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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.

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What Is A Method Statement And How Is It Used?

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

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Business As Usual At Civil Safety Training & Rescue

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

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Civil Safety Training and Rescue - New Road And Street Works Training Provided At Our Ramsey Site
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New Road And Street Works Training Provided At Our Ramsey Site

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

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Civil Safety Training and Rescue - Trained And Competent To Enter A Confined Space
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Are You Trained And Competent To Enter A Confined Space?

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

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Civil Safety Training & Rescue Constructionline Gold Member
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Civil Safety Training & Rescue Has Achieved Constructionline Gold Membership

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

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Civil Safety Training & Rescue - Safety Harness Inspection Checklist
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How Do I Inspect My Safety Harness?

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

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Confined Spaces: When Is A Permit-To-Work Required?

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

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Civil Safety Training & Rescue - Environmental Responsibility
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Civil Safety Training & Rescue is committed to environmental responsibility

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

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Civil Safety Training and Rescue - Hierarchy Of Hazard Controls
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How To Protect Employees From Workplace Hazards

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

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Civil Safety Training and Rescue - Heat Stress
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How To Spot And Prevent Heat Stress

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

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Civil Safety Training and Rescue - Eye Safety Threats and Protections
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Eye Safety: Threats And Protections

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

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Civil Safety Training & Rescue Has A New Welfare Van
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New Welfare Van For Civil Safety Training & Rescue

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

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Civil Safety Training and Rescue - Why Incident Reporting Matters
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Why Incident Reporting Matters And How To Get Your Staff To Do It

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

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Civil Safety Training and Rescue - How To Safely Rescue Someone From A Confined Space
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How To Safely Rescue Someone From A Confined Space

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

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Civil Safety Training and Rescue - How Can I Check My Portable Gas Detector Is Working Properly
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How Can I Check My Portable Gas Detector Is Working Properly?

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

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Civil Safety Training & Rescue is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

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

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Confined Spaces: Common Hazards and Staying Safe

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

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Civil Safety Training & Rescue SafeContractor Approved
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Safecontractor Accreditation for Civil Safety Training & Rescue

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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