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  • Construction
  • Industry
  • Ongoing
  • Start Date
  • 16+
  • Eligible Age Range

About this programme

Asbestos Awareness Certificate – The Asbestos Awareness course is designed for anyone who may come into contact with asbestos in their work. Most commonly, that includes builders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other building related and maintenance trades. Approval body: IATP, CPD & IIRSM.

Electrical Safety Certificate – This course will start by covering the many benefits electricity brings to society, as well as its key components voltage, current and resistance. It will explain the two main types of electricity, cover UK accident and death statistics, and describe a simple way of remembering the electrical hazards. It then goes on to provide basic instructions about how you could safely help someone you suspect has received an electric shock. Approval body: IIRSM

Working at height Certificate – This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height. Approval body: CPD, Gatehouse Awards & IIRSM

Manual Handling Certificate – This course outlines exactly what constitutes manual handling and covers the regulations and legislation that apply to manual handling tasks. It then goes on to cover safe handling techniques and how to develop good habits in relation to manual handling. It finishes off by introducing some practical solutions and the use of mechanical aids. Approval body: IIRSM & CPD

Noise Awareness Certificate – This course starts by going into detail about how dangerous noise can be in the workplace, and the main safety issues you should be aware of. It will take you through some of the simple science, the main laws that apply and introduce you to noise level limits. It also covers some of the specific health risks and how to avoid them by producing risk assessments, action plans and through the provision of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. Approval body: IIRSM & CPD

All above courses are via E-Learning and will include tutor support via telephone/video call/e-mail as an when required. These certificates would be valuable for anyone looking to source employment within this sector.

Where you'll be

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  • Address 109 Irish Street
  • City Dumfries
  • Post Code DG1 2NP
  • Country United Kingdom

Things to know

Updated on October 3, 2022 at 4:23 pm
  • Industry: Construction
  • Programme Type: Course
  • Eligible Age Range: 16+
  • Start Date: Ongoing
  • Eligible Groups: Not in Full Time Education, In Receipt of Benefit, Disabled Person, Lone Parent, Homeless / At Risk of Homelessness, Care Experienced, Refugee, Ex-Offender, LGBT+, BME Groups, Substance Misuse, Health Conditions, Long Term Unemployment
  • Travel Expenses Covered: Yes
  • Postcode Eligibility: Dumfries and Galloway

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