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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 […]

Launching new digital learning options

by Emily Godward
Online learning

Alpha are excited to announce the launch of e-learning and blended learning options, in addition to the existing in person training provision from the Training Academy and at customer site. Managing Director Shaun Jackaman says “The introduction of additional ways of learning is the natural next step in being able to offer our customers a […]

FAQ’s – training in times of COVID-19

by Emily Godward
Coronavirus response FAQ

Having recently announced that we have recommenced our training courses, we understand that there are many questions that you as a delegate or course booker may have. We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions which will hopefully help answer any that you may have, but if there is anything we haven’t covered below […]

Alpha’s COVID-19 statement

by Emily Godward

23rd September 2020 Updated COVID-19 Policy 11th September 2020 Updated Risk Assessment – RA COVID-19 Specific Protocol CS Courses Updated Risk Assessment – RA COVID-19 Open Courses Updated Risk Assessment – RA COVID-19 Client Sites 18th August 2020 Specific Protocol – First Aid 30th June 2020 Updated Risk Assessment 1st June 2020 Please see attached […]

Alpha Training re-opens for business

by Emily Godward
COVID post

Following a period of reduced activity due to COVID-19 lockdown, Alpha Training is delighted to officially re-start the delivery of training courses. With open courses at the Training Academy already having re-started and bespoke courses being delivered across the UK, the team are looking forward to doing what they love best – delivering high quality, […]

A personal account of life in lockdown

by Emily Godward

Along with the rest of the world, our teams has been directly impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic and as a result, team members have either been working from home, or been furloughed in line with the government scheme. Here, we share the personal accounts of two of our team members about how they have coped […]

Who is responsible for Health & Safety on construction sites?

by Emily Godward
Health & Safety in construction

The UK construction industry is considered a high-risk industry and accounts for a large percentage of fatal and major injuries, as well as wide-ranging health issues. The most recent figures published by the Health & Safety Executive (30th October 2019) show that in 2018/19 there were: 30 fatal injuries to workers and seven to members […]

What to expect from an Alpha Confined Space training course

by Emily Godward
Confined Space Training

So you’ve been booked on to a confined space training course by your employer, you’ve received the joining instructions and course content for the day. But what exactly happens on the day? One of our recent delegates recalls his experience attending a Confined Space Basic Entry course: 8.45am I arrive at the Alpha Training Academy […]