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Keeping staff up-to date with HSE (Health and Safety Executive) legislation can be a costly process. As the commercial arm of Colchester Institute, at CI Business Solutions we offer a number of mandatory training courses as both open and in-company options.

HSE Key figures for GB 13/14

  • 2 million people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 2538 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2013)
  • 142 workers killed at work (2014/15)
  • 78,000 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 629,000 injuries at work from the Labour Force Survey
  • 2 million working days lost due to work-related
  • £14.2 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2012/13)
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Working at Height Training Courses

At  16m (52ft) high, the new Training Tower and Enclosed Space Simulator will enable CI Business Solutions at Colchester Institute to deliver mandatory training qualifications to support regional growth sectors including telecommunications, rail, energy, utilities and general construction and engineering.

The College is only the second in the country to achieve City and Guilds accreditation for Working at Height & Tower Rescue programmes and last year we made the strategic decision to invest in this equipment to support a wide range of local and regional businesses in a number of industry sectors.

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We are really excited about the opportunity to develop bespoke Working at Height training packages to complement our existing portfolio of employer focused programmes. The training tower is available for use by businesses and community groups alike, ranging from team building activities, providing an opportunity for team building activities, personal development or bespoke training for staff who will be working at height in a wide range of industry contexts.

Working at Height Bespoke Training Courses

CI Business Solutions can offer bespoke Working at Height programmes, delivering the required level of theory and/or practical training to meet the needs of individual organisations and their staff, for example:

  • Working at Height & Work Restraints – one day combined theory and practical programme
  • Working at Height – Harness & Lanyards – half-day classroom based
  • Working at Height – Writing Risk Assessments, Method Statements & Rescue Plans – one day classroom based
  • Competent Climber – one day combined theory and practical programme

PASMA / IPAF

A range of PASMA and IPAF accredited course are also available. These courses provide industry recognised competency certificates to all successful candidates on the safe use of mobile access towers and other powered access equipment.

Confined Spaces Training

Confined Spaces training courses will be available in 2016.

For more information on our Working at Height training courses please contact CI Business Solutions at Colchester Institute on (01206) 712727 or email businsess.solutions@colchester.ac.uk and speak to one of our Business Training Advisors.

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Manual Handling & Moving People

Manual Handling is one of the largest causes of work related injuries and lost work hours in the work place. There is a requirement for handling and moving of people training to fulfil the Management of Health and Safety Regulations (1999) and Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992). It is recommended that suitable professional training is carried out on an annual or bi-annual timescale to eliminate skill fade and encompass new employees.

A range of programmes can be designed, developed and delivered for you on an in-company basis, including refresher and Train the Trainer courses.

  • Manual Handling of Inanimate Objects
  • Handling and Moving of People
  • Train the Trainer
  • Refresher Training
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Bespoke Training Programmes

CI Business Solutions provides a multitude of Health and Safety qualifications to help you meet Health and Safety legislation.

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In-house Health and Safety Training:

A range of programmes can be designed, developed and delivered for you on an in-company basis. Examples of some of the specialist courses we have run for customers include:

Health and Safety Audit & Inspection
Accident Investigation

Contact us

For more information, to talk to one of our Business advisors, or to book a course, please contact us on (01206 712 727)