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In-house course January Sale – Get 20% Off!

Book an In-house course of your choice and receive 20% off this January! Simply contact us and quote code ‘PRIVATE20’.

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Book by choosing your desired course below and contact us either by phone on 01642 680497 or by email trainingadmin@tersusgroup.co.uk and make sure you quote code ‘PRIVATE20’.

Asbestos Safety Training
Tersus Training Services are a UKATA approved training provider, able to deliver Asbestos Awareness, CAT B and CAT B refresher courses. The Asbestos Awareness CAT A certificate can also be obtained using our E-learning service. Tersus Training are also BOHS accredited and now offer BOHS P402 and P405 courses.

Petrol Forecourt Safety
Our UKPIA Safety Passport training is a mandatory requirement for contractors going to work on most oil company and supermarket PFS sites. The SPA (Safety Pass Alliance) scheme represents an industry-approved sector-specific course resulting in successful delegates being awarded a Safety Passport Card valid for 3 years.

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January Open Course Sale – Get 20% Off!

Book onto any open course running in January 2019 and receive 20% off!

With our UKPIA and UKATA training schedules being released for 2019, we are running a 20% off discount to get the new year started right! Book onto any open course online and use code ‘JAN20‘.

Cyber Monday Flash Sales!

Book by selecting your desired course below and choosing the date and location you require. Don’t forget to use code ‘JAN20‘ in checkout to receive 20% off.

Asbestos Safety Training
Tersus Training Services are a UKATA approved training provider, able to deliver Asbestos Awareness, CAT B and CAT B refresher courses. The Asbestos Awareness CAT A certificate can also be obtained using our E-learning service. Tersus Training are also BOHS accredited and now offer BOHS P402 and P405 courses.

Petrol Forecourt Safety
Our UKPIA Safety Passport training is a mandatory requirement for contractors going to work on most oil company and supermarket PFS sites. The SPA (Safety Pass Alliance) scheme represents an industry-approved sector-specific course resulting in successful delegates being awarded a Safety Passport Card valid for 3 years.

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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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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.