Health and safety is paramount within the concrete industry and with our experience we are able to help Prestressing companies fulfil their duties by providing Prestressing Safety Awareness courses structured to individual company requirements. We have developed this over several years in conjunction with Proskills Global which is the industry training council and we now undertake the training on behalf of the council working to their stringent guidelines and providing a national register of trained operatives.
On-site training of operatives in the use of stressing equipment is tailored to suit the equipment, facilities and stressing procedures of the individual site. This will ensure that they can operate the equipment safely, minimising risks and preventing accidents. Stress-Tec (UK) Ltd is a recognised trainer partnered with Proskills Global, click here to visit their website.
Essentially this means that all personnel involved specifically with the Prestressing of Precast Concrete who can satisfactorily demonstrate the necessary skills, knowledge & competence levels required against the relevant modules will be issued with a Certificate of Training Achievement (CTA) that will be recorded upon a national register. Employers, the Health & Safety Executive and other interested bodies or organisations will be able to make enquiries to validate an individuals CTA achievements.
The scheme enables the employer to meet their responsibility with respect to instruction and training which will result in a safer working environment.
The course we provide covers the modules listed below:
Basic Awareness H&S
To provide a general awareness of safety issues relating to working in a prestressing environment
Bed Operative Procedures
To understand the safety issues relating to a bed operative & to be able to carry out the operations safely
To provide Stressing Operatives with the relevant skills & knowledge to enable them to carry out their duties in a safe manner