Demolition Supervisor course

Sanctus Training Ltd are delivering a Demolition Supervisor course on the 9th, 10th, 29th, 30th May and 6th June at their training venue in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.


Demolition and dismantling work is a high risk activity which must be properly controlled by the implementation of systems to protect health, safety and the environment. The Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015 stipulate that a written Demolition Plan must be in place before any demolition work starts, and workers must be suitably trained to carry out the work.  Workers must also be supervised.


The 5-day Demolition Supervisor’s course is ideal for those supervising demolition work. It addresses the key elements of supervising demolition work, with emphasis on ensuring there is good communication between contractors on site, and the development of good working relationships. Attending this course will assist Supervisors with planning and assessing work methods to ensure compliance with regulations.  The importance of the Supervisor’s role in demolition activities will be explored, including the requirement for the work to be controlled against specified quality standards, schedules and checks on the performance of personnel.


On completion of the Supervisor Course, operatives will be issued with an Experienced Worker (Supervisor) Card. This card is temporary for 3 years in which time the candidate must register and achieve the NVQ (QCF) Level 3 in Construction Site Supervision- Demolition (QUE883).


Minimum entry requirements apply to this course:

  • A valid Supervisor Health & Safety Touch Screen Test (less than two years old)
  • A valid Asbestos Awareness Course Certificate (NDTG, UKATA, ARCA, or CAD Approved within the last year – online courses not accepted)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Demolition Industry
  • Candidates should have basic supervisory responsibilities in their current work role
  • A good working understanding and practical application of both spoken and written English

The cost of the 5 day course is £1600.00 per person plus VAT. Lunch and refreshments will be provided when delivered at a Sanctus Training venue.


Should you have any questions or would like to book a place please contact the Sanctus Training Team on 01453 828555.


New CITB course to be delivered at Sanctus Training Ltd

CITB Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS) will now be delivered at Sanctus Training Ltd.


The Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme course  is designed to provide basic environmental knowledge for the whole supply chain from the client to major contractors and sub-contractors.  It  covers the environmental aspects of the new HS&E touch screen test. The course will give delegates a thorough overview of the environmental legislation and industry best practice.  Delegates will be introduced to the concept of environmental protection and consider the environmental impacts of a wide range of construction activities.


Delegates will be able to identify, control and minimise the environmental impacts of their construction work and where possible ascertain environmental improvement opportunities.  Knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues will be brought up to date.


Whatever the size of your business or the nature of its work there are always environmental impacts, this course will enable managers, supervisors and workers to reduce the negative impacts of their projects on the environment and recognise opportunities for positive impact.


Successful completion of the course will enable delegates to demonstrate their underpinning knowledge to employers and prospective clients.


Sanctus Training Ltd will be delivering the course the on the 7th April in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.


For further information on the CITB course please visit the Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme course page. alternative please contact the training team on 01453 828555.



Face Fit Testing Course on the 28th April

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) includes a tight-fitting facepiece which may be a full face mask, a half mask, or a filtering facepiece (commonly referred to as a disposable mask). The performance of these types of facepieces relies heavily on the quality of fit of the facepiece to the wearer’s face.


An inadequate fit will significantly reduce the protection provided to the wearer. The presence of facial hair in the region of the face seal will also significantly reduce the protection provided.  Recent research indicates that up to 50% of all RPE used does not offer the wearer the level of protection assumed and one of the major reasons is that it simply does not fit!


Where respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is used as a control measure, it is vital that the selected RPE is adequate and suitable. RPE must reduce exposure to as low as reasonably practicable, and in any case to below any applicable Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL) or Control Limits.


To ensure that the selected RPE has the potential to provide adequate protection for individual wearers, the ACoPs supporting the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), the Control of Asbestos at Work (CAR) and the Control of Lead at Work (CLAW) Regulations stipulate that tight-fitting RPE must be fit tested as part of the selection process. This will help to ensure that inadequately fitting facepieces are not selected for use. Ill-fitting facepieces can create inward leakages of airborne contaminants and the wearer will not be protected.


Sanctus Training Limited offer a short, inexpensive Face Fit Testing course which trains personnel to fit test their workers.  Delegates will benefit from a fit2fit registered instructor who will ensure delegates are provided with the knowledge and competency required to perform face fit testing.  Advice will be given regarding common pitfalls and delegates will be use a quantitative ‘taste test’ face fit testing kit to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice. The next course will be delivered on the 28th April at Cam, Dursley.


To book a place on the course please visit the Face Fit Testing course page. Alternatively please contact the team on 01453 828555.



CITS/CSCS Breakfast Meeting hosted by Sanctus Training

The Sanctus Training team would like to thank all those who were able to attend the CSCS/CTIB breakfast meeting last week which was hosted at Stonehouse Court Hotel. A big thank you especially to Kate Parkinson (CITB Senior Training Coordinator), Angus Hamilton (CITB Advisor) and Gerald Crittle (G Acceleration) for their very useful information and advice. We hope that Gordon Jenkins (CSCS Director of Operations) gets better soon!


The meeting focused on changes to the CSCS cards and the Flexible and Structured Funding available.


For further information on how you could benefit and how to apply for the funding please have a look at the CITB website – ‘Flexible and Structured Funds’


Does your business have fewer than 100 people? You could get up to £10k in new funding – please look at the ‘Skills and Training Funding’ page on the CITB website.


Could your business benefit from the latest CITB UK funding? Here’s how employers are using it right now – ‘Case Studies’


For pictures of the event please like our Sanctus Training Facebook page!