COMPLETE OUR COURSES AND EXAM ONLINE!
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been busy delivering ADIA members online training via Skype, Whatapp video and Facetime.
This has not allowed engineers to train from home or the office, providing safe social distancing measures, but it has also saved time and money due to the lack of travel required to get to a venue.
We have found that the main benefit to the engineers has been the focus and attention that is directed fully on the engineer. They have been able to receive full support and guidance on what they need to improve. They have also mentioned feeling encouraged in a positive and non-pressured environment.
The courses still include our practical assessments and scenarios using our automatic doors.
Training dates for larger numbers will be added as soon as we feel as if we can safely provide training face to face. However, we feel this is a positive step forward to completing ADIA training for the future as if is much more beneficial working with the trainer on a one-to-one basis.
Courses included are the BS EN16005, Service and Maintenance, Installation and more!
FREE HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSES
As well as offering members the opportunity to train from anywhere (even when furloughed) on a one-to-one basis, engineers can now complete seven online health and safety courses, completely free of charge.
- ADIA Health & Safety Awareness Course
- ADIA Manual Handling Course
- ADIA Working at Height Course
- ADIA Fire Safety Awareness Course
- .ADIA First Aid Awareness Course
- ADIA Electrical Safety Course
- ADIA Asbestos Awareness Course
The ADIA online Health & Safety Courses will help you to learn new skills and knowledge that help you deliver all elements of health and safety including that which will be relevant to working on-site or within an office. The course will provide you with valuable information on what to do in an emergency, give you the confidence to take appropriate action and help you to know when to seek further medical advice.
On completion of each course, you will instantly receive a HANDSA Approved certificate.
CITB 2019 Levy Return Assessment – suspended for 3 months
In recognition of the financial pressures facing businesses, we have suspended the issue of the CITB 2019 Levy Assessments (bills), due for payment in 2020, for an initial period of three months.
Employers in arrears for prior year assessments should contact CITB to discuss payment options.
Apprenticeship attendance grants – advance payments
To help the retention of future skills, employers with 2nd and 3rd-year apprentices who are already subject to CITB grant support can now request an advance of the attendance grant. This also includes higher-level apprentices in the final year of their programme and are close to completing their apprenticeship in England and Wales, or a key level within it in Scotland.
Skills and training fund for small and micro-sized businesses
Smaller CITB registered employers can apply for the Skills and Training fund once every 12 months. They can apply for up to £10K per year towards the costs of future approved training for PAYE and/or Sub-Contractors: https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/skills-and-training-fund/
The new funding window opened on Wednesday 1st April.
In response to COVID -19 we have expanded the funds to support business sustainability as well as business improvement. The changes we have made are set out in the Guidance notes (PDF 216KB).
For companies that have a live Skills and Training Fund project, but due to current circumstances need to change the content of the planned programme, should contact CITB at email@example.com
Please note: You can claim grants for completed approved training (past), but this funding is for cost of proposed/planned training (future). Please refer to the Guidance notes (PDF, 216KB) for further details.
Skills and Training fund for medium-sized construction businesses
Medium-sized construction companies (with up to 250 directly employed staff) can apply for up to £25K per year for our Skills and Training fund for improving their training programme so that it meets the more complex needs of a developing business. This can include management and leadership training, helping you unlock growth through new technology or introducing new skills to improve productivity in your business: https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/skills-and-training-fund/skills-and-training-fund-for-medium-sized-construction-businesses/
In response to COVID -19 we have expanded the funds to support business sustainability as well as business improvement. The changes we have made are set out in the Guidance Notes (PDF 205KB).
Leadership and Management Development Fund
CITB have also launched a new fund for large companies. The Leadership and Management Development Fund is a one-year competitive fund. It will enable large construction companies (with more than 250 directly employed staff) to invest in developing the leadership, management or supervisory skills of their staff: https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/leadership-and-management-development-fund/
Please refer to the Guidance Notes (PDF 193KB) for further details.
In response to COVID-19, we have expanded the funds to support business sustainability as well as business improvement. The changes we have made are set out in the Guidance Notes (PDF 193KB).
The deadline for applications is 31 July 2020. Your project can last for up to one year, but we will keep the COVID-19 situation under review and be flexible about start dates. For more information, please see the following link: https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/leadership-and-management-development-fund/
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communication updates
We are providing the latest information about our core services, such as the Grants Scheme, and our other support activity through the coronavirus crisis and beyond at https://www.citb.co.uk/urgent-messages. We will provide regular updates here and through our social media channels, to ensure that companies are fully informed.
While we have to wait a few weeks for any more news on lockdown, we know that you’ll be thinking about what reopening your business after the peak of COVID-19 will involve.
Social distancing will play a huge role in the workplace for many months to come. But how do you manage distancing when you’ve got a business to run?
In the first of a series of ‘back to business’ guides, the Health & Safety experts of our partner, Citation, have put together the key points you need to think about when it comes to social distancing in the workplace.
It outlines what the Health & Safety Executive say on the topic, as well as practical considerations for businesses.
Keep an eye out for new editions in this series on Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) and face masks, fire safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safe hygiene practices.
Available support from Citation
Citation’s industry-leading experts are here to help take the headache out of keeping your business safe and dealing with your HR & Employment Law.
In the coming weeks and months, they can specifically support you with:
- Navigating through Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and government guidance, giving you a real steer on what you need to do to keep legal and compliant;
- Offering a safe pair of hands whenever you need support through their 24/7 helpline, visits and site inspections, and Atlas platform;
- Specific Risk Assessment support, focused on COVID-19, giving you more reassurance you are on track and outlining the steps you need to take to continue to monitor your working environment as events and government guidelines unfold.
Got any questions or want to book a free online consultation?
Please click here or call 0345 844 1111. If you a member of a trade association, please say which when enquiring to access your member benefit and preferential rates.
On Friday 20 March, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the government’s plan to help businesses access grants to cover 80% of the wage costs of furloughed workers up to a maximum of £2500 per month per employee.
You may be asking yourself what your business has to do in the meantime when you need access to funds now? There are a number ofsources of funds/relief available.
In this new guide, our partner, Citation, has summarised the funds available for small to medium-sized businesses, which businesses are eligible and guidance on how to access them.
Citation’s coronavirus business toolkit
With daily increases of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, Citation is also putting together a widertoolkit of essential resources that can help safeguard your business against COVID-19, including:• Guide (updated daily): the most frequently asked questions around the HR and Employment Law implications of coronavirus;• Guide (updated daily): the most frequently asked questions around the Health & Safety implications of coronavirus; • A guide to temporary homeworking• Top tips on how to maintain the wellbeing of your employees while they work from home;• Who is considered a key worker?• Free hand hygiene training module for employees; • Managing risks to staff and your workplace.
Stay up-to-date with all the changes by reading Citation’s latest COVID-19 guidance.
Got any questions about how you’ll be affected?
Please call 0345 844 1111 to speak to a friendly advisor, or leave your details and query here. If you are a member of a trade association, just let us know which when making an enquiry.