiality required. Who is this course aimed at? The course is designed to be generally applicable across health and social care sector in all settings which care is provided. Principles of good practice A major focus is the promotion and support of people's rights and responsibilities in difficult situations and the promotion of confidentiality in such situations. The need to balance tensions between individuals' rights to freedom of expression and freedom from abuse is key. This course follows the guidelines of The British Institute of Learning Disabilities and relates to the relevant Unit in the LDAF (Learning Disabilities Award Framework).

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NVQ in Safer Patient Handling

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Aim To provide delegates with the theoretical and practical skills of correct moving and handling procedures appropriate to their environment. Objectives By the end of the session the candidate will be able to: * Explain how the Manual Handling Regulations relate to The Health and Safety at Work Act * Describe the anatomy of the spine and the factors that can cause injury * Describe and undertake a basic manual handling risk assessment * Explain the principles of safe handling * List unsafe lifting practices * Demonstrate the use of handling aid and techniques Candidates receive a certificate and signed assessment of the practical applications they have competently carried out and aids demonstrated. This course will be held in Brentwood, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Outline A three day course accredited to 'The Alzheimer's Society Dementia Care' covering the following areas. The experience of people with dementia * An insight into what the experience of dementia might like * A recognition of dementia as an individual experience that cannot be generalised What is dementia? * A basic understanding of what dementia is. * A basic understanding of dementia as a syndrome caused by a number of different conditions. * An understanding that dementia will affect a person's memory, feelings, perceptions and ability to communicate. * An insight into how the diagnosis is made. * An understanding that individuals will be affected differently and will have different needs and experience. The need for good communication * The understanding that communication with people who have dementia is a two-way process. * The recognition that we need time, patience and different techniques to help us to communicate better. * The understanding that using a person-centred approach to care can help us to communicate more effectively with people who have dementia. Life in the home * Values and attitudes * Activities of everyday life * Supporting eating, drinking and personal care Building and maintaining relationships * The importance of building strong relationships with people who have dementia and their families. * How good relationships can help a person retain their independence and enjoy an improved sense of well-being. * The difficult issues that may arise in relationships between a person with dementia and their relatives, friends and care staff. Understanding behaviour we find difficult * An insight into how dementia may affect a person's behaviour. * A recognition that certain situations can trigger 'difficult' behaviours. * An understanding of how, by getting to know the person with dementia, participants can alleviate these triggers. * Ideas for how they can understand and thereby reduce any 'difficult' behaviour at home or in the workplace. Working together to make quality dementia care successful * An insight into the importance of teamwork in improving the quality of care. * A recognition of the role of teamwork in putting person-centred care into practice. * The knowledge that everyone had something to contribute towards creating a better life in the home This course will be held in Brentwood, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Outline Based on the first part of the CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace – an introduction to health and safety adapted for health and social care – and the CIEH Level 2 Award in Hygiene Awareness, the CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care aims to provide candidates with a good understanding and knowledge of health and safety in the health and social care sector. The qualification provides an introduction to health and safety and focuses on eight key areas: * Health and Safety Law * Health * Safety * Welfare * Hygiene Awareness * Hygiene Hazards * Personal Hygiene * Cleaning The support materials focus on enabling candidates to understand: * Health and safety requirements placed on health and social care employers and employees. * Hazard and risk and the main causes of harm to patients / clients and employees. * The importance of health and safety and following safe systems of work, procedures and rules. * The general hazards and controls in respect to both safety and occupational health risks. * How their own actions can reduce risks to health and safety. Who needs this Qualification? This qualification is specifically designed to provide health and safety training for employees working in hospitals, nursing and care homes in the public and private sector. Course Duration Two three-hour training programmes or one six-hour training programme. Assessment Two 15-MCQ examination papers or one 30-MCQ examination paper. This course will be held in Brentwood, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Outline This course is accredited by the Open College Network. This is an award at Levels 3 and 4 for candidates either working, or intending to work with adults with learning disabilities. The candidate does not initially need to be in a work-based situation as much of the knowledge required can be achieved in workshops provided by M.E.L. This is an ideal award and stepping stone for candidates who wish to enter the world of supporting adults with learning or mental disabilities. There are opportunities to extend this vocational qualification into a full NVQ. This course will be held in Brentwood Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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The National Certificate for Designated Premises Supervisors (NCDPS) is designed to provide existing designated premises supervisors, and those wanting to undertake the post in the future, with an understanding of their roles and responsibilities both within the Licensing Act and the many regulatory issues not covered by the Act. Who is the course for? * New entrants or those currently working in licensed retail premises * Pubs and convenience stores * Bars and sports & social clubs * Hotels and entertainment establishments including nightclubs * Restaurants, casinos, off-licences and leisure parks * Any other venue where alcohol is sold Unlike the National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders, the NCDPS is designed to address the more practical day-to-day issues involved in running a licensed premises. It covers key areas in relation to each of the licensing objectives, the basics of conducting a risk assessment, and how the designated premises supervisor can implement the operating schedule and demonstrate due diligence. In addition the qualification is supported by a CD-ROM called the 'Licensed Premises Operation Review Tool' which will be included with the qualification handbook. The CD-ROM Tool enables the user to assess existing policies in licensed premises, suggests ways in which such policies can support the four licensing objectives and produces a record of these policies which may be saved and printed. The course and the handbook have a practical focus. The handbook contains examples of floor plans and scenarios for three different types of licensed retail premises - a nightclub, a shop and a public house. From the information gleaned on the course and by using the handbook candidates will be able to apply a basic risk assessment to their premises and generate ideas for policies to reduce risks to an acceptable level. This is a one day course, although candidates are advised to read the handbook, provided, prior to the course date. The assessment is by means of a 30 multi-choice question paper. Candidates need to achieve 24 correct answers to achieve a certificate. The cost of the course is £141.00 all inclusive which includes the examination, course book and CD-ROM. Lunch is provided too.

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This award is offered as a one day course and on successful completion of the multi-choice question paper, candidates will receive a certificate from the British Institute of Innkeepers. The qualification provides essential knowledge and understanding on the responsibilities of alcohol retailers authorised by a personal licence holder to sell alcohol. It will enable those who complete the qualification to act within the law to support the designated premises supervisor to retail alcohol responsibly on their licensed premises. The award in responsible Alcohol Retailing provides additional protection to licensed premises operators and candidates alike as it contains 3 mandatory questions that ensure that every candidate fully understands the legislation concerning underage sales, serving persons who are drunk and the licensing objectives. This course is designed for anyone who works on licensed retail premises who is, or likely to be, involved in the sale of alcohol including: * Pubs * Bars * Hotels * Restaurants * Licensed shops * Supermarkets * Convenience stores * Licensed retails stores * Sports and social clubs * Entertainment venues * Nightclubs * Leisure parks * Casinos And any other premises where alcohol is sold. This course will be held in Brentwood, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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This qualification has been developed to provide those new to running, or looking to run, licensed retail premises with an overview of the areas of management responsibility that are essential for them to know to run their business successfully. The BIIAB Level 2 Introduction to Licensed Retail Operations comprises 13 sections which are tested during one multiple-choice examination. The course is run over 3 days and the areas covered are: * Health and Safety at Work * Financial Management * Cash Security and Stock Control * Trade Descriptions and Weights & Measures * Employment Law * Staff Recruitment and Training * Marketing and Merchandising * Customer Services * Product Knowledge and Drinks Service * Catering * Gaming and Machine Income * Management of Internal and External Areas Candidates undertaking this course can then progress to the BIIAB Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Licensed Hospitality or BIIAB Level 3 Diploma in Licensed Hospitality On completion of this Level 2 Award and with the National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders the candidate will be award the BIIAB National Certificate in Licensed Retailing. This course will be held in Brentwood, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Who is the course for? * New entrants or those currently working in licensed retail premises * Pubs and convenience stores * Bars and sports and social clubs * Hotels and entertainment establishments including nightclubs * Restaurants, casinos, off-licences and leisure parks * Any other venue where alcohol is sold The course includes: * Licensing authorities – the roles, responsibilities, functions and objectives * Personal licences – including application process * The role and legal responsibilities of the personal license and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law * The premises licence * Unauthorised licensable activities * The content and purpose of operating schedules * The responsible retail sale of alcohol * The specific prohibitions for the sale of alcohol * The strengths of alcoholic drinks, and the effects of alcohol on the human body * Police powers with regard to suspension and closure of premises * Disorderly conduct on licensed premises * Protection of children from harm * Rights of entry to licensed premises This course will be held in Brentwood, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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The course duration is one day and aims to provide candidates with a good basic understanding of nutrition to enable them to provide food that meets the requirements of a balanced diet. It is suitable for anyone in catering, preparing and serving food, particularly those involved in the selection of menus, recipes and ingredients. This qualification is relevant to all catering establishments, but particularly important to sectors where there is a 'captive audience' (e.g. health care and education) Those undertaking an NVQ in care, or wishing to pursue a career in working with children or the elderly will find the course invaluable. It is also a very good general interest course. The qualification provides an introduction to nutrition and focuses on six key areas: * The Balance of Good Health * The Relationship Between Diet and Health * Dietary Requirements of Different Groups * Catering for Different Groups * Effects of Food Processing * Labelling The support materials focus on nutrition in catering and guide candidates in applying knowledge of nutrition to improve the quality of the food they prepare and serve. This course will be held in Brentwood, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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Level 2 Award in Hygiene Awareness The CIEH Level 2 Award in Hygiene Awareness aims to provide anyone who works in a health and/or social care setting with the basic knowledge and understanding necessary to prevent the spread of infection. The qualification provides an introduction to hygiene awareness and focuses on three key areas: * Hygiene Hazards * Personal Hygiene * Cleaning The support materials focus on the realities of health and social care practice and guide candidates in applying knowledge of good hygiene to ensure that patients and clients are treated in a safe, clean environment. Who needs this qualification? This qualification is aimed at employees in the health and social care sector who may already have received basic health and safety training, but would benefit from additional focused training in hygiene hazards and controls. This will include people providing care and those who provide cleaning and other support services in a broad range of contexts – for example, in hospitals, nursing homes, care homes, patients’ /clients’ own homes, prisons, residential schools, etc. Course duration Three-hour training programme Assessment 15-MCQ examination paper. Candidates who achieve a CIEH Level 2 Award in Hygiene Awareness, will gain credit towards the CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care and need only sit a 15-MCQ examination paper and pass to achieve the second award. This course will be held in Brentwood, Essex. Please call 01708 55 55 44 for more information.

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M.E.L. (Health and Safety) Consultants Limited are an established consultancy who have, for many years, provided Health and Safety training and advice to businesses in industry and commerce. Health and Safety legislation requires that employers and employees work safety with regard to themselves and others who may be affected by theie acts or omissions. There is also a requirement for competency in all areas of industry, hence the initial necessity for full and adequate training. M.E.L. (Health and Safety) Consultants Limited has a wide range of training courses that offer sound advice and conform with current Health and Safety legislation. We can assist you in identifying your own specific requirements and can tailor courses according to your needs. We provide everyone who attends our courses with a certificate (at no extra cost), which will detail the course attended, the date of the course and the duration of the course. We also provide our clients with advice, training and assistance to enable them to manage Health, Safety, Fire, and Environmental issues. All representatives of our consultancy provide a friendly and professional service and hold recognised Health & Safety qualifications combined with vast experience and are members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

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