Letter to Petrol Retail contractors. COVID-19 interim training.

Dear All

As you will already be aware, the current social-distancing restrictions understandably prevent us delivering classroom-based training. Some accrediting bodies such as UKATA, CITB and BOHS have supported the engagement of video-conferencing platforms to enable you and your teams to still access tutor-led training remotely.

However, this has not been made possible by all awarding bodies and contractors who are required to work on or around a Petrol Forecourt will not be able to access SPA/UKPIA courses until the SPA office re-opens and classroom courses are able to resume.

In response to requests from several of our clients we will be running a number of ‘Virtual classroom’ courses over the coming days and weeks to give you and your staff access to the following:

  • > Refresher knowledge for those who’s SPA/UKPIA Safety Passports are due to (or have already expired)
  • > Initial knowledge for those about to embark on PFS work for the first time.

We recognise that:

  • > Contractors are facing the challenge of depleted teams when staff members have to self-isolate for a variety of reasons and that they may need to upskill other members of their teams or bring in new employees and prepare them to operate in a PFS environment.
  • > Site Owners/Operators cannot reduce the H&S standards and expectations of how their contractors operate in the current climate.

This interim solution that TTS is offering will give contractors access to essential PFS H&S compliance knowledge and give Site Operators reassurance that contractors who don’t hold a valid SPA/UKPIA card have received appropriate tutor-led PFS Health and Safety training.

Once we are able to resume our classroom courses and the SPA resume the issuing of the SPA/UKPIA Safety Passport cards then delegates can access the classroom courses they need (initial or Refresher) to attain their official SPA/UKPIA Safety Passports.

Our first Virtual Classroom course will be taking place on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th April and places are limited.

For more information please click here, or contact us on 01642 680 497 or trainingadmin@tersusgroup.co.uk

Best wishes

The Training Admin team

Tersus Training Services Ltd.

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