C&G Services launching eLearning courses!

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To further compliment our existing training functions, we’re delighted to announce the launch of some select courses from C&G Services.

The number of courses and the types of accreditation available will grow over the next few months, but to wet your taste buds we have Asbestos Awareness available as our 1st eLearning course.

This modular course is based around 4 parts and can be completed in around 1 hour 10 minutes, the license will remain open for a period of 3 months to allow for flexible learning and completion.

Bespoke Courses

Moving on from ‘off the shelf courses’ –  we will of course be planning to extend the same level of bespoke client focussed training we offer within the classroom environment to our eLearning packages.

Some of the plans we’ll be working on in the coming months:

  • Client branded courses
  • Pre classroom competency checks – an essential, cost effective solution to         pre-check candidates BEFORE attending a classroom based course.

There are many more projects in the pipeline, so please keep your eye on the blog or website for future developments. In the meantime please free to contact me by email info@gettrained.co.uk if you want to discuss any specific project you have in mind or if you just want to learning more about eLearning from C&G Services (Europe) Ltd

British Lung Foundation launches New Asbestos Campaign

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The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is this week launching a campaign to promote awareness about the dangers of asbestos amongst tradespeople.

According to official statistics, every week on average six electricians, four plumbers and eight joiners die in the UK from exposure to asbestos, making it the single greatest cause of work-related deaths.

The ban on the use of asbestos was only imposed in 2000, so any building built or renovated before then might contain asbestos.

The BLF’s Take 5 and Stay Alive campaign aims to ensure tradespeople have the knowledge to act safely and responsibly, ensuring they can identify asbestos and determine what type it is, and assess whether they have the training and equipment to deal with it safely.

British Lung Foundation chief executive Dr Penny Woods said: “Twice as many people die from asbestos-related illnesses than on the roads each year in Britain. It’s the biggest work-related killer, and the numbers of deaths associated with it are rising each year.  Sole traders and people working for small companies are often under particular pressure to take jobs and deliver quickly, and this can sometimes put them at particular risk of asbestos exposure.

“But it’s not just tradespeople putting their own lives at risk. If asbestos is disturbed the particles can affect others too, and we know several women who have died after years of washing their husbands’ contaminated overalls.

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