New specialist ‘Safety Training Company’ launched: Industrial Water Training Services (IWTS) Ltd

Cropped IWTS Launch

January 22nd saw the official launch of new specialist training company, Industrial Water Training Services Ltd (IWTS)… specialising in confined space entry and rescue.


The IWTS team based in Oldham, Lancashire has a solid in depth background in delivering effective training across a variety of industrial health and safety training courses. To support this they also offer technical advice on safety equipment, health and safety consultancy and safety site audits.

With a remit to target essential key markets, IWTS aim is squarely at the major utilities, civils and the Construction sector. Additional to these sectors are the Local Authorities, Fire Service, pharmaceutical, chemical and associated sectors. The range of courses on offer include:

  • Confined Space and Breathing Apparatus
  • Working at Heights
  • Water Utility Courses
  • Health and Safety Courses
  • Water Jetting Courses
  • Management Courses
  • C-Skills Site Safety Plus
  • City & Guilds Assessment Awards
  • Custom Designed

The training initially will cater for both management and operatives from within the parent company, Industrial Water Jetting Systems (IWJS), before rapidly expanding to serve all industry sectors on a national basis. With the ability to serve up to 168 delegates per week with highly specialist training courses specifically tailored to meet client needs – where they want, when they want – delivered on site if required, weekends and evenings included.

Delegates attending courses will not only be trained to the highest standards possible, but they will be made more aware of the hazards and risks associated within their working environments. Specifically they will learn how these should be controlled to comply with legislation, guidance and national occupational standards.

IWTS prides itself with qualified tutors that are highly competent and experienced in all subject matters that they teach and assess in, this is supported and backed by the relevant awarding body and government licensing, such as City & Guilds, Construction Skills (C-Skills), Water Jetting Association and more.

 This requires IWTS to be constantly aware of existing safety legislation and standards, or any impending changes to them. With the capability to position itself as a highly professional and fully licensed/accredited training provider, this confirms and ensures safety compliance at all times.

IWTS offers the latest ‘state of the art’ facilities, with training rooms fully equipped with the latest presentational aids, with all rooms designed to ensure that delegates are comfortable whilst attending theoretical courses. In addition, IWTS has invested in purpose built practical confined space entry training rig that uniquely caters for all levels of confined space entry working, tunnelling, and working at heights, also rope access and rescue. The rig provides hands on training to simulate a realistic working environment; with all equipment required for training being new and of the highest standard available being used throughout industry.

Looking to the future, IWTS plans to provide additional regional training centres, with all of them offering ‘state of the art’ highly contemporary training facilities.

Speaking about the new enterprise extending the reach and depth of the Group, Christopher Stewart the Managing Director of Industrial Water Jetting Systems said:

“Developing our own safety training company at IWTS, gives us the capability to provide nationally accredited safety training. Both for ourselves at IWJS and the wider UK market. This will further ensure that our major clients in the utilities have the upmost confidence in us to deliver our services to the highest safety standard. We now offer a comprehensive and dedicated service that ensures the highest levels of confined space entry and related safety training available.”

Launching their new ‘state of the art training’ resource in Lancashire, the team comprises of Peter Jackson, Training Director, Val Perrin, Administration Director and Tim Graham, Centre Manager. The IWTS team is based in their new purpose built facilities at Hollinwood Business Centre on Albert Street, Oldham, OL8 3QL and can be contacted on: 0161 393 8419

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