Tersus Training Services are proud to say that they have been shortlisted as a finalist for the APEA Health & Safety Performance Award, for our PFS Site Auditing and Mentoring Program that we have developed for Artelia/Shell.
The benefits gained by independent scrutiny of health and safety performance have long been recognised. Artelia’s PMC responsibilities to Shell in the UK include the upholding of the highest standards of Health and Safety on project sites and, in addition to the auditing carried out by the internal Safety team, a program of external auditing had been carried out independently.
As with many internal or independent audit programs the auditing body simply focus on a compliance check list giving a 2-dimensional snap-shot of health and safety performance. The opportunity we recognised was to move auditing away from the ‘stick wielding’ perception of Health and Safety visits, looking to find fault and non-compliance, to not only engage with influential site staff to embrace and champion Health and Safety performance in their own work and that of those around them but to provide an insight into staff’s attitude towards Health and Safety.
We developed, in consultation with Artelia, an audit scheme that supports and promotes the key Shell Life Saving rules. A flexible document was created that could be tailored by the auditor to be applied appropriately to reflect the specific tasks and activities that were being undertaken on the day of the audit visit. The way that the audit is carried out engages the project and site management staff to ensure their compliance with Health and Safety regulations and industry best practice.
Whilst the audit may identify hazardous situations that could warrant an immediate intervention, incidences of non-compliance are treated as opportunities to learn and attain higher standards of health and safety. Our audit team use site visits to engage with all the personnel involved in activities on site and support managers and supervisors in their responsibilities for driving positive safety attitudes and behaviours.
One example of the positive feedback that we received from Artelia, on behalf of T1 client (Shell):
Following one specific visit, at which our auditor identified a hazardous situation and intervened to stop all works until the appropriate remedial action was undertaken, we received the positive appreciation of our approach to Health and Safety and the part we play in Artelia’s support of Shell’s prioritisation of Safety: “Paul’s action could very well have prevented a serious incident occurring and this is exactly what I wanted our relationship to achieve. Thank you.”
The winner of this category will be announced at the annual APEA awards on the 22 November.
Find out more about our Site-auditing program here
It has been a year since Tersus Training was founded and what a year it has been! Thank you to all of our loyal customers over the past year!
We have a lot to celebrate, so join us on our one year anniversary and get 10% off your next booking, if you book before the 8th August. Use code ‘BIRTHDAY10’.
We have achieved much more than we could have imagined in our first year of business. Our brand new office in the heart of Middlehaven, Middlesbrough is one of the many highlights. The office is situated in Boho 5, a part of the exciting Boho Zone, the digital and creative business hub of the Tees Valley.
As well as our new home we’re happy to have welcomed four new colleagues in to our team; an operations and business development assistant, a business development administrator and two new health and safety consultants. This creates a great addition to our offering by bringing some new skill-sets in to the business and enabling us to offer you, our clients a wider range of services.
We are all really excited about the coming year and some more great changes and developments that we are working on for our business, our staff and all of our customers and clients. Without you we wouldn’t have had such a successful year, so we would like to take this opportunity to give a massive thank you to all of our customers and clients that have helped us to succeed.
As you may know, we have recently been accredited by CITB to deliver their Health & Safety Awareness course. To celebrate this – we are running an offer for launch week (02/07 – 09/07). The offer is for 20% off bookings made within this week. Use code ‘CITBLAUNCH20’ at checkout to receive your discount.
RRP – £135
Special Offer Price – £108
The 1-day HSA (Health and Safety Awareness) course is the preferred certificate that Laborers are required to have to enable them to apply for the Laborer’s ‘Green’ CSCS cards.
This one-day course is designed to develop the delegate’s knowledge of understanding the potential hazards that can occur whilst working on a construction site. The course provides a practical and theoretical summary of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues and identifies the delegate’s responsibility.
The course will run in 22 locations across the UK, once a month starting from 2 August 2018, so book now to secure your place! Remember to use code ‘CITBLAUNCH20’ at checkout to receive the 20% discount.
Book one of our private in-house UKATA CAT A Asbestos Awareness courses and get £200 off!!!
We are giving you the chance to get £200 off an in-house CAT A Asbestos Awareness course, approved by UKATA. All you have to do is book with us before the end of June.
Take advantage of this fantastic offer by filling out the form below and letting us know which date and how many sessions you would like and our team will take it from there.
RRP – £525 + VAT
Discount Price – £325 + VAT
Course duration – 1/2 Day
Book 2 courses for the same day and get both for £525 + VAT
Max Delegates per session – 15
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