Train Aid Forms Partnership With LLTC
March 12, 2013 Education News(PRLEAP.COM) Train Aid Ltd has formed a partnership with the London Lawn Turf Company (LLTC) in order to look out for all their Health & Safety needs. From now on the training provider will focus on ensuring that all of their first aid and manual handling training is kept up to date, by providing a range of annual courses. The company has always been at the forefront of safety, but has struggled to find a provider that could tailor courses around their individual business needs. Train Aid has stepped in to certify all company employees across their four depots in the South East of England.
LLTC are the largest supplier of lawn turf to the trade and retail sectors in the South East of England. They presently operate five depots, each of which houses a minimum of ten staff. The company distributes rolls of turf to a wide geographical audience using a combination of light and heavy goods vehicles. This in itself can sometimes prove dangerous and often requires complete concentration. Both first aid and manual handling skills are essential in the event of an accident.
1000's of rolls of turfed are lifted across the board each day, which is very much part and parcel of the job. Manual handling training courses can help ensure that employees are aware of the risks involved with lifting objects incorrectly. Train Aid has successfully completed this element of the company's health & safety requirement, and was able to tailor the courses to suit the needs of yard workers. It's more than just about ticking the boxes, whereby employees are shown practical examples of lifting techniques, which can help reduce the number of injuries that occur.
Yards are notoriously hazardous environments, where there are a wide range of heavy, sharp and powerful objects. Standards within the industry are very high, whereby accidents rarely even occur. However the industry is still considered high risk, and things pop up time from time that requires the administration of treatment. This has resulted in Train Aid providing first aid training courses for all of the staff across the five depots. They are now all prepared and certified to step in and help in the event of an accident. A spokesman from the company summed up his feelings on the matter:
"We are generally pleased that all of our staff members are in the process of becoming fully certified in the field of Health & Safety. This has been a lengthy process, but we feel that it is more than worthwhile in the long run.
The current contract stipulates that all staff will refresh their skills at the expiration of their certificates (three years).