About

Nationwide Training

Training and Testing Services (TTS) is an accredited training and testing company, offering an excellent range of specialist health and safety training for clients situated throughout mainland UK.

We always strive to produce the best service for our clients, big or small, and this has led us to develop a fantastic reputation since we began in 2008.

In addition to conducting training and testing on customer sites anywhere in the UK, TTS regularly offer open courses at our facilities in Knaresborough (North Yorkshire), Morden (South London) and Glasgow. We also have a large range of online training courses, enabling us to provide a full and complete service.

Many of our customers come from recommendations. This demonstrates the quality of the services and products that we deliver, as well as the expertise of our staff. Our team takes pride in providing all of our clients with a complete service, not just a training course.

TTS Accreditation’s & Memberships

The British Abrasives Federation (BAF)

TTS are proud to be one of the few training companies in the UK to be accredited by the British Abrasives Federation (BAF). This enables us to provide operator training courses in the safe use of abrasive products. In addition to the accredited abrasive wheel operator course we also run Abrasive Wheel Train the Trainer. Our bespoke courses are individually tailored to each company and cover every type of abrasive wheel.

This accreditation ensures that the information that we provide is accurate and up to date, and the content and delivery of our course  is BAF verified to prove this.

We have rapidly established ourselves as a leading provider of abrasive wheel training in the UK, and our goal is to continually improve on this service to provide the best experience for our customers.

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Fit2Fit RPE Fit Test Providers Accreditation Scheme

Our testers are all Fit2Fit accredited. The Fit2Fit RPE Fit Test Providers Accreditation Scheme is designed to confirm the competency of any person performing face fit testing.

Prior to this accreditation scheme, the selection of a competent person was a matter of luck and guess work. Testers might have lacked the knowledge, skills and experience required to properly carry out a face fit test. In turn, endangering the lives of the wearers as ill-fitting masks don’t provide the same level of protection. This potentially increased the chances of these mask wearers developing respiratory health problems later on in life.

To tackle this issue, BSIF has developed a competency scheme in collaboration with the HSE and other industry stakeholders known as the Fit2Fit Fit Test Providers Accreditation Scheme. By substantially increasing the correct fitting of RPE, the aim is to significantly reduce the incidence of occupational respiratory injury.

Fit2Fit Approved Training Courses

We are a fit2fit approved training provider.

The fit2fit approval scheme requires the course content to be submitted to fit2fit.

The course is scrutinised to ensure that what we deliver is fully compliant with the HSE’s guidance and protocols.

We are 1 of only 5 companies in the UK to be approved for qualitative & quantitative (APC Method) face fit testing training (August 2020).

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BSIF (British Safety Industry Federation)

We are proud members of BSIF. The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) is the lead association for the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directive and is recognised as a Competent Authority by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). BSIF has active links with many government departments and over 130 representative Trade Bodies.

Set up in 1994, the Federation currently has some 210 members, ranging from manufacturers and distributors of safety products through to test houses, certification bodies and safety professionals. Membership is accommodated within a number of sector trade associations.

The BSIF has been firmly established as the major independent voice of the British safety industry. Currently the federation has active links with many government departments and over 130 representative Trade Bodies.

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NUCO, FAA & Ofqual Regulated First Aid

We are a NUCO Training accredited training provider.

The training syllabus we provide is approved by First Aid Awards Ltd, an awarding body regulated by Ofqual in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and by SQA Accreditation in Scotland.

This enables us to offer you a range of regulated First Aid qualifications in First Aid and Defibrillation.

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At TTS we want to provide our clients with training courses which are relevant and informative, as well as offer the best levels of customer service possible. This is why we closely monitor the quality of what we do and value honest feedback from clients and trainees alike.

Key People

Dave Wood

Training Manager and Director

Dave has been teaching for over 16 years and has taken on many challenges in his professional life. His CV includes over 6 years of army service, 3 years working on construction sites and 2 years working as a precision grinder.

Dave’s responsibilities include the content and accuracy of the training courses, ensuring that the training is delivered in the correct manner and all technical issues relating to abrasive wheels and RPE are resolved.

Dave is accredited by the British Abrasives Federation (BAF) to teach on all abrasive wheel types and is fit2fit accredited for both qualitative and quantitative respirator face fit testing.

Jo Wood

Business Manager and Director

Jo has a varied background with more than 20 years admin experience, as well as a proven track record in property sales, advertising, office management and recruitment.

Jo’s responsibilities include company finance, sales, staff management, customer liaison and advertising. The main focus, is to ensure TTS offer the best service possible, with honesty and integrity.

Richard Sunderland

Southern Area Training Manager

Richard has been teaching for over 20 years now, after completing 24 years of service in the army. Richard was part of a team that was responsible for Health and Safety in one of the largest Garrisons in the UK.

Richard’s responsibilities include delivering training courses in the south of the UK, as well as dealing with any technical issues that involve abrasives & RPE.

Richard is accredited by the British Abrasives Federation (BAF) to teach on all abrasive wheel types and is fit2fit accredited for both qualitative and quantitative respirator face fit testing.

Pam Forster

Office Manager

Pam  has a wealth of administrative experience and prior to joining TTS she worked as a legal secretary for many years amongst over roles including serving in the WRAF.

Pam is responsible for the running of the office and ensuring that all customer enquiries are dealt with in a timely and satisfactory manner.

Pam also ensures that all of the pre-course/testing and post course/testing admin is dealt with smoothly and efficiently.

Mark Sunderland

Lead First Aid Instructor & Face Fit Tester

Mark has completed 24 years service in the Army and in that time he was a CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear) and first aid instructor.

Mark is our lead first aid instructor and is also a fit2fit accredited quantitative face fit tester.

Jackie Warwick

Office Administrator

Jackie is our office administrator and is also an ex legal secretary amongst over roles.

Jackie assists Pam in the smooth running of the office and also deals with of our key client accounts.

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TTS accreditation and memberships