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We are fully committed to continuous training and development for all our Staff. All Desertoak Staff undergo the relevant training for the position that they hold within the company. We also promote further training to help benefit the Operative and, in turn, the company, and the client.

Below is a list of qualifications currently held by our Personnel.

 

Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) Course

This course is intended for Project Managers, Site Managers and Supervisors, as well as Proprietors of small to medium sized companies. Client-based personnel would also benefit from attending the course. Possession of this qualification is listed in the Approved Code of Practice for the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations as a demonstration of competence in the role of Site Manager.

To give an understanding of delegates' responsibilities and accountability for site safety, health and welfare, current health and safety legislation. This industry-recognised course is ideal for companies who need to meet the ever-increasing demand for evidence of sound health and safety management on site. The course fee includes the Construction Skills publication Construction Site Safety, Health, Safety and Environmental Information Manual (GE700), as well as other course materials.

Course Content:
• Health and Safety at Work Act
• CDM Regulations 2007
• Site set-up
• Risk Assessments/Method Statements
• Working at height
• Scaffolding
• Electricity
• Excavations
• Demolition
• Confined spaces
• Recent changes in accepted working practices

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Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme Course

This course is for first line Managers' - those who have, or are about to acquire supervisory responsibilities. It provides an introduction to health and safety, welfare and environmental issues for those requiring an understanding of their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities. It will provide a sound knowledge base, to enable them to give valuable assistance in safely managing a construction site.

Aims:
To ensure delegates have an overview of their responsibilities for health and safety on construction sites. This course is intended to give Site Supervisors' a clear understanding of how health and safety affects their role and the practical steps they can take to ensure a safe site. 

Content:
• Health and Safety at Work Act and relevant regulations
• Specific Site Issues, which include such topics as Working at Height
• Tool Box Talks
• Control of Sub-Contractors
• Health Issues

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Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Tests/Cards

CSCS was set up to help the construction industry to improve quality and reduce accidents.

CSCS cards are increasingly demanded as proof of occupational competence by Contractors', public and private Clients' and others. They cover hundreds of occupations, so whatever you do in construction there is a suitable card.

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First Aid at Work (3-Day) Course

Course Content includes
• Dealing with Blood Loss and Shock  
• Caring for an Unconscious Casualty (including Seizures)  
• Performing Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)  
• Burns and Scalds
• Disorders of the Airway  
• Poisoning
• Bone Injuries  
• Accident Reporting and Record Keeping  
• Recognition and Treatment Of Major Medical  Conditions,
  including administration of Aspirin and Epinephrine

Qualification:
Recognised first aider in the workplace
(First Aid at Work Certificate valid for 3-years)

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Emergency First Aid at Work (1-Day) Course

Course Content include:
 • The Aims of First Aid
 • Care of an Unconscious Casualty (including Seizures)  
 • Performing Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
 • Dealing with Blood Loss and Shock
 • Minor Burns and Scalds
 • Choking
 • Avoiding Cross Infection

Qualification:
Recognised Emergency First Aider at Work
(Emergency First Aider at Work Certificate valid for 3-years)

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The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Course

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF is a not-for-profit members' organisation that represents the interests of Manufacturers, Distributors, Users, Rental and Training Companies. It serves as a forum for all active in the world of powered access. IPAF has played a key role in promoting many of the design, safety and testing procedures that are now established in the powered access industry.

Those who successfully complete IPAF training are awarded the PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), the most widely held and recognised proof of training for Platform Operators. The PAL Card is valid for 5-years and shows the machine categories that the Operator has been trained in. It also features the holder's photo and signature, and can be verified by calling IPAF.

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Prefabricated Mobile Access Tower (PASMA) Training Course

The Work at Height Regulations 2005, require that the assembly, dismantling or alteration of Mobile Access Towers should only be undertaken by a competent person, or if being trained, under the supervision of a competent person

The Course content, Instructors and training premises are subject to a rigorous assessment, to ensure compliance with PASMA standards. After approval, all Registered Training Centres are subject to an ongoing audit regime conducted by Regional Training Scheme Auditors, to ensure that they continue to meet the high standards demanded by PASMA. .

The PASMA Standard Course Covers:
• Introduction to Mobile Access Towers
• Tower Assembly
• Stability
• Safe Use of Towers
• Repositioning Towers
• Tower Inspection
• Care & Maintenance
• Tower Dismantle
• Regulations and Standards

Successful delegates who pass a written and practical test are awarded a Competency Certificate and an encapsulated, credit card sized Photo-Card.

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Asbestos Awareness Course for the Construction Industry

Asbestos Awareness Training covers the following topics:

• The properties of Asbestos and its effects on health, including its interaction with smoking
• The types of products or materials likely to contain Asbestos, (decent Library of pictures)
• A short video appropriate to the work undertaken by  your workers
• The operations which could result in Asbestos exposure and the importance of preventive controls to minimise
  exposure
• Managers Responsibilities (how to protect workers and avoid a prosecution)
• Role of Asbestos Surveys and how to understand what is in them (with practical demonstration)
• Safe work practices, control measures, and protective equipment, (what you can do, what you can't do)
• The purpose, choice, limitations, proper use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment,
• Emergency procedures, (how to deal with an Asbestos incident)

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Morgan Sindall Many of our Staff, both Office and Site Personnel, have also attended Morgan Sindall's "Life" (Looking to an Incident Free Environment) and "ABC" (Active Behavioural Change) seminars.

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Training
We are fully committed to continuous training and development for all our Staff. All Desertoak Staff undergo the relevant training for the position that they hold within the company. We also promote further training to help benefit the Operative and, in turn, the company, and the client.

Below is a list of qualifications currently held by our Personnel.
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