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SERC's Passport To Workplace Safety
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HEALTH and safety in the workplace has never been more important.

Figures taken from the Health and Safety Executive show that, in 2009/2010, 28.5 million working days were lost due to work-related ill health and workplace injury.

Recognising the importance of health and safety in the workplace SERC (South Eastern Regional College) has joined forces with business support experts Romatech (NI) Ltd to offer CCNSG Safety Passport training – the latest standard in industrial site safety training across Europe.

Romatech (NI) Ltd is the only provider of this qualification in the North and South of Ireland and offers full project support for major companies throughout the world.

Pictured at the launch of the CCNSG Safety Passport training are Romatech (NI) Ltd Business Development Director Norman Large, Business Training Co-Ordinator Coleen Large and South Eastern Regional College Business Development specialist Gary Ritchie.

They have extensive experience of assisting key businesses in various industries, including Power Generation; Telecoms; Automotive and Manufacturing as well as many other sectors. The training will be delivered at SERC’s award winning Environmental Skills Centre in Newtownards.

What is Safety Passport training?

CCNSQ Safety Passport Training is the agreed safety qualification needed to access all UK and EU industrial engineering and construction sites. It is also known in the industry as UK Safe Pass or Client Contractor National Safety Group.

This qualification gives the individual more knowledge regarding their workplace, how to work safely without risk to themselves or others, therefore decreasing the likelihood of injury. After successful completion of a two-day training course individuals are awarded a ‘Safety Passport’ which is valid for three years.

ECITB (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) administer this initiative through their network of approved training providers and by holding a central database of all cards/passports issued.

Who should follow the programme?

The training programme is aimed at anyone wishing to enter or work on a site within the UK or EU.  It is also highly recommended for companies who seek their employees to be competent in the basic standards of Health and Safety.