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Southern Training can provide industry-related training and assessment for candidates wishing to obtain a recognised qualification. We offer a wide range of courses and accreditations listed below.

We are a registered test centre for CPCS, ALLMI, IPAF and PASMA.

Courses can be held at either one of our training centres or alternatively we can deliver training on a site of your choice (subject to suitability).

For further details please contact us at training@southerncranes.co.uk or ring 01403 790874.

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Lifting Operation Courses
Lifting Operation Course
Appointed Person
The Appointed Person holds overall responsibility of the lifting operation. This includes the calculation, planning and execution. This safety critical role requires people to understand different types of cranes, duty charts, safety devices, lifting accessories and load pressures. The course is designed to progressively teach the candidate about the health and safety at work act, BS7121, load calculations, ground pressures, crane capacities, scale drawings, lift plan writing and machine selection. This is a five-day classroom-based course that requires mathematical calculations based on various crane configurations and so all candidates should have prior knowledge of lifting operations before attending this course. Southern Training can take no responsibility for candidate non-achievement due to inexperience of lifting operations.

7-day entry level: for people with no experience
5-day standard: for people with limited experience
Refresher: for people who have had AP training previously

Course content:

  • Observe regulations and Codes of Practice
  • Compile safe systems of work including method statements
  • Take personal responsibility
  • Describe different types of cranes and associated terminology
  • Understand crane documentation
  • Understand crane stability, duty charts and safety devices
  • Appreciate tower cranes
  • Observe British Standard 7121 Safe Use of Cranes Guidelines sections 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Recognise the role of appointed persons
  • Plan a lift (angle calculations, scale drawings, lift capacity requirement, mat size calculations)
  • If the candidate already holds the CPCS Code A40 Slinger/Signaller, you will also achieve the CPCS Code A62 Crane Supervisor qualification.

The final theory assessment is a written question paper in which candidates need to achieve a minimum of 80%. The practical assessment is the correct planning of a selected type of lift that must incorporate a scale drawing.

On the successful completion of the theory and practical assessment, the candidate will be issued with a trained operator card.

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Lifting Operation Course
Slinger/Signaller
This course is for people who wish to hold the position of a slinger/signaller. As a safety critical operator, the slinger/signaller holds responsibility for the suspended load from the moment it leaves the ground to the point of landing, including the security of the load once it has been landed. The course is specifically designed to meet the current needs of industry and will provide the candidate with the knowledge and practical skills needed to prepare, guide and position suspended loads safely. We deliver three types of courses:

4-day entry level: for people with no lifting experience
3-day standard: for people with limited lifting experience
2-day experienced: for people that have a minimum of 100 proven hours. Please note: The candidate must have the hours required and have been signed off by a manager.

Course content:

  • UK legislation
  • Lifting equipment appreciation
  • Understand the risks and hazards involved in lifting operations
  • Establish the weight and dimensions of loads and communicate this information to the crane operator
  • Understand the vector forces that are placed upon lifting slings at various angles
  • Select appropriate lifting tackle and attach and detach it correctly and safely
  • Use clear and unambiguous signals to direct the actions of a crane moving loads of various weights and dimensions
  • Determine the serviceability of lifting accessories and maintain and store them
  On the successful completion of the theory and practical assessment, the candidate will be entitled to hold the CPCS Trained Operator (red) card that lasts for two years.

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Lifting Operation Course
Lift Supervisor
This course is for people who have been operating as a slinger / signaller and now wish to progress to supervising lifting operations. The Lift Supervisor is a safety critical role and holds the responsibility of carrying out the lift to the correct safe system of work (as set out by the appointed person). On successful completion of the course, the candidate will understand health and safety legislation, BS 7121 guidance, how to supervise a lifting operation correctly, and responsibilities held by key personnel. We deliver two types of courses:

3-day standard: for people with lifting experience
5-day direct access: 2.5 days are taken for slinger/signaller duties, 2.5 days are taken for lift supervisor duties.

Course content:

  • Legislation, regulations and Codes of Practice relating to lifting duties
  • Safe systems of work including method statements
  • Taking personal responsibility
  • Different types of cranes and associated terminology
  • Understanding crane documentation
  • Understanding crane stability, duty charts and safety devices
  • Crane appreciation
  • Observing British Standard 7121
  • Understanding the role of crane supervisor
  • Understanding the role of appointed person

On the successful completion of the theory and practical assessment, the candidate will be issued with a trained operator card.

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Lifting Operation Course
ALLMI Lorry Loader
No pre-course requirement:

Although there is no requirement for any pre-training or testing, you will be provided a Previous Experience form which we would require you to complete prior to course registration.

Course information:

ALLMI Lorry Loader course

The ALLMI Operator course is either one or two days in duration (depending on whether the candidate is a novice or experienced operator). Both the one and two day courses culminate in a written and practical examination.

The assessment process is set by ALLMI and administered by the instructor. It consists of two theoretical assessments and one practical. The theoretical assessments consist of a set of core multiple choice and ‘open’ questions, as well as questions which relate specifically to the crane attachment being used. The practical assessment is designed to identify whether the candidate has the appropriate practical skills to operate a lorry loader safely and efficiently.

Novice operator: 2 days (minimum of 2 candidates, maximum 4)
Experienced or Refresher: 1 day (minimum of 1 candidate, maximum 4)
Conversion (practical): 1 day (minimum of 1 candidate, maximum 4)

ALLMI Lorry Loader and ALLMI Slinger/Signaller are the same duration.

This operator course only covers very basic slinging. The candidates will need to attend an ALLMI Slinger Signaller course to be proficient.

For explanation of categories, please see the following link: https://www.allmi.com/operator-training/operator-training-categories.html

Please note the minimum candidate numbers as this is on-site only training.

Also please check the level of course you require (i.e. novice or refresher, for example) as this designates the course duration.

Please note: All courses will be on the customer site using the customer’s vehicle. Should a candidate require the course, but has no vehicle we can point you in the direction of one of our associated training providers.
For on-site training please provide the full address details. Any equipment used on site must be certified and in full safe working order.

NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

Upon successful completion of the course, every candidate will receive an identity card and certificate, and will be registered on the ALLMI Operator database. The certificate and identity card are valid for five years, after which time refresher training and assessments will need to be undertaken. Both the identity card and certificate state the categories for which the operator is licensed. Candidates also receive the ALLMI Operator’s manual, which is used as a reference guide throughout their career.

ALLMI Operator training is the UK’s only lorry loader training program to be commended by the Health & Safety Executive. The program is also recognised by Build UK and approved by CSCS.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Lifting Operation Course
Overhead Gantry Crane
No pre-course requirement:

Accredited by us, our own accreditation shows proof of appropriate and robust training in the category required. This method is suitable for companies who place their employees in a single work place and is not always recognised by others. It is internally regulated and so can be adapted to suit requirements.

Course information:

Overhead Gantry Crane Course (including slinging of loads)

Duration: 1 day
Min/Max: Minimum of four / maximum of eight people
Location: Client site with client machine

Incorporating theoretical and practical training to cover current UK legislation, best practice use and general health & Safety, this one-day in-house course will enable the user to correctly sling loads and operate an overhead gantry crane to a safe standard.

Please note the minimum candidate numbers as this is on-site only training.

This course will be on the customer site using the client’s equipment.

For on-site training please provide the full address details. Any equipment used on site must be certified and in full safe working order.

NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement and a photo I.D. card.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Lifting Operation Course
Mobile Crane
Course information:

This 10-day course will provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills required to safely set up and operate a mobile crane. Successful candidates will gain a CPCS accredited qualification and will be able to competently set up, de-rig and operate a mobile crane.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no requirement to drive the crane on the public highway (Road Traffic Act) but part of the test includes manoeuvring into position. Although not mandatory, it is highly recommended that the candidate obtains the category C1 on their driving license PRIOR to attending this course.

10-day standard: for people with zero or limited experience
12-day (incl Slinger Signaller): to include Slinger Signaller
ST Refresher: for people who have experience / training already Course content

  • Operating the crane safely, correct positioning
  • Respond to recognised crane signals accurately
  • Position the crane correctly
  • Alter jib lengths and associated safety devices
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine maintenance
  • Understand duties charts
  • Programme safe-load indicators
  • Understand the basic theory of power units, transmission systems and control systems
  • Understand the effects of radius change on the safe working capacity
  • Observe statutory regulations and Codes of Practice
  • Gauge the effect of shock loading on structural strength, stability and load displacement
  • Recognise the principles of safe slinging, the types and capacities of chains, slings and lifting gear
  • Understand the safe use of outriggers
  • Be aware of transport regulations and how to prepare to go on the public highway
  • Theory and practical assessments

On the successful completion of the theory and practical assessment, the candidate will be issued with a trained operator card.

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Lifting Operation Course
Lifting Ops Awareness
No pre-course requirement:

Accredited by us, our own accreditation shows proof of appropriate and robust training in the category required. This method is suitable for companies who place their employees in a single work place and is not always recognised by others. It is internally regulated and so can be adapted to suit requirements.

Course information:

Lifting Operations Safety Awareness Course

Duration: 1 day
Min/Max: Minimum of five / maximum of ten people (classroom)
Location: Client site or our Training Centre (maximum 10 ppl)

Bespoke training that is tailored to the client in order to understand risk management and the legal aspects of plant operations. We currently deliver this course to major contractors and their sub-contractors for their site management teams, tailored to suit their requirements.

The course is one day long and covers the legal responsibilities of both the lifting team and the primary contractors. It looks at current knowledge and then builds on it so that each site manager understands their requirement to correctly monitor the planning phase and operational phase of all types of lifting operations. We look at current duty holder responsibilities, what a contractor should expect of a lifting company such as ourselves, the real difference between a contract lift and standard crane hire, the physical safety parts and checks that should be included with a lift team and the identification of poor practice.

The day is split between training room discussions of all lifting operations and practical observations of crane, excavator and (if available) lorry loader set-up and good practices. We normally hold it at our Training Centre at Southwater, we can also hold it on-site. Tailored to suit, with or without the machinery present. NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Lifting Operation Course
ALLMI Slinger/Signaller
No pre-course requirement:

Although there is no requirement for any pre-training or testing, you will be provided a Previous Experience form which we would require you to complete prior to course registration.

Course information:

ALLMI Slinger Signaller course

The ALLMI Slinger / Signaller course content is very comprehensive and so cardholders are able to use their skills when performing Slinger / Signaller duties with other types of lifting equipment, not just lorry loaders. The course duration is one day for experienced candidates and a minimum of two days for novice candidates. A maximum of four candidates can attend a course. Both courses culminate in a written and practical examination.

The assessment process is set by ALLMI Ltd and administered by the Instructor. It consists of two theoretical assessments and one practical. The theoretical assessments consist of a set of multiple choice and ‘open’ questions. The practical assessment is designed to identify whether the candidate has the appropriate practical skills to perform their duties as a Slinger / Signaller safely and efficiently.

Novice operator: 2 days (minimum of 2 candidates, maximum 4)
Experienced or Refresher: 1 day (minimum of 1 candidate, maximum 4)
Conversion (practical): 1 day (minimum of 1 candidate, maximum 4)

ALLMI Lorry Loader and ALLMI Slinger/Signaller are the same duration.

For explanation of categories, please see the following link: https://www.allmi.com/operator-training/operator-training-categories.html
Please note the minimum candidate numbers as this is on-site only training.

Also please check the level of course you require (i.e. novice or refresher, for example) as this designates the course duration.

Please note: All courses will be on the customer site using the customer’s vehicle. Should a candidate require the course, but has no vehicle we can point you in the direction of one of our associated training providers.
For on-site training please provide the full address details. Any equipment used on site must be certified and in full safe working order.

NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

Upon successful completion of the course every candidate will receive an identity card and certificate, and will be registered on the ALLMI database. The certificate and identity card are valid for five years, after which time refresher training and assessments will need to be undertaken. Candidates also receive the ALLMI Slinger / Signaller manual, which is used as a reference guide throughout their career.

The ALLMI Slinger / Signaller course is approved by CSCS.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Plant Machinery Courses
Plant Machinery Course
Mobile Crane
Course information:

This 10-day course will provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills required to safely set up and operate a mobile crane. Successful candidates will gain a CPCS accredited qualification and will be able to competently set up, de-rig and operate a mobile crane.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no requirement to drive the crane on the public highway (Road Traffic Act) but part of the test includes manoeuvring into position. Although not mandatory, it is highly recommended that the candidate obtains the category C1 on their driving license PRIOR to attending this course.

10-day standard: for people with zero or limited experience
12-day (incl Slinger Signaller): to include Slinger Signaller
ST Refresher: for people who have experience / training already Course content

  • Operating the crane safely, correct positioning
  • Respond to recognised crane signals accurately
  • Position the crane correctly
  • Alter jib lengths and associated safety devices
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine maintenance
  • Understand duties charts
  • Programme safe-load indicators
  • Understand the basic theory of power units, transmission systems and control systems
  • Understand the effects of radius change on the safe working capacity
  • Observe statutory regulations and Codes of Practice
  • Gauge the effect of shock loading on structural strength, stability and load displacement
  • Recognise the principles of safe slinging, the types and capacities of chains, slings and lifting gear
  • Understand the safe use of outriggers
  • Be aware of transport regulations and how to prepare to go on the public highway
  • Theory and practical assessments

On the successful completion of the theory and practical assessment, the candidate will be issued with a trained operator card.

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Plant Machinery Course
Forward Tip Dumper
Course information:

This 1-2 day course will provide the candidate with foundation training and assessment in operating and maintaining forward tipping dumpers. The duration of the course can be shorter for the more experienced candidate.

2-day experienced: for people who are experienced operators 3-day novice operator: for people with zero experience
ST Refresher: for people who have experience / training already

Course content:

  • UK legislation
  • Operate the machine to a minimum standard
  • Fit and operate ancillary equipment
  • Site the machine safely and efficiently
  • Know which minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures are necessary, and be able to carry them out
  • Prepare the machine for travelling on the public highway
  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine
  • Apply all necessary safety precautions
  • Understand how diesel engines work and how various parts of the machine operate
  • Theory and practical assessment

On the successful completion of the theory and practical assessment, the candidate will be issued with a trained operator card.

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Plant Machinery Course
360 Tracked Excavator
Course information:

This course can be from 1-10 days depending on the experience of the candidate. It will provide
candidates with the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to operate an excavator safely and productively.

3-day experienced: for people who are experienced operators
5-day novice operator: for people with limited experience
7-day entry level: for people with zero experience
ST Refresher: for people who have experience / training already

Course content:

  • UK legislation
  • Operate the excavator 360° tracked safely and productively
  • Fit and operate ancillary equipment
  • Site the machine safely and efficiently
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine
  • Follow all necessary safety precautions
  • Be aware of the necessary routine adjustments and service procedures, and carry them out
  • Work to levels with the aid of laser equipment
  • Theory and practical assessment

With lifting ops:

A separate practical test is required for the operation of lifting with excavators.

  • Setting up for lifting
  • Lifting and floating loads
  • Blind lifting
  • Lift and travel

On the successful completion of the theory and practical assessment, the candidate will be issued
with a trained operator card.

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Plant Machinery Course
Telescopic Handler
Course information:

This course can be 1-5 days and will provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills for the operation and basic maintenance of a telescopic handler. Course duration will be shorter if the candidate has previous experience. CPCS or Southern Cranes accreditation.

3-day experienced: for people who are experienced operators 4-day novice operator: for people with limited experience
5-day entry level: for people with zero experience
ST Refresher: for people who have experience / training already

Course content:
  • Operate the machine for all normal tasks
  • Decide whether a particular load is safe to lift
  • Carry out routine servicing procedures and maintenance as necessary, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Know how the machine works and the maintenance requirements involved
  • Understand the effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability
  • Know how to load, store and transport representative materials
  • Understand the basic construction of pallets

On the successful completion of the theory and practical assessment, the candidate will be issued with a trained operator card.

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Plant Machinery Course
Forklift
No pre-course requirement:

Accredited by us, our own accreditation shows proof of appropriate and robust training in the category required. This method is suitable for companies who place their employees in a single work place and is not always recognised by others. It is internally regulated and so can be adapted to suit requirements.

Course information:

This course can be from 1-5 days depending on the experience of the candidate and will provide the knowledge and practical skills required to operate a counterbalance forklift.

Novice (zero experience): 3 days (minimum of 2 candidates, maximum 4)
Standard (limited experience): 2 days (minimum of 2 candidates, maximum 4)
Refresher / experienced: ½ day (minimum of 2 candidates, maximum 3)
Refresher / experienced: 1 day (minimum of 4 candidates, maximum 6)

Please check the level of course you require (i.e. novice or refresher, for example) as this designates the course duration.

Client site with client machine

Please note the minimum candidate numbers as this is on-site only training

Also please check the level of course you require (i.e. novice or refresher, for example) as this designates the course duration

Please note: All courses will be on the customer site using the client’s equipment

For on-site training please provide the full address details. Any equipment used on site must be certified and in full safe working order

NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

Course content

  • Counterbalance training including the basic construction and components of the machine
  • Operator’s handbook, including manufacturer instructions and applicable legislation
  • How to load the machine correctly, ensuring load integrity and security
  • Travel with the machine in confined areas, in both a loaded and unloaded state. This will include forward and reverse directions and how to set the forklift for various loads
  • Safe working parameters
  • Loading and unloading procedures, including on and off a transporter
  • Placing and retrieving loads from a range of locations, including vehicle beds and trailers
  • How to configure the forklift for various situations, including travel
  • Pre-use, post-use and running checks

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement.
Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Plant Machinery Course
Ride-on Roller
Course information:

This 1-3 day course will provide the candidate with the knowledge and practical skills required to operate a ride-on roller.

3-day novice operator: for people with limited or zero experience
ST Refresher: for people who have experience / training already

Course content:

  • Pre and post use checks of the machinery
  • Identify the basic construction, purpose and function of various components
  • Set the roller for site travel
  • Show they can competently manoeuvre the roller in confined areas using both forward and reverse directions
  • Place the roller in an “out of service” condition
  • Recognise and state conditions that may cause the roller to become unstable, plus safety procedures when compacting on an incline
  • Prepare areas prior to compacting

On the successful completion of the theory and practical assessment, the candidate will be issued with a trained operator card.

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Plant Machinery Course
Marine Knuckle Boom Crane
No pre-course requirement:

Accredited by us, our own accreditation shows proof of appropriate and robust training in the category required. This method is suitable for companies who place their employees in a single work place and is not always recognised by others. It is internally regulated and so can be adapted to suit requirements.

Course information:

Marine Knuckle Boom Crane course

Duration: 1 day
Min/Max: Minimum of two / maximum of four people
Location: Client site with client machine

Incorporating theoretical and practical training to cover current UK legislation, best practice use and general health & Safety, this one-day in-house course will enable the user to correctly operate a Marine Knuckle Boom Crane to a safe standard.

Please note the minimum candidate numbers as this is on-site only training.

All courses will be on the customer site using the client’s equipment.

For on-site training please provide the full address details. Any equipment used on site must be certified and in full safe working order.

NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement and a photo I.D. card.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Plant Machinery Course
MEWPS Boom & Scissor
No pre-course requirement:

There is no pre-course requirement for the MEWP courses.

Course information:

This course can be one or two days depending on previous experience and will provide candidates with the knowledge and skill to operate a MEWP, scissor platform or vehicle-mounted boom.

  • Single category 1 day (minimum of 4 candidates, maximum 6)
  • Dual 3(a) and 3(b) (boom & scissor) 1 day (minimum of 3 candidates, maximum 4)
  • Harness use / inspection 1 day (minimum of 5 candidates, maximum 10)
  • MEWPS for managers 1 day (minimum of 3 candidates, maximum 10)
  • Demonstrators 1 day (minimum of 3 candidates, maximum 4)
  • Refresher / on site assessment

Please check the level of course you require (i.e. novice or refresher, for example) as this designates the course duration. For training held at our training centre, candidates may be placed with others, to fill minimum placements.

This training can be held at our Training Centre or customer site. For on-site training please provide the full address details. Any equipment used on site must be certified and in full safe working order. Any equipment provided by us on a customer site will be at additional hire cost.

NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Safety Courses
Safety Course
Abrasive Wheel
No pre-course requirement:

Accredited by us, our own accreditation shows proof of appropriate and robust training in the category required. This method is suitable for companies who place their employees in a single work place and is not always recognised by others. It is internally regulated and so can be adapted to suit requirements.

Course information:

Abrasive Wheels Safety Awareness Course

Duration: ½ day
Min/Max: Minimum of five / maximum of ten people (classroom)
Location: Client site or our Training Centre (maximum 10 ppl)

This training is aimed at individuals working with abrasive wheels or cut off saws that require regular changing of abrasive wheel discs. This specific training ensures that those involved in the use of abrasive wheels on both fixed & portable machines are trained in the best practices and are aware of the associated safety issues.

This course is tailored to suit. NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Safety Course
Ladder and Steps
No pre-course requirement:

Accredited by us, our own accreditation shows proof of appropriate and robust training in the category required. This method is suitable for companies who place their employees in a single work place and is not always recognised by others. It is internally regulated and so can be adapted to suit requirements.

Course information:

Ladder & Steps Safety Awareness Course

Duration: ½ day
Min/Max: Minimum of five / maximum of ten people (classroom)
Location: Client site or our Training Centre (maximum 10 ppl)

This training is aimed at individuals working at height with ladders and steps. This specific training ensures that those involved in the use of ladders and step ladders are trained in the best practices and are aware of the associated safety issues.

This course is tailored to suit. NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Safety Course
Working at Height
No pre-course requirement:

Accredited by us, our own accreditation shows proof of appropriate and robust training in the category required. This method is suitable for companies who place their employees in a single work place and is not always recognised by others. It is internally regulated and so can be adapted to suit requirements.

Course information:

Working at Height Safety Awareness Course

Duration: ½ day
Min/Max: Minimum of five / maximum of ten people (classroom)
Location: Client site or our Training Centre (maximum 10 ppl)

This training is aimed at individuals working at height. This specific training ensures that those involved in various situations of working at height are trained in the best practices and are aware of the associated safety issues.

We normally hold this course at our Training Centre at Southwater, we can also hold it on-site. Tailored to suit. NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Safety Course
Harness and Lanyard
No pre-course requirement:

Accredited by us, our own accreditation shows proof of appropriate and robust training in the category required. This method is suitable for companies who place their employees in a single work place and is not always recognised by others. It is internally regulated and so can be adapted to suit requirements.

Course information:

Harness & Lanyard Safety Awareness Course

Duration: ½ day
Min/Max: Minimum of five / maximum of ten people (classroom)
Location: Client site or our Training Centre (maximum 10 ppl)

This training is aimed at individuals who use harnesses and lanyards in the workplace. This specific training ensures that those involved in various situations while using safety harnesses are trained in the best practices and are aware of the associated safety issues.

This course is tailored to suit. NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Safety Course
Lifting Ops Awareness
No pre-course requirement:

Accredited by us, our own accreditation shows proof of appropriate and robust training in the category required. This method is suitable for companies who place their employees in a single work place and is not always recognised by others. It is internally regulated and so can be adapted to suit requirements.

Course information:

Lifting Operations Safety Awareness Course

Duration: 1 day
Min/Max: Minimum of five / maximum of ten people (classroom)
Location: Client site or our Training Centre (maximum 10 ppl)

Bespoke training that is tailored to the client in order to understand risk management and the legal aspects of plant operations. We currently deliver this course to major contractors and their sub-contractors for their site management teams, tailored to suit their requirements.

The course is one day long and covers the legal responsibilities of both the lifting team and the primary contractors. It looks at current knowledge and then builds on it so that each site manager understands their requirement to correctly monitor the planning phase and operational phase of all types of lifting operations. We look at current duty holder responsibilities, what a contractor should expect of a lifting company such as ourselves, the real difference between a contract lift and standard crane hire, the physical safety parts and checks that should be included with a lift team and the identification of poor practice.

The day is split between training room discussions of all lifting operations and practical observations of crane, excavator and (if available) lorry loader set-up and good practices. We normally hold it at our Training Centre at Southwater, we can also hold it on-site. Tailored to suit, with or without the machinery present. NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Safety Course
Fire Warden
No pre-course requirement:

Accredited by us, our own accreditation shows proof of appropriate and robust training in the category required. This method is suitable for companies who place their employees in a single work place and is not always recognised by others. It is internally regulated and so can be adapted to suit requirements.

Course information:

Fire Marshall Safety Awareness Course

Duration: 1 day
Min/Max: Minimum of six / maximum of ten people (classroom)
Location: Client site or our Training Centre (maximum 10 ppl)

This training is aimed at anyone who has the role of Fire Marshall and is responsible in whole or part for the safe evacuation of workplace colleagues and others. This includes day to day workplace fire prevention along with the practical use of fire extinguishers.

This course is tailored to suit. NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Safety Course
Manual Handling
No pre-course requirement:

Accredited by us, our own accreditation shows proof of appropriate and robust training in the category required. This method is suitable for companies who place their employees in a single work place and is not always recognised by others. It is internally regulated and so can be adapted to suit requirements.

Course information:

Manual Handling Awareness Course

Duration: ½ day
Min/Max: Minimum of five / maximum of ten people (classroom)
Location: Client site or our Training Centre (maximum 10 ppl)

This training is aimed at anyone who may be required to do manual handling as part of their role. This course incorporates safe working practices and raises comprehensive awareness of potential dangers and hazards which could occur from manual handling in the workplace.

We normally hold this course at our Training Centre at Southwater, we can also hold it on-site. Tailored to suit. NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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National Vocational Qualifications
National Vocational Qualifications
CPCS Level 4 Lift Supervisor
Pre-course requirement:

Candidates must have achieved their Red (trained) CPCS card. They will be required to complete an NVQ registration form to be added to the scheme.

Course information:

Southern Training is accredited under CSkills (CITB) to arrange and deliver level 2-5 awards for plant operations, lifting operations and planning of lifting operations for candidates who wish to progress and upgrade from the CPCS red trained operator’s card to the blue competent operator’s card.

Course content:

  • Site Visit 1: Induction
  • Site Visits 2, 3 & 4: Observation
  • Professional Discussion
  • Witness Testimony

What is an NVQ?

An NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) is a work-based qualification which recognises the skills and knowledge a person needs to do a job. The candidate needs to demonstrate and prove their competency in their chosen role or career path. The NVQ once achieved, remains valid for life. An NVQ will enable a candidate to migrate from a red (trained) card to a blue (competent) card.

How do they work?

NVQ’s are competency based so the candidate produces evidence of what they do in their work situation which becomes the basis of a portfolio. This is then assessed against the relevant occupational standard. The candidates must demonstrate that their skills are current and prove their competency over a period of time. This usually takes weeks or months depending on the evidence to be gathered. Evidence can be submitted electronically any time of day or night.

What happens next?

After registration. The NVQ assessor will contact the candidate and arrange an induction to discuss how the NVQ will take place. This will include the types of evidence required and the responsibilities of the candidate and the assessor. Apart from the professional discussions and the on-site assessments, it is up to the candidate to submit evidence when requested. If this is not submitted in a timely manner then the completion time can be significantly increased. There will be times when the employer will need to also provide witness testimonials as additional evidence.

We can offer:

  • NVQ A62 Level 4 Lift Supervisor
  • NVQ A40 Level 2 Slinger Signaller
  • NVQ A61 Level 5 Appointed Person
 
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National Vocational Qualifications
CPCS Level 2 Slinger Signaller
Pre-course requirement:

Candidates must have achieved their Red (trained) CPCS card. They will be required to complete an NVQ registration form to be added to the scheme.

Course information:

Southern Training is accredited under CSkills (CITB) to arrange and deliver level 2-5 awards for plant operations, lifting operations and planning of lifting operations for candidates who wish to progress and upgrade from the CPCS red trained operator’s card to the blue competent operator’s card.

Course content:

  • Site Visit 1: Induction
  • Site Visits 2, 3 & 4: Observation
  • Professional Discussion
  • Witness Testimony

What is an NVQ?

An NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) is a work-based qualification which recognises the skills and knowledge a person needs to do a job. The candidate needs to demonstrate and prove their competency in their chosen role or career path. The NVQ once achieved, remains valid for life. An NVQ will enable a candidate to migrate from a red (trained) card to a blue (competent) card.

How do they work?

NVQ’s are competency based so the candidate produces evidence of what they do in their work situation which becomes the basis of a portfolio. This is then assessed against the relevant occupational standard. The candidates must demonstrate that their skills are current and prove their competency over a period of time. This usually takes weeks or months depending on the evidence to be gathered. Evidence can be submitted electronically any time of day or night.

What happens next?

After registration. The NVQ assessor will contact the candidate and arrange an induction to discuss how the NVQ will take place. This will include the types of evidence required and the responsibilities of the candidate and the assessor. Apart from the professional discussions and the on-site assessments, it is up to the candidate to submit evidence when requested. If this is not submitted in a timely manner then the completion time can be significantly increased. There will be times when the employer will need to also provide witness testimonials as additional evidence.

We can offer:

  • NVQ A62 Level 4 Lift Supervisor
  • NVQ A40 Level 2 Slinger Signaller
  • NVQ A61 Level 5 Appointed Person
 
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National Vocational Qualifications
CPCS Level 5 Appointed Person
Pre-course requirement:

Candidates must have achieved their Red (trained) CPCS card. They will be required to complete an NVQ registration form to be added to the scheme.

Course information:

Southern Training is accredited under CSkills (CITB) to arrange and deliver level 2-5 awards for plant operations, lifting operations and planning of lifting operations for candidates who wish to progress and upgrade from the CPCS red trained operator’s card to the blue competent operator’s card.

Course content:

  • Site Visit 1: Induction
  • Site Visits 2, 3 & 4: Observation
  • Professional Discussion
  • Witness Testimony

What is an NVQ?

An NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) is a work-based qualification which recognises the skills and knowledge a person needs to do a job. The candidate needs to demonstrate and prove their competency in their chosen role or career path. The NVQ once achieved, remains valid for life. An NVQ will enable a candidate to migrate from a red (trained) card to a blue (competent) card.

How do they work?

NVQ’s are competency based so the candidate produces evidence of what they do in their work situation which becomes the basis of a portfolio. This is then assessed against the relevant occupational standard. The candidates must demonstrate that their skills are current and prove their competency over a period of time. This usually takes weeks or months depending on the evidence to be gathered. Evidence can be submitted electronically any time of day or night.

What happens next?

After registration. The NVQ assessor will contact the candidate and arrange an induction to discuss how the NVQ will take place. This will include the types of evidence required and the responsibilities of the candidate and the assessor. Apart from the professional discussions and the on-site assessments, it is up to the candidate to submit evidence when requested. If this is not submitted in a timely manner then the completion time can be significantly increased. There will be times when the employer will need to also provide witness testimonials as additional evidence.

We can offer:

  • NVQ A62 Level 4 Lift Supervisor
  • NVQ A40 Level 2 Slinger Signaller
  • NVQ A61 Level 5 Appointed Person
 
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Other Courses
Other Course
Driver CPC
No pre-course requirement:

Each day course will count as 7hrs towards your 35hrs of periodic training

Course information:

Drivers CPC 7hr day course

Duration: 1 day
Min/Max: Minimum of five / maximum of 12 people (classroom). Candidates may be placed with others to fill placements at our Training Centre
Location: Client site or our Training Centre (maximum 12 ppl)

We offer the 1-day course here at our test centre in Southwater. This will count as 7hrs towards your 35hrs of periodic training which can be taken over a 5-year period, before card expiry.

For more information on Driver CPC, you may find the following link of interest: https://www.gov.uk/driver-cpc-training

We normally hold this course at our Training Centre at Southwater, we can also hold it at a client’s premises.
NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Other Course
ALLMI Lorry Loader
No pre-course requirement:

Although there is no requirement for any pre-training or testing, you will be provided a Previous Experience form which we would require you to complete prior to course registration.

Course information:

ALLMI Lorry Loader course

The ALLMI Operator course is either one or two days in duration (depending on whether the candidate is a novice or experienced operator). Both the one and two day courses culminate in a written and practical examination.

The assessment process is set by ALLMI and administered by the instructor. It consists of two theoretical assessments and one practical. The theoretical assessments consist of a set of core multiple choice and ‘open’ questions, as well as questions which relate specifically to the crane attachment being used. The practical assessment is designed to identify whether the candidate has the appropriate practical skills to operate a lorry loader safely and efficiently.

Novice operator: 2 days (minimum of 2 candidates, maximum 4)
Experienced or Refresher: 1 day (minimum of 1 candidate, maximum 4)
Conversion (practical): 1 day (minimum of 1 candidate, maximum 4)

ALLMI Lorry Loader and ALLMI Slinger/Signaller are the same duration.

This operator course only covers very basic slinging. The candidates will need to attend an ALLMI Slinger Signaller course to be proficient.

For explanation of categories, please see the following link: https://www.allmi.com/operator-training/operator-training-categories.html

Please note the minimum candidate numbers as this is on-site only training.

Also please check the level of course you require (i.e. novice or refresher, for example) as this designates the course duration.

Please note: All courses will be on the customer site using the customer’s vehicle. Should a candidate require the course, but has no vehicle we can point you in the direction of one of our associated training providers.
For on-site training please provide the full address details. Any equipment used on site must be certified and in full safe working order.

NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

Upon successful completion of the course, every candidate will receive an identity card and certificate, and will be registered on the ALLMI Operator database. The certificate and identity card are valid for five years, after which time refresher training and assessments will need to be undertaken. Both the identity card and certificate state the categories for which the operator is licensed. Candidates also receive the ALLMI Operator’s manual, which is used as a reference guide throughout their career.

ALLMI Operator training is the UK’s only lorry loader training program to be commended by the Health & Safety Executive. The program is also recognised by Build UK and approved by CSCS.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Other Course
PASMA Access and Towers
No pre-course requirement:

There is no pre-course requirement for the PASMA courses.

Course information:

Low level access: ½ day (minimum of 5 candidates, maximum 12)
Towers for users: 1 day (minimum of 5 candidates, maximum 12)
Combined: 1 day (minimum of 5 candidates, maximum 8)
Work at height essentials: ½ day (minimum of 5 candidates, maximum 12)

Please check the level of course you require (i.e. novice or refresher, for example) as this designates the course duration. For training held at our training centre, candidates may be placed with others, to fill minimum placements.

This training can be held at our Training Centre or customer site. For on-site training please provide the full address details. Any equipment used on site must be certified and in full safe working order. Any equipment provided by us on a customer site will be at additional hire cost.

NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Other Course
ALLMI Slinger/Signaller
No pre-course requirement:

Although there is no requirement for any pre-training or testing, you will be provided a Previous Experience form which we would require you to complete prior to course registration.

Course information:

ALLMI Slinger Signaller course

The ALLMI Slinger / Signaller course content is very comprehensive and so cardholders are able to use their skills when performing Slinger / Signaller duties with other types of lifting equipment, not just lorry loaders. The course duration is one day for experienced candidates and a minimum of two days for novice candidates. A maximum of four candidates can attend a course. Both courses culminate in a written and practical examination.

The assessment process is set by ALLMI Ltd and administered by the Instructor. It consists of two theoretical assessments and one practical. The theoretical assessments consist of a set of multiple choice and ‘open’ questions. The practical assessment is designed to identify whether the candidate has the appropriate practical skills to perform their duties as a Slinger / Signaller safely and efficiently.

Novice operator: 2 days (minimum of 2 candidates, maximum 4)
Experienced or Refresher: 1 day (minimum of 1 candidate, maximum 4)
Conversion (practical): 1 day (minimum of 1 candidate, maximum 4)

ALLMI Lorry Loader and ALLMI Slinger/Signaller are the same duration.

For explanation of categories, please see the following link: https://www.allmi.com/operator-training/operator-training-categories.html
Please note the minimum candidate numbers as this is on-site only training.

Also please check the level of course you require (i.e. novice or refresher, for example) as this designates the course duration.

Please note: All courses will be on the customer site using the customer’s vehicle. Should a candidate require the course, but has no vehicle we can point you in the direction of one of our associated training providers.
For on-site training please provide the full address details. Any equipment used on site must be certified and in full safe working order.

NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

Upon successful completion of the course every candidate will receive an identity card and certificate, and will be registered on the ALLMI database. The certificate and identity card are valid for five years, after which time refresher training and assessments will need to be undertaken. Candidates also receive the ALLMI Slinger / Signaller manual, which is used as a reference guide throughout their career.

The ALLMI Slinger / Signaller course is approved by CSCS.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Other Course
Vehicle Marshaller
No pre-course requirement:

Accredited by us, our own accreditation shows proof of appropriate and robust training in the category required. This method is suitable for companies who place their employees in a single work place and is not always recognised by others. It is internally regulated and so can be adapted to suit requirements.

Course information:

Vehicle Marshaller Safety Awareness Course

Duration: 1 day
Min/Max: Minimum of three / maximum of ten people (classroom)
Location: Client site or our Training Centre (maximum 10 ppl)

This training is aimed at individuals who hold responsibility for the safe guiding of vehicles on various sites.


Theory:
  • Current regulations and guidance
  • Characteristics of different vehicles
  • Communications
  • Safety

Practical:
  • Route checks and set-up
  • Guiding of various vehicles

The course can either be held on your site or at our Training Centre in Southwater. Tailored to suit. NOTE: on-site classroom areas must be suitable for the number of candidates.

On successful completion, each delegate will receive a certificate of achievement.

Mileage is added for off-site training (client’s premises) at 64p + VAT per mile each way.

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Venue Hire
Venue Hire
10-Seat Classroom (½ Day)
Venue information:

Our Training Centre comes with a fully equipped classroom for 10 people and a kitchenette area that are well presented with built in, high spec audio-visual equipment, along with a fast and reliable Wi-Fi connection; air conditioning, and good parking facilities.

We have a large outdoor self-contained practical training area, located to the rear of this building,
which we use for our plant training.

Duration: ½ day hire (7:30 – 12:30 or 12:30 – 17:30)
Min/Max: Maximum of 10 people
Parking: On-site parking
Tech: 40” flat screen, HDMI connection
Facilities: Refrigeration and drink making facilities, smoking area, air con.

Our classroom is suitable for meetings, training, presentations

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Venue Hire
10-Seat Classroom (1 Day)
Venue information:

Our Training Centre comes with a fully equipped classroom for 10 people and a kitchenette area that are well presented with built in, high spec audio-visual equipment, along with a fast and reliable Wi-Fi connection; air conditioning, and good parking facilities.

We have a large outdoor self-contained practical training area, located to the rear of this building,
which we use for our plant training.

Duration: 1 day hire (7:30 – 17:30)
Min/Max: Maximum of 10 people
Parking: On-site parking
Tech: 40” flat screen, HDMI connection
Facilities: Refrigeration and drink making facilities, smoking area, air con.

Our classroom is suitable for meetings, training, presentations

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Venue Hire
Food Buffet
Buffet information:

Whether it be training courses, meetings or presentations, we can supply an additional food buffet on request.

Please contact for prices, supplying any dietary requirements.

Café menu which consists of: sandwiches or baguettes, assorted savory pastries, tortilla chips or crisps with dips
Min/Max: 8-10 people
Facilities: Refrigeration and drink making facilities, smoking area, air con, on-site parking.

Our classroom is suitable for meetings, training, presentations. Please advise at time of booking if food is also required.

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Resources & Guides
Resources & Guides
How to book your HS&E test