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Here at M.I.T. Skills we do not just provided standardised course, but can also create a tailor-made course to meet the requirements of the business and the apprentice. In addition we can also create advanced bespoke courses for experienced professionals who wish to gain new skills. The process we undertake prior to creating a customised course is to first assess the clients' requirements or the learners’ skills. Once we have assessed the needs we can proceed to create a customised course based on these needs. Working closely with the Construction and Automotive industries we aim to create cutting edge customised training programs that will benefit both the learner and the employer.

The many types of bespoke courses we can offer
Every single person on a work site should have a valid CSCS card. This includes site operatives, managers and supervisors; some people will have more privileges than others depending on the type of CSCS card they hold for example a construction site operative will have less access to certain machinery than a site supervisor. All work-sites require their sub contractors to hold a valid CSCS card or equivalent regardless of the nature of their work. Even regular site visitors who have no construction related skill or training should possess at least a yellow CSCS card before they’re allowed to enter most building site
This plumbing course provides an overview of skills needed in plumbing. The programme combines practical training, job knowledge and associated studies relating to the trade. The course covers the following areas: - Health and safety - Pipework fabrication techniques - Domestic hot water systems - Domestic cold water systems - Domestic central heating systems - Above ground drainage - Electrical systems within the plumbing industry
Our Basic Electricity Course provides a practical introduction to industrial electricity principles as applied to modern industrial, commercial and institutional electric power systems. This is an introduction to basic electricity, a course that will give you the knowledge you need to take the next step to advanced training for almost any profession that deals with electricity. This course will provide you with a solid foundation on which you can build. Whether you intend on continuing your education or apprenticing in any of the aforementioned trades you will start with a firm footing beneath you. The course covers the following areas: - Safety Methods - Electricity Sources - Resistors - Inductors - Capacitors - Basic Laws of Electricity - Single Phase AC Series Circuits - Single Phase AC Parallel Circuits - 3 - Phase System Power, Energy and Power Factor.
The course provides the overview of painting and decorating skills which are needed to improve the aesthetic of a building and to protect it from damage by water, rust, corrosion, insects and mold. The course covers the following areas: - Techniques for papering walls and ceilings - Using oil based and water based paints - How to prepare wood surfaces - Painting previously finished woodwork - The correct way to paint previously painted woodwork - The preparation and painting of metal surfaces - How to varnish and stain a variety of surfaces - Painting different surfaces - Papering walls and ceilings correctly - Using different types of paints.
The IPAF training programme for platform operators was developed by leading industry professionals. It is certified by TÜV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training. Class sizes are kept small. Courses generally last one to two days and are a mixture of theory and practice, with a written and a practical test. Course material is available in many languages. Successful trainees receive a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), a safety guide, a log book and a certificate. AT THE END OF THE COURSE, THE OPERATOR WILL: • Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety regulations. • Be aware of accident prevention and control. • Be aware of the needs regarding personnel protection. • Be aware of the need to refer to the machine Operating Manual. • Drive the MEWP safely and manoeuvre the machine as required, to correctly position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner, inside and outside a building. THE OPERATOR SHOULD KNOW: • The pre-use checks and daily maintenance to be carried out prior to commencing work. • The correct and safe method of operating the specific machine. • The correct emergency procedures, capacities and limitations to enable safe operation. • Selection and use of fall protection equipment covering as a minimum anchorage points in platforms, harness standards, explanation of fall arrest, lanyard types, use and correct fitting, rescue procedures, current recommendations [HSE & IPAF H1/05/05]. PRACTICAL TRAINING: • Introduction to the Actual Machine - Walk around and familiarisation with MEWP. • Major components - Identification of each component and its function. • Pre-use Checks and Inspection - Carry out all the required checks/inspections on the following items: Tyres, main frame, turntable, fluid levels, hoses, electrical cables, booms, cage, brakes, steering, lights, travel, controls, (lower/upper), pins/retaining bolts and decals any additional points from the machine operations manual. • Starting/Stopping the Machine - Correct starting and shut down procedures. • Pre-Use Function Checks - Fully function the machine and carry out full emergency lowering procedure. • Checks Prior to Road Travel - For example: PTO disengaged, booms retracted, stabilisers retracted, machine secure, e.g. no loose objects. • Planning the Route - Gradients, access, overhead obstructions and ground conditions. • Travelling the Route and Manoeuvring the Machine (where applicable) Ensure route clear, use of assistant to signal, etc., practice close manoeuvring and observe correct driving practices (tail swing, etc.). • Setting the Machine for Work - Practice setting up, barrier off requirements, road requirements, stabiliser set-up and carry out stabiliser deployment checks. • Basic Operational Practice - Carry out operational functions at 75% of the operating envelope so far as is reasonably practical, observe all safety practices. • Typical Work Applications - Carry out practice applications observing all safety practices. • Parking the Machine - Ensure that the machine is correctly parked, engine stopped, brakes applied, keys removed and clearance of all obstacles. Correct refuelling procedures, diesel, LPG. Battery checks, charging and safety precautions.
Dry liners build the internal walls in houses, offices and shops, using plasterboard panels. They might also install removable wall partitons, suspended ceilings and raised flooring. If you want a practical job in construction, and you could read technical diagrams, this job could suit you well. The course covers the following areas: - Health and safety, protective equipment, tools of the trade, safe and correct use of tools - To measure and cut plasterboard to size - Apply plasterboard to stud walls, window and door returns and internal and external angles 'dot and dab' method: direct bonding of plasterboard to brickwork and block work - Tape internal, external and flush joints - Apply beads to external angles - Joint filler and joint cement - Hand jointing techniques to all joints leaving a smooth finish - Sanding down and sealing for decortion
The learners will be able to identify the more familiar materials used on construction sites and have an insight into the not so familiar, and newer materials being used in the construction industry. The course covers the following areas: - Learning objectives - Properties of engineering materials - Classification of material - Material appearances, properties and applications - Typical defects that may be present - System of identification - Abbreviations used on drawings - Summary
Employers and those in control of any work at height activity must make sure work is properly planned, supervised and carried out by competent people. This includes using the right type of equipment for working at height. Low-risk, relatively straightforward tasks will require less effort when it comes to planning. Employers and those in control must first assess the risks. Employees have general legal duties to take reasonable care of themselves and others who may be affected by their actions, and to co-operate with their employer to enable their health and safety duties and requirements to be complied with. The course covers the following areas: - Introducing Working at height - The Dangers of Working at Height - Work at Height Regulations - Summary of Duty Holders Responsibilities - Employers Responsibilities - The Hierarchy of Control - Avoiding Working at Height Wherever Possible - Prevent Risk of Falls - Minimise Consequences - The Risk Assessment - Course Summary
PASMA HEALTH & FITNESS STATEMENT Since the safe use of Mobile Access Towers requires that you consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s instruction manual, literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any mobile tower user. Similarly, since the assembly and use of mobile towers can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights / vertigo, giddiness / difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness. COURSE CONTENT: legislation, Regulations and Guidance affecting working at heightwith mobile access towers, PASMA Code fo Practice; Product Standards EN1004:2004, assembling, altering and dismantling towers incorporating current best practice for fall protection, inspection of completed mobile access towers and completion of Tower Inspection Records; hazards affecting the use of mobile access towers and how to avoid. DURATION: 1 day, lasting a minimum of 6 hours. WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE: personnel who will be responsible for the assembly, dismantling, alteration, moving and inspecting of mobile access towers. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: how to safely assemble. dismantle, relocate and alter a mobileaccess tower without risk of personal injury to the delegate or others. METHOD: instruction both in theory and practical sessions with assessments. INSTRUCTOR DELEGATE RATIO: maximum of 1:12. VENUE REQUIREMENTS: a suitable classroom to accommodate 12 delegates for the theory session and both an indoor / outdoor practical area with a minimum free height of 6 meters are prerequisites. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS a course content and notes booklet and a current Code of Practice booklet will be issued to all delegates who attend the course. AWARD: A PASMA PhotoCard and Certificate will be issued to successful delegates who complete the theory and practical sessions which have a five year validity period. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: no formal qualifications or experience are necessary, but it would be beneficial if delegates have a basic understanding of work at height issues. Participants are asked to bring: protective hand and footwear, hard hat and a hi-vis vest / jacket during the practical session. PPE can be purchased from M.I.T. Skills.
AIM: Learners will be able to identify individual tools and understand the safety aspects involved in their safe use and the importance of proper maintenance. The course covers the following types of power tools: • Electrical - Tools powered by electricity, mains and battery • Pneumatic – Tools powered by compressed air • Hydraulic – Tools powered by pumped fluids The course covers the following areas: • Health and Safety at Work Act • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 • Safe use of power tools • Personal protective equipment • Safe use and storage of substances • Practical setting sessions
Fire marshals are civilians trained to assist in fire evacuation procedures at businesses and other organisations, usually employees. The course covers the following areas: - Fire Marshals’ role - The triangle of fire - Spread of fire - Prevention of fire - Fire legislation including the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. - Safety features within buildings - Fire Risk Assessment - People’s behaviour in fire situations - Discovering a fire and raising the alarm - Fire extinguisher classification, including choosing the right extinguisher - When not to use a fire extinguisher - Checking fire extinguishers & alarms - Evacuation procedure - Action at Assembly Points
First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and/or promote recovery. It includes initial intervention in a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing CPR while awaiting an ambulance, as well as the complete treatment of minor conditions, such as applying a plaster to a cut. First aid is generally performed by the layperson, with many people trained in providing basic levels of first aid, and others willing to do so from acquired knowledge. Mental health first aid is an extension of the concept of first aid to cover mental health. The course covers the following areas: - Introduction to First Aid at Work - Initial Assessment - Administering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - Treating minor injuries - Treatment and Control for Bleeding and Wounds - First Aid for Fractures and Injuries - Dealing with severe allergic reaction - Final Assessment
THE COURSE CONSISTS OF: - Health and Safety - Construction Law, regarding Traffic Management - Who should be allowed on site - Safety of vehicle access - Hazard Analysis - Risk Management for directing vehicles - Identifying Dangerous Manoeuvres - Safeguarding pedestrians and other staff where vehicles may be reversing - Demonstrating the HSE code of hand signals recommended by the HSE - Legal obligations and responsibilities of employers and their employees - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Safety signs - Accident Prevention - How to plan the use of vehicles Successful candidates will receive a Traffic Marshal Certificate
Our full day Traffic Marshal Course is a very important qualification to have for anyone working in construction, security, manufacturing, hospitality, parking enforcement or anyone with the responsibility of loading, unloading and movement of vehicles. The course content: - Health & Safety Law on Traffic Management - Traffic Management - Traffic Risk Assessment - Responsibilities of a Traffic Marshal/Banksman - PPE & Safety Signs - Dangerous Manoeuvres - Reversing - HSE Hand Signals - Assessment Successful candidates will receive a Traffic Marshal Cer􀦞ficate.

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