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IWTS Launches New Flood Defence Course at Flood Expo

SURFACE WATER FLOOD DEFENCE COURSE LAUNCHES AT FLOOD EXPO 2017

IWTS is delighted to offer a new course to train those required to meet the challenges of surface water flooding – with the first fully accredited training in the UK! The Local Government Authority states that no single body is responsible for managing flood risk. All organisations with responsibility to respond and be involved must train their people to work safely in and around surface water flooding. This can now be achieved under full City & Guilds Accreditation by training with IWTS. Key points adressed are:

● Reduce flood risk
● Rescue & care in emergencies
● Maintain Power & Water supplies and protect essential services
● Advice to protect families & homes
● Stay healthy & speed up recovery

All IWTS surface water flood defence training courses carry full City and Guilds Accreditation to meet corporate compliance to prepare and mitigate the demands placed on Local Authorities, Government Agencies and the Emergency Services across the UK

IWTS Training Director, Peter Jackson said:

“At IWTS we’ve launched not only the first fully accredited surface water flood defence training course in the UK. But also, we’ve developed a unique flood simulation area that shows how to handle the risks from flooding. This area shows how to reduce the hazards caused by flooding and to manage risks to direct water away from flooded areas and work safely. Our simulator’s the first of its kind in the UK and brings much more realism when we train delegates to handle flooding. We also teach the theory of hazard and risk control, in line with legal requirements and industry best practices. We believe we offer a total training package to handle flood events safely and professionally, to mitigate risk successfully.”

Utilities companies and other organisations are obliged to deal with flood emergencies that can put life at risk; including at their own serviced installations. Local and Regional Authorities must clear highways safely, redirect traffic and maintain the safety of the public – from flood hazards and possible life threatening risks. Emergency Services, large organisations, utility companies and property owners, all have their own responsibilities. All are required to have schemes in place for the safety of individuals and prepare and implement Surface Water Management Plans (SWMP).

Now available… the IWTS training brochure!

The IWTS training brochure

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Available online on the IWTS website as a downloadable pdf or simply request your copy of our brochure by emailing info@iwts.co.uk. The brochure provides an essential background on IWTS and the comprehensive range of specialist Health & Safety course we can offer your organisation.

 

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.

 

IWTS team raises the bar in training standards…

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Raising the bar in training standards, Oldham based health and safety training company Industrial Water Training Services (IWTS) Ltd has now achieved TAQA approved status… doing so in record time!

 

C&G_APPROVED_CENTRE_FC_RGBThe achievement was all the more significant as the training company just launched officially at the start of 2016. Reflecting that the right framework was already well in place to “hit the ground running” in providing officially approved course delivery of the highest standard in health and safety, along with other training. With members of the team achieving Level 3 in Assessing and Level 4 in Internal Quality Assurance to meet the required standards.

The purpose of the City and Guilds Training Assessment and Quality Assurance (TAQA) scheme is to train assessors and tutors, along with those carrying out quality assurance, to meet officially recognised national standards; to have the necessary competence to deliver these functions effectively. These qualifications are designed to equip a broad range of assessors, trainers, facilitators and teachers to support learners successfully. IWTS is now even more effectively positioned as a highly professional and fully licensed/accredited training provider, to ensure that safety compliance is met at all times when delivering training provision.

Speaking about reaching the nationally required training standard, Mike Todd who completed the 3 day assessment programme at IWTS on behalf of City & Guilds said:

“The team at IWTS now meets the most up to date TAQA qualifications, fully attaining the requirements set by National Occupational Standards (NOS) and City & Guilds.

IWTS took the decision to undergo stringent assessment, as many training companies still use staff who don’t hold the necessary up to date qualifications and therefore are working to the old A1/A2 Assessors Qualifications… that are no longer valid. These were replaced in 2010 by the much more rigorous TAQA standards that are currently required from all training centres approved by City & Guilds.

This ensures that IWTS customers, can be confident to receive the highest quality training assessment and internal quality assurance practise across all qualification routes, delivered by the centre.”

Achieving TAQA approved status as a training organization, reaffirms that IWTS has the ability to deliver training that is officially recognized and meets awarding bodies’ stringent requirements. This is of paramount importance, since only fully accredited and approved health and safety training is recognized nationally. Being mandatory by Law that only fully trained operatives must work in hazardous conditions and to do so safely when working in such circumstances in the UK – only after approved and accredited training from a competent provider.

Primarily, IWTS makes certain that its health and safety training delegates learn how to work effectively and safely in hazardous conditions to comply with legislation, guidance and national occupational standards. Priding itself with qualified tutors who are highly competent and experienced in all aspects that they teach and assess in; IWTS courses are supported and backed by the relevant national awarding bodies with official licensing from City & Guilds, CITB Construction Skills (Cskills) and the Water Jetting Association.

IWTS can train up to 168 delegates per week delivering highly specialist training courses to delegates from its modern purpose built training facilities in Oldham. With the added ability to simulate realistically, confined space and at height working environments in training scenarios, with its custom built training simulator. They can also offer bespoke training to meet client needs – where they want, when they want – delivered on site if required, at weekends and evenings if needed (including varied shift patterns and in line with awarding body scheme permission).

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Based at Oldham in Lancashire, the team comprises of Peter Jackson, Training Director, Val Perrin, Administration Director and Tim Graham, Centre Manager. The IWTS team can be contacted at their new purpose built facilities at the Hollinwood Business Centre on Albert Street, Oldham, OL8 3QL

Tel:  0161 393 8419   Email:  info@iwts.co.uk   Web: www.iwts.co.uk

Visit IWJS TV on YouTube… and see the new IWTS video!

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Visit our IWJS TV page on YouTube to see the latest video from specialist health and safety company, Industrial Water Training Services Ltd (IWTS).

IWTS is well positioned to be a leading provider in specialized health and safety training in the UK, offering ‘state of the art’ training facilities including a unique custom built confined spaces/heights training simulator. The simulator creates realistically both confined space and at heights working environments. To ensure trainees can experience these environments first-hand safely, under controlled conditions, using the latest equipment available. All can be seen and experienced at the IWTS training centre in Oldham.

IWTS’s aim is to deliver first class, top quality training. Just click and follow the link below to see the new video:

https://youtu.be/Hz-fwIUwTOE

You can find IWTS at: Hollinwood Business Centre, Albert Street, Failsworth, Oldham OL8 3QL

Tel: 0161 393 8419    Email: info@iwts.co.uk    Web: www.iwts.co.uk

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IWTS Launches New Website

 

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Oldham based health and safety training company, Industrial Water Training Services (IWTS) Ltd, launched their new website on the 1st February.

 

IWTS Open Day - Linkedin ImageThe stylish new site features the full range of courses available from IWTS and further builds upon the corporate branding derived from parent company, Industrial Water Jetting Systems Ltd. Benefiting clients with web design that is clear and insightful, whilst giving them the confidence and knowledge that IWTS is a training provider fully backed by the assets of a strong and successful parent group, IWJS Ltd.

The new website will serve as the conduit for new and existing clients to link into the resources offered by IWTS in serving the specialist health and safety training market.

Built to be easily and intuitively used to give full information on the range of courses on offer, the new website sets new standards in multimedia communications in the training sector. Positioning IWTS as an innovator in health and safety training delivery across the UK.

The new website can be checked out on www.iwts.co.uk

On the site can be found details of the following specialist health and safety training courses on offer:

  • 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 Courses

IWTS can train up to 168 delegates per week delivering highly specialist training courses. They can also offer bespoke training to meet client needs – where they want, when they want – delivered on site if required, at weekends and evenings if needed (including varied shift patterns and in line with awarding body scheme permission).

The new website positions IWTS effectively as a highly professional and fully licensed/accredited training provider that ensures safety compliance at all times.

The IWTS site reaffirms that course delegates are trained to the highest standards to raise their awareness of the hazards and risks associated within their daily working environments. Making certain that they will learn how work effectively in these conditions to comply with legislation, guidance and national occupational standards. Priding itself with qualified tutors who are highly competent and experienced in all aspects that they teach and assess in; IWTS courses are supported and backed by the relevant awarding bodies and official licensing including City & Guilds, CITB Construction Skills (Cskills) and the Water Jetting Association.

Based at Oldham in Lancashire, the team comprises of Peter Jackson, Training Director, Val Perrin, Administration Director and Tim Graham, Centre Manager. The IWTS team can be contacted at their new purpose built facilities at the Hollinwood Business Centre on Albert Street, Oldham, OL8 3QL 

Tel: 0161 393 8419  Email:  info@iwts.co.uk   Web: www.iwts.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

IWTS unveils unique ‘Health & Safety’ training environment simulator…

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Oldham based specialist health and safety training company, Industrial Water Training Services Ltd (IWTS); unveils its unique confined space entry, high roped access and rescue training simulator.

IWTS unveiled their purpose built outdoor modular training simulator, at its training centre in Oldham in January. The ‘state of the art’ unit allows realistic working at heights, rescue and confined space entry training. The design of the simulator covers a wide range of situations for people working daily within industrial environments in construction, major water utilities and the gas and petro chemical sectors. Replicating effectively a wide range of health and safety scenarios where breathing apparatus, PPE and associated equipment must be worn and used correctly by trained professionals. Different working environments are simulated realistically including under total darkness in specially designed confined spaces; along with working at heights and rescue training.

Speaking about the new training simulator, Peter Jackson, Training Director at IWTS said:

“Being health and safety professionals, we saw a clear gap in the market for a training company to offer realistic and convincing working environments, using a purpose built training simulator. Especially in hazardous environments requiring specialist confined space entry training when breathing apparatus is required to be used with the right PPE and associated kit. Or fall arrest equipment too, which is used when working at heights and rescue training.” He went on to say…

“A training room can only deal with theory, it can’t provide life-like scenarios that are necessary to train effectively in health and safety. Which means that professionals needing this training are often left to practise their learning on the job, broadly speaking. We at IWTS on the other hand, put our training delegates through highly realistic controlled simulated situations. Enabling them to be better prepared, by experiencing these situations at first hand when training, to reduce risk and work more safely.”

The training simulator is just one example of the extensive investment from parent company Industrial Water Jetting Systems (IWJS) Ltd, at the Oldham centre. The simulator is ‘state of the art’ to demonstrate realistic working environments to minimise risk where safety is paramount. With the new centre also using the latest training equipment available, to deliver in its modern training rooms, expert health and safety tuition that’s second to none. IWTS offers a comprehensive range of health and safety training courses to professionals in industry which includes:

  • 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 Courses

With the ability to train up to 168 delegates per week delivering highly specialised training courses. They also offer bespoke training to meet client needs – where they want, when they want – delivered on site if required, at weekends and evenings if needed (including varied shift patterns and in line with awarding body scheme permission).

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Course delegates are trained to the highest standards possible to make them more aware of the hazards and risks associated within their daily 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 who are highly competent and experienced in all aspects that they teach and assess in; supported and backed by the relevant awarding bodies and official licensing including City & Guilds, CITB Construction Skills (Cskills) and the Water Jetting Association.

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

Based at Oldham in Lancashire, the team comprises of Peter Jackson, Training Director, Val Perrin, Administration Director and Tim Graham, Centre Manager. The IWTS team can be contacted at their new purpose built facilities at the Hollinwood Business Centre on Albert Street, Oldham, OL8 3QL 

Tel: 0161 393 8419  Email:  info@iwts.co.uk  Web: www.iwts.co.uk

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

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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

For more visit: www.iwts.co.uk