Alpha’s training session saves a life at local pub

by Emily Godward
First Aid Training

A recent medical emergency at The Fighting Cocks Pub in Alverstoke, Gosport led the management team to book a training course to teach them skills which they had to very quickly put to use for real. Following a choking incident at the pub, The Fighting Cocks management decided to upgrade their health and safety training […]

Awards Success for Alpha Training Safety Solutions

by Emily Godward
Awards

November 2018 saw Alpha Training receive a Highly Commended Award in the Medium sized Business category at the Worthing and Adur Business Awards 2018. Fast forward to March 2019, and Alpha were delighted to be awarded the MET 2019 Employer of the Year Runner Up accolade. The judging committee recognised that the processes put in […]

Alpha Training Safety Solutions are now an Approved Training Organisation for CITB

by Emily Godward
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We are delighted to announce that we have been approved to deliver Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) assured courses. The CITB’s job is to work with industry to encourage training, helping to build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce. The support and funding they provide helps companies to improve skills, increase their competitiveness and […]

10 Top Tips for making Health and Safety a priority in your Business

by Emily Godward
Top tips for making Health and Safety a priority

Everybody has the right to be safe within their working environment, and with employees being the most important asset to any organisation, it is surprising that Health and Safety is still considered something that companies have to do, rather than want to do and therefore not always considered a priority. Despite the Health and Safety […]

Why mental health needs to be on every business agenda

by Emily Godward

Mental health is a big issue, in everyday life as well as in the workplace. Mental health costs employers in the UK around £35 billion each year through staff absenteeism, reduced productivity and staff turnover. Poor mental health can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, background and seniority: from CEO’s through to students on work […]

7 small tips to reduce aches and pains in your everyday life

by Emily Godward
7 small tips to reduce aches and pains

Being a Health and Safety training company, our courses focus on teaching people the right skills to deal with emergency situations, and how to prevent those from arising. But what about those little niggles that we all get in our everyday life, that are not severe enough to warrant seeing a health professional? Ailments such […]

Case Study – Last minute confined space training course for Groundwork and Civil Engineering Company

by Emily Godward
Confined Space

Alpha Training recently worked with a large Groundwork and Civil Engineering Company that operates in the South East of England.  A last-minute training requirement meant that the client urgently needed a group of eight staff to be trained in City & Guilds Medium Risk Confined Spaces.  Due to operational pressures on resources they were unable […]

How to retain what you’ve just learnt

by Emily Godward
First Aid

Let’s say you’ve just attended a first aid training course, taken some notes and hopefully even passed the obligatory test at the end of the day. You feel that if something were to happen right now, shortly after the course, you’d be well prepared to deal with any first aid emergencies. But what if an […]

Companies fined for safety breaches after worker falls from height

by Emily Godward
Working at Height

Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries in the UK. Common incidents include falls from ladders and through fragile surfaces. A contractor and scaffolding company were sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker fell five metres from a roof. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how in December 2015 […]