Alpha’s COVID-19 Related Updates

by Emily Godward
COVID-19

25th May 2021 Updated Risk Assessments Mobile Confined Space Units – RA AQ1118 Confined Space Courses – Specific Protocols – RA AQ1113 General Precautions – Open Courses Poling – RA AQ1116 First Aid Courses – Specific Protocol – RA AQ1114  Updated Risk Assessment – RA COVID-19 Alpha 5th January 2021 Updated COVID-19 Policy With the new […]

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 […]

Industry Spotlight on Vineyards and Breweries

by Emily Godward
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Did you know that the UK is home to 2,273 breweries, around 770 vineyards and 165 wineries (source)? The wine industry in particular has grown consistently in recent years and employs around 1,700 people – although challenges such as COVID-19 and the resulting drop in demand from the hospitality sector and a reduction in seasonal […]

Menopause – what companies can do to support their teams

by Emily Godward
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As a responsible employer, you are likely to have a range of policies and procedures in place that cover things like illness, maternity and bereavement, to name a few. Their purpose is to outline the company’s stance on that particular topic and set out a clear set of expectations and processes, easily accessible to all. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Associate Trainers Required – Confined Space (National)

by Emily Godward

In order to qualify as a Trainer the candidate will need to obtain (or show evidence of working towards) the following nationally recognised qualifications as a minimum standard: Minimum Level 3 AET / PTLLS Or higher CTLLS / DTLLS / Cert Ed Or Hold TDLB NVQ Modules C21/C23/C24 and C27 or Modules L9/L10/L11 and L13 […]

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, […]