Free Working Well Together Event

Mobile, Plant and Lifting in Construction

Working Well Together are hosting a Mobile, Plant and Lifting in Construction event on the 30th October 2018, Exeter, Westpoint Conference Centre from 8.30 a.m.


This free half day event will provide self-employed builders and construction companies with practical up-to-date information, help and advice.  The information on the day will help you to take action to protect you and your employees future health, safety and well-being.


Topics covered will include:


  • Lifting with Excavators (duties and responsibilities)
  • Contract Lift versus Hire
  • Manual Handling
  • Daily Maintenance Checks
  • LOLER Thorough Examination
  • Occupational Health (your health)
  • Mental Health (case study)


The event will consist of  talks and demonstrations with the opportunity to put questions to those within the industry as well as an HSE inspector.


Sanctus Training Ltd are also exhibiting at the Working Well Together Event.


For further information about the event please follow this link to the event flyer Mobile Plant and Lifting in Construction


To book your place please visit the following booking site Working Well Together Event


New conference aims to find practical solutions to construction skills shortage

Construction Skills Conference – Thursday 1st November 2018 – 8:15 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. – Cheltenham Race Course

As the skills shortage in the construction sector continues to grow, a new event taking place in Cheltenham in November aims to find practical solutions that will help construction companies of all sizes develop and retain the talent they require.


The Construction Skills Conference brings together employers and educators to share ideas and explore ways to tackle the skills shortage. It comprises a mix of presentations and workshops, enabling attendees to find out about initiatives already taking place, share their experiences and ideas and put forward suggestions for tackling the problem. Topics range from removing the barriers to apprenticeships and the use of elearning to retaining talent and how to recruit ex-Services personnel.


The conference is organised by not for profit membership organisation Gloucester Construction Training Group (GCTG), who have taken the initiative as the constructions skills shortage is forecast to be particularly acute in the county. Research carried out for the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (GFirst LEP) has identified a number of areas where demand is expected to outstrip supply, including both skilled trades such as glaziers, floorers and electricians and professional managerial roles such as civil engineers, project managers and trade supervisors.


“Every year we see reports highlighting the skills shortage in construction, but what we really need are practical solutions to help employers tackle it,” said Gerald Crittle, Group Manager for the GCTG.

“Smaller construction companies in particular need support to help them develop effective strategies to recruit new talent and provide training to encourage them to stay in the industry.


“This is not a recruitment event but a conference where construction companies and education stakeholders can work together to tackle the problem. If the demand is there, we hope that it will become an annual event.”


The CITB has provided funding for this event which is open to all employers and educators working in the construction sector and costs just £35.00 + VAT, with members of GCTG receiving one free place. More information and booking details can be found at


Sanctus Training Ltd will also be exhibiting at the conference.


About Gloucestershire Construction Training Group

Gloucester Construction Training Group (GCTG) was established in 2004 and is a not for profit membership organisation funded by the CITB. It works to support training within the construction sector and promote construction as a positive career choice. Membership is open to all construction companies based in Gloucestershire and the M4 corridor in North Wiltshire and costs £50 + VAT for 12 months. For further information about membership email or call 07543 185045.


For further information about this press release please contact Gerald Crittle on email or phone: 07543 185045

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) (England) course now being delivered at Sanctus Training

Sanctus Training are now delivering the accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) (England) course.


With over 300, 000 people trained since the MHFA developed the course, businesses are becoming more aware of the importance of employees wellbeing and being urged to support individuals affected by mental health issues. While first aid for physical health crises is a familiar notion in developed countries, conventional first aid training has not generally incorporated mental health problems.


The two day MHFA course is aimed at those who may have to deal with adults experiencing mental health issues. Delegates will gain skills, knowledge and understanding of first aid for adult mental health and how to effectively support individuals experiencing distress. Delegates will develop an understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing. They will also acquire skills to spot the symptoms of mental health.


Kevin Hithersay, Mental Health First Aid Trainer for Sanctus Training, believes the course to be “Two days that may change your life and the way you view mental health.”


A candidate who attended the course with Sanctus Training earlier in the year describes the course as “totally captivating…” and was motivated for the whole two days.


The next Mental Health First Aid (England) course delivered at Sanctus Training will be on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd January 2019. For further information please contact the training team on 01453 899101, or