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We have updated our Private Policy

As you may know, as of today, May 25th, new data protection rules have been introduced. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is on the tip of everyone’s tongues in the EU this week… And, along with many other companies, we have updated our privacy policy to be compliant.

What does this mean?

The UK General Data Protections Regulation prescribes the way we may collect, retain and handle personal data and applies to all persons within the EU. Tersus Training Services and all our employees who handle the personal data of those in the UK or EU in the course of working for us must comply with it.

If you want to find out more about our privacy policy, click here

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CITB Site Safety Plus Offer

We’re offering a 10% discount on our CITB Site Safety Plus courses –  book now by clicking the buttons below each course to make sure you don’t miss out.

All of these courses run Monday to Friday between May and July – Please state in the booking form your preferred date and location.
 
*Subject to availability – offer ends 30th June

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CITB Health & Safety Awareness (HSA)

RRP – £130
Discount Price – £117

CITB Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

RRP – £260
Discount Price – £234

CITB Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS-R)

RRP – £155
Discount Price – £139.50

CITB Site Manager Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

RRP – £490
Discount Price – £441

CITB Site Manager Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS-R)

RRP – £295
Discount Price – £265.50
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Trainee scaffolder falls through asbestos roof in ‘avoidable’ accident


A company has been fined nearly £35,000 after a trainee scaffolder was seriously injured by falling through a fragile asbestos roof in a “foreseeable and avoidable” accident.

The victim had worked for Acorn Scaffolding (Yorkshire) Ltd for less than three weeks when he plunged about 13 feet through a roof onto a concrete floor at Lockington Grange Farm, East Riding.

All the bones in his left wrist were broken, and he also suffered crushed nerves in his left wrist, a broken right wrist, a broken nose, a sprained left ankle and shoulder, as well as grazes, cuts and “bruises all over his body”, Hull Crown Court heard.

Three wires had to inserted into his left wrist to hold it together, and he developed carpal tunnel syndrome. A judge said he was fortunate not to have been more badly hurt.

The company, of Moxon Lane, Moor Lane Trading Estate, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Leeds, admitted failing to ensure the safety of an employee. Although it took five years for the criminal case to be concluded in a sentencing hearing on Thursday, the firm settled a personal injury claim made by the employee in October 2014.

Lee Fish, prosecuting on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive, said the man, as an untrained scaffolder, should not even have been on the asbestos roof, was not wearing a harness, and no safety measures such as a safety net or “crash deck” had been fitted. Nor, it appeared, had any of the Acorn employees been trained on how to work on fragile roofs.

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Working at Height Spring Offer!

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We are offering a 15% discount on our  most popular IPAF working at height course –  book now by filling out the form to make sure you don’t miss out on this offer.

*Subject to availability – offer ends 31st May

The courses and details included in this offer are:

IPAF Dual Certificate (3a + 3b)
RRP – £230
New Price – £195.50

To book onto this course, simply fill in the form below and let us know your preferred dates and locations.

We offer these courses in many locations nationwide.

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Top Tips to Managing Asbestos for Landlords

Asbestos was a common building material between the 1960s and 1980s, before being banned in the UK in 1999.

Asbestos is not harmful unless it is disturbed, the building materials are still found in many homes today. Therefore, landlords could be prosecuted if tenants, workmen or visitors are exposed to the asbestos fibres.

If you are a landlord, we have a few tips for you:

  1. Carry out an asbestos risk assessment before any work is carried out in your properties and ensure you inform your tenants and any contractors of the possible risk of asbestos in your property.
  2. Use a competent contractor, who is licensed and understand the risks and how to deal with asbestos.
  3. If you have a common area of your property such as in purpose-built flats, houses converted into flats or HMOs you are required to carry out an annual asbestos risk assessment and ensure any asbestos is monitored regularly if not removed.
  4. Contact an asbestos specialist to carry out any work to remove or maintain the asbestos in your property.
  5. Ensure the company removing the asbestos is HSE registered.

A suitable risk assessment should contain the full details of the work of which needs to be undertaken and how long the work is expected to take. The assessment, as stated by HSE should include the following sections:

  1. Details of the type and quantity of the asbestos
  2. Details of the expected level of exposure
  3. Details of the controls to be used to reduce exposure e.g. use of local exhaust ventilation, controlled wetting, adequate PPE / RPE use of enclosures
  4. Decontamination procedures for tools, equipment and PPE
  5. Details on how asbestos waste will be managed
  6. Emergency procedures

We offer a range of asbestos courses to ensure the danger of exposure to asbestos is kept to a minimum.