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Health and safety in the frame

The Vocational College prides itself on instilling a strong health and safety ethic in all its students. The health and safety award-winning college, which runs apprenticeships for the glazing industry, has introduced a range of training initiatives related to health and safety in the glass industry.

Health and safety compliance can be difficult to meet, but with the Classic membership, aimed at businesses with between five and 50 employees, TVC provides comprehensive up-to-date health and safety documentation, covering all aspects of this important but complicated area. Peace of mind is ensured at a cost of just £500

The £2000 Premium membership fee is aimed at medium-to-large businesses employing 50 to 250 staff. In addition to the benefits that the Classic membership provides, the Premium also includes an annual health and safety audit and action plan, and access to a competent health and safety practitioner with OSHCR membership who is a chartered member of IOSH. This higher level of membership also includes use of a dedicated health and safety telephone helpline and reduced prices for IOSH training courses.

Other services on offer outside these two key packages include guidance on CHAS compliance, Construction Phase Plan CDM 2015 and short courses on Manual Handling, Asbestos Awareness, Working at Height and Heart Start.

Health and Safety Manager John Bradshaw delivers the service using over 20 years’ experience in health and safety in the glass industry. John is a member of the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR), which is bound by its professional body’s code of conduct and committed to providing sensible and proportionate health and safety advice.

John Bradshaw, Health and Safety Manager at TVC, explains: “We’re committed to ensuring that the college’s reputation for reliable, credible health and safety advice continues to be recognised as industry-leading. We have always made sure that the specific needs and concerns of employers and employees are addressed, and that all the advice we provide is useful and practical. My extensive experience in this field is useful in identifying areas of importance.

“On-site, glass can be one of the most dangerous materials to handle safely, so knowing beforehand what to expect and how to react to situations is something everyone in the industry needs to be aware of. We’re very pleased to be able to offer a health and safety solution that covers a wide range of issues in a straightforward, comprehensive way”.

At its core, the college offers a range of specialist apprenticeships in the field of glazing, from manufacture and handling all the way through to on-site installation. The college’s award-winning glass department hosts GQA qualifications and diplomas and has a team of 40 tutors and assessors based throughout the UK, four internal verifiers and a delivery coordinator. In addition, TVC also offers a range of training initiatives related to health and safety in the glass industry.

For further information on apprenticeship opportunities available to new and existing staff in the UK, contact Paul Gray, business development manager at The Vocational College, on 0151 944 1744.

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