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DIY Part One - Theory based - for Caretakers and Site Managers

Course details
Contact Corporate.Training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience
Non-Teaching/Support Staff in Schools
Subject Health and Safety
Course description On successfully completing the course candidates will be able to state the regulations covering school maintenance, precautions to be taken when performing their duties. The course will provide a basic understanding of Health & safety at Work Act, Provision of Work Equipment Regulations and PPE along with other legislation and acts. It also highlights decision making on candidates own limitations.
Training objectives The following topics will be covered:
    • Maintenance – factors to be considered
    • Making decisions & getting it right 
    • Legislation & Regulations 
    • Incidents & Accidents 
    • What is – PUWER 
    • Maintenance Considerations 
    • Personal Protective Equipment & Signage 
    • RIDDOR 
    • Electrical Safety 
    • Lone Working
    • Keeping it Safe
Learning outcomes Course Assessment: Case studies and a multiple choice question paper Please note this is the theory part of the DIY course and candidates are also required to attend practical part of this course to be issued with a valid certificate
Additional information
Maximum places 12
Closing date 1 day ahead of the start date
Cost BC02 £115/ other £245
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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L.A Ladder & Step Ladder Combined User and Inspection Course

L.A Ladder & Step Ladder Combined User and Inspection Course
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All users
Subject Health and Safety
Course description Our LA Ladder and Step Ladder User & Inspection Training Course provides training for users, supervisors and managers wanting to equip themselves with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to use and formally inspect ladders and step ladders legally and safely. 
Training objectives Written with the guidance from the UK's leading experts on ladder manufacture, maintenance and safety, the Ladder Association scheme addresses all the issues raised by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and, more recently, the Work and Height Regulations 2005.  Under the regulations every person in the chain leading up to, and including, the final user, has a duty of care to both themselves and others to know and understand the practical implications of working safety at height. Demonstration of competence is a key requirement of the new regulations and successful completion of the L.A Ladder and Step Ladder Training Course provides proof of such competence. 
Additional information This course consists of a training room lecture, DVD presentation, written assessment, practical training and assessment.  In order to attend, you must bring: 
Safety footwear 
Hi-Vis 
Safety hat & chin strap Mask & Work Gloves 
Maximum places 8
Closing date 1 day ahead of the start date
Cost £200 per delegate (£189 for those who subscribe to SLA)
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/67 Uckfield Civic Centre  TN22 1AE 1 February 2023 08:30 - 16:30
ESC/23/72 Uckfield Civic Centre  TN22 1AE 1 March 2023 08.30 -16.30
ESC/22/559 Uckfield Civic Centre  TN22 1AE 22 March 2023 08:30 - 16:30
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Parking around Uckfield Civic Centre is limited. The best local option seems to be Luxford Fields TN22 1AL 

Refreshments can be purchased on site. There are local takeaway options within a few minutes walk of the Civic Centre. Alternatively you can bring your own refreshments with you. 

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Portable Power Tools Safety for caretakers & Site managers

Course details
Contact Corporate.Training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience
Non-Teaching/Support Staff in Schools
Subject Health and Safety
Course description On completion of this course, delegates will be able to state the regulations covering the use of work equipment, have a good understanding of the hazards arising from the use of work equipment, precautions to be taken, workplace checks, end-user safety checks, personal checks, machine checks and how the machines are guarded.
Training objectives Course content:
    • Statutory instruments and standards. 
    • Risk assessments 
    • Overview of equipment covered. 
    • Analysis of accidents/case studies. 
    • Safe use of portable power tools. 
    • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) – causes, signs and prevention. 
    • Safe guarding of equipment. 
    • Hazards/precautions when using work equipment. 
    • Workplace checks. 
    • Machine checks. 
    • Personal checks. 
    • Power tool accessories. 
    • Care and maintenance. 
    • After use checks.
Learning outcomes Recommended to employees who carry out site maintenance. Employees who use portable power tools e.g. Site Managers, Caretakers, Handy Persons, Maintenance Staff etc.

Course Assessment: Candidates are required to successfully complete a written test paper.
Additional information
Maximum places 12
Closing date 1 day ahead of the start date
Cost BC02 £115/ other £245
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Asbestos Awareness and the Duty to Manage

Course details
Contact Corporate.Training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience
All users (excluding schools)
Subject Health and Safety
Course description The aim of the training is to inform delegates of the legal requirements for the safe management of asbestos. If you work in a school then can we please redirect you to the Health and Safety: Asbestos Awareness and Duty to Manage training on the Children's Workforce channel, which is directed to your specific needs. Bookings for this session on the Corporate channel cannot be processed. 
Training objectives This course will provide information on the risks associated with asbestos, and enable delegates to implement suitable and sufficient management systems, to ensure compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. There is particular reference to the duty holder and who that could be, the surveys available, what to expect in a survey and the asbestos management plan and its use and requirement.
Learning outcomes By the end of the course, it is anticipated you will know:
  • What asbestos is, its properties and its effect on health.
  • Where asbestos is likely to be found and what asbestos containing materials look like.
  • The basic requirements of the law and the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
  • How to avoid exposures to asbestos, including the use of the asbestos management plan and the asbestos register.
  • The general procedures to be followed in dealing with an asbestos emergency.
Additional information This course is unaccredited.   Please note that participants in this course should also attend the Controller of Premises course. 
Maximum places 12
Closing date 1 day ahead of the start date
Cost £160
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Legionella Awareness and the Management of Hot & Cold Water Systems

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience Managers / Non-Teaching/Support Staff in Schools
Subject Health and Safety
Course description On completion of the course, learners will have an understanding of Legionnaire’s Disease and why it is important to manage their hot and cold-water systems. The course will also provide information on the current legislative requirements to enable compliance. This course is unaccredited. Please note that participants in this course should also attend the Controller of Premises course.
Training objectives
  • To understand how legionella can multiply in water systems
  • How to identify the relevant legislation and guidance for compliance
  • To understand the various methods to control legionella in water systems
  • For relevant staff to recognise their role and responsibilities in the control of legionella in water systems
Learning outcomes
  • Legionella – what is it?
  • Legislation
  • Policy
  • Scenarios
  • Monitoring and inspection requirements
  • Risk Assessment Survey
  • Training procedure
  • Water sampling
  • Questions
Additional information
Maximum places 10
Closing date 1 day ahead of the start date
Cost £60
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/22/495 Delivered remotely via MS Teams 5 January 2023 09:00 - 13:00
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Controller of Premises

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience
All users
Subject Health and Safety
Course description This course advises Controllers of Premises of their role in managing the risks associated with the premises and the management of contractors on site.
Training objectives This course is for premises managers or those who may be left in charge of premises from time to time and will provide them with the knowledge required to successfully carry out this role. Participants in this course should also attend the Asbestos Awareness and Duty to Manage session.
Learning outcomes The role and legal requirements as Controller of Premises, covering:
    • Set out the legal and legislative requirements
    • Roles and responsibilities within ESCC
    • General Facilities Management
    • Overseeing Contractor’s Work
Additional information
Maximum places 12
Closing date 1 day ahead of the start date
Cost £80
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/5 ESTDC St. Mary's House, Eastbourne 9 February 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ESC/23/70 ESTDC St. Mary's House, Eastbourne 23 March 2023 09:30 - 12:30
ESC/23/71 ESTDC St. Mary's House, Eastbourne 10 May 2023 09:30 - 12:30
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Principles for Risk Assessment

Course details
Contact Corporate.Training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience
All users
Subject Health and Safety
Course description The course aims to give you an appreciation of the requirement and importance of safety risk assessments.
Training objectives This course is appropriate for employees who are expected to carry out a risk assessment as part of their normal work activities.
Learning outcomes Following this half-day course you will be able to:
    • identify the need for risk assessments within your service area or work activity
    • adopt the key principles required when carrying out your own assessments
    • identify significant hazards within your work are
    • consider the risks associated with those hazards
    • adopt or recommend additional control measures
    • make sure arrangements are in place for these to be implemented, prioritised if necessary and reviewed
Additional information
Maximum places 12
Closing date 1 day ahead of the start date
Cost £80
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/69 ESTDC St. Mary's House, Eastbourne 31 January 2023 09:30 - 12:30
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COSHH risk assessment

Course details
Contact Corporate.Training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience
All users 
Subject Health and Safety
Course description This short course aims to provide delegates with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to carry out a Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) risk assessment effectively. 
Learning outcomes By the end of the course, you will: -  
  • Understand the importance of COSHH risk assessments
  • Know the main types of hazardous substance and how they may cause harm
  • Understand the principles of controlling the risks from hazardous substances Understand how a COSHH risk assessment is undertaken.
Maximum places 12
Closing date 1 day ahead of the start date
Cost £80
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/68 ESTDC St Mary's House, Eastbourne 31 January 2023 13:30 - 16:30
ESC/23/89 ESTDC St Mary's House, Eastbourne 14th April 2023 09.30 - 12.30
ESC/23/90 ESTDC St Mary's House, Eastbourne 23rd June 2023 09.30 - 12.30
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Health & Safety Management Principles

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All users - excluding schools.
Subject Health and Safety
Course description This course will equip corporate managers with the skills necessary to enable them to understand how to effectively manage health and safety within their areas of responsibility.
Training objectives Managers who manage a property and/or staff who deliver a directly provided service. (e.g., social work team, library, registrars)
Learning outcomes The course will cover the following topics:
  • law
  • business Continuity (including contractor, asbestos, legionella and fire management on the one-day course)
  • risk Assessment
  • stress
  • violence/lone Working
  • accidents/incidents
Additional information Please note - The Managing Key Issue in H & S for ASC managers is organised by the ASC Training Team. This training is not suitable for schools. Please visit the Children's Workforce channel. 
Maximum places 12
Closing date 1 day ahead of the start date
Cost £160
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/6 ESTDC, St. Mary's House, Eastbourne 14 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30
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Personal Safety & Lone Working training

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience ESCC staff
Subject Health and Safety
Course description We anticipate that the trainers will send out a pre course questionnaire, covering your place and area of work, and possibly to include any concerns you may have.
Training objectives This course is designed to raise awareness of risks staff may face while lone working and give you tools you need to minimise these risks.
The primary objective of the Personal Safety course is to provide delegates with useful knowledge and tools to apply best practice for their own personal safety, by learning how to effectively assess, mitigate and manage risks they may encounter in the course of their work, as well as in general.
By the end of the course, delegates will have a greater understanding of potential risks and feel more confident in managing their personal safety and conflict situations.
Learning outcomes By the end of the training you will have covered:
    • Lone and frontline working
    • Identifying and assessing risk
    • Travelling for work
    • Setting boundaries and reporting
    • Responding to physical and verbal aggression
    • De-escalation and defusion techniques
    • Post-incident support
Additional information
Maximum places 20
Closing date 1 day ahead of start date
Cost £160
Number of sessions 1 for face to face training and 2 for remote 
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/22/211 ESTDC St Mary's House, Eastbourne 22 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30
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First Aid

Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All users
Subject First Aid / Health and Safety
Course description The Emergency First Aid at Work course is covered over 6 hours. It provides an excellent introduction to the basic principles of First Aid, and trains you to take control of a first aid situation in the workplace in the absence of a fully trained First Aider (see First Aid at Work).  The course tutor will assess you throughout the course, through multiple choice papers and observations. Upon completion, First Aid Awards will provide a certificate. At the end of the course trainees must demonstrate the skills and knowledge learnt during the course, when there will be some hands-on floor work. This will include demonstration of delegates' CPR skills, including chest compressions. Please note that if you ae unable for any reason to demonstrate those skills to a satisfactory degree you will not be able to pass the course and you will not receive a certificate. Your certificate will last for 3 years.
Training objectives Please consult the ESCC First Aid policy which sets out how many trained First Aiders are required and what their responsibilities are.
Learning outcomes Emergency First Aid at Work covers a range of topics within its syllabus including:
  • the Health and Safety (first aid) regulations
  • managing incidents
  • priorities of First Aid
  • treatment of unconscious casualties
  • resuscitation
  • shock
  • choking
  • seizures
  • bleeding
  • and other common workplace injuries
Additional information Please note - Freedom Leisure guidance: We are delighted that we can return to delivering First Aid Courses, but we must make sure that you are all safe to do so. Therefore, we ask that you read and follow the guidance below at all times for the duration of this course Adhere to the information provided by the venue
  • Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser.
  • Wearing a face covering/mask is optional.
  • Please wash or sanitise your hands before and after every theory/practical session
  • If you use any shared equipment such manikins, auto injector pens etc, please clean them before and after use.
  • Please respect the tutor, we are governed by HSE. They will not ask you to do anything that they do not need to see. Please note, rescue breaths into a manikin do need to be seen. There are clear cleaning regimes, you will each be given a face mask and we dispose of the ‘lungs’ within the manikin after each training session.
  • If you have any concerns about the safety of yourself or colleagues, please report this to your line manager immediately.
  • A full copy of our risk assessment is available if required.
We believe that if we all follow these simple measures, we will provide a safe course environment for customers and trainers. However, if you think there is more that we can do, please speak to your tutor. We have adapted our delivery of first aid in line with HSE guidelines. As with all first aid, there is an element of interaction with others. However, we have compiled risk assessments based on this and have minimised the risk as much as possible and have done what we can to safeguard our course attendees and tutors throughout each course.
Maximum places 12
Closing date 1 day ahead of the start date
Cost £80
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/10 ESTDC St Mary's House, Eastbourne 1 February 2023 09:30 - 16:30
ESC/23/69 ESTDC St Mary's House, Eastbourne 17 March 2023 09:30 - 16:30
ESC/23/99 ESTDC St Mary's House, Eastbourne 18 May 2023 09:30 - 16:30
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First Aid at Work Annual Refresher

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All users
Subject First Aid
Course description The Annual First Aid at Work Refresher is covered over 3 hours and is designed to update and refresh the knowledge and skills of anyone with the First Aid at Work or the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification. First Aid Refresher training is strongly recommended by the HSE and First Aid Awards and is ideally completed one year and then two years after qualification (i.e., two Annual First Aid Refreshers should be completed during the three years of qualification). Attention - Please bring your current, valid First Aid at Work certificate with you on the day
Training objectives First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work staff can attend this training.
Learning outcomes The course gives you the chance to refresh your skills and practice realistic situations to build on your knowledge and confidence when dealing with First Aid situations in the workplace. The course includes assessing the situation in an emergency, dealing with unconscious casualties (including seizure), cardiopulmonary resuscitation, wounds and bleeding and shock. There is no formal assessment at the end of the course, although trainees must demonstrate their skills and knowledge learnt during the course. Trainees do not receive a certificate at the end of the course as the training is a refresher of the qualification already held.
Additional information Attention - Please bring your current, valid First Aid at Work certificate with you on the day
Maximum places 12
Closing date 1 day ahead of the start date
Cost £60
Number of sessions 1
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
  Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/98 ESTDC St Mary's House, Eastbourne 5 May 2023 09:30 - 12:30
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First Aid at Work Recertification

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience
All users
Subject First Aid / Health and Safety
Course description This 2-day course will re-qualify you as a First Aider in the workplace. The course is for those who wish to renew their First Aid at Work qualification. First aiders should attend the training up to 3 months before the expiry date of their certificate or within 28 days of the expiry date. Please note that first aid cannot be administered beyond the date of expiry of the appropriate first aid certificate until the member of staff has re-qualified.
Training objectives The syllabus laid out by First Aid Awards for First Aid at Work covers a wide range of topics including:
  • the principles of first aid
  • legal requirements CPR (resuscitation)
  • treatment for shock
  • heart attacks
  • head injuries
  • spinal injuries
  • fractures, burns
  • soft tissue injuries
  • heat related illnesses
  • other important topics include poisoning, seizures, asthma, allergic reactions and eye injuries.
The course tutor will assess you throughout the course, through multiple choice papers and observations. Upon completion, First Aid Awards will provide a certificate.
Learning outcomes This course will re-qualify you as a First Aider in the workplace.
Additional information PLEASE NOTE: ENSURE YOU BRING ONE FORM OF IDENTIFICATION (DRIVING LICIENCE, PASSPORT OR BANK CARD) WITH YOU AND ANY RELEVANT INDUSTRY CERTIFICATES.
Maximum places 12
Closing date 1 day ahead of the start date
Cost £160
Number of sessions 2
Course dates, venue and times
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Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/101 ESTDC 27th and 28th April 2023 9.00 - 17.00
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First Aid at Work (full certificate)

Course details
Contact corporate.training@eastsussex.gov.uk
Target audience All users
Subject First Aid / Health and Safety
Course description The First Aid at Work course, covered over 3 days, will qualify you as a First Aider and will enable you to deal with an accident or injury in the workplace. It will qualify you to diagnose a variety of possible illnesses and injuries and will enable you to assess the need to seek further medical attention. At the end of the course there is a written exam and trainees must demonstrate the skills and knowledge learnt during the course, when there will be some hands-on floor work. Trainees will receive a certificate at the end of the course and the qualification lasts for three years.
Training objectives Please consult the ESCC First Aid policy which sets out how many trained First Aiders are required, and what their responsibilities are.
Learning outcomes First Aid at Work covers a wide range of topics within its syllabus including:
  • the principles of first aid
  • legal requirements
  • CPR (resuscitation)
  • treatment for shock
  • heart attacks
  • head injuries
  • spinal injuries
  • fractures
  • burns
  • soft tissue injuries
  • heat related illnesses
  • other important topics include poisoning, seizures, asthma, allergic reactions and eye injuries
Additional information Please note - Freedom Leisure guidance: We are delighted that we can return to delivering First Aid Courses, but we must make sure that you are all safe to do so. Therefore, we ask that you read and follow the guidance below at all times for the duration of this course.
  • Adhere to the information provided by the venue
  • Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser.
  • Wearing a face covering/mask is optional.
  • Please wash or sanitise your hands before and after every theory/practical session
  • If you use any shared equipment such manikins, auto injector pens etc, please clean them before and after use.
  • Please respect the tutor, we are governed by HSE. They will not ask you to do anything that they do not need to see. Please note, rescue breaths into a manikin do need to be seen. There are clear cleaning regimes, you will each be given a face mask and we dispose of the ‘lungs’ within the manikin after each training session.
  • If you have any concerns about the safety of yourself or colleagues, please report this to your line manager immediately.
  • A full copy of our risk assessment is available if required.
We believe that if we all follow these simple measures, we will provide a safe course environment for customers and trainers. However, if you think there is more that we can do, please speak to your tutor. We have adapted our delivery of first aid in line with HSE guidelines. As with all first aid, there is an element of interaction with others. However, we have compiled risk assessments based on this and have minimised the risk as much as possible and have done what we can to safeguard our course attendees and tutors throughout each course.
Maximum places 12
Closing date 1 day ahead of the closing date
Cost £195
Number of sessions 3
Course dates, venue and times
Please make a note of the course code and date, you will need this to book.
Course code Venue Course dates Time
ESC/23/9 ESTDC St. Mary's House, Eastbourne 1, 2 and 3 March 2023 09:00 - 17:00 each day
ESC/23/100 ESTDC St. Mary's House, Eastbourne 9th, 10th and 11th May 2023 09:00 - 17:00 each day 
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