CPCS Courses2020-03-27T21:35:47+00:00

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In light of recent events following the outbreak of COVID-19, it is a worrying and uncertain time for many. Our wishes go out to all those who have been affected by the outbreak. Following announcements set out by the Prime Minister and the government, TAM training has made a difficult decision to cancel all courses and examinations scheduled in the near future until further notice, with immediate effect.

This includes:

  • CITB Site Managers Safety Training Scheme
  • CITB Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme
  • British Safety Council Level 1 Health & Safety Award (CSCS)
  • Level 3 First Aid at Work
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Traffic Marshall Banksman
  • Fire Marshall Warden
  • All NVQ Levels and Trades
  • All CPCS Categories
  • Nebosh General & Construction

As citizens of the United Kingdom, we all have a responsibility placed on us by our Prime Minister and as such we will do our duty to ensure the safety, protection and the well-being of all our staff, customers and clients during this devastating outbreak of COVID-19.

As of 27th March 2020 TAM Training would like to inform all customers and clients that we will no longer be taking any bookings or scheduling any courses with immediate effect until further notice. Our Training centre will be closed to the public and our secondary venues will no longer be running any courses. This will be reviewed and assessed based on the government’s guidelines and advice within the next 3 weeks.

Any delegates who have been booked for an upcoming scheduled course, please be aware no courses will be going ahead. All delegates will be sent an email of cancellation and any deposits/amounts paid will be refunded within the coming days. Refunds will be issued directly to the payment method used when making an online booking. If you had booked over the phone, please contact us on 0208 988 6930 or admin@tamtraining.co.uk where one of our members of staff will respond to your refund enquiry. Please be patient as we will be receiving a high volume of calls and allow all email enquiries 48 hours before expecting a response. Tam Training will keep all delegates updated with the new schedule once we open our centres. Please stay up to date by visiting this page for further information.

Whilst we appreciate this will have a major impact on our clients, customers and all delegates, we are taking measures seriously to ensure everyone’s safety when training with TAM Training.

We expect training courses and other provisions to be reviewed over the next 3 weeks, subject to government guidelines and advice. During this time our online bookings will be dysfunctional, all courses are cancelled, and schedules have been removed from our website, however our members of staff will be operating during office hours to respond to all enquiries.

We would like to thank everyone for cooperating with us during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions of concerns please contact us 0208 988 6930 or send us an email on admin@tamtraining.co.uk. If you could kindly be patient as we will be dealing with a high volume of calls and please allow 48 hours before expecting email responses.

Why choose Tam Training?

  1. We are the only company in industry that works around your WORK needs or your BUSINESS needs!! We save you Time and Money!!
  2. You work full-time job and cannot always afford the time off work to complete an important Training course that will give you additional skills. Or you are in charge of the staff rota and you can’t afford to lose an important employee from their normal work schedules as you have project deadlines or no employee cover –That’s why we offer Weekend and Evening Courses so YOU have minimum disruption to your schedule!.
  3. The Cost of all our First Aid courses are priced very competitively – please see course timetable below for latest prices and offers for the Emergency First Aid course.
  4. Our Trainers have a combined 35 year’s experience delivering First Aid and Construction related Training – that’s how we generate complete satisfaction for our customers!!
  5. Instant Results!! Pass confirmation letter given to you on last day of course.
  6. We do not cancel any courses.  All our scheduled courses always HAPPEN!!


This 3 day course is for people responsible for the movement of plant and vehicles on construction sites.

You will learn how to prepare for vehicle movement and guidance, communication, plant hazards and ground conditions, work area layout and positioning.

Slinger / Signaller

  • Establish the weight and dimensions of loads and communicate this information to the crane operator.
  • Select appropriate lifting tackle and attach and detach it correctly and safely.
  • Use clear and unambiguous signals to direct the actions of a crane moving loads of various weights and dimensions.
  • Determine the serviceability of lifting accessories, and maintain and store them.

360 Excavator

  • Operate the excavator 360° tracked safely and productively
  • Fit and operate ancillary equipment
  • Site the machine safely and efficiently
  • Carry out minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures
  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine
  • Follow all necessary safety precautions
  • Interpret the information provided by level pegs and profiles
  • Be aware of the necessary routine adjustments and service procedures, and carry them out
  • Work to levels with the aid of laser equipment.

Telescopic Handler

  • Operate the machine for all normal tasks
  • Decide whether a particular load is safe to lift
  • Carry out routine servicing procedures and maintenance as necessary, in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Know how the machine works and the maintenance requirements involved
  • Understand the effect of load, size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability
  • Know how to load, store and transport representative materials

Forward Tipping &/or Dumper

  • Operate the machine to a minimum standard
  • Fit and operate ancillary equipment
  • Site the machine safely and efficiently
  • Know which minor adjustments and routine servicing procedures are necessary, and be able to carry them out
  • Prepare the machine for travelling on the public highway
  • Understand the capabilities, purposes and limitations of each machine
  • Apply all necessary safety precautions
  • Understand how diesel engines work and how various parts of the machine operate.

Ride Roller

  • All pre-start, running checks and shut down procedures
  • Set roller for travel
  • Awareness of on-site hazards
  • Set the roller for compaction duties
  • Place roller in an out of service condition
  • Recognise compacted/uncompacted areas
  • Conditions that may cause instability of the roller
  • Safety procedures when working up to unsupported edges
  • Loading and unloading procedures on/off a transporter.

Rear Tipping Dumper

Rear tip articulating dumper training ranges from 1 – 4 days depending on your previous experience. Our course is designed to cover everything you need in order to gain the skills to pass your CPCS test and more. All training and testing is carried out on a 25 tonne A25C Volvo Dump Truck, this qualifies the candidate to operate any size of rear tip articulating truck on site.

Crane Supervisor for all Lifting Operations 

  • Legislation, regulations and Codes of Practice relating to lifting duties
  • Safe systems of work including method statements
  • Taking personal responsibility
  • Different types of cranes and associated terminology
  • Understanding crane documentation
  • Understanding crane stability, duty charts and safety devices
  • Crane appreciation
  • Observing British Standard 7121
  • Understanding the role of crane supervisor
  • Understanding the role of appointed person
  • Preparing an area with exclusion zones.

Appointed Persons Lifting Duties

  • Observe regulations and Codes of Practice
  • Follow safe systems of work including method statements
  • Take personal responsibility
  • Describe different types of cranes and associated terminology
  • Understand crane documentation
  • Understand crane stability, duty charts and safety devices
  • Appreciate tower cranes
  • Observe British Standard 7121 Safe Use of Cranes Guidlines sections 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Recognise the role of appointed persons
  • Plan a lift

First Aid Course Tutors

Our course tutors are qualified and experienced health and safety professionals, with extensive experience in First Aid, Health & Safety, Construction and Risk Management.

All our Trainers hold numerous appropriate First Aid and health and safety qualifications such as a NEBOSH General Certificate, and the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety which is the leading Health & Safety Award in the Construction Industry.

Additionally all our Trainers hold teaching qualifications which is a minimum Level 5 which is well above the required industry standard to ensure that we deliver Training of the highest Standard.

What new skills will you achieve?

This 3 day course includes course materials, expert tutoring and practical exercises to give learners in-depth training in the following information and treatments:

  • The role of the first aider
  • Managing an emergency
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Bleeding (minor and severe)
  • Burns
  • Choking (adult)
  • Fainting
  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations
  • Resuscitation (adult CPR)
  • Seizures (adult)
  • Shock
  • Unconscious casualty
  • Record Keeping

Are Course Materials Provided?

Yes, all books and course materials are provided during the training period. Please be aware not all Training companies provide course materials as part of their advertised price. Please check that there is no extra charge levied to you for course materials.


Are there any prerequisites for the Course?

No there are no pre-requisites for the course but you will be expected to be able to understand the instructor and communicate to a satisfactory standard in English

What are the hours of the course?

The hours are 9am to 4pm for both weekend and weekday courses approximately.

Can I come in and see you face to face as that would give me peace of mind?

Yes absolutely we encourage our customers to have a face to face discussion with us regarding their training course and training needs. This puts your mind at ease so you know you are dealing with real people and a real business that will give you the best service possible It will also give you the opportunity to meet some staff members or even your trainer if they are not delivering training at the time of your visit.

What if I don’t have time to visit and have a face to face meeting before the Training dates?

We understand that everyone does not have time to do this so the next best thing is to have a discussion of whatever questions, queries, or concerns you have with one of our training course administrators.

What is your cancellation policy for your Training courses?

The cancellation can be from the Customer meaning “you” or ourselves “Tam Training”.

Tam Training Cancellation

We have a promise that we will NOT cancel any of our scheduled courses. If however the course is cancelled due to uncontrollable events, such as tube strikes or an act of GOD we promise every customer a full refund or discounted price course transfer that’s suits their schedule.

Customer Cancellation

TAM Training has the most flexible cancellation policy in the whole industry. You will not see a Training company that caters for customer cancellations. We do not charge you unfair cancellation fees due to no fault of your own or due to unforeseen circumstances that you cannot attend the Training course.

You can cancel by phone or email or even in person should you wish too. The policy is:

You give us 3 days or more notice of not being able to attend before course start date we shall REFUND 100% of the fees paid or full deposit will be refunded no questions asked. Yes that’s just 3 days. Most companies will not refund you a single penny if your cancellation notice period is not 7 days before the course is scheduled.

You give us 2 day’s notice of not being able to attend before course start date: 50% cancellation fee will be charged OR re-book yourself on alternative date and no cancellation fee will be applied. No other training company as far as we know offers this option.

You give us 1 day’s notice of not being to attend before course start date: 80% cancellation fee will be applied or re-book yourself on alternative date, no cancellation fee will be applied. Again no other training company offers this much flexibility.

No notice given – fail to attend on day of course 100% cancellation charge will be levied. Should non-attendance be due to an unforeseen emergency, and adequate evidence is supplied, TAM Training will endeavor to show discretion and offer alternative course dates or even full refund.

Note: A minimum of £100 is take to book any Training course with TAM Training OR if the total cost of the course is less than £100 then full payment has to be made prior to the course.

Payments can be made in person, or by telephone or by bank transfer.

New customers

Contact us on 0208 988 6930 to qualify for our New Customer Discount available on all our courses.

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