Skilled trades pay rates hit £1000+ a week in the Midlands!!

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Self-employed construction workers in the West Midlands have seen their average pay rates break through the £1,000-a-week barrier.

December data from workplace audit and CIS specialist Hudson Contract saw average weekly pay rates in the West Midlands of £1,023 – outstripping London at £930.

Annual data for 2018 saw average weekly earnings for freelance workers up 6.7% to £932 a week.

Hudson Contract Managing Director Ian Anfield said: “Construction companies need to be flexible in order to remain competitive.

“So the fact that skilled trades people such as plasters, joiners, scaffolders and bricklayers are commanding significantly more than this time last year is an excellent indicator of economic growth.

“The West Midlands has been buoyant for some time, and it now looks like the North East has started to play catch up.”

Anfield said freelance workers with similar skills earned 20% more than those on PAYE.

Looking at the year ahead he said: “As always, there is plenty of chatter about skills shortages and Brexit.

“But ultimately, highly skilled freelancers will continue to demand – and achieve – increasing rates of pay.

“In contrast employees are held back by uncertainty of employers and poor increases negotiated by unions under collective agreements.

“Rather than seeing £1,000-a-week tradesmen as a problem, if the CEO of a housebuilder is worth £75m pounds a year, surely freelancers who actually deliver the product are worth at least £50,000 each.

“We look forward to the day when the average weekly rate for freelance brickies, joiners, and plasterers hits £1,000 – they are more than worth it for the benefits they bring.”

Are you looking to get into the Electrical Industry and get paid more?

If you want work in the industry as an electrical labourer then you simply need to attend the One Day  Safety Passport Alliance (SPA) Core H & S Course and obtain a reference from an employer or agency confirming you work in the industry.

 This is a great way for students to make money during their time off!!

ECS Give you the following three options:

  • CCNSG Safety Passport – National Course or Renewal Course
  • IOSH Working Safely – (IOSH Approved Centre Classroom Invigilated Exam ONLY) (this means it cannot be a distance learning or online course – it is a classroom course).
  • Safety Passport Alliance (SPA) Core H & S Course.  This is the course we deliver.  Go to the booking page here.

These qualifications are accepted as a 3-year exemption from the ECS HS&E Assessment. If you have gained one of these qualifications within the last three years, you will not need to sit the ECS assessment separately when you apply for the new style of card, until the next point of renewal.

OR:

Hold a JIB-approved electrical theory qualification and the ECS HS&E Assessment.

  • Safety Passport Alliance (SPA) Core H & S Course London.  This is the course we deliver.

Safety Pass Alliance (S.P.A Core Day)

It is a one day course and we have moved considerably away from delivering this course purely by powerpoint instead opting for more practical exercises to really promote learning.

We deliver this course, every Wednesday here in Ealing, West London for the open course and if you are an employer and have a large number of people to train, we can come to you at a discounted cost.

The safety passport card takes a MAXIUM of 10 working days to arrive (which is quicker than the other options) so this allows you to plan.  In most cases, it arrives well before that time.

The cost of the course is £138.00+vat

Again, The Safety Passport Alliance (SPA) Core H & S Course London, open course is here in West London.

The maximum people we can train at one time is 20.  If you would like Simpleducksto deliver the course at your premises then this is not problem, please call usfor prices as we offer a discounted price for groups.

You can book online at www.simpleducks.com – go to the training page, find a date and book.  All links are below or call on 02089988825.

You can also go to www.coursecheck.com to see further recommendations from previous candidates who have attended our training courses.

Further details are available on our website.  www.simpleducks.com.  I hope this helps.  If this video was a help then please give us a like or share it with someone who might need it.

  • IOSH Working Safely

Positives:

  1. IOSH is a great organisation and the course itself is very good.
  2. IOSH have a good vetting procedure to ensure the trainers delivering their courses are up to date with the latest legislation, laws, best practice and relevant professional work experience etc.
  3. The trainers also have to be registered with IOSH at Tech Level which is really good for routing out all those dodgy back street training companies.

Negatives:

  1. Course providers are given a time period to submit details of their candidates back to IOSH and the time taken can become excessive, particularly when you cannot gain the ECS Card until you’ve uploaded your certificate onto My ECS.  This can take a number of weeks for certificates to arrive
  • CCNSG Safety Passport – National Course or Renewal Course

It is a 2 day course, with lots of participation, however there arnt  many providers in the South offering it.  You will receive (only if you ask for it),a temporary card which can be uploaded onto ECS but it is only valid for around 6 weeks and if your full card has not arrived after this point then you could have some technical issues with the validilityof your ECS card.  But, if you are not in a rush and wanting to work in the Allied Industries then this is probably the best route for you.

  • CCNSG Renewal
  • The CCNSG Renewal Course is designed as a one day refresher course.  It is for those who have already passed the CCNSG National Course.  This has to be taken within three months of the Safety passport expiry date.  If it is not taken within the specified time, then the two day CCNSG National Course will have to be retaken.

Resources:

In this section below we have all the resources needed:

Our home page is, www.simpleducks.com

This is the booking page

Here is the link to My ECS

Go to the support section of our website for the FREE Reference download: Support

The next video to help you with “MY ECS’ is available here on Tuesday 18th September 2018:

Have a look at our recommendations at Course Check choose FIND a DATE and BOOK.

Should you need any further information then either call: 02089988825 or email me at info@simpleducks.com

Updated!! How to Get your CSCS Card on the Cheap! Watch the video…

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To get your Green Card you need to do two things.

Pass the CSCS touch screen HS&E Test and pass a 1 Day H&S Awareness Course. See the video below which will talk you through what you need to do.

Starting on the touch screen H&S Test.  There are two types of test centres.  There are those which are run and managed by CITB and they will charge you £19.50 (VAT Exempt) and there are Independent Test Centres who have a licence to run these tests and they are called ITC’s (Independent Test Centres).  Prices range enormously through ITC’s and are usually a lot more expensive than CITB and if they are legitimate centres then they will probably charge you on top of the test fee VAT (today’s current rate for VAT is plus 20%) .

The cheapest way to do the Touch Screen Test therefore is through a CITB Centre but how do you go about booking the test? This is an easy process and the best way to do it is online as this will give you the flexibility to choose a CITB Centre which is close to either your work or your home.  Alternatively you can telephone CSCS to make a booking.

What you need to do………

As we said, booking online is the best way for increased speed on seeing available seats at a Centre of your choice.  However, before you go steaming off to book your test, you need to know you can pass it, right?  There is revision material out there on the market but the question is, which is best?  We’ve found that the CITB Official Test Revision is by far the best, and its the cheapest.  For £5.99 you can download the Test App for iPhone or Smartphone, and start practicing the test and when you start passing with ‘ease’ then thats the time to go and book it.  Below I’ve provided the correct links.

Features of the app include:

  • New word search facility to help you revise key areas of concern.
  • Access to the full suite of revision material and sample case studies.
  • A timed practice test in the same format as the real test.
  • Full progress reports so that you can review your progress and identify gaps in your knowledge.
  • The Operatives and specialist app is available in 14 different languages including Polish, Bulgarian and Portuguese.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD

Apps are available to download on iOS or Android devices. Use the links below to download your copy of the app.

Ops & Specialist app

Ops & Specialist app

Managers & Professionals (MAPS)

Managers & Professionals (MAPS)

Now for Booking the Test

Book by phoning 0344 994 4488. Lines are open between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to midday on Saturdays, but expect to be on hold for sometime!

Booking online is by far the easiest!  Use this link (SIGN UP), and then follow the online instructions.

Simpleducks offer the One Day H&S Awareness Course in Health & Safety in The Construction Environment.

Special Offer Price until the end of 2018 – £125.00+vat for One Day Training

Training runs once a Month on a Saturday at our Centre in West London

To book call:

t: +44(0) 20899 88825

m: +44(0) 79834 95846

This Training Schedules on :

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74988 London 2018-04-28 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
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75018 London 2018-10-27 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75019 London 2018-11-24 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75028 London 2018-12-22 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75033 London 2019-01-26 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75038 London 2019-02-23 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75043 London 2019-03-30 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
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Remember to study your behavioural sections prior to taking the test!  Applicable to everyone!!!

To book this course please click the link below:

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How to get your CSCS Green Card on the cheap!

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To get your Green Card you need to do two things.

Pass the CSCS touch screen HS&E Test and pass a 1 Day H&S Awareness Course. See the video below which will talk you through what you need to do.

Starting on the touch screen H&S Test.  There are two types of test centres.  There are those which are run and managed by CITB and they will charge you £19.50 (VAT Exempt) and there are Independent Test Centres who have a licence to run these tests and they are called ITC’s (Independent Test Centres).  Prices range enormously through ITC’s and are usually a lot more expensive than CITB and if they are legitimate centres then they will probably charge you on top of the test fee VAT (today’s current rate for VAT is plus 20%) .

The cheapest way to do the Touch Screen Test therefore is through a CITB Centre but how do you go about booking the test? This is an easy process and the best way to do it is online as this will give you the flexibility to choose a CITB Centre which is close to either your work or your home.  Alternatively you can telephone CSCS to make a booking.

What you need to do………

As we said, booking online is the best way for increased speed on seeing available seats at a Centre of your choice.  However, before you go steaming off to book your test, you need to know you can pass it, right?  There is revision material out there on the market but the question is, which is best?  We’ve found that the CITB Official Test Revision is by far the best, and its the cheapest.  For £5.99 you can download the Test App for iPhone or Smartphone, and start practicing the test and when you start passing with ‘ease’ then thats the time to go and book it.  Below I’ve provided the correct links.

Features of the app include:

  • New word search facility to help you revise key areas of concern.
  • Access to the full suite of revision material and sample case studies.
  • A timed practice test in the same format as the real test.
  • Full progress reports so that you can review your progress and identify gaps in your knowledge.
  • The Operatives and specialist app is available in 14 different languages including Polish, Bulgarian and Portuguese.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD

Apps are available to download on iOS or Android devices. Use the links below to download your copy of the app.

Ops & Specialist app

Ops & Specialist app

Managers & Professionals (MAPS)

Managers & Professionals (MAPS)

Now for Booking the Test

Book by phoning 0344 994 4488. Lines are open between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to midday on Saturdays, but expect to be on hold for sometime!

Booking online is by far the easiest!  Use this link (SIGN UP), and then follow the online instructions.

Simpleducks offer the One Day H&S Awareness Course in Health & Safety in The Construction Environment.

Special Offer Price until the end of 2018 – £99+vat for One Day Training

Training runs once a Month on a Saturday at our Centre in West London

To book call:

t: +44(0) 20899 88825

m: +44(0) 79834 95846

This Training Schedules on :

NO LOCATION DATE TIME SLOTS
74983 London 2018-03-31 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
74988 London 2018-04-28 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
74993 London 2018-05-26 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
74998 London 2018-06-30 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75003 London 2018-07-28 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75008 London 2018-08-25 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75013 London 2018-09-29 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75018 London 2018-10-27 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75019 London 2018-11-24 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75028 London 2018-12-22 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75033 London 2019-01-26 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75038 London 2019-02-23 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75043 London 2019-03-30 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20
75048 London 2019-04-27 09:30:00-17:30:00 0 / 20

 

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The correct Apps for the HS&E Touch Screen Test

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HS&E test revision apps

On the move and want to revise for your HS&E test?

Test your knowledge with the official CITB revision apps – wherever you are and whatever you are doing for just £5.99.

The apps are available to purchase for both Operatives and specialist & Managers and professionals tests.

Features of the app include:

  • New word search facility to help you revise key areas of concern
  • Access to the full suite of revision material and sample case studies
  • A timed practice test in the same format as the real test
  • Full progress reports so that you can review your progress and identify gaps in your knowledge
  • The Operatives and specialist app is available in 14 different languages including Polish, Bulgarian and Portuguese
How to download

Apps are available to download on iOS or Android devices. Use the links below to download your copy of the app.

Ops & Specialist app

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Managers & Professionals (MAPS)

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Follow this link to show you how to apply for the card

Russian Truck Gas Explosion – UKPIA / SPA Petrol Retail Safety Passport Course including Core

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The above video is a sample of some of the training material we use whilst delivering this course.

You can find out about course booking details and more information on this course by following UKPIA Petrol Retail Course

This course is designed to provide an understanding of general health & safety including specific hazards associated with working in petrol retailing. It builds on the basic health and safety information of the Core Day programme by concentrating on risks specifically found with working on a Petrol Filling Station and allows delegates to recognise hazards, utilise control measures and safe working practices and maintain a safe working environment.

Overview:

Working on petrol filling stations presents some special issues, not least the safety of the public.
This course provides basic information and areas of responsibility for health, safety and the environment to ensure that workers in the industry and particularly contractors working on forecourts are trained to meet specified standards.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course delegates will:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper
  • Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within health safety & environment
  • Understand the value of risk assessment and have the knowledge to recognise when changes to a generic assessment is required
  • Understand the common hazards associated with working in this sector.

Who Should Attend

The SPA Safety Passport is a requirement for all contractors undertaking work on petrol filling stations.

Course Content

DAY 1 – Core
• Setting the Scene Accidents
• Organising for Safety Responsibilities, duties and risk assessment, consultation and enforcement officers.
• Workplace Safety General workplace safety requirements, behavioural safety, fire safety, working at height, hidden services, asbestos, confined spaces, and display screen equipment.
• Plant & Machinery Hand held tools, electricity, and power tools .
• Health Hygiene, hazardous substances, effects of the sun, temperature, occupational diseases, manual handling, vibration, noise and stress .
• Procedures Safe systems of work, first aid requirements and occupational road accidents.
• The Environment Pollution and waste, employers and employees responsibilities,

Petrol Retail Day.

MODULE 1 – Hazards on a Petrol Filling Station

Module Content

  • Types of hazards
  • Fuel hazards
  • Fuel properties
  • DSEAR
  • Restricted areas on a petrol forecourt
  • Hazardous areas
  • Zone classification
  • Delivery hazards
  • Vapour recovery
  • Customer hazards
  • Other hazards
  • Contractor hazards

MODULE 2: Controlling Work on a Forecourt

Module Content

  • Communication
  • Documentation
  • Safety method statements
  • Clearance certificates
  • Permits to work
  • Task classification
MODULE 3: Safe Working Practises

Module Content

  • Setting up your safe place of work
  • Sales building hazards
  • Confined spaces
  • Excavations
  • Hot work
  • Working at height
    • –  Roof work
    • –  Ladders
    • –  Mobile scaffold towers
    • –  Mobile elevated work platforms
  • Electricity
  • Environmental protection
  1. EXERCISE A mandatory exercise designed to add a practical element to the course. Part one delegates will complete a hazard spotting based exercise on a picture of a petrol station. Part two delegates will complete a risk assessment based on their own work task on that petrol station and, determine control measures to reduce risk.

Certification

Delegates successfully completing the course will receive a SPA Safety Passport photo ID card which is valid for three years.

In order to obtain a Sector Specific Card, candidates must hold the Core Day Accreditation. Simpleducks Ltd offer the Core as a separate course or as a combination of Core and Sector Specific.

Core Day Exemption

Anyone who has previously attended an SPA approved course of health and safety can apply for exemption.
The SPA passport scheme recognises that delegates who have completed and passed the following training courses within the last two years do not need to attend the SPA passport scheme Core Training – Day 1:

CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS), IOSH Managing Safely, IOSH Supervising Safely, IOSH Working Safely, CCNSG Passport to Safety, CIEH Basic Health and Safety/Level 2, FAS Safe Pass, Rentokil Pest Control ‘Health, Safety & Environment Module’, Construction Skills Register (Northern Ireland), NEBOSH Certificate (within the last two years does not apply for NEBOSH).
If you qualify for Core Day Exemption, you need only to attend Petrol Retail.  Please call 0208 99 88825 to book this.  You must provide evidence of exemption (i.e. copy course certificate) prior to attending the course.  If you are unsure whether you’re entitled to an exemption please call 0208 99 88825.

This Course is delivered every Monday (Renewal) & Tuesday & Wednesday (2 day including Core) in London or we can deliver at your premises – call for rates. The cost is £138.00 for the Renewal and £195.00 for the two day course.

For Bookings:

Your seat is reserved for 24 hours until payment is received in full.  Paying online through PayPal is the safest and easiest way to ensure your seat is reserved. Alternatively, you can pay by calling 020 8998 8825 for credit or debit card payments. Please note, all administration costs and the cost of the safety passport card, including lunch and refreshments are included in the price. There are no other additional charges. Visit www.simpleducks/terms for full T&C’s.

Get your Slinger Blue Ticket!

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If you need the CPCS Blue ‘Competent Operator’ Card then you’re at the right place!

A QCF Qualification Level 2 Slinger | Signaller will give you the skills needed to prove your competence and help you advance your career to the next level.

 Making money  CPCS blue card Enhance career

Get more job enquiries and earn extra for being a fully qualified and competent Slinger. Many Employers will now only accept

Blue Card Holders! 

Split the cost of your NVQ over 3 months.

 

Approximately 3 month assessment time – Nationally recognised QCF Level 2 Qualification to turn your Red Card to Blue.

Registration cost is included in the 1st instalment!

 

Enhance your career or workforce and stand out from the crowd with Simpleducks.  All assessments are carried out on your sites by competent, industry qualified assessors and we get the qualification done quickly!

 

 

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Why join us?

    • Fully trained and competent instructors
    • Competitive cost at £575.00 + vat.  Split the cost over 3 months!!
    • Areas include London, South Coast, South West, North West, Manchester, Teesside & Newcastle Upon Tyne.
    • Quick delivery of the NVQ – We want you finished within 3 months MAX!
    • Evidence requirements – Witness Statements, photographs, Lifting Plans and briefing sheets, Toolbox talks, professional discussions and us observing you slinging & lifting.
    • Pain and hassle free by Simpleducks!

How we work!

    • You can call us on 02089988825 to discuss your requirements, urgency and your current work location.  We will want to know that you are working with Cranes and that you will receive support from your Supervisor, Crane Supervisor or Manager whilst we undertake the NVQ with you.  Remember, we work with you on your qualification and don’t just leave you pulling out your hair with a set of questions full of NVQ jargon!  We want you done and dusted!
    • Once we have agreed any specific requirements with you, we will send out via post your registration documents – this is purely to save time (however, we will check over these documents when we are with you).  We will also write to your Supervisor, Crane Supervisor, Appointed Person or Manager requesting some witness testimonies.  Don’t worry on this as we will provide them with a template to complete so its easy!  Just the way we like it!!
    • We will also send you and your line manager a list of evidence that we need to collect.  Again don’t worry.  All we simply need is your site induction record, a couple of lifting plans with the briefing sheets (and your name on it), some tool box talk records, some lifting check sheets and records of thorough examinations to be prepared in advance of our visit to you.
    • By now, we will have arranged a time to come and observe you at work undertaking lifting duties.  We will aim to be with you early morning and depending upon how quickly you wish to get through your qualification will determine how long is spent on site with you observing lift operations.  Again, in advance we will have sent you a list of the types of lifts we need to observe you undertaking.  We will also use this time to sit and go through your knowledge requirements which we will do through written questions or recorded professional discussion.  Its not unknown for the qualification to be totally wrapped up on the day we visit!
    • If there is any outstanding evidence needed then we will let you know and arrange a time to come back and collect this.
    • Quick delivery of the NVQ – We want you finished within 3 months MAX!  Thats correct, we don’t want you hanging around on your NVQ, so we deem this our responsibility to work closely with you to get it completed.
    • Payment can be a one off payment or depending how quickly you plan to get through your qualification we can split the cost over 3 payments or for when a number of units are complete and you are ready to move onto the next.  Either way, we are flexible.
    • Pain and hassle free by Simpleducks!
    • You can call us on 02089988825, or visit www.simpleducks.com

Locations include London, South Coast, South West, North West, Manchester, Teesside & Newcastle Upon Tyne.

How to apply for the CSCS Green Card

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Simpleducks offer the One Day H&S Awareness Course in Health & Safety in The Construction Environment.

£138+VAT for One Day Training & £19.50 for the CSCS Test

Training runs every Saturday at our Centre in West London

To book call:

t: +44(0) 20899 88825

m: +44(0) 79834 95846

The green Construction Site Operative (CSO) card was withdrawn on 1st July 2014.  There is a new green CSCS card for people working in labouring occupations.

CSCS’ role is to provide a scheme for the construction industry that confirms site workers’ training and qualifications. Many site workers who are carrying out skilled occupations had been applying for the green CSO card as the easiest route to gain access to construction sites. This makes it difficult for contractors to use CSCS cards as a reliable method of checking that site workers have the appropriate skills to work on construction sites safely and effectively.

If you have a green CSO (Construction Site Operative) card your CSO card will remain valid until its current expiry date.

If you work in a labouring occupation you can apply for the new green Labourer card. You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following:

How we deliver CSCS Training for the Green Card
How we deliver CSCS Training for the Green Card
  • A valid Champion Groundworks Health and Safety Awareness in the Construction Industry
  • A valid GNMA Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Certificate
  • A valid JTJ Introduction to Construction Course Certificate
  • A valid One day Site Safety Plus Health and Safety Awareness Certificate
  • A valid Priestman Associates, Principles of Construction Site Health and Safety Certificate
  • DSA Health and Safety Awareness Course certificate
  • ESP Foundation into Construction Course
  • HABC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety for Construction
  • IOSH Working Safely
  • QCF Level 1 Award Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
  • Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) Elementary Health and Safety Course
  • Rushmoor Borough Council Health and Safety in Construction Environment L1
  • Safety Pass Alliance (SPA) Core Construction Course

You must also pass the CITB Operatives Health, Safety and Environment test within two years prior to applying for a new card.

*To find out how to take this award contact your local college of further education, training centre or Jobcentre Plus. They will advise you about training and assessment availability, pricing and whether funding is available.

 

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How to book a training course on Simpleducks website

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Making a booking on Simpleducks website could’nt be easier

Why book online?  Well, not only will you secure your place but you’ll also also receive lots of helpful information to help you through your exams.

Go to simpleducks.com home page and go to the section highlighted with the circle below. Click on training, which will change the box name from Exam type to Training type.

Screen Shot 2017-03-10 at 11.46.54Choose the course you want, as an example we are using ‘SPA Safety Passport for Contractors – Core Day then put the cursor into the Date box and ‘click’, which will automatically bring up a calendar.  A calendar will now appear – choose the month and day you are planning on attending the training and click on the date followed by clicking on ‘Check Availability & Book’, as you can see underneath:

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You should now be on the ‘Check Availability’ Page which will display the course.  Once you click on the reserve and pay button the page will now change to the reserve and pay page.

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Complete all the mandatory boxes which have an astrix mark.  The national insurance number box is important for most courses as the awarding organisations use this number as a unique number to search for you.  Choose voiceover language and payment method.  You’ll only be able to choose ‘Pay on Account’ if you have an account with us.

The email address you give is where all corresponding information from your booking will be sent.  This will also be your User Name if you need to log into the system to check on your booking or retrieve a copy of your invoice.  The Password box is for you to put in your own password and again you will need this to log into the system.

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Once you have confirmed your booking the site will automatically take you to your invoice page.

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On the invoice page you have the option to print it or save as a PDF document. You must bring this invoice with you to the training.

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Additionally, you will also automatically receive two emails.  Please check your spam box.  The 1st email is your booking confirmation and a copy of your invoice.

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** PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS E-MAIL **
This email contains important information about your booking. Please check the details shown below and if any are incorrect please contact us immediately on +44 02089988825, mobile 07983495846 or email us at info@simpleducks.com


Please be aware that for various Simpleducks Training Courses, you may receive more than one email, so please check your emails again and your SPAM box. Other emails will contain specific information regarding the training course or test you have booked and in all cases where there is a mandatory requirement for an examination at the end of the training, we will have produced a simulated mock examination to help you understand what will be required on the day. We hope that you will find the information supplied by Simpleducks beneficial to your course and Your learning.


Within this email are also the directions to our training venues. We will advise which Venue we are using closer to the time of your course.

Please note that we provide lunch, and tea & coffee is available throughout the day.
Booking Details

Invoice Number : INV-SD001873 (your invoice is attached to this email).
Payment :

Pay on Account
Training :

UKPIA / SPA Petrol Retail Contractors Safety Passport
Candidate :

Mr. Tim Cook
Course Date :

2017-03-07
Start & Finish Time :

09:00 AM – 05:30 PM
Test Length :

Test Centre Location :

(Directions shown below)
What to bring


For S.P.A Courses, all attendees must please bring with them:

National Insurance Number
Proof of any exemptions e.g. valid CCNSG card / IOSHH

All Candidates are required to bring Identification with them.

You are required to bring one form of identification listed below containing a photograph and signature.

A current (no more than 6 months out of date), original signed Passport
A current (no more than 6 months out of date), original signed UK Photo Driving Licence

If You do not have one of these You will need two items of valid ID (no more than 6 months out of date), one from List A and one from List B below:


List A

Non UK Driving Licence
Work ID Card
EU Country ID Card
CITB Scheme Card
Student ID Card
Citizen Card
Trade Union Card
British Armed Forces Card
Proof of Age Card
Young Scots Card
A letter from your employer on headed paper

List B

Credit Card
Debit Card
Paper Driving Licence
UK Travel Document
Inland Revenue Card
National Insurance Card / HMRC letter
B79 Notification of Discharge Letter
Bank Statement
Building Society Passbook
Cheque Guarantee Card
Photocopies of ID will not be accepted.

If You do not have any of the above, please phone 02089988825 or email info@simpleducks.com for more details. Please note that Your photograph will be taken at the Training Venue.

If You do not bring suitable ID you may not be allowed to take undertake the training or test.

Admission Policy

It is Your responsibility to ensure that You arrive at the Venue 15 minutes before the start time. Simpleducks Ltd will accept no responsibility if You arrive late or fail to arrive due to adverse weather conditions, failure of transport or any other circumstance.

The 2nd email you receive will contain study notes, mock exams and ACoPs.

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Should you experience any problems with booking your course then feel free to call us on 02089988825 or 07983495846.

5 Meadvale Road
Ealing
London
W5 1NS
United Kingdom

t: +44(0) 20899 88825
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How to make bookings on Simpleducks website

SPA* Core Day

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SPA Core Day*

Health, Safety and Environment Awareness Training

 

The Core day is available as a one day ‘stand-alone’ course or forms the first part of any 2 day industry specific passport scheme. Its Aim is to provide basic information and areas of responsibility for health, safety and the environment.

To understand the implications of hazard recognition/risk assessment and effects on individuals and the employer and to demonstrate how individual behaviour can help reduce accidents.

Key components include;

  • Organising for Safety
  • The Workplace
  • Work Equipment
  • Health
  • Procedures
  • The Environment

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The SPA Safety Passport Core Day is a requirement for all contractors wishing to undertake a sector specific course.  The core day may also be used for employers wishing to give their employees health and safety training.

More information on the SPA Safety Passport for Contractors – Core Day by going to Simpleducks website – Training.

Call us now for any enquiries on 020899 88825, email info@simpleducks.com or visit our website for further details at www.simpleducks.com

Venues: We have SIX (6) different training centres, four are in Ealing London and two in the North East of England.  Depending upon the size of the group will dictate which training centre we will be used and we will only know this closer to the time which venue we are going to use.  We will confirm which training venue One to Two days before training commences via email and via a telephone call to you.  However, if the course becomes fully booked quickly we will be able to tell you sooner.

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London Venues (Venues 1 to 4)

Training venue 1:

The Fox & Goose Hotel

Hanger Lane

London

W5 1DP

Hotel telephone Number: 02089985864

Hotel website: http://www.foxandgoosehotel.co.uk

See the link named ‘Map’ which will open Google Maps for you. Map

This training venue is used when we have a fully booked course of 20 people.  There is free parking on-site and it is a Hotel where you can book a room if needed.   Head to the Bar area and ask a member of staff where the conference room is.

 

Training venue 2:

The Brentham Tennis Club

38a Meadvale Road

Ealing

London

W5 1NP

See the link named ‘Map’ which will open Google Maps for you. Map

This training venue is used when we have a half booked course of 6 – 10 people.  There is free parking on-site.   Head to the Cafe and ask a member of staff where the conference room is.

 

Training venue 3:

Ealing Squash and Fitness

41 Haven Green

Ealing

London

W5 2NX

See the link named ‘Map’ which will open Google Maps for you. Map

This training venue is used when we have 2 to 5 people booked on the course.  There is NO parking on-site.  There is a car park behind the Shanakee Pub which is £7 per day, accessible from Springbridge Road.  If this car park is full then the Spring Bridge Road Multistorey Car Park on Spring Bridge Road can be used.  This car park costs £10 per day.  Ring the bell on the side of the door of Ealing Squash and Fitness and ask at reception where the training is located.

 

Training venue 4:

5 Meadvale Road

Ealing

London

W5 1NS

See the link named ‘Map’ which will open Google Maps for you. Map

This training venue is used when we have 1 to 2 people booked on the course.  There is free street parking.  On arrival just knock on the door or call Garet on 07983495846.

 

North East of England

 Training venue 5:

The Park Hotel

3 – 5 Granville Terrace

Redcar

TS10 5AR

Hotel telephone number:  01642490888

Hotel website: http://www.parkhotel-redcar.com/index.html

See the link named ‘Map’ which will open Google Maps for you. Map

This is our training venue and is used when we have a half booked or fully booked course of 20 people.  There is free parking on-site and it is a Hotel where you can book a room if needed.   Head to the Bar area and ask a member of staff where the conference room is.

 

Training venue 6:

6 Highfield Road

Marske by the Sea

Redcar

TS11 6EG

See the link named ‘Map’ which will open Google Maps for you. Map

This is our training venue and is used when we have 1 to 3 people.  There is free street parking.   Ring the bell and ask for Cliff or call 01642470293 or mobile 07811202052