Alpha’s COVID-19 statement

by Emily Godward
COVID-19

1st June 2020 Please see attached our COVID-19 Preparation poster. 20th May 2020 Please see attached our Risk Assessments (these are being reviewed regularly in line with government and accrediting bodies guidelines: Open Course Specific Protocol – Confined Space Specific Protocol – First Aid Mobile CSU The Alpha Group COVID-19 Policy 11th May 2020 Following […]

A personal account of life in lockdown

by Emily Godward
Lockdown

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 […]

5 ways how an IOSH certification can benefit your business

by Emily Godward
IOSH course qualification

Good health and safety practices make business sense. With annual statistics showing that there is still much work to be done to keep staff and suppliers safe, a companywide approach to adopting and retaining safe working conditions is key. In 2017/18, 30.7 million working days were lost due to work related ill health or workplace […]

Construction Health and Safety Trainers Required

by Emma
IOSH course qualification

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 […]

A Message about First Aid certification

by Emily Godward
First Aid Training

During these unprecedented times with Coronavirus Pandemic, Alpha Training have taken the guidance from the HSE (see below) in relation to all First Aid certificates as there will be a disruption in accessing courses to enable requalification. We are therefore extending all First Aid Certificates for a 3 month period for any certificate due to expire from 16th March 2020. […]

Update for City & Guilds certificate expiry dates

by Emily Godward

During these unprecedented times with COVID-19, Alpha Training have contacted City & Guilds in relation to the expiry of any C&G Confined Space certificates. This includes the following courses: C&G Confined Space Medium Risk : Water (6150-02) C&G Confined Space Medium Risk : Non Water (6150-52) C&G Confined Space High Risk : Water (6150-03) C&G […]

An update on our Climb for Henry

by Emily Godward

Following on from our January Mountain challenge a team of Alpha Group employees, associates, friends and family members pledged to walk the Llanberris Path up Mount Snowdon on the 7th March in ‘a climb for Henry’. In the weeks before the event, we kept a steady eye on the weather and just under a fortnight prior […]