Let us ask you a question:  how many of you had heard of “zoom” before we were struck by the Coronavius pandemic?

For those of you who answered that you had, then well done for being ahead of the game!

For those of you who answered that you hadn’t, then you are probably among the thousands who hadn’t – including us here at Quality Safety Training!

However, if we were to talk about “zoom” or “Microsoft teams” or any other kind of virtual platform now, then most of you would know what we’re on about.

So, that leads us nicely into the subject matter for this blog.

Quality Safety Training have now dusted off the fear of technology and have positively embraced turning to the virtual world to be able to continue to deliver our top-quality health and safety courses.

We are now able to reach delegates near and far by providing virtual CITB courses for the one-day Health and Safety Awareness, the two-day SSSTS and the five-day SMSTS as well as refresher courses for both the SSSTS and SMSTS.  We can also deliver, virtually, the IOSH Working Safely and IOSH Managing Safely courses and the IOSH Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Workers course.

Alongside these, as always, we have our full suite of e-learning courses on a variety of subjects.  However, we are now also able to offer a new e-learning course that will enable delegates to apply for their green CSCS Labourer card.

This new e-learning course is called the Online Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (or as we at QST call it, the 1HSC) and is equivalent to the CITB Health and Safety Awareness course – the only real difference is that it is delivered as an e-learning course.  You can find out more about this course by clicking here or by reading our blog, which will be coming out soon.

Here at QST we are confident that this new way of training is the way forward, for many reasons.  Training can be carried out in people’s own homes; e-learning can be done at times that suit delegates and employers to minimise downtime. These have to be positives in this time of uncertainty.  It is vital that we keep our workforce healthy and safe and by providing virtual training, we will be doing both.

So, welcome one and all to the world of virtual training; don’t be scared, we can do this together!