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Alpha’s COVID-19 statement

by Emily Godward
COVID-19

8th April 2021 Updated Risk Assessments: Updated Risk Assessment – RA COVID-19 Specific Protocol CS Courses Updated Risk Assessment – RA COVID-19 Open Courses Updated Risk Assessment – RA COVID-19 Customer Sites Updated Risk Assessment – RA COVID-19 Alpha Updated Risk Assessment – RA COVID-19 Specific Protocol First Aid Course 5th January 2021 Updated COVID-19 […]

New Suite of City & Guilds Confined Space Qualifications (6160)

by Emily Godward
Confined Space Training Courses

To meet with changes made in 2020 to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Confined Spaces, developed in conjunction with EU Skills, City & Guilds have reviewed their Confined Space qualifications and have recently announced a new suite of Confined Space qualifications (6160). The new qualifications will come into effect shortly, with the existing qualifications […]

Personal Development in a Pandemic

by Emily Godward
Personal Development in a pandemic

In times of a worldwide Pandemic, businesses struggling to survive and many employees on furlough, personal development has arguably taken a back seat on most businesses’ agenda. Committed to making the best of a bad situation, the Alpha team decided to do the opposite and pushed for members of the team to focus on their […]

Case Study – Breathing Apparatus Industrial Wearer Course

by Emily Godward
Breathing Apparatus

Including Chemical Protection Suits Our training allows us to work with a wide variety of businesses and sectors. We often work closely with our customers to provide training that is bespoke to their industry and their specific circumstances, such as this recent customer who required specific Breathing Apparatus training including Gas Tight Suits. The client […]

How our team are making the most of lockdown

by Emily Godward
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January is a tricky month in normal years with short days, wet and cold weather and the excitement of Christmas having died down. This year, the Pandemic has added another reason why you may not be feeling your best this month, so we’re always looking for ideas to share with you to make your every […]

Construction Health and Safety Trainers Required – SSSTS / SMSTS

by Emma
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We are looking at expanding our course portfolio and CITB courses we offer. This includes Site Safety Plus Courses such as: Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) To deliver any of the Site Safety Plus suite of courses, trainers must hold at least one of the following qualifications. NEBOSH […]

Managing Fire Hazards during the winter

by Emily Godward
Fire Safety

The winter months bring with them an increased risk of fires, more so than any other time of the year. This is due to a number of factors: Increased use of electrical equipment such as festive decorations, mobile heaters and heated blankets Fireplaces and candles create more open flames in the home People take part […]

Your mental health toolkit – from a Mental Health First Aider

by Emily Godward
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As we’re getting to grips with another national lockdown, we are only starting to realise the impact that the Coronavirus pandemic is having on the nation’s mental health. Mental health charities and public health bodies are ringing alarm bells about the extent to which the restrictions brought on by lockdowns have affected our mental wellbeing, […]

A look at the positives during the Pandemic

by Emily Godward
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It’s all too easy to get caught up in a negative narrative of the Pandemic, and whilst our business and staff have undoubtedly been affected by Coronavirus and the ensuing restrictions, we want to share some positive developments with you in this blog. Accreditation Both Alpha Training Safety Solutions and Rescue 2 gained their ISO 45001:2018 […]

Update on First Aid at Work (FAW) and Emergency First aid at Work (EFAW) certificates requalification

by Emily Godward

First aid providers have resumed first aid training and assessment. In some cases, there remains a back log or limited availability. FAW or EFAW certificates that expired after 16 March 2020 can remain valid until 31 October 2020 or 6 months from date of expiry, whichever is later. All requalification training for these certificates should […]