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What Training Do Contractors Need?

Training for Contractors

Training plays a key role in health and safety compliance as well as expanding the skill set of your workers.
Relevant training is also required to get on to most tender lists so if you have not considered training your contractors then it should be made a priority.

There are several online training courses available to contractors but they may not all be necessary or relevant so it is important to understand the purpose of each course and whether it is right for you!

Manual Handling Training

Manual Handling Training is one of the most popular online courses because the majority of workers in construction will have to carry out manual handling activities. 
This includes things such as lifting and carrying heavy loads and pushing and pulling equipment.

Manual Handling Training will teach users what the physical dangers are if they are not using the best techniques when manual handling, as well as how to recognise and prevent these injuries.

UKATA Asbestos Awareness Training

Asbestos is a dangerous substance that you are likely to come across when working in construction, so it is important that you have the relevant training in the form of Asbestos Awareness Training.
The UKATA course is the most popular and within 2 hours you can earn your asbestos awareness certification.

Working At Heights Training

Working At Height is another highly common activity on construction sites especially is you are a roofer, builder or decorator.
It is also one of the biggest causes of injury and fatality within the construction industry.

A work place is at a height when the person could be injured if they were to fall from it even when at or below ground level.

The Work At Height Regulations 2005 requires that all work at a height must be properly planned and that those carrying it out are trained and competent to safely undertake the task.

If you are a contractor that is often at risk of a fall from height, then Working At Heights Training is necessary for your safety.

Abrasive Wheels Training

Abrasive Wheels are used on all construction sites at some point and the obvious dangers that arise are eye injuries from sparks and hand injuries.
With comprehensive Abrasive Wheels Training, both online and onsite, you can ensure that any risk of injury is significantly reduced.

Electrical Safety Training

Electricity is a hazard that we all encounter but are more exposed to on a construction site where wires are loose and connections are not always properly in place.
Electrical Safety Training will teach users that main dangers associated with misuse of electricity, the common electrical hazards, how to work safely around electricity and basic First Aid for dealing with electric shocks and burns.