At TWD, we pride ourselves on continually striving to expand the knowledge of our staff and engineers. In recent weeks, our health and safety and human resources teams have been hard at work training all engineers in manual handling, working from heights, BBV’s and asbestos awareness. Our operatives have gone back to the classroom and been put through their paces to ensure their safety on site, as well as the safety of those around them. TWD Health & Safety Manager, Darryl Harbour Tech IOSH, is qualified to deliver these training courses in-house which aids the business in providing training quickly and efficiently, at a time that suits our workload.

Each operative who attended these specialist training days received Certificates of Training in each module, to comply with the following regulations:

Asbestos Awareness – regulation 10 of the control of asbestos regulations 2012 & supporting ACoP & Guidance L143 Managing and controlling Asbestos

Legionella & BBV’s – In accordance with section 3 (2) HSAWA. L8 ACoP 2013

Manual Handling Awareness – In accordance with Manual handling operations regulations 1992 (L23), INDG143 (rev4) HSAWA 1974, MHSWR 1992

Working at Height & Harness Inspection – to a nationally recognised standard in accordance with the Working at Height regs (WAHR2005).

Our bespoke courses are vital to those working in the drainage industry and awareness of the risks involved in the work we carry out, along with detailed training on how we manage these situations, ensure the safety of our workers is paramount.

HR Manager Sacha, drainage manager ‘Fish’ and office scheduler, Louie also took part in a 3 day first aid at work course, delivered by Reeves Training Solutions, and were subsequently awarded a level 3 certificate in first aid at work qualification. All of these steps have been taken in order to improve the safety and quality of the working environment both at our HQ and whilst on site.

And last (but certainly not least,) a big congratulations to Ryan, Nick, Dan Yeoman and Francie for completing their digger course. This is instrumental in carrying out large scale drainage repairs, burst mains and a wide variety of groundworks. We are immensely proud of all involved. From the engineers working hard to achieve all qualifications, to our diligent, in-house trainers, managers and staff ensuring this could be possible whilst still maintaining delivery of a first class drainage, plumbing and groundworks service to our loyal client base.