Temporary Works remains big news in construction!

“Temporary works (TW) are the parts of a construction project that are needed to enable the permanent works to be built. Usually the TW are removed after use – eg access scaffolds, props, shoring, excavation support, falsework and formwork, etc. Sometimes the TW is incorporated into the permanent works – eg haul road foundations and crane or piling platforms may be used for hardstanding or road foundations.” Source HSE

Sanctus Training delivers Temporary Works training accredited through the CITB, our next course is running Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 April 2016.

During this 2 day course:

Delegates will gain knowledge and understanding of temporary works and the role of the temporary works coordinator.

The statutory requirements for temporary works will be covered, including risk assessment, method statements and the code of best practice BS5975.

Anyone on-site who manages all types of temporary works should attend. There are no set entry requirements for this qualification, however, delegates must have a good understanding of spoken and written English. Prior knowledge of BS5795 would be advantageous but not essential.

As well as the Temporary Works Coordinator training, Sanctus Training also delivers the Temporary Works Supervisor course.

You can now book online or contact us for further details.

“Now have the right tools, knowledge and understanding to take on Temporary Works Coordinator role on site”.
– SM, Site Manager

First Aid at Work – vital knowledge, vital skills

Are your staff trained?

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require you to provide adequate and appropriate first-aid equipment, facilities and people so your employees can be given immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work. This applies to every employer including the self-employed.

Sanctus Training can assist. Our essential First Aid at Work course will:

Prepare delegates for the management of emergency situations and treat casualties safely and effectively. Underpinning knowledge and practical skills will be gained in first aid treatment for emergencies such as resuscitation and care of the unconscious casualty, plus recognition of major illnesses such as heart attack and stroke.

Successful delegates will be able to prioritise the treatment of casualties, prevent worsening of injuries and promote recovery.

Delegates will also be aware of their legal responsibilities and the need for accurate record keeping.

You can now book online, or contact us for further details.

See full details here.

Sanctus Training offers a variety of First Aid courses dependent on needs:

First Aid at Work – 3 days
Emergency First Aid at Work – 1 day
First Aid Refresher – 2 days

“Good explanation of main life-threatening scenarios and how to deal with them. All carried out with good knowledge and humour. I learnt a lot!”

– MH, Claims Manager

Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) Refresher – Monday 4 April 2016

Is your SSSTS Certificate about to expire? Under CITB rules, the period of grace to extend the time a Certificate could be renewed has been withdrawn. This means that holders of a SSSTS Certificate with an expiry date from 1 January 2016 onwards MUST attend a Refresher course prior to the end date. Any delegate that does not attend prior to the end date on their Certificate will risk the right to attend a Refresher course and will be required to attend the full course.

The one day Refresher course will:

Explore recent developments in construction, legislation, health & safety, welfare & environmental issues.

Identify measures that will assist the practical implementation of responsibilities established by new legislation and working practices.

The course is endorsed by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) as the standard training for all Supervisors working on UKCG sites.

You can now book your place online or contact us for further information.

Sanctus Training delivers a comprehensive range of CITB endorsed courses including:

Sanctus Training announce the launch of the ECA and BESA Health and Safety Focus Forums

As a key training provider it is essential that we are well informed of the current best practice throughout the Engineering and Electrical industries. With that in mind we’re delighted to announce that the ECA and the BESA (formerly B&ES) are making a joint effort to work more collaboratively.

They will be hosting a number of free to attend Health and Safety Focus Forums in the upcoming months. These forums aim to provide both ECA and the BESA members with industry leading talks on health and safety matters.

The next Forum will be on 14th April at the Holiday Inn Rugby, Northampton. The day will include a workshop on CDM 2015, highlighting the changes that are affecting electrical and other building services contractors such as:

  • Domestic work – now fully covered by CDM 2015
  • More contractors will need to take the ‘Principal Contractor’ role
  • the ‘Principle Designer’ role carries significant duties and,
  • new Sentencing Guidelines make it more important to comply with health and safety law.


Other highlights of the day include:

  • Hear from a top industry lawyer on the new sentencing guidelines
  • An overview of the Keyostas health and safety helpline, free to members of the ECA and the BESA
  • Discuss key health and safety issues with the specialists, and other contractors.

Please note that tickets are limited and are reserved on a first come first served basis. Book your ticket now.

We run a full range of Electrical courses including:

For assistance with your Electrical Training needs, please contact us directly.

Sanctus Training at Gloucester SkillsFest

Whether you’re a school leaver, student or are looking to explore training or career options, come along and visit us at Gloucestershire Skillsfest.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand – we are on No 8, where we can tell you all about the comprehensive range of training offered by Sanctus Training including Electrical and Plumbing, Health & Safety and First Aid.

In addition, there will be an opportunity to talk to representatives from various industry sectors, get advice from careers advisers and explore options from universities and local colleges.

Schools are welcome on Friday 11 March from 9.30am to 3pm.

School leavers, students and those seeking new employment opportunities are invited to attend Saturday 12 March from 9am to 1pm.

Venue – The Growth Hub, Oxstalls Campus, University of Gloucestershire.