First Safety Training Ltd

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Unit 7 Court Farm
Rag Hill

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Monday to Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday to Sunday: Closed

Key Services

construction safety, health and safety training, training courses


  • PASMA Training Course
  • First Safety Training - About Us
  • IPAF / MEWP Training
  • Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
  • Construction Plant Training

First Safety Training provide PASMA / mobile access tower training courses at our training centre near Reading, Berkshire.

PASMA Training (Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association) is the most extensively recognised form of mobile access tower training in the UK.

The work at height regulations 2005 require that anyone using mobile access towers must be competent, or under the supervision of a competent person.

A competent person must be able to demonstrate that they have the sufficient training, knowledge and experience in order to carry out their duties responsibly. They must also be able to understand any potential hazards or technical defects related to the work / equipment. The course is designed to train delegates in the safe assembly, use and dismantle of mobile access towers. On successful completion of the PASMA course delegates will receive a PASMA operators certificate and identification card valid for 5 years.

First Safety Training are a CITB accredited CPCS, City and Guilds, Driver CPC and CSCS approved training centre, based in Aldermaston, near Reading in Berkshire.

Established in 2004, First Safety Training recognised the importance and demand for Health & Safety Training in Construction and for associated trades.

First Safety Training's Mission is to demonstrate total commitment to understanding customer needs, offering cost effective solutions to the ever increasing complex demands to meet current Health and Safety standards and protecting the workforce in the workplace.

First Safety Training have trained thousands of Managers, Supervisors and Operatives from a wide range of contractors since 2010. Throughout this service provision First Safety Training have provided highly competitive pricing backed by unsurpassed, quality training.

First Safety Training take pride in adaptability, responsiveness and professionalism in offering the complete package of Health & Safety and Training requirements to fulfil the most complex demands of the industry.

Our customers range from an individual requiring training and accredited certification to improve their job prospects through to a number of UK and international clients, and principle contractors.

Contact First Safety Training now to discuss your IPAF and MEWP training requirements with a course at our accredited training centre near Reading, Berkshire

IPAF – International Powered Access Federation is ‘Dedicated to promoting the safe and effective use of powered access'.

Courses Available
◾Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) courses for:
◾Categories of MEWP equipment:
◾Static Vertical (1a)
◾Static Boom (1b)
◾Mobile Vertical (3a)
◾Mobile Boom (3b)
◾Insulated Aerical Device (IAD)
◾Specialist machines (SPECIAL)

First Safety Training offer SSSTS (Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme) courses at our accredited centre near Reading, Berkshire. Full and refresher courses - call for more details.

Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

Who Should Attend?

This course is for first line managers – those who have to, or are about to, acquire supervisory responsibilities. It provides an introduction to health and safety, welfare and environmental issues for those requiring an understanding of their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities. It will provide a sound knowledge base to enable them to give valuable assistance in safely managing a construction site.


The aims and objectives on the two-day course are to ensure that all those given supervisory responsibilities understand:
◾Why they are carrying out their identified duties
◾What is expected of them
◾To ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace

◾Health & safety law
◾Developing a health & safety management system
◾Occupational health
◾Fire prevention & control
◾Risk assessments and method statements
◾Hazardous substances
◾Working at height
◾Manual handling
◾Accidents and first aid
◾Toolbox talks


By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
◾ Understand the problems of the industry
◾Have an understanding of how health and safety law is structured
◾Identify how their supervisory role fits in with the manager in controlling the site safely
◾Carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements
◾Carry out site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings
◾Understand what is meant by proactive and reactive monitoring and appreciate their need

Training Methods

This course is a classroom based session with minor coursework and exam at the end of the second day.

First Safety Training offer CPCS and NPORS Training, Testing and NVQs in a wide variety of Construction Plant so you can obtain an Operator card.

Training available at our CITB accredited training centre near Reading in Berkshire for for beginners, experienced operators, renewal testing for CPCS and NPORS in Construction Plant - Dumper, Excavator, MEWP, Roller, Trencher, Crane, Lift Supervisor, Mobile Crane, Slinger / Signaller and many more.


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