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Abrasive Wheels

The aim of this 3 hour course is to advise on precautions on the prevention of accidents in the use of abrasive wheels. It does not enter into technical aspects of grinding.

 

Our abrasive wheel training courses are suitable for all operators, managers and supervisors, who as part of their working duties select, mount, specify or use abrasive wheels as defined in legislation.

 

The aim of the Abrasive wheels training course is to enable candidates to work safely, to provide an understanding of current legislation and promote awareness of the dangers and hazards of abrasive wheels, and to discuss steps to reduce workplace accidents and encourage workers to adopt a culture that results in a safer workplace.

 

Companies who levy pay to the CITB may be eligible to claim reimbursement of up to 75% after attending this event.

 

Abrasive Wheels training can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non-committal quotation.

Asbestos Awareness

This 3 hour course aims to give those who either come into contact with asbestos-containing materials or who manage or supervise workers, the necessary information about where asbestos may be located, the associated health risks and the control measures necessary to prevent or control exposure. It is particular relevant to those who work within the construction industry.

 

If you work on buildings built or refurbished before the year 2000, Asbestos may well be present. If this is the case then you and your employees have a legal requirement to carry out Asbestos Awareness Training in order to help you avoid the risks and comply with Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

 

CITB levy payers may be entitled to claim for up to 75% reimbursement of the cost for attending this course.

 

Asbestos Awareness training can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non-committal quotation.

Biohazard Awareness

On completion of this 3 hour training session, the participant will be able to look carefully at their own work activities and take reasonable steps to protect themselves and others at work.

 

This training is delivered by one of our Healthcare Professional Staff who have extensive experience of infection control, standard safety precautions and control measures necessary within a variety of workplace settings.

 

Training will be tailored to meet the specific training requirements of staff i.e. Estate Management, Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction after communication with management.

 

Biohazard Awareness training can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non-committal quotation.

CDM Regulations (NI) 2016

This 3 hour course is intended for any person who is involved in construction projects that attract legal duties and responsibilities under CDM (NI) Regs 2016. The course is also applicable for those who wish to gain an understanding of the changes from the old CDM Regulations.

 

The Construction Design and Management Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (CDM 2016) will provide the main legal requirements for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects throughout the UK.

 

CDM Regulations (NI) 2016 training can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non-committal quotation.

Construction Site Environmental Management

This 1 day course is aimed at Site Managers and Site Supervisors but would be equally useful to all employees working in construction activities.

 

Environmental issues are becoming increasingly important to businesses of all sizes. Key issues include pollution, waste management, transport, energy and water. This course aims to raise awareness of environmental issues in construction activities.

 

The course covers:

  • The environment and why it matters
  • Environmental management systems
  • Contaminated land
  • Waste management
  • Pollution Prevention and water management
  • Statutory nuisance, communication, archaeology and heritage
  • Energy and resources
  • Being a responsible contractor

 

Construction Site Environmental Management can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non-committal quotation.

CSR Training

The 1 day Construction Skills Register (CSR) Health and Safety Training scheme is one-day safety awareness training and follow up skills assessment.

 

The programme is aimed at all construction personnel including new entrants, to ensure that they have a basic knowledge of Health and Safety to comply with relevant legislation and make them aware of the inherent dangers on construction sites.

 

To complement the training, the employer also has a statutory duty to provide information, instruction and other appropriate health and safety awareness training to employees.

 

Upon completion of the training and successful occupational assessment, participants will be registered with the Construction Federation and will obtain a CSR card.

 

Occupational Assessments are required for persons who are completing the CSR training for the first time and do not fall under the following categories;

  • Renewal
  • Apprentice
  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Engineer
  • Site Visitor

Training can be delivered in our premises Newry, Belfast or on site. Special rates are available for group bookings.

 

Please Note: this course is CITB approved and levy payers are entitled to claim for up to 75% reimbursement from the CITB.

 

CSR training can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non- committal quotation.

Inspection of Harnesses

This Safety Harness Inspection Course delivers a minimum of 3 hours (half day) of both theory and hands-on practical instruction and assessment, providing delegates with the required competency to safely and correctly carry out the formal inspections to Safety Harnesses along with connectors and accurately record their findings.

 

The inspection procedures recommended in this course have been discussed with representatives of manufacturers, suppliers, installers and major users. It is recommended that formal, in-depth inspections should be carried out and recorded periodically at minimum intervals of every six months by a competent person. This safety harness course is aimed at providing the competence required to complete both interim and detailed inspections and record the findings on a range of commonly used harnesses for working at height.

 

The Safety Harness Inspection course is designed to give delegate an insight into the design, testing and manufacturing processes, as well as practical activities involving inspection and testing of PFPE (Personal Fall Protection Equipment).

 

Each delegate will be given instruction in relevant legislation, guidance, CE marking, standards and best practice to be able to design a scheme of examination, produce an examination inspection report and inspect full body safety harnesses.

 

Inspection of Harnesses training can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non-committal quotation.

Mobile Tower Scaffolding

The aim of this 1 day course is to train people in the skills and knowledge needed to achieve the standards of competence to carry out the duties of erecting, dismantling, inspecting, maintaining, transporting and storing aluminium scaffold towers.

 

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Safety, Health & Welfare Act 2005 require that Mobile Access Tower (MAT) operators must possess such technical knowledge, experience or training as may be appropriate, having regard to the nature of the activity, or be supervised by such a person.

 

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to erect, dismantle and safely use most types of aluminum scaffold towers with reference to the relevant supplier’s assembly instructions, safety notes and maintenance guides. The training will benefit individuals involved with erecting and using mobile access towers when providing access to their work activities.

 

Mobile Tower Scaffolding training can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non-committal quotation.

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

The 14 day NEBOSH National Construction Certificate is aimed at Supervisors, Managers and CDM Coordinators within the construction industry that are required to ensure that activities under their control are undertaken safely.

 

It is likely to prove useful for those concerned with the management of buildings who may need to ensure that contractors are working safely.

 

The qualification is also appropriate for supervisors and managers working in other industries such as utilities, estate management and even broadcasting, where temporary workplaces are a feature of their activities.

 

Many larger construction organisations choose the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate as a key part of their supervisory or management development programme. By ensuring that line managers have a sound understanding of the principles of risk management, they build an effective safety culture in the company. Owners or managers of smaller construction companies will find this qualification helps them to meet the requirements of clients and principal contractors when working on other people’s premises or sites.

 

Successful completion of this course can equip an individual with the knowledge required to undertake the following duties ‘in-company’ without incurring the expense of bringing in an external Health & Safety consultant. It covers a broad range of construction hazards and the means by which they can be controlled. It includes the main legal requirements relating to construction work and enables students to undertake effective safety inspections on a construction site. The content has been revised in line with the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

 

The NEBOSH National Construction Certificate consists of three units; each separately assessed (enabling students to choose to take individual units in any order over a five year period).

 

  • GC1 Management of health and safety.
  • CC1 Managing and controlling hazards in construction activities.
  • CC2 Construction health and safety practical application.
  • Completing Health & Safety focused Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PPQ’s) when tendering for work.
  • Creating and managing elements of an organisations Health & Safety management system, such as:
  • Health & Safety Policies.
  • Risk Assessments.
  • Method Statement Etc.
  • Undertaking Audits / Site Inspections.

 

Please Note: If you hold the NEBOSH General Certificate you are exempt from the first 5 Days and the NGC1 Examination.

 

CITB Levy payers may be entitles to claim up to 75% grant aid on the NEBOSH Construction Certificate.

 

National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non-committal quotation.

Portable Tools and Woodworking Machinery - Theory

The aim of this 3 hour course is to advise on precautions on and the health hazards associated with the use of woodworking machinery in particular and portable tools and equipment in general.

 

We aim to assist the management and staff to meet their legislative requirements and to ensure that suitable and sufficient steps are taken to protect the health and well-being of anyone who operates portable tools and equipment at work.

 

The theoretical assessment of the training will provide an evaluation of the individual trainees understanding of their ability to use the equipment they are assigned to use at work.

 

In addition to this theory training, Health matters would recommend an element of practical training to be carried out as per the specific piece of equipment’s risk assessment. It is recommended this training is undertaken in a controlled environment and provided by a highly experienced operator following both the equipment’s operating manual and the specific risk assessment.

 

Where the trainer deems it necessary for any member of staff to receive further training in this area of their work, this information will be disseminated to management so that all necessary action can be taken to ensure all employees comply with safe working procedures at work and work within the boundary of their working role.

 

After attending training in the safety in the use of woodworking equipment, Health Matters will give a certificate of attendance to all who attend.

 

Companies who levy pay to the CITB may be eligible to claim reimbursement after attending this event.

 

Portable Tools and Woodworking Machinery training can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non-committal quotation.

Scaffolding Inspection

This 1 day course aims to provide training on aspects of scaffolding inspection relevant to site supervisors, so they can understand the principles of scaffold construction and inspection techniques. It covers a wide-ranging variety of scaffold types and structures.

 

Scaffolding Inspection training can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres.

 

Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non-committal quotation.

Site Safety Supervisors Training

This 4 day programme is aimed at those who manage sites or who have a large amount of responsibility for site safety. We have been advised by the Construction Employers Federation that participants must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity to be able to qualify for a Gold Card.

 

For those who do not have the 5 years experience (i.e. graduates) after training and assessment, they will be awarded a trainee supervisors card. This will then be upgraded when they have the appropriate experience.

 

To achieve the Site Safety Supervisors Gold Card, trainees attend a 4 -day Health and Safety course, are assessed by means of a computer based Health and Safety test and are also occupationally assessed.

 

Each candidate will need to attend a computerised touch screen test after the 4 days training are completed. This test will be booked by Health Matters over the duration of the course.

 

Upon completion of the training and successful occupational assessment, participants will be registered with the Construction Federation and will obtain a CSR Gold Supervisors card.

 

All staff are approved and accredited with the CEF (Construction Employers Federation) to carry out the administration of the application process, Health and Safety training, and Occupational Assessment as required by the Gold Card Scheme.

 

Site Safety Supervisors Training can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non-committal quotation.

Site Safety Supervisors Update

The training modules covered in this 1 day refresher include:

  • Accident prevention (Statistics & Cost).
  • Accident reporting & investigation.
  • Relevant legislation including The Construction and Design Regs 2015.
  • Fire prevention & use of fire extinguishers.
  • Safety with woodworking machinery.
  • Manual Handling.
  • Construction Site Gases.
  • Working at Heights.
  • Safety Excavations & Confined spaces.
  • Health Hazards in Construction.
  • Safety at Road Works.
  • Electricity on the Construction Site.
  • P.U.W.E.R.
  • Lifting Appliances and L.O.L.E.R.
  • The role of the H&S inspector.
  • DSE Tool box talks.

     

    All Health Matters staff are approved and accredited with the Construction Employers Federation to carry out the administration of the application process, Health and Safety training as required by the CSR Gold Card Scheme.

     

    Site Safety Supervisors Update can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non-committal quotation.

System Scaffolding - 2 Day

This 2 day course should be attended by any construction personnel who could be involved in working on site with scaffolding during their work activities.

 

Attendees will have a working knowledge of the safe methods of erection and dismantling of scaffolding systems.

 

System Scaffolding – 2 Day training can be delivered from our Newry, Belfast or Dublin training centres. Alternatively, we can deliver in your workplace or any suitable venue in Northern Ireland (NI), Republic of Ireland or Great Britain. Contact our friendly and professional customer service team for a non-committal quotation.

Use of harnesses

This 3 hour course will give participants the knowledge and the skills to be proficient in the use and inspection of harnesses and fall arrest equipment.

 

Working at Heights Regulations (NI) 2005 gives advice and legal duties to management and staff on safe systems and controls required to work at heights.

 

Topics covered will include:

  • Types of lanyards and harnesses.
  • Pre-use equipment checks.
  • Practical fitting on anchorage.
  • End of shift checks.
  • Inspection and storage of equipment.
  • Identifying suitable Anchor Points.

 

Companies who levy pay to the CITB may be eligible to claim reimbursement after attending this event.