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Independent Safety Services Limited has many years of experience in the design and delivery of training courses relating to a wide range of subjects.

Our trainers are specialists in their fields with the knowledge and experience to help your organisation achieve its aims and objectives. Whatever the size of your company, we can provide effective training for your staff, which represents excellent value for money.

Please click on a subject below for more information:-

  • Waste Management

    For correct waste management practices to be effective and applied universally throughout the healthcare organisation’s services, it is essential all members of staff undertaking clinical practices are trained by competent people. Effectively delivered training significantly reduces risk and costs.

    Independent Safety Services Limited offers a wide range of healthcare waste management training courses each tailored to suit the client’s needs and delivered by experienced trainers. Courses are aimed at different specialities within a healthcare organisation and for each service provider. We have courses for porters, cleaners and domestic services staff, as well as courses for clinicians and clinical managers and those involved in the transportation of healthcare waste. There are several delivery methods that ISSL offer depending on the client’s requirements, including train the trainer and ward level training.

    ISSL has experience delivering training in high secure areas and prison environments. Training teams are CRB checked.

    The training will explain how to manage waste generated during the delivery of healthcare. The content is fully aligned with HTM 07-01, Safe Management of Healthcare Waste. We use your waste costs and pictures from your site practices where they are available. Where we have conducted audits for a site or multiple sites, we link the training to audit findings. These factors personalise the training provided to the client and help relate the course material to staff.

    Examples of the courses we run are:

    • General Waste Awareness Training;
    • Pharmaceutical waste;
    • Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE);
    • Management of offensive waste;
    • Document Control and Record Keeping; and
    • Waste Management for laboratories and research centres.

    This is not a complete list of all the training packages that we deliver as many are bespoke to the individual clients.

    Our training courses can be run in any venue. Certificates of attendance are provided free of charge.

    ISSL has worked in partnership with Cloud Sustainability to develop and endorse an e-learning course on the Introduction to Managing Healthcare Waste. The 40 minute module provides an interactive introduction to the safe and best practice management of healthcare waste. It is aimed at anyone in the UK involved with the management of healthcare waste, including those working in hospitals, surgeries, dental practices, pharmacies, residential homes and veterinary practices. Discounts can be provided for multiple users. For further information on pricing and on the e-learning course please see the Cloud Sustainability website.

    For more information please complete an enquiry form, email or call 0114 272 2113.

  • Driver Safety

    Independent Safety Services has many years experience in Driver Safety Training and an enviable record in claims reductions, both cost and frequency.

    Health & Safety legislation applies to on-the-road work activities, as to all work activities and the risks should be effectively managed within a health & safety system.

    The Department for Transport takes the view that employers should provide a Driver Assessment & Training programme to achieve compliance with the above.

    Over 95% of road traffic accidents are caused by driver error. Statistically, company vehicle drivers are 49% more likely to be involved in accidents than other drivers.

    Independent Safety Services can help with all aspects of this, by providing tailor made training programmes, including;

    • Training programmes tailored to individual requirements – we have a national network of instructors.
    • Defensive Driving
    • Driver Assessments (overt/covert)
    • Driver Safety Training (all types of vehicle)
    • Driving Assessor/Instructor courses
    • Personal Safety Courses (for vulnerable drivers)
    • Fleet Risk Management (Safety Management Systems)
    • Driver CPC Training (Bus & Truck)
    • On-line driver training/ risk assessment packages

    These services are delivered by our team of Advanced Driving Instructors, whose qualifications include;

    • ROSPA Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction
    • Ex UK Police Driving School Instructor
    • Driving Standards Agency registered Large Goods Vehicle Driving Instructor
    • Driving Standards Agency Approved Driving Instructor
    • Ex UK Police Advanced Motorcycle Instructor

    Our team leader has three times been a finalist in the UK Bus Driver of The Year Competition.

    For more information please complete an enquiry form, email or call 0114 272 2113.


    Martin Dobson, Insurance, 3M UK Plc

    “3M UK Plc has a current fleet of approximately 800 vehicles and has worked for over 15years with Independent Safety Services, who have administered and provided Defensive Driving courses to our Company car drivers over this period .

    The courses have always been well received by our employees.

    We believe that this programme has been instrumental in helping 3M UK Plc to achieve a reduction in our accident rate of approximately 35%, which has been maintained -with a consequent avoidance of risk of injury to our employees and other road users.”

  • Dangerous Goods

    The carriage of dangerous goods on the road is a highly regulated and complex operation. Independent Safety Services Limited has wide ranging and comprehensive experience and knowledge in this subject.

    We offer training courses / programmes to suit the needs of every organisation.

    Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA) – Initial / Refresher

    Transporters or Consignors (senders) of dangerous goods may be legally required to appoint an examination qualified DGSA.

    Whilst many organisations choose to use us in a consultancy role, to fulfil this statutory requirement, others require a member of their own staff to achieve this qualification.

    The five day ‘Initial’ course culminates in an examination set by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and a Vocational Certificate is issued to successful candidates.  This is valid for five years, after which the examination must be re-taken following ‘Refresher’ training (three days duration). Courses are sheduled ahead of the quarterly examinations.

    ADR – Vocational Certificate Training for Drivers

    The ADR qualification is obtained by attendance on an approved course and passing SQA examinations.

    Course durations vary from 3 – 5 days, depending on the specific modules required, which relate to type of goods carried.

    Courses are run throughout the year at our locations or at client’s premises, by arrangement.

    Other Courses Include:

    • Carriage of Clinical Waste / Infectious Material
    • Carriage of Dangerous Goods (CDG) Awareness
    • Practical Road Tanker Operative
    • LPG Safety Awareness

    For more information please complete an enquiry form, email or call 0114 272 2113.

  • Fire Safety

    Our qualified personnel have extensive experience of fire safety and fire prevention. Courses are designed in consultation with each client to ensure individual training objectives are covered. We specialize in ‘made to measure’ training.

    Training  Training of personnel is an emloyer’s obligation under Health and Safety Legislation as well as the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. We will provide you with advice on the types of courses which are suitable for your needs.  Bespoke training courses can be prepared for your staff if none of our current courses cover your requirements. We can also provide courses for managers with direct safety responsibility.  Training Courses can be arranged in:

    1. Fire Risk Assessment
    2. Fire Warden Training
    3. Hotel Fire and Safety
    4. Practical use of Fire Extinguishers
    5. Safety Legislation
    6. Kitchen Hygiene
    7. Swimming Pool Safety
    8. Public Service Vehicle Evacuation procedures

    For more information please complete an enquiry form, email or call 0114 272 2113.

  • General Health and Safety

    Everyone has a responsibility for Health & Safety in the workplace.  We run a wide variety of courses, addressing the needs of organisations of all types and sizes.

    The Majority of these services are provided by our sister company Peak HSE.

    Health & Safety – Introduction for Managers / Supervisors

    All managers & supervisors have a responsibility for the safety & health of those under their control.  This one day course is aimed at those who have little or no knowledge of their role & responsibilities in the health & safety arena.

    Objectives: Delegates will receive an overview of the main areas of Health & Safety and will be aware of  their duties under the various legislation.

    Risk Assessments

    An important part of any Safety Management System is a robust Risk Assessment policy. This one day couse teaches the basics of risk assessment and is aimed at people who have this responsibility in the workplace.

    Objectives: Delegates will be able to produce a risk assessment action plan and carry out a basic risk assessment.

    Other courses include:

    • COSHH
    • Manual Handling
    • First Aid
    • Fire Marshall
    • Understanding Chemicals
    • Health & Safety in a Workshop Environment

    For more information please complete an enquiry form, email or call 0114 272 2113.

  • Scaffolding Appreticeship Academy

    Operated by our ‘sister’ company, Safety & Access Ltd.

    Qualification type: Apprenticeship Level: 2

    Apprenticeships allow 16-24 year olds to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an apprentice’s training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within a centre over a number of days in a block. Scaffolding apprentices work towards a work-based NVQ qualification in addition to the nationally recognised Construction Diploma.

    For more information, please complete an enquiry form, e-mail or call 0115 979 4523.

  • Plant and Equipment

    We are delighted to now offer Construction Plant Training either on-site or at our centres in Chesterfield, Oxford or Milton Keynes.   Ensuring that your plant operators hold qualifications recognised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), is a must if you want to work with the major contractors and house builders in the UK.    Our training courses will ensure that your operators are safe and efficient at their job and are complying with the latest legislation and industry requirements.

    National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS)

    NPORS is an accrediting body recognised by the HSE for Training & Testing operators of all types of construction plant.

    We can train & test operators at your site, using your equipment.

    Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS)

    CPCS is another HSE recognised Training Scheme which requires operators to attend one of our Training Centres.

    IPAF Plant Operators

    IPAF training courses in the safe use of aerial work platforms and harnesses. Employers must ensure, by law, that all staff are adequately trained to use equipment safely when Working at Height.

    The IPAF PAL card is valid for 5 years and is evidence of adequate training in the safe use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.

    Courses Available include:

    • Industrial Counterbalance Forklift
    • Telescopic Handler
    • Scissor Lift
    • Boom Lift
    • MEWP
    • Rough Terrain Forklift
    • Cut off Saw and Changing of Abrasive Wheel
    • Lorry Mounted Crane

    For more information please complete an enquiry form, email or call 0114 272 2113.