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Level 1 Award ONLY £150.00 (Tuesdays & Saturdays)

We are offering the Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in the Construction Environment for £125 (+vat). This route takes typically less than 7 days: 1 day to complete the training and only 5 working days for your certificate to arrive!     How does it work? The two items you NOW need to gain [...]

CITB 1 day H&S Awareness Certificate – £150.00

CITB Approved 1 day H&S Awareness Certificate for the NEW LABOURERS card  - ONLY £150.00 FROM 1ST JULY EXISTING GREEN & BLUE CARD HOLDERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON A UKCG SITE WITHOUT THE 1 DAY CITB APPROVED CERTIFICATE! http://www.ukcg.org.uk/fileadmin/clients/UKCG/document/health-and-safety/2013.02.14_UKCG_HS_Training_Standard.pdf The new card scheme is here for Labourers – make sure you have the right [...]

Two arrests in skills card safety fraud swoop.

Two London-based men have been accused of safety test fraud relating to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme following a multi-agency investigation.   Arrests were made in Ilford and Seven Kings following a co-ordinated probe by local neighbourhood policing teams, Immigration Officers, Environmental Health Officers and CITB’s Corporate Investigators.   Both men have been detained, cautioned [...]

Small building firms ‘cannot ignore health and safety responsibilities’

It is not just the large, multinational construction companies that have to take their health and safety responsibilities seriously.  Although they may have significantly fewer resources, small builders must also do everything within their power to protect their staff. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has pledged to punish any organisation that fails to appoint [...]

Scaffolder ignores HSE order to stop work

A Lancashire builder has landed in court after ignoring a formal warning from a passing HSE inspector to stop working on a dangerous scaffolding tower. Jack Sanderson and another builder were spotted carrying out work to the roof of a two-storey building on Burnley Road in Bacup by a passing inspector last January. The inspector [...]

Sub Contractors at Breaking Point over Pay Abuse!

Latest Survey Reveals Dire State of The Industry Shocking new research says that nearly 90% of Specialist Sub-Contractors have been subjected to unfair treatment or sharp practice over the last year, with the vast majority saying they are being underpaid, their work undervalued and almost never paid on time. The StreetwiseSubbie State of the Industry Survey [...]

2013 INTERNATIONAL SAFETY AWARDS NOW OPEN

Congratulations on winning an International Safety Award this year. In response to customer feedback we have opened the 2013 scheme earlier which will allow you more time to complete your application. Demonstrates your commitment to high health and safety standards International Safety Award certificate and trophy Entitlement to use the winners’ logo Press coverage for [...]

From the humble beginnings to wep:HSE training facility

Wep:HSE moved into 38b Pitshanger Lane in May 2012   As wep was growing, with new clients and more demand to provide accredited training we took the plunge and moved out of the summer house at the bottom of the garden and took over 38b Pitshanger Lane!  Previously owned by Watson & May Electrical Contractors who had [...]

NEW COURSE – APPOINTED PERSON TRAINING CPCS Category Code A61

APPOINTED PERSON TRAINING. Course starts 2nd July 2012. 8.30am.  London. CPCS Category Code A61 Who is the course for? This course is administered by the Construction Plant Certification Scheme and is designed for individuals who will be responsible for the planning, organising, monitoring and controlling of lifting operations in the workplace. Course aim and objective The aim [...]

A Bristol lift engineer has received more than £1m compensation

Richard Chodkiewicz, 53, was working on a lift installation for the new Radisson Blu hotel in Bristol, when the half-metre length of scaffold pole struck him in July 2008. Chodkiewicz and a colleague had been working at the bottom of the lift shaft. Another man 18 stories up was lifting the 3.7kg section of pole [...]