The BWCA is pleased to announce its program of courses for the first half of 2006. Training is held at the BWCA's Training Academies in Swindon and Newcastle:

BWCA courses are aimed at both newcomers to the industry as well as experienced Window Cleaners who are looking for certification to demonstrate their trade knowledge. Expose yourself to the latest techniques and equipment and obtain BWCA certification to help you promote your business. The certificate of attendance for courses provides supplementary evidence for a number of units of competence for the level 2 NVQ in Window Cleaning.

Course fee 95 + VAT

To enroll complete and submit the form at the bottom of this page. You will be sent joining instructions and directions to the venue together with more information about BWCA courses available.


Ladder Safety (LAD5)

Course Brief
The Ladder Safety course is designed to meet the needs of any business whose staff carry out work at height by means of portable ladders ; the course encompasses the legal requirements imposed by health and safety law with particular emphasis on compliance with the Working at Height Regulations 2005 and the individual responsibilities of persons at work.

Course Aims
The course aims are to raise the learner's awareness of the Working at Height Regulations with regard to the safe and correct use of portable ladders and to enable the learner to realize the importance of good risk assessment in order to justify the use of portable ladders for a particular task. Following the course the learners will understand their responsibilities with regard to the safe use of portable ladders.

Course Objectives
At the end of the session the learner will be able to:

  • Identify principle workplace hazards
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment
  • Understand the importance of compliance
  • Demonstrate safe use of portable ladders
  • Understand the importance of ladder safety
  • Understand the principle causes of accidents
  • Recognize different types of LSD's
  • Inspect ladders for defects and keep records I.A.W 1998 PUWER's

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Risk Assessment (RISK6)

Course Brief
Effective risk assessment is recognized as being the corner stone of modern health and safety management.

This is a practical course, which has been designed to ensure that attendees gain a thorough understanding of the principles and techniques of effective risk assessment, along with an overview of current legislative requirements.

Course Aims
The course will aim to ensure that delegates are capable of recognizing hazards in their associated workplace, making a suitable evaluation of risk and developing appropriate control strategies where necessary

Course Objectives
At the end of the course delegates will:

  • Understand the principles of risk assessment
  • Have an understanding of the legal requirements for risk assessment
  • Thoroughly understand the definition of both hazard and risk
  • Be capable of identifying hazards
  • Evaluate and priorities risks
  • Develop suitable risk control measures
  • Record the significant findings
  • Develop a suitable programme for the on going review

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Manual Handling (MH7)

Course Brief
Back injuries can affect all people, in all industry sectors. Many injuries are irreversible and can result in significant periods of absenteeism, which can cost both the employer and employee dearly. Research shows that most manual handling injuries are accumulative as a result of repetition of movement and bad posture, as opposed to the lifting of heavy objects.

Course Aims
The course aims to ensure that attendees understand that the prevention of injury stems from an understanding of posture, so that the principles of correct moving and handling can be applied safely in all work situations.

Course Objectives
At the end of this course delegates will have an understanding of:

  • Legal issues - Cost of injuries in the workplace
  • Spinal anatomy - Causes of pain and its prevention
  • Health and Fitness - Maintaining working safely factors
  • Principles of Movement - Workplace design and ergonomics
  • Basic rules for lifting - Demonstration
  • Risk Assessment - Principles, recognition and reducing risk
  • Recording and Reporting
  • Review

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Fire Awareness (FS8)

Course Brief
The fire awareness course is designed to meet the needs of any business by providing the employee with an understanding of the importance of fire safety; the course encompasses the legal requirements imposed by health and safety law and the individual responsibilities of persons at work.

Course Aims
The course aims are to raise the learner's awareness of fire safety within their area of work and to enable the learner to realize the importance of good housekeeping and also the importance of fire precautions and their purpose. Following the course the learners will understand their company specific fire action plan.

Course Objectives
At the end of the session the learner will be able to:

  • Identify principle workplace hazards
  • Understand the principles of fire and fire spread.
  • State the importance of fire precautions.
  • Explain the theory of combustion / fire triangle.
  • Understand the importance of fire safety.
  • State how fire spreads.
  • Recognize different types of fire extinguishers.
  • Discuss the correct storage of materials.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Awareness Course (FS8)

Course Brief
The COSHH Awareness course is designed to meet any companies individual requirements in a bespoke manor, awareness of correct substance handling is imperative to ensure accidents and ill-health effects do not arise in the workplace, and compliance with health and safety law is adhered too.

Course Aims
The course aims are to raise awareness to hazardous substances used within the workplace to assist employees to work safely and to understand the importance of reading the manufacturers instructions when using a hazardous substance. The candidate will also understand the importance of following safe systems of work and wearing the correct personal protective equipment.

Course Objectives
At the end of the session the learner will be able to:

  • Explain what is meant by COSHH Regulations.
  • Identify different labels of hazardous substances.
  • Identify possible health effects from using hazardous substances.
  • State what type of reaction can occur from mixing hazardous substances which are not compatible
  • Describe why good personal hygiene is important in the workplace.

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Appointed Persons First Aid Course (FAAP9)

Course Brief
This course has been designed address the role of the appointed person in first aid, the course is developed with up-to-date changes in first aid training and the requirements of The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981. The course is packed with information and practical assessment and can include bespoke elements, which are essential for different hazards and personnel with different medical conditions.

Course Aims
The lesson aims are to ensure the learner is competent to carry out the role of the appointed person and to facilitate their role within the working environment.

Course Objectives
At the end of the session the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the action to be taken in an emergency.
  • Demonstrate Cardio pulmonary resuscitation.
  • Explain first aid procedures for the unconscious casualty.
  • Demonstrate first aid procedure for bleeding.
  • State the main causes of unconsciousness.
  • Describe the role of an appointed person.

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IOSH Managing Safely Course (IOSH4days)

Course Brief
This well respected course from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is aimed at all managers and supervisors, in all business sectors.

Course Aims
This course aims to provide all attendees with the knowledge required in order to facilitate effective health and safety management in the workplace.

Course Objectives
By attending this course delegates will learn:

  • The ability to practically manage health and safety issues in the workplace
  • Key legal requirements
  • Principles of accident prevention
  • An understanding of health and safety management systems
  • Practical risk assessment techniques
  • A basic understanding of workplace hazards such as fire, electricity, noise, substances hazardous to health and work equipment
Upon successful completion of the IOSH Assessments delegates will be awarded and IOSH Managing Safely certificate.

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Booking

Look for the courses you'd like to book, and click your preferred dates. Go on to fill in name and contact details at the bottom.

Do this for each person you'd like to book on a course.

Code Course Venue Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
SK1 One day Skills Course Newcastle 1
5
3
14
5
2
6
3
8
Swindon 8
26
10
7
12
-
13
11
8
WFP2 Waterfed Pole Course Newcastle 2
6
4
15
6
3
7
4
9
Swindon 9
27
11
8
13
- 14
12
9
HS3 Health & Safety Course Newcastle 15
19
17
21
19
9th
20
5
15
Swindon 22
- 24
28
26
- 27
25
15
MK4 Marketing Course Newcastle 16
20
18
22
20
10
21
6
16
Swindon 23
- 25
29
27
- 28
26
16
LAD5 Ladder Safety Newcastle - - 25
20
4
1
5
2
7
Swindon - - 9
- 11
- 12
- 7
RISK6 Course Name Newcastle - 25
- 27
- 22
- 24
-
Swindon - - 23
- 18
- 26
- 21
MH7 Manual Handling Newcastle - 26
- 28
- 23
- 25
-
Swindon - - 24
- 19
- 27
- 22
C/FS8 COSHH Fire Safety Newcastle - 27
- 29
- 24
- 26
-
Swindon - - 25
- 20
- 28
- 23
FAAP9 First Aid Appointed Person Newcastle - 28
- 30
- 25
- 27
-
Swindon - - 26
- 21
- 29
- 24
MWAH10 Managing Work at Height Newcastle - - 23
- 12
- 12
- 2
Swindon - 18
- 5
- 29
- 2
-
HA11 Harness Apprec-
iation
Newcastle - - 22
- 11
- 11
- 1
Swindon - - - - - 31
- 4
-
RAAF12 Course Name Newcastle - - 24
- 13
- 13
- 3
Swindon - 19
- 6
- 30
- 3
-
FPEI13 Fall PE Inspection Newcastle - - - - 14
- 14
- 31
Swindon - - - - - - 1
- -
Code Course Venue Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
IOSH
4days
Managing Safely Newcastle Days 1 & 2: 10th & 11th Oct 2006
Days 3 & 4: 17th & 18th Oct 2006
Swindon Days 1 & 2: 7th & 8th Nov 2006
Days 3 & 4: 14th & 15th Nov 2006
Notes:
  • Course dates may be subject to change at short notice.


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