IWTS Case Study – Jackson Jackson and Sons Limited

Jackson Jackson and Sons Limited is a medium sized Construction Company based in Rochdale, Lancashire. They undertake new build and refurbishment works in both construction (schools, hospitals and commercial properties) and social housing (roofing, windows and doors, heating systems, kitchens and bathrooms, green technologies such as solar panels and internal/external solid wall insulation etc.).

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The varied nature of their contracts means they undertake a lot of high risk work, such as work at height and in confined spaces as well as working with chemicals and the risks related to the various trades on site. Therefore, it is important that they protect the Company, it’s workforce and members of the public and this means keeping the workforce well-informed and trained to a high standard. It is also important that the Company is able to demonstrate to their Clients that they have a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce.

To this end, Jacksons has developed a close working relationship with IWTS to support them with training. A convenient location is one key reason that IWTS Ltd were chosen, being based just off the M60 motorway in Oldham and the centre is easy to get to with ample parking on site. IWTS offers tailored solutions to all of Jackson’s training needs at reasonable prices and courses are delivered in a timely manner. The IWTS tutors are friendly and helpful and every employee who has attended the various courses has only good things to say about them.

The Site Managers at Jacksons run very busy sites and have to manage their operatives, agency workers and sub-contractors as well as the work on site. To ensure they all have the necessary and up-to-date skills to manage the sites all Site Managers have recently undergone the CITB Site Managers Safety Training Scheme through IWTS and every one of them has praised the trainer, Peter Jackson, for his knowledge and for making this high level training both interesting and easy to follow.

The training centre in Oldham is modern, clean and comfortable and is fully accredited by a large number of awarding bodies. The Company finds it is easy to book the training, through the very friendly and helpful administration team headed by Val Perrin at IWTS, who provide easy to understand joining instructions for Jackson employees. Speaking of the service provided by IWTS, Jacksons said:

“It is a pleasure to work with such a highly professional organisation and Jacksons have no hesitation in recommending IWTS to other organisations.”





IWTS Case Study – Bailey International

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Offering a truly global service, leading national steeplejack company Bailey International, specialise in High Risk Working at Heights, on multi storey offices, high buildings, industrial structures and chimneys across the world. Therefore excellence in working at heights training is paramount to the company. As a renowned steeplejack company it is extremely important that they safe guard not only their business and employees interests safely, but also their clients and the general public with a thorough understanding of their legal obligations and requirements on site.

IWTS provided the solution to their training needs by not only offering the right training, but also providing professional health and safety advice following consultation. In addition to the essential training to meet with these pressing demands it was vital to them as a business to avoid incidents and potential accidents. Thereby ensuring a highly trained and fully competent workforce happy with the knowledge that their training enabled them to work more safely on site and with associated contractors.

Bailey International prides itself in supplying very highly skilled and competent operatives to their clients on all industrial and commercial sites requiring high access. With not only site operatives completing this training, but also including senior management and supervisors as well.  The close working relationship that was built with the team at IWTS went a very long way to ensure that this criterion was achieved.

Speaking of the service from IWTS, Andrew Bailey the Director at Bailey International said:

“We would have no hesitations in recommending IWTS to any other organisation requiring a highly professional standard from a health and safety training provider.”

Of particular note from IWTS was their attention to detail and the life like training courses utilising a purpose built confined space and working at heights simulator. All based at the new state of the art training facilities at the IWTS centre in Oldham. The health and safety training at IWTS is fully accredited by all of the relevant awarding bodies’ schemes to achieve required standards. To ensure that operatives at Bailey International achieve and maintain these necessary standards, they are regularly put through their paces in credible conditions that helps prepare them for real on site situations that they are likely to encounter in their daily work.

Of particular note was the 100% success pass rate from the courses undertaken, with a summary of the training given as follows by Bailey International:

  • The tutors are very highly experienced and provide first class tuition methods.
  • The tutors make our employees feel welcome and put them at ease.
  • All legislation and curriculum required is delivered in a friendly and very relaxed atmosphere.
  • The methods of teaching used by IWTS and the subjects that we have been taught have not only assisted us to comply with the our legal duties, but also assisted us in achieving far safer site working, which has led to bigger contracts.
  • All our staff who have attended courses at IWTS have been fully complimentary about their service, premises, realistic training environments and again how good the tutors are.
  • We will continue to use IWTS and their staff on an ongoing basis and our employees actually look forward to attending training courses at IWTS because they feel welcome and again put at ease.

IWTS provided Bailey International with the best up to date accredited health and safety training courses available, also supporting them in areas of advice, systems and risk management solutions with their helpfulness, honest approach and kindness to assist being second to none. Augmenting the high levels of training is the efficient first class administration process at IWTS which ensures fast and accurate booking of courses without delay, forwarding course booking materials and promptly turning certification around.  The comprehensive service given by IWTS positions it as a credible and professional provider.