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Utilising our expertise in confined spaces and hazardous environments our blog posts provide tips and advice to help you run and work in safe environments.
We are proud that Civil Safety Training & Rescue has been awarded Constructionline’s ‘Social Value’ Certificate of Completion, showing our commitment to delivering value to local communities and our shared environment. Constructionline introduced the Social Value accreditation in recognition of socially conscious suppliers committed to adding value to local communities. Delivering social value is a
For yet another year, Civil Safety Training & Rescue is delighted to have achieved Gold Membership with Constructionline. Every member of our team works incredibly hard to continuously raise standards across all aspects of our business so the credit goes to them. Thank you for all your dedication and hard work.
Civil Safety Training & Rescue is delighted to have passed our SafeContractor audit for another year! Congratulations to the Civil Safety team who work hard to maintain our high standards. Regarded as one of the UK’s leading health and safety schemes, our SafeContractor accreditation recognises our commitment to achieving excellence in health, safety and wellbeing.
Another new welfare van has joined our fleet! It’s just been signwritten and is already out on site being put to use. Providing both comfort and safety to our workers our new van has full welfare facilities including tow bars, rear beacons, heating, a microwave, a hot water tap (who want’s a cuppa?) and hot
Civil Safety Training & Rescue is proud to be a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO). This means we have successfully completed CITB’s approval process and are an organisation which provides training courses and qualifications to a defined and industry agreed training standard. This also means that levy-registered employers can claim grants on our following training
We are extremely proud to announce that Tina McNabb, our rescue team department leader, has successfully completed her IOSH qualification in ‘Managing Safely’. Always on a mission to improve her skills, Tina is dedicated to the safety of our confined space rescue operatives and this qualification shows it. “I’m very pleased to have passed
Civil Safety Training & Rescue is proud to be an approved service & repair centre for RIDGEGEAR products. Our service technicians Aaron and Abolaji are fully trained to service and repair the following RIDGEGEAR equipment: RGA26 RGA2 RGA3 RGA4(H) RIDGEGEAR is one of the UK’s leading height safety equipment manufacturers extensively testing all its products to
Civil Safety Training & Rescue is thrilled to have achieved Gold Membership with Constructionline for the second year running! We’re always working to go the extra mile to raise our professional, safety and environmental management standards so to have this recognised is fantastic. Well done to the entire Civil Safety Training & Rescue team, without
Civil Safety Training & Rescue is delighted to announce that we’ve secured SafeContractor accreditation for another year! Regarded as one of the UK’s leading health and safety schemes, our SafeContractor accreditation recognises our commitment to achieving excellence in health, safety and wellbeing. To maintain our accreditation for another year, we underwent a thorough audit which examined
Now that the NHS Test and Trace app has been released, when you arrive at our premises to begin your training you’ll be able to scan our official NHS QR code, which logs our venue information on your phone’s app, and helps to preserve your privacy. By signing in with our QR code, if other
A method statement is a health and safety document that organisations use for high-risk work. Usually accompanying a risk assessment, a method statement is like a set of instructions for how work will be carried out safely and legally, which can give you an edge when pitching for projects. But they’re primarily for the safety
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Our Continuity Plan During this uncertain time we would like to reassure you that Civil Safety Training & Rescue is committed to the safety of our customers, training delegates and employees and to the continuity of our business operations. Opening Hours Our office, training premises and depots will remain open for business as
Civil Safety Training & Rescue is a specialist provider of New Road and Street Works training courses and from April, we will regularly run the new Signing Lighting & Guarding and more extensive Monitoring Signing Lighting & Guarding training courses from our Ramsey depot in Cambridgeshire. Delegates can choose to complete either 6167-102 SLG
Each year a number of people in the UK are killed or seriously injured in confined spaces and that includes both those working in the confined space, as well as those who try to rescue them without the proper training or equipment. The potential hazards confronting workers in confined spaces are wide and varied and
Civil Safety Training & Rescue is delighted to have achieved Gold Membership with Constructionline. It demonstrates that we meet the required industry standards and go the extra mile to raise our professional, safety and environmental management standards. In being awarded Gold Membership status, we have passed stringent validation checks and have completed a comprehensive pre-qualification
While often associated with working at height, safety harnesses are also used for work in confined spaces. When an emergency occurs, and a rescue needs to be carried out, having a fully functioning safety harness can mean the difference between life and death. So, although inspecting your safety harness before each use may seem tedious
When speaking with our customers and those working in and around confined spaces, we often find that there’s confusion about when a permit-to-work is required and so in this blog we set out to clarify what purpose they serve and when they should be used for confined space work. First, let’s define what a confined
Civil Safety Training & Rescue is committed to managing, developing and expanding our business in a sustainable manner. That’s why we adhere to the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Certification. ISO 14001 sets the global standard for an effective environmental management system and means that we monitor the environmental impact of our business and work to
Controlling exposure to occupational hazards is a fundamental method of protecting workers and the hierarchy of controls you see below is the most widely accepted system for doing so. We’re sure you’ll agree that the safety of workers should be the highest priority on any site and so here we go through each of these
Heat stress, when the body’s means of controlling its internal temperature starts to fail, is a serious concern for workers across a wide range of industries, and particularly for those working in confined spaces. Heat stress doesn’t just affect those working outside, but also those working inside or underground such as in mines, compressed air
Eye safety is no small matter when it comes to workplace injuries. They’re all too common, particularly when most of them are preventable. As you would expect, the best way to protect your eyes at work is to wear the right protection. It seems simple but you’d be amazed at how many people either don’t
Our brand new welfare van has arrived and is ready to be put to work! Our last van completed 197,000 miles and was an integral part of our rescue team’s life so we’re excited to put our new van to good use. Our new van provides both comfort and safety to workers, conforming to all
Reporting incidents and near misses is essential because it raises organisations’ awareness about what can go wrong so that actions and preventative measures can be taken. Incident reporting is NOT about pointing fingers or covering backs, despite the wide held perception that it is. As an organisation that takes safety seriously, it is up to
When an emergency arises in a confined space it can be incredibly dangerous and even lethal. Space is limited and the points of entry and exit can be barely big enough for a single person to fit through at any one time. The situation can be made even worse if would-be rescuers react too quickly
When it comes to gas detection, and especially when working in confined spaces, good habits save lives and checking your portable gas detector is working properly should become as routine as wearing a seat belt or locking your doors. Bump tests, calibration checks and full calibrations are how you can check your gas detector is
Civil Safety Training & Rescue is proud to be ISO 9001:2015 certified for our quality management system. ISO 9001:2015 is the most widely known and internationally accepted standard for quality management and recognises organisations with a quality management system that provides services that consistently meet regulatory and customer requirements. By adhering to the standard we
Each year in the UK a number of people are killed or seriously injured in confined spaces and so being aware of the common hazards and how to stay safe is vitally important. It is imperative that businesses ensure their staff not only understand what to look out for but are also able to work
Civil Safety Training & Rescue is pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for our commitment to achieving excellence in health, safety and wellbeing. Regarded as one of the UK’s leading health and safety schemes, Safecontractor recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. Managing Director of Civil
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