Anyone who works in the building and construction industry should not underestimate how important first aid training is. Having qualified first aiders on-site is a must – not only for meeting HSE guidelines but also for keeping people safer. While you might take every precaution to reduce potential injury risks on site, it is impossible to guard against freak accidents or injuries. With this in mind, emergency first aid training from FACT is something to seriously consider.[Read more…] about What Does An Emergency First Aid Course From FACT Cover?
How to Renew Your CSCS Card During Coronavirus?
Due to Covid-19 and the necessity to social distance, at FaCT (Fencing and Construction Training) we have converted many of our training programmes to online courses over the past months. While in the past it’s been the norm to visit training centres to renew CSCS cards, construction and fencing workers may find visiting centres in person a struggle at the moment.[Read more…] about How to Renew Your CSCS Card During Coronavirus?
5 Benefits Of Doing Your Health & Safety Course Online Vs Classroom
Health and safety training is a vital component for many businesses, but with the current Covid-19 pandemic, more and more companies are delivering health and safety training online rather than face-to-face. Here are some of the many benefits that this can provide.
1. Safe Learning Environment
By conducting online health and safety training modules instead of in a classroom situation, you don’t need to worry about attendees coming into contact with each other and having to adhere to social distancing. It can put the trainer’s mind at rest, as well as those doing the learning.
2. Flexible Learning
Even without taking Covid-19 implications into account, learning online provides a slew of additional advantages. For starters, it offers excellent flexibility, enabling learners to often take courses at a time that suits them. This means they can fit studying around their daily schedules, eliminating the inconvenience and time spent having to travel to a training centre for classroom learning.
3. Cost Savings
Online training saves money by removing the need for travel, delegates or trainers to travel. This also saves time, as well all improving the efficiency of the training.
4. Environmentally Friendly
Doing your health and safety course online is also welcome news for those who like to look after the environment. By cutting the need to travel to a course location, you’re reducing your carbon footprint. With modules and work stored online, there’s also less reliance on paper handouts, which are often a feature of classroom learning.
5. Easily Accessible
As technology has improved and internet speeds have become faster and more reliable, learning online is a much more sophisticated and easier option that is accessible for all. Essentially, all you need is an internet connection, a quiet place and a laptop or even a smartphone device, and you’re good to go.
There are many apps and programmes that make it simpler to share visual content and multi-media, enhancing the learning process. Even if you might not be mixing with other attendees or a tutor in person, there’s often the chance to speak to them personally online or make use of chat forums, to give the feeling of a classroom atmosphere.
These courses are tutor-led, and they can see and chat with other delegates. This is a key feature of all of FaCT’s online training courses.
The advancement of technology also makes it easier to keep online training content up to date (essential in the health and safety sector, particularly with regards to any changes in legislation)
To find out more about online health and safety training, get in touch with us today.
FaCT: How Much Does A Manual Handling Course Cost?
If you work in a job that requires regular manual handling, such as heavy lifting or repetitive physical movements, you may be concerned about potential risks at work. A manual handling course can help prevent workplace accidents and injury by training both.
If you are an employer and it is your responsibility to provide manual handling courses for staff and meet regulations, then you will need to find out how much manual handling training courses cost so that you can compare the options.
How Much Does A Manual Handling Course Cost?
The price you pay will depend on the level of the course, what the course covers and the training provider. FacT (Fencing and Construction Training) is an established delivery of manual handling courses and is one of the largest providers of training, advice and support to the UK’s construction and manufacturing sectors.
FaCT Manual Handling Course Cost
Classroom Course: £89.50 Per Person (Plus VAT)
The comprehensive classroom course covers manual handling hazards, risks and how they can lead to injury and harm, and controls for those risks. It outlines the law surrounding manual handling and requirements, in addition to how to carry out risk assessments and the benefits of doing so appropriately. Specific training will be given on lifting loads from low levels, lowering from a height, pushing and pulling freight, carrying techniques and more.
Our popular manual handling classroom course takes place in both Birmingham and Redditch.
Online Course: £70 Per Person (Plus VAT)
An online course allows workers to get the training they need whilst still being able to maintain social distancing. As well as the need for new regulations due to coronavirus, online learning is also a more convenient option for many people as it enables them to save money and time on commuting to a physical course location.
Click here to view our upcoming online course dates. The online course covers the same content as the classroom content and a live instructor will deliver the course in real-time, with presentations, images and videos.
In order to receive a certificate, a multiple-choice test will need to be answered correctly at the end of the day.
Company Based Group Bookings From £50 Per Person
Many companies prefer to book groups of staff onto courses at the same time, this not only allows for a collaborative learning experience between employees but it can also be more affordable, as some providers offer group booking discounts. Contact us today to find out about group booking at a reduced rate.
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FACT: SSSTS vs SMSTS, Which Training Course Do I Need?
A health and safety qualification is an important requirement for all businesses, but if you’re in the construction industry, you’ll probably need to decide between an SSSTS or SMSTS certification. The two courses are similar but choosing the right course will vary depending on your job position. Here’s all you need to know before deciding on which course to take:
What does SSSTS stand for and who is the SSSTS course best-suited to?
SSSTS stands for Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme and is the construction industry standard for first-line managers and supervisors. If you are currently a supervisor and are looking to move into a more managerial role, this is a good training certificate to add to your CV. Also, if you are a supervisor working on a UKCG site, or one belonging to the Major Contractors Group, you’ll need the SSSTS certificate beforehand.
It is a two-day course and won’t be as detailed as the SMSTS training scheme, as it is designed to give supervisors an understanding and compliance with the health and safety systems needed, rather than the legal frameworks that managers require.
What can I expect from an SSSTS course?
On an SSSTS course, you’ll learn more about health and safety legislation, and how to complete risk assessments and manage hazards so that you are ready to step into your role with confidence.
What does SMSTS stand for and who is the SMSTS course best suited for?
SMSTS stands for Site Management Safety Training Scheme. It is best suited for project managers, supervisors and site managers who are expected to implement safety systems in the workplace. If you are involved in the management, planning, organising, monitoring or administering of construction safety, you will only be able to work on a site if you are SMSTS certified. The five-day course will be focused on health and safety laws and requirements.
SSSTS vs SMSTS: Why choose FaCT?
Whichever course is best suited to you, it’s important to ensure you take your training course with a legitimate training provider.
FaCT is now one of the largest providers of training, advice and support to the fencing, highway construction and manufacturing industries in the UK, so you can rest assured you’ll receive the support you need.
As well as offering the two training courses mentioned above, FaCT offers refresher courses for those looking to ensure they are up to date on the latest industry health and safety regulations. Contact us today for more information. These two courses are both required training when gold or black FISS card renewal is needed.
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