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29Sep 2017

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017

C & G Services held a Macmillan Coffee Morning on the 29th September, organised and put together by our own Libby Smith with some help from other staff members to provide some tasty cakes. We have raised money for an excellent cause and would like to thank everyone who came along to enjoy some cake and have a chat.

 

 » Read more about: Macmillan Coffee Morning  »
07Sep 2017

DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU OR YOUR STAFF!!

A Derbyshire-based company has been fined after the death of a 19-year-old worker, when a fork lift truck (FLT) overturned at the company’s site in Chinley, Derbyshire.

The company has been fined £450,000 and ordered to pay costs of £71,778.20.

http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/company-fined-after-death-of-worker-using-fork-lift-truck/

 

 » Read more about: Company fined after death of worker using fork lift truck  »
23Aug 2017

Trainers Steve Thorne, Guy Fisher and Craig Astell have a combined service period of over 80 years working for Stonehouse based training provider C&G Services. With the company’s ethos of staff development and multitasking, they have gained a vast portfolio of expertise and have collectively used this experience and skill to train thousands of candidates in a multitude of subjects.

 » Read more about: Trio’s Outstanding Service At C&G  »
06Jan 2017

On Sunday the 18th June 2017, our very own instructor Heather Bradbury took part in the 10k Hull run as part of a team of ladies. As her team were all ex serving members of the Armed Forces the proceeds of their efforts this year went on their Veterans Association. On one of the hottest days of the year at 31 degrees over 8000 runners and walkers took part in the event, in and around the city of Hull which this year is the city of culture. Heather’s finish time was 1 hour and 28 minutes,

 » Read more about: 10k Hull run completed by our own instructor Heather Bradbury  »
14Dec 2016

Christmas Closing Times

C&G Services close for Christmas on the 23rd December 2016 at 12:00pm and reopen in the New Year on the 3rd January 2017 at 8:00am

We wish you a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you in 2017

All the best from the C&G Service Team

This Christmas time C&G Services have decided to donate to Make-A-Wish as our chosen supported charity.

Make-A-Wish exist to grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

 » Read more about: This Christmas time C&G Services have decided to donate to Make-A-Wish as our chosen supported charity  »
25Nov 2016
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The HSE on the 2nd November 2016 published the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain and includes the following key annual figures (2015/16):

  • Work-related illness – 1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness;
  • Asbestos – 2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2014);
  • Fatal incidents – 144 workers died at work;
  • RIDDOR Injuries – 72,702 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR.
  • All Injuries – 621,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey.
  • Working Days Lost –
 » Read more about: Downward trend in the rate of fatal injury starting to level off….  »
26Oct 2016

Unlike many of our competitors, C&G hold ISO 9001 Certification to “Design and provide training and consultancy services for industry to national and international standards”. This underpins everything that we do and ensures our customers get an exceptional service from the initial enquiry, confirming the booking, service delivery, issuing certification and keeping all relevant records.

C&G are once again delighted to announce another successful 2 day audit completed by our accreditation body, Bureau Veritas UK, with confirmed, continued certification to the ISO 9001 Quality Standard. We will continue to incorporate our quality management system into our core business processes and operations realising greater business benefits.

 » Read more about: Can you be sure that you are receiving a quality service?  »
11Oct 2016

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates put numbers of workplace injuries for 2015 at around 611,000. While some of these will have been unavoidable, the vast majority could have been prevented, either through proper training or an effective risk management strategy.

Most of last year’s injuries were either falls from height, or caused by improper manual handling. Both types of injury fall firmly into the ‘could have been prevented with training’ category. Working Safely at Height and Manual Handling courses should be a key element of any risk management strategy for businesses where those activities take place.

C&G can deliver a managed training strategy to ensure that your staff have the confidence,

 » Read more about: 611,000 workplace injuries occurred last year: Reduce that number with effective training  »
06Oct 2016

A core element of keeping your workforce safe is first aid training for the prevention of illness or injury in the workplace. Most importantly it is a legal requirement as a company to ensure your employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

As an employer you must have in place adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to deal with emergency situations to provide first aid before further (professional) support arrives.

While your first aid provision should be specific to your business, your risks and hazards, first aid training is likely to form a key part of your strategy.

 » Read more about: The Importance of First Aid Training  »
22Sep 2016

The decision to leave the European Union has triggered a number of events, creating great opportunities for Britain’s industry.

A new Government is putting industry at the heart of economic policy and has made its intentions to create a climate of industrial growth exceptionally clear. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy promises a comprehensive industrial strategy to increase manufacturing, engineering and export growth in Britain.

While Westminster has taken huge steps in the last few years to ensure industrial growth, the current climate makes it essential to have a clear plan that will endure the uncertainty of the EU exit.

 » Read more about: Westminster must be the champion of British Industry  »
09Sep 2016

Safetember is a national campaign, launched by the Fork Lift Truck Association, to encourage safer practices in work environments, with the aim of reducing the numbers of workplace accidents. While Safetember began as an initiative aimed exclusively at fork lift truck operators, it has since expanded to cover all aspects of workplace safety.

“C&G have been providing training and consultancy to businesses in Gloucestershire and countrywide for over 40 years,” explained C&G Director Kevin Parsons. “It’s our aim to promote the message behind Safetember, with a focus on Gloucestershire and making sure workers in our county are safe.”

C&G’s campaign will target a different element of workplace safety every week throughout the month of September,

 » Read more about: C&G Join National “Safetember” Campaign  »
18Aug 2016

First aid training for all employees is highly recommended for increased safety and the prevention of illness or injury in the workplace. Most importantly it is a legal requirement as a company to ensure your employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

As an employer you must have in place adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to deal with emergency situations to provide first aid before further (professional) support arrives. To get a better understanding of how first aid training will assist your business and your employees, please consider these benefits:

  • It can save lives

This is,

 » Read more about: First Aid Training – Saving lives and other benefits  »
18Aug 2016

Our Automated External Defibrillation (AED) course lasts half a day (3 hours) and is suitable for delegates working in any sector. The training meets HSE guidelines to ensure that defibrillators can be operated safely and legally

Areas Covered:

  • Course introduction.
  • Legal compliance.
  • CPR theory and practical.
  • Conscious/unconscious heart attacks.
  • When to use the AED.
  • When not to use the AED.
  • Operate the AED in different environments.

This course will ensure that you meet recommendations by the HSE and also provide you with the skills,

 » Read more about: Defibrillation Training Course Outline  »
18Aug 2016

Many accidents, some resulting in death and serious injury, continue to occur during the storage and handling of steel and other metal stock. They cause enormous social and economic cost over and above the human tragedy involved.
It is in everyone’s interest that they are reduced. Accident investigations often show that these injuries could have been avoided.

This revised guidance is aimed at directors, owners, managers and supervisors and pays particular attention to the most common hazards, including (un)loading of delivery vehicles, storage systems, workplace transport, mechanical lifting and injuries from sharp edges.

New sections compare the use of single-

 » Read more about: New guidance published by the HSE for steel and other metal stock storage and handling.  »
18Aug 2016

Jehu-1-web-2Cardiff-based construction company, Jehu Project Services Ltd, has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured falling down a lift pit.

The incident happened on 8 July 2015 at a construction site in Pontcanna, Cardiff. Stephen Harrison, a specialist drilling contractor, was employed by Jehu to help refurbish a 73-bed care home when he fell into the basement of a lift pit that was under construction.

Mr Harrison stepped onto the ground floor having been working off a tower scaffold, but stood on a loose concrete block causing him to fall backwards, head-first,

 » Read more about: Construction firm sentenced after worker falls down a lift pit  »
02Aug 2016

A number of incidents involving fire safety failings have hit the news recently, highlighting the importance of being fully compliant with fire safety regulations and having the correct procedures in place to both minimise the risk of fire and avoid costly fines.

In one instance the owners of a hotel were handed a £14,000 fine following an inspection at the property by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. It was found that emergency exits were sealed and closed, with one exit in need of complete replacement, whilst the outdoor fire escape staircase had deteriorated to a dangerous level.

 » Read more about: Fire Safety for your Business  »
21Jul 2016

C & G Services strives to be a world class leader in all that it chooses to do.
This requires world class trainers and a career within C&G Services will help develop
you to your full potential. Find out how you can be part of the C&G Services success story.

We are currently recruiting Trainers/Assessors/Testers/Consultants

With on-going contract wins and an expanding list of ‘blue chip’ clients we are always interested to hear from bright, talented people who want to join our team. We work with companies across the UK, Europe and the world delivering world class training solutions

If you think you can add value to our company and want to be part of our success,

 » Read more about: New Vacancies  »
15Jul 2016

C&G would like to congratulate Airbus on their amazing success securing orders.

The recent Farnborough Show pushed Airbus net total this year to 380 aircraft sold. It’s gross order count as of July 2016 had risen to 419. The show saw Airbus secure orders for 187 A320-family jets, with AirAsia signing a deal for 100 of the aircraft.

The show also saw orders for two A330-300s and eight A350-1000s. Beyond firm orders, Airbus took provisional orders for an additional 82 A320 aircraft.

Airbus values the firm business at $26.3 billion, with another $8.7 billion attributed to commitments.

 » Read more about: C&G congratulates client Airbus on 380 aircraft ordered  »
07Jul 2016

C&G would like to congratulate The Victoria & Albert Museum on winning the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year award. This incredibly prestigious award comes with £100,000 prize money, the worlds largest museum prize and the largest single arts prize in the UK.

The award was presented by the Duchess of Cambridge at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum. Judges said the London-based V&A had “indisputably become one of the best museums in the world”.

Martin Roth, the V&A’s director, said he was “totally overwhelmed” at the win and that it was a compliment to the work of the museum’s staff.

 » Read more about: C&G congratulates long-standing client, The Victoria & Albert Museum on ‘Museum of the Year 2016’ Award.  »
28Jun 2016

C&G Consult & Gettrained have been offering a range of confined spaces and safe working training for decades. By partnering with specialists Enviromontel, C&G are now able to offer a new range of advanced courses for clients with more specialised requirements. The new courses include Confined Spaces, Breathing Apparatus, Trauma Training, Confined Spaces Rescue and Safety Crews Training.

“A number of our clients work in the utility industry, where confined spaces are a common environmental hazard,” explains Kevin Parsons. “By engaging with Enviromontel, who deliver a range of more specialist courses, we’re able to offer a more comprehensive service to our clients,

 » Read more about: C&G Partner with Enviromontel to Offer Specialised Rescue Training  »
07Jun 2016

In over 40 years of providing top quality training we have had the privilege of dealing with thousands of candidates. We train over 10,000 candidates a year and our database currently contains over 150,000 individual candidate’s records. We see many of our candidates on a regular basis providing training to them in a multitude of subjects and disciplines.

We are passionate and rightly proud of what we do and how it can benefit our customers. What we would like to know is how your time with us has influenced your career.

So tell us your success story,

 » Read more about: Tell us your success story  »
26May 2016
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In over 45 years as a Training provider, C&G Services have been privileged to work closely with many successful businesses in all industry sectors. These partnerships have been robust over many years and we have witnessed first-hand; innovations, ever evolving best practice and new technologies leading to growth and continued success for our clients.

We have utilised this incisive knowledge to tailor precise consultancy and development support for specific clients, and where possible shared this key insight to benefit our wider client base in similar industries or business situations. It is key to the services we offer that we fully understand an organisation’s environment,

 » Read more about: The Benefits of Industrial Training  »
13May 2016

Forest Green Rovers have been working with C&G for several years. We have delivered a range of courses for the club across many disciplines, from health & safety to IOSH. C&G have a longstanding partnership with Forest Green Rovers, being a sponsor of the club as well as a service provider. C&G are proud to work with such an ethical, community led football club.

 » Read more about: Case Study: Forest Green Rovers  »
26Apr 2016

We are proud that we have had a relationship with the Utilities Sector for more than 35 years and we are currently benefiting from that by having a buoyant order book to deliver training of all types, countrywide, for 1000’s of candidates over hundreds of training days to late autumn 2016 and beyond.

The partnership enables us to support the training programme with Utility Sector personnel to work on a multitude of projects and programmes across the whole industry. Millions of domestic customers will see benefits from utility projects such as: Improvements in wastewater, treatment and sewerage systems,

 » Read more about: C&G Services Utility Sector Order Book hits record levels  »
18Apr 2016

C&G Consult & Gettrained reaffirmed their “Skills for Stroud” accreditation, along with a longstanding commitment to supporting young people and bridging the gap between education and work with their recent work placement.

Chase Stokes, a Business Studies student from SGS College, joined the business for the week commencing 11th April and commented on his placement: “C&G has a very friendly atmosphere and I have really enjoyed my week working here. I’ve enjoyed being busy throughout the day and all the tasks I’ve been given have been explained clearly, with the appropriate support always available to me.

“I was also able to complete e-learning courses ranging from health and safety to data security.

 » Read more about: C&G are delighted with a successful work placement programme  »
16Feb 2016

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C&G have over 30 years of experience delivering training and support to the construction industry.

Our CPCS test centres are responsible for providing a single point of service to customers who wish to attain a CPCS Card (including operators, trainers, employers and others).

We can offer preparatory training with theory and practical tests in the following CPCS plant categories, which can attract associated CITB grants (for eligible organisations).

Both our test centres have well-equipped classrooms as well as dedicated practical training sites and a range of machinery including 360 excavators,

 » Read more about: Looking for a CPCS Test Centre in the South West? C&G Have Two…  »
01Feb 2016

C&G Services is a multidisciplinary consultancy and training company offering BS EN ISO 9001 Quality assured services to all sectors of commerce. We specialise in providing bespoke training to clients and deliver the majority of our training on client sites, on client equipment, so that their workers are familiar with the equipment they’ll be using and the environment they’ll be using it in.

Our new corporate video gives a brief introduction to what we do. To find out more contact us on 01453 826781 or at info@gettrained.co.uk

Please click below to watch the video:

 » Read more about: Introducing Our Corporate Video  »
20Nov 2015

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C&G have a proven track record in providing bespoke training which seamlessly matches your employee needs and strategic requirements. From board level to station staff we have an extensive portfolio of courses including eLearning allowing staff to train in their own time.

We’ve produced a brochure demonstrating the kinds of training and consultancy we deliver to the rail sector including details on our bespoke training design process.

 » Read more about: Consultancy & Training for the Rail Industry  »
06Nov 2015

ISOOnce again C&G are pleased to announce another successful audit completed by our accreditation body, Bureau Veritas UK, with no issues raised, and confirmed, continued certification to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard.

The audit was thorough and fair, as always, with all objectives covered and which subsequently confirmed:

1. The management system conforms with all the requirements of the audit standard.
2. The organization has effectively implemented its planned arrangements.
3. The management system is capable of achieving the organization’s policies and objectives and evaluation of the ability of the management system to ensure the client organization meets applicable statutory,

 » Read more about: C&G maintain their ISO 9001:2008 certification and start the short journey to being certified to the new version  »
29Oct 2015

Group shotFor the past 4 months, Stonehouse based C&G Services has been taking part in the government’s Growth Accelerator scheme. In June, the company started working with a Growth Accelerator mentor, who has been working with them to put in place an updated business plan, vision statement and operations plan.

The anticipated growth will also enable C&G to develop its existing workforce. “People know we offer a wide range of training but are often unaware of the consultancy aspects of our business,” said Kevin Parsons Operations Director at C&G Services. “We’ve been specialising in consultancy with a range of business support solutions that complement out training services for many years.

 » Read more about: Growth accelerator puts C&G Services on track for rapid growth  »
22Oct 2015

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Fireworks are a great way to celebrate and this time of year especially so as it marks the yearly anniversary of the discovery of the plot organized by Guy Fawkes and his conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605.

This year as before, C&G Services are delighted to sponsor the 5 Valleys Fireworks at Marling School playing field on Monday 26th October.

The event is well organised as your safety is paramount and the whole team have an excellent safety track record.

So don’t risk injury or annoying the neighbours at home,

 » Read more about: C&G Services Sponsor the 5 Valleys Fireworks  »
07Oct 2015

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C&G Services are an Employer Nominated Provider of the Skills Academy and have worked with the Nuclear Industry for many years and are a preferred supplier to Magnox. Triple Bar Graphic

We have tailored a number of our courses to include elements of Human Performance and to this end we were a natural choice to deliver The Triple Bar for Nuclear Manufacturing. We have now delivered this programme to in excess of 50 learners.

As part of the Skills Academy’s High Quality Provider Network, C&G Services are to host a Triple Bar for Nuclear Manufacturing 2 day programme in Stonehouse.

 » Read more about: Triple Bar for Nuclear Manufacturing  »
22Sep 2015

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C&G Services Excavation Demonstration Day was a great success that gave staff at C&G a chance to discuss safe excavation training and MGF the chance to show off their excellent trenching solutions.

We wanted to highlight the importance of Safer Trenching by using the correct training and the right equipment and think we achieved our aim!

It’s safe to say that all those that came to the day gained great insight into what C&G can provide in terms of training and consultancy, and the specialised GRiPSHORE equipment that MGF can offer!

 » Read more about: Safer Excavation Day a Great Success!  »
12Aug 2015

Stonehouse-based international training provider C&G Services (Europe) Ltd has recently announced three new directorships, bolstering the executive management of the business. Kevin Parsons, Helen Bird and Jonathan Powney take up positions as Operations Director, Client Director and Technical Director, respectively.

“It’s an exciting time for the business and these directorships show stability,” explains Bob Oldmeadow, Founder and Managing Director of C&G Services. “I started the business decades ago and it’s grown to the point where we now need a team to drive the company. It’s easy to expand and lose quality but we’re really focused on maintaining our high standards.

 » Read more about: C&G Services Announces Three New Directorships  »
29Jul 2015

C&G Services (Europe ) Ltd would like to congratulate Arc Energy Resources Ltd on their magnificent achievement of winning not one, but two awards at the recent Stroud Life Business Awards 2015. Winning ‘Business of the Year’ and ‘Family Business of the Year’ is surely testament of all the hard work put in over the years and just caps their local standing as yet another excellent Stroud Valleys business. Well done to you all!

Since 2002, C&G Services has been providing ARC Energy Resources Ltd with Skills and Health & Safety training across an array of disciplines such as:

  • Overhead Crane Rigging and Slinging
  • Manual Handling
  • Appointed Person First Aid
  • Industrial Counterbalance Lift Truck Refresher
  • Industrial Counterbalance Lift Truck Novice
  • Fire Marshal
  • Safe Use of Abrasive Wheels Fixed &
 » Read more about: Arc Energy Resources Ltd – Double Winners!  »
06Jul 2015

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Excavation and trench support is an essential part of many construction related projects, but many trenching systems are sold or hired with limited instructions and nothing in the way of practical training. This is particularly surprising considering that the task of trenching is not without significant risk.

A high profile incident saw a company become the first to be convicted of corporate manslaughter under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, when a 3.8 metre deep pit collapsed, killing a worker. The company was fined £385,000, which many saw as lenient. Under the 2007 legislation the penalty is an unlimited fine.

 » Read more about: Excavation & Trenching Training Saves Lives  »
20May 2015

photo for PRGloucestershire based training provider C&G Services has recently reached 30 years of construction training. Since 1985, the comprehensively accredited company has trained workers in every level of the construction industry, providing CPCS, Red Cards, Blue Cards and NVQs. They can also offer NPORS, LANTRA, ITSSAR, SQA and City & Guilds certified training and certification.

“We have marked the occasion with the full launch of our new site at Lodgemore in Stroud,” explained Kevin Parsons, Operations Director at C&G. “We’ve now got two large sites where we can conduct all our practical training on everything from excavators and cranes,

 » Read more about: C&G Celebrates 30 Years of Construction Training  »
26Mar 2015

BS EN ISO9001:2008 Quality Standard audit success!

Following the audit for our ISO BS EN 9001:2008 Quality Standard, C&G Services are delighted to announce another clean pass!!

Kevin Parsons Operations Director for C&G Services stated:

“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,

 » Read more about: Another clear ISO 9001:2008 Audit for C&G Services!  »
25Mar 2015

Can’t find what your looking for? Need a course but designed around what your staff do? C&G Services specialise in writing bespoke course material that fits directly with your company ethos and the actual work environment your staff work in. Its what we gained our ISO9001:2008 Quality Standard to Design and Provide Training and Consultancy Services to National and International Standards for, so you can be sure of excellent service and knowledgeable staff.

Bespoke courses work exceptionally well for your staff. The training is directly applied to the working environment that they are used to increasing the relevance to their work.

 » Read more about: Looking for Bespoke Courses? Then look no further!  »
25Mar 2015

C&G Services (Europe) Ltd

Leaders in Training for over 40 Years

Can now offer: Training by E-Learning

The same quality

The same service & support

The same subject technicality & Industry Insight

The same record retention and after care

 

Tailored for your needs and available 24/7

on your computer or mobile device

www.gettrained247.net

Courses currently available are as follows:

  • Asbestos awareness
  • Basic acid handling awareness
  • Freedom of information
  • Equality and diversity essentials
  • Health and safety essentials
  • Data protection essentials
  • Personal Safety essentials

More courses are due to come on stream as follows (but not necessarily in this order):

Fire Safety,

 » Read more about: Can now offer: Training by E-Learning  »