Health and Safety Training
We have been providing training solutions for over 30 years to some of the UK and Europe's biggest companies and organisations, and are established as one of the UK's leading health and safety training providers. We offer a range of health and safety training courses for you and your organisation, including accredited qualifications such as the NEBOSH General Certificate and the comprehensive NEBOSH Diploma, City & Guilds health and safety NVQs, IOSH Managing Safely courses and ConstructionSkills (CSkills)/CITB courses like the Site Supervisors SSSTS and Site Managers SMSTS certificates to name just a few.
To see the complete range of accredited courses and qualifications, please click on the names of the awarding bodies at the top of the page. Alternatively, see our overview page describing some of our most popular health and safety training courses and qualifications.
We also design and deliver unique health and safety training packages for organisations or individuals, including health and safety instructor courses, and training on specific topics such as COSHH, permit to work training, sharps training and environmental health and safety.
Our experienced health and safety consultants are available to help businesses meet their legal obligations in the various areas of health and safety. We provide a range of services including inspections, audits and professional health and safety advice.
Health and Safety NVQ Qualifications
For those unable to travel or get time off work to attend a classroom-based health and safety training course like a NEBOSH General Certificate, an NVQ is an ideal solution. Suitable for those already in a health and safety job role, an NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety relies upon the gathering of evidence acquired as you perform your workplace duties.
Our tailored, City & Guilds-approved ePortfolio system, known as Learning Assistant, allows health and safety NVQ candidates to complete and present their portfolio of evidence online. Candidates can now study when they want, where they want, with no bulky paper-based portfolios to manage, store or send through the post.
At ATC Risk Management our NVQ department works with hundreds of NVQ candidates each year to help them achieve the Level 3 or Level 5 National Vocational Qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety. Our numerous NVQ assessors work with individual delegates from start to finish in assisting them with building the required portfolio of evidence and the submission process.
Manual Handling Training
New e-Learning Course Added
We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our provision of manual handling training options to include an e-learning course.
With both single user licenses for individuals and discounted multiple-user licenses available for business customers who have a number of employees they would like to take the course, our manual handling online course is perfect for those who either do not require or cannot get the time away from the workplace to attend a more in-depth open course or bespoke training if it is a group of employees from the same company.
Injuries caused by incorrect manual handling techniques are one of the most common health and safety issues and are the cause for a great deal of worker absence as they take time off to recover. This makes manual handling one of the most important concerns for a business to address in terms of its health and safety considerations.
So whether you require an online course, wish to attend an open course or would like a tailored, bespoke manual handling course which deals with the specific manual handling risks that your employees will encounter in the workplace, at ATC Risk Management we can provide it all.
See our manual handling training section for more information.
Courses and Training Methods to Suit You
The introduction of various online fire training courses means that we now offer fire training in the form of open courses, as in-house/bespoke sessions at your premises, and now as online courses.
Whilst not recommended for extensive qualifications like the NEBOSH Fire Certificate, online courses are perfect for short topics such as fire extinguisher information and as an introduction to basic fire safety. Please see our fire training section for more information.
Permit to Work Training
Our in-house permit to work courses not only provide delegates with a detailed understanding of what permit to work systems are, but also covers the related topics such as the typical contents, issuing procedure, associated responsibilities of various people (issuer, workers etc) and potential pitfalls/solutions. The course will also use real life examples to highlight the importance of permit to work (PTW) systems, such as the Piper Alpha case study.
Permits to work are used for a variety of high-risk activities such as working in a confined space, 'hot' activities like welding, soldering etc and high-voltage work. Our permit to work training courses are tailored to the specific risks that face your workers. For more information, contact us online by clicking the 'Contact' button in the top right of the page, or call 0115 984 9940.
Environmental Health and Safety
Protecting the Environment as well as People
Health and safety is no longer just limited to preventing accidents and incidents which affect people. An increasing part of the subject involves the protection of the environment from damage caused by the actions of the business. This can include both deliberate behaviour such as the dumping of hazardous waste, as well as accidental impacts of incidents which were not prevented or contained.
New legislation and increasing public awareness has meant that environmental responsibilities are becoming more prevalent in health and safety courses. Along with being included as elements on popular qualifications such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, there are also specific environmental courses available like the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate.
Our environmental health and safety articles cover many issues, with topics including:
Employee Safety in the Workplace
In today's rigid business world, the health and safety of your employees should take priority over all else. Don't let workplace accidents bring your establishment to its knees. Most small businesses will never recover after a major catastrophe. Take control of your investments by hiring a team of professionals with over thirty years of quality service experience, and a track record for success. ATC Risk Management has had the opportunity to work directly with some of Europe's largest business establishments, and are proud to be one of the top health and safety training providers and risk management teams in the UK.
We here at ATC, are proud to offer top rated courses at affordable prices. Our direct approach to training is always catered directly to your unique industry, and will provide your employees with the information they need to prevent workplace incidents. If time constraints are an issue, ATC offers online health and safety courses which allow your team to complete training at their own individual pace. With multiple accreditations from Europe's top health and safety organisations, you can be sure that your employees are receiving cutting edge courses, which will help them create a safe working environment.
Businesses around the world lose billions every year to accidents that occur in the workplace. Fires, injuries, and other potential hazards can plague your company at any time, without notice. While you may never be able to guarantee that cataclysmic events will not take place, you can have the peace of mind knowing that your workforce has been trained to handle almost any situation, not to mention actually preventing it from happening in the first place. Plus, many major insurance firms give premium discounts to establishments that have undergone health and safety training courses.
Most workplace accidents are 100% preventable, and happened solely because the individual was unprepared for the situation at hand. Injuries and deaths are preventable, but it must be you that takes the first step to prepare your team for the worst. On average, more than 150 people die annually from workplace related accidents. According to the Health and Safety Executive, over 1.2 million people suffered injuries while on the job in 2014. Incidents such as this will cost employers more than fourteen billion pounds this year in the UK alone. The statistics can be quite staggering when seen for the first time. Below, we have provided a list of the top accident types and reasons for injuries which generally occur in a typical place of work:
Save yourself both time and money, by letting a team of professionals take charge of your health and safety training. Don't wait for the inevitable to strike. Prepare your employees today, and lower the probability of an accident. A safe workplace is a happy workplace. Give your employees and customers the assurance they deserve by enrolling in a health and safety course with ATC today.
The Need for Continuous Health and Safety Training
Health and safety training does not - and indeed should not - be seen as a one-off isolated event which, once completed, can simply be ticked off and paid little attention to going forward. Instead, a health and safety course should be seen as the starting point for a programme of continuous development and learning. Whether this is through additional courses at a higher academic level than the one(s) just sat, specialisation into a particular area such as fire or construction safety, a programme of coaching and mentoring within your business to teach others, or just keeping your knowledge refreshed through reading and self-study, learning should not stop as soon as the course has finished.
Complacency within an organisation can be just as dangerous and significant contributory factor towards accidents occurring as inadequate health and safety policies and safeguards can. For this reason, it is imperative that company managers and employees alike recognise the importance of continuous training, development, updating and refreshing of knowledge.
Food Safety Courses
New Online Food Safety Courses
Level 1 and Level 2 online food safety courses available, with individual courses aimed specifically at those in the catering, retail and manufacturing industries.
Click on the green "Online Courses" button above for more information regarding our online food safety courses and the other online health and safety training courses that we offer.
NEBOSH General Pages
More Info on our Most Popular Course
The NEBOSH National General Certificate provides a wealth of information, with the syllabus covering a variety of different health and safety topics which are relevant to the vast majority of workplaces. The scope and respect which this NEBOSH qualification commands makes it one of the most popular and sought after of courses.
For useful pages and articles about the NEBOSH General Certificate click here.
NEBOSH Diploma e-Learning
The lower cost and convenience of studying in your own time initially makes a NEBOSH Diploma look attractive by e-learning or distance learning formats. However, when it comes to learning enough to pass the assessments and actually achieving the qualification, it can often be an expensive false economy... Read Article
Danger of Spending Money on a NEBOSH General Certificate Online Course
Before spending any money on a NEBOSH General Certificate online course or distance learning option, it is essential to understand the dangers and realise that in most cases it can actually end up being more expensive in the long run... Read Article
Health and Safety Risks of Cutting Trees
One prominent danger which exists for both professionals and amateur gardeners alike is the risk of injury or death when cutting trees. Whether it is cutting a few branches to get more light into the garden, or chopping down entire trees to clear an area for development, there is always the risk of serious accidents... Read Article
To see if we currently have any vacancies for health and safety trainers or other office staff here at ATC Risk Management, please see our 'Current Vacancies' page by clicking here.