PERFORMANCE THROUGH PEOPLE

Working Safely at Height

This 1 day ECITB accredited course will provide delegates with an understanding of the Work at Height (WAH) Regulations 2005 in relation to the selection of appropriate work at height/access equipment, and their safe use in theoretical situations relating to the delegates undertakings. The course syllabus addresses the legal requirements placed upon employers and employees alike which will include: Avoidance of WAH, and the correct selection and use of existing and temporary workplaces, mobile access equipment and ladders, hop-ups, podiums etc.

The course syllabus provides an overview and awareness of Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE) such as harnesses and lanyards etc. but does NOT provide the delegate with enough in-depth information on selection use and inspection of these items in order to provide competency. This issue is addressed in a PFPE (Harness) specific half day package which could be delivered following the successful completion of this course.

Delegates will complete a multiple choice theory assessment and a practical assessment.

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Legal Definition of work at height.

Who is affected by the Work at Height Regulations and how.

Employer and employee duties under H&S law.

Access Equipment, its selection and use:

  • Use of leaning and step ladders
  • Use of mobile tower and fixed scaffolding
  • Use of mobile elevating work platforms

Roof work.

Fall protection and prevention.

Safety awareness when working at height.

Overview of PFPE its selection and use.

Theory assessment.

Practical Assessment.

 

DELEGATE NUMBERS

Delegate numbers: 12 (maximum)

LOCATION

Can be delivered In-Company where an appropriate workshop suitable facility is available for the practical assessment, or alternative suitable venue.

MANUAL HANDLING AWARENESS

A 1 day, ECITB accredited course aimed at providing delegates with an understanding of the common hazards and injuries associated with poor manual handling practices, together with an understanding of their employers requirements for reducing the need to carry out manual handling tasks.

This course will provide delegates with knowledge on solo and team lifting techniques which they can transfer into their workplace when lifting, carrying and lowering items.

 

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Delegates understanding of hazards, injuries, responsibilities, safe lifting practices and use of non-powered mechanical aids are evaluated throughout the course together with both a theory and a practical assessment.

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Theory

Responsibilities

Effects of manual handling on the human body

Self-assessing manual handling activities

Safe lifting techniques

Assessment

 

Written and Practical Assessment

Written assessment on hazards, controls and safe practices relating to manual handling in the workplace.

Practical assessment

 

DELEGATE NUMBERS

Delegate numbers: 12 (maximum)

 

LOCATION 

Can be delivered In-Company where an appropriate workshop suitable facility is available for the practical assessment, or alternative suitable venue.

Negotiation Skills

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Negotiation Skills

Course duration: 2 days or 1-day introductory.

Overview:

Co-developed and approved by a large multi-national engineering construction company, this course is for those who wish to understand the need and processes of effective negotiation.

This course will raise the skills and understanding of negotiaition by introducing delegates to actual industry related exercises and practise situations, in addition to raising the confidence of negotiators, which is an area seldom convered in such courses. The course provides guidance on the use of a variety of negotiation techniques and provides lists of useful tips within the course workbook.

Also available as an introductory 1-day intensive programme for new staff, trainees and graduates.

Course Content:

  • Basic skills for good negotiators
  • Negotiation competency
  • Asking the right questions
  • Ethics in negotiation
  • Typical negotiation outcomes and negotiation styles
  • Preparing for negotiation
  • Business and commercial awareness
  • Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA)
  • Analysing expected outcomes and best price
  • Tradables and variables
  • The negotiation process
  • The differences between interests and positions
  • Framing and reframing
  • Facts and assumptions
  • Handling conflict
  • Dealing with intimidation

Abrasive Wheels

This 1 Day ECITB accredited course is designed to provide client’s employees with the opportunity to acquire or update their skills and knowledge for safely selecting, mounting, and changing and using abrasive wheels in compliance with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

The course content can be tailored to focus solely on the type(s) of abrasive wheels used by clients.

 

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Delegates will complete a multiple choice assessment and a practical workshop assessment.

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

1. Responsibilities and duties

2. Abrasive wheels

3. Abrasive wheel hazards

4. Fixed abrasive wheels

5. Hand-held grinders

Theory test

Practical assessment

DELEGATE NUMBERS

Delegate numbers: 12 (maximum)

LOCATION

Can be delivered In-Company where an appropriate workshop suitable facility is available for the practical assessment, or alternative suitable venue.

NAECI IR

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NAECI Industrial Relations for Managers, Supervisors 

&

Shop Stewards

(ECITB)

This course will promote:

An awareness of the 'high level' aims and provisions of the NAECI, including why it is important to the UK and the ECI.

An understanding of the scope of the NAECI and its main substansive and prodedural provisions.

An appreciation of the important interpersonal behaviours in 'first line' employee relations and the skills required to apply those behaviours.

Recognition of the responsibility that all employees have to their employers and the projects on which they are employed.

A better working environment by helping Supervisors and Shop Stwards work together to avoid / resolve people related problems.

Course duration: 2-day

 

The National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (the 'NAECI' / 'Blue Book') sets terms and conditions of employemnt for hourly-paid engineering construction workers on major engineering construction projects and repair and maintenance sites throughout the UK.

The signatories to the NAECI are:

  • ECIA
  • TICA
  • SELECT

For the trade unions:

  • Unite the Union (Amicus and T&G Sections)
  • GMB

Together, the signatory parties forn the National Joint Council for the Engineering Construction Industry (NJC), which oversees the operation of the NAECI and undertakes periodic reviews of rates and other terms and conditions.

Overview:

The course promotes a better working environment by helping sipervisors and shop stewards work together to avoid or resolve people related problems, including addressing aspects of employment law, and identifying the roles and responsibilities of the workforce. 

This highly interactive course is best run when project based and presented to mixed groups of supervisors, managers and shop stewards.

Course Content:

  • Increasing awareness of the National Agreement (NAECI)
  • Relevant aspects of employment law
  • Interpersonal skills and behaviours necessary for the effective team working and leadership
  • 1st line industrial relations leadership
  • Crucial roles and responsibilities of the workforce

 

 

 

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