DVSA offer license holders quicker route to obtain 1st DQC card


Since the acquired rights deadline has passed DVSA has received requests from members of the public, who wish to return to vocational driving, asking how they can obtain a DQC. DVSA has considered these requests in the context of the government’s desire to support driver recruitment and reduce the potential burden to the industry and has decided that they will now allow drivers with a full licence to gain their first DQC via either periodic training or completion of modules two and four. For further information visit the dedicated Gov website: Driver CPC for Lorry, Bus & Coach drivers

This provision will apply to a driver’s first DQC only – any subsequent renewal will require periodic training to be completed. DVSA envisages this will have very limited impact on approved trainers and anticipate as more drivers enter the industry the demand for Driver CPC periodic training will ultimately be increased.

We can of course offer a full range of courses from achieving all 35 hours in 1 week to providing individual courses as required – call us if you would like further information, 7 hour course available regularly – 01453 826781

Calling all Instructors and Training Providers!

Due to C&G Services ongoing expansion and new contract wins we are looking for associate trainer’s and or training providers to work with us to deliver training in regional location across the UK. This is a great opportunity for independent instructors and training providers to work with a well-respected and well established training provider.

We have a variety of contracts where regional training provision is required to cover both regular training courses and bespoke training

Click on the following link to view a map of the locations required, you can download a copy of this map via your browser’s file/print functions: http://bit.ly/1IFv3ZL

We’re specifically looking for the following:

PASMA Mobile Scaffold Tower

Scaffold Inspection

CPCS Rigging & Slinging – all levels

LOLER appointed person

MEWP Training – all variants and levels

Mobile Crane Operator – all levels

Overhead Crane – all variants and levels

Mini Spider Crane – all levels

Crane Supervisor

Industrial Counterbalance Lift Truck – weight’s upto 15 tonnes and all levels

Telescopic Handler – all levels

Tow Tug Driver – all levels

Tractor & Trailer – all levels

Pressure Water Jetting – all levels

All interested parties should contact the Centre Manager Kevin Parsons on 01453 826781 or email info@gettrained.co.uk and mark the email FAO Kevin Parsons

Manual Handling

boxesManual Handling, whether it’s just lifting a box of paper in the office or a heavy more complicated two man lift, it’s essential your staff are trained.
We often take manual handling for granted until it’s too late. The consequences of which can be very serious, often resulting in lifelong, permanent injury.
With the introduction of FFI by the HSE back in 2012, failure by employers to ensure an appropriately trained workforce could leave a business liable to both extensive fines (currently £124 per hour) and being served a prohibition notice. The latter potentially adding to a loss in work, production and income.
Effective training by C&G Services can help prevent these issues. Through our direct consultation, we can offer either ‘off the shelf’ courses or design a course specific to your needs and the type of loads being lifted. We have delivered a range of bespoke Manual Handling courses to many industry sectors so through our experience clients will gain greater knowledge and the best trained staff.
We hold over 20 memberships and accreditations such as the National Skills Academy for Rail and Nuclear meaning that our training is respected amongst our peers and if that wasn’t enough, all our training is delivered to ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standards. Make the right choice today and gettrained by C&G Services!

C&G Services takes on Isaac Partnership for new marketing strategy


CI_KPInternational training provider C&G Services has recently engaged design and marketing agency The Isaac Partnership to take on their marketing strategy, including social media engagement and a new website.

C&G has recently moved their primary training facility from their current site in Stonehouse, to a newer location in Stroud. The move has allowed them to take on more work and secure larger training services contracts. They recently completed work in the Seychelles for Hunt Deltel & Co, carrying out specialist lifting training, and have a continuing relationship with Severn-Trent-Water, Magnox and multiple large Aerospace companies.

“For a while we’ve basically been bringing in new business through recommendations and direct enquiries” explains Kevin Parsons, Centre Manager for C&G, “We’ve grown the business at a respectable rate and did well through the recession, but we now need to capitalise on what we have achieved and move our Marketing strategy up to the next level. We can see only good things coming from this partnership.”

“We see this as a catalyst for strategic growth and the timing is great with our expansion into e-learning and additional business support services” continued Bob Oldmeadow, MD of C&G “We’ve had various initiatives in the past with varying levels of success, but now we are really excited to see what a professional agency like the Isaac Partnership will achieve for us”.

Chris Isaac, Creative Director of the Isaac Partnership spoke about taking on the training provider as a client. “It’s a great fit for us. We’ve worked with similar kinds of businesses before so we’re familiar with the target audience. This has come at a time when we’re taking on more staff and expanding so we’re really excited to see what we can do for C&G to make them an even more successful business than they already are”.

Suffolk building firm fined for exposing workers to asbestos fibres

Workers were potentially exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres and given only baby wipes and a cold water hose for decontamination.

LJW Cladding Ltd was working at a farm building in Waltham, Essex last year, where it removed asbestos insulation board without a licence. It also failed to protect its workers falling from heights of up to four metres.

Chelmsford magistrates heard the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) was alerted by a member of the public concerned that unsafe work was being undertaken at the farm building (pictured below).


HSE’s investigation found that LJW Cladding Ltd had no licence to remove asbestos, despite telling the farm owner it did. None of the workers were trained to work with licensed asbestos and were also placed in danger of falling from height while removing the fragile asbestos boards.

HSE found that the work, carried out between 26th and 28th February 2014, was totally lacking in safety measures. Asbestos insulating boards were broken from their fixings with inadequate attempts to prevent the uncontrolled release of fibres. There was no use of an enclosure and the respiratory protective equipment provided to workers offered insufficient protection.

Instead of a full three-stage decontamination unit required for such work, all the workers had were baby wipes and the farm’s cold water hose. Contaminated overalls over normal clothing continued to be worn while the workers ate their lunch on site.

The investigation also identified a lack of fall prevention or protection measures.

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Happy New Year!

New YearAll the team at C&G Services would like to wish you a very Happy New Year!

I’m sure like me, you have already committed on your New Year’s Resolutions?!!

If not, then make training part of your 2015 resolution, its great for all the following reasons:


  1. It can improve your skills – make you safer and more efficient
  2. Develop new skills – maybe your looking for a new career or changing jobs within the same organisation
  3. Introduce new concepts to your work – our instructors have many years of experience and provide insights into new ways to do the same job, more efficiently and safely
  4. Increase a companies competitive advantage – better trained staff are more efficient, happier and therefore more productive!

So whether your looking for an ‘off the shelf’ course or need something tailored to your specific requirements, give our team a call on 01453 826781 or email info@gettrained.co.uk

Whatever your Health & Safety or Skills training needs are, we’re here to help you to gettrained.co.uk!

Seychelles business calls C&G Services to provide training expertise!

C&G Services (Europe) Ltd are delighted to have been requested to supply Specialist Lifting related training for management and operatives to the Seychelles largest maritime operation, Hunt, Deltel & Co.

Formed in 1937 the company is a Seychelles registered and owned company, with an       extensive portfolio of activities, with particular emphasis in shipping and service related fields.

The company is certified to ISO 9001:2008 for its shipping agency, management and         administration; this covers their commercial shipping, cruise ships, super yachts & other   maritime activities

HQThe Background

The company were looking to find a training   provider to train drivers and also to brief their management on service items particularly relating to their crane operation (jib, cables etc). An important consideration was the provider should have extensive experience in the provision of this training and deliver this to ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standards

Crane 1

The Solution

Hunt, Deltel & Co researched the web and     recognised the quality accreditation of C&G Services not only to deliver, but to design courses to International standards.

After much discussion to identify their specific needs , Senior Instructor, Steve Thorne, flew out to the Seychelles on Saturday 6th December to start the delivery of a Specialist Crane Training course for the Operational Staff and provide consultative support for the workshop staff.


C&G Services (Europe) Ltd

C&G Services established for over 40 years are one of the UK’s and Europe’s leading Training Providers. We deliver crane and lifting training to major clients such as Airbus,  GKN, Severn Trent Water and Magnox   Nuclear to name a few, in all industry sectors. Our team of Instructors have extensive experience to impart their accumulated knowledge and  provide a high level of consultancy also.

gettrained.co.uk for all your training needs!

Comfortably through another ISO Audit!!

News from our Centre Manager Kevin Parsons:

” I am delighted to let you all know that we have successfully passed our Re-Certification audit.

We will now keep our certification for a further 3 years subject to the usual annual surveillance audits. We have commendably held ISO 9001 certification for 16 consecutive years.

Sean Fox the auditor was particularly thorough and subsequently very complimentary of the company as a whole, and he asked me to pass on his personal thanks to all people involved in the audit process.

I would also like to thank everyone within the business for your support!”