2018 - Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) 1 Day Course

Today 25th July 2018 Our Gill Kirkland attended and successfully passed the above-mentioned course,
which was held at our Training Centre, Crewe.


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2018 - QNUK Level 2 Award in safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People (RQF) 

Today 24th June 2018 Our Gill Kirkland attended and successfully passed the above-mentioned course,
which was held at our Training Centre, Crewe.



2018 - Centre audit by CITB 

Today 18th June 2018 we have as a centre been audited by CITB and passed with flying colours with no actions taken.
So we feel that we all need a BIG PAT on the back



2017 - Declan Galligan - NEBOSH Diploma

Having completed my NEBOSH General Certificate in 2002 with Ralph as my tutor and previously enjoyed his teaching approach and a weekly dose of “The World According to Ralph” it was always my intention to jump in at the deep end and attempt the Diploma. 
In 2014 I pushed the button and invested in the NEBOSH Diploma which at times was very challenging and required considerable effort and commitment, Ralph and the team were always willing and able to offer support and advice whilst ensuring the course was enjoyable.
Walking on stage at the graduation brought home the reality of the achievement and for this I sincerely thank all at Handson for your support, wise words and method of learning.


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2017 – CDM 2015 1 Day Course

  • It's local and booked in fast
  • Ralph is easy to approach and has altered some of his training to help us apply it to our environment
  • The witty banter and relaxed atmosphere


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2017 – In House Risk Assessment 1 Day Course @ Arriva TrainCare

Can you please thank the trainers we have had nothing but great feedback.


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2017 – NEBOSH National General Certificate (In House Group Testimonial) – Vauxhall Motors Ltd

Having recently completed the Nebosh General certificate, we must say that we could never have imagined that we would have covered so many topics in such a short time, this was tough.  It has really opened our eyes to how many unsafe acts and potential hazards are in the work place.  The trainers from Handson were able to draw on their industry experience to illustrate the theory with examples that both made us both laugh and cringe.

We all feel proud to have passed this course and look forward to referencing the materials provided in the future

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2017 – IOSH Managing Safely in the Extractive Industry (IOSH MSEI) – In-House Courses

  • Ralph has a real ability to communicate with his students
  • Well delivered course
  • Ralph took time to answer/help with any concerns/questions


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2017 - Andrew Latham - NEBOSH National General Certificate

May I thank “Handson Safety Services Ltd” for their guidance and instruction which enabled me to pass my “Nebosh Certificate” with a credit. Without the dedication and passion Ralph, Ray and Gill showed throughout the period I would have found the task much more difficult


2017 - SMSTS 5 Day Course/s - Evaluations

  • Relaxed, Informative & Constructive - Great Course
  • Interactive with Everyone, Relaxed atmosphere and great knowledgable trainers
  • Very good course with Two-way communication - would highly recommend
  • Delivery of the course was made so everyone could understand


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2017 - IOSH Managing Safely Course/s - Evaluations

  • Excellent Course, Comfortable Settings and Learned a lot
  • Really enjoyed the week/course, Ray made it very informative and pleased to have gained the knowledge/qualification
  • Comfortable learning environment, learning from others' stories/experiences - Great course delivery Thanks Ray.
  • Wide knowledge of various situations and would recommend the course to others.


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2016 - Kevin Clasper - NEBOSH National General Certificate

I wish to express my sincere thanjks for all your support and guidance in achieving the NEBOSH Certificate with Distinction (June 2016).  The quality of the teaching and the learning environment were crucial to my success.   Attendance on the two additional revision days also had a significant impact on the grade I achieved and in my opinion these days are an essential requirement for any person studying the course and wishing to enhance their final grade.  I would recommend Handson Safety Services Ltd to anyone wishing to pursue health and safey training and I am certain that Orbitas will continue to use your company in future.



2016 - James MacDonald - NEBOSH National Diploma

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your support and guidance throughout my time at Handson studying for the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.  I began the course in October 2014 with the intention of completing the Diploma over the next 12-18 months. I had already achieved the NEBOSH National General and Construction Certificates which I feel gave me a strong background for completing the Diploma as I was able to build on previously learnt knowledge. The diploma should by no means be underestimated though. Whilst I had already achieved the certificates, the jump up to the level 6 course content was clear and demanded far more effort and commitment.  Although the diploma can be frustrating at times, the knowledge and skills it provides candidates with leads to a strong technical competence as well as being able to put forward clear and persuasive arguments which is of pivotal importance in our role of influencing safety and wellbeing in the workplace.  I feel that it’s appropriate at this point to note the high level of support I received from Ralph and the team at Handson. Throughout the entire course, Ralph made even the most difficult and hard to grasp course content, easy to understand and most importantly, enjoyable. Whilst a full day classroom session looking at complex health and safety topics can seem daunting and at the best of times, tiresome, Ralph made each topic area interesting and applicable to each candidate, further enhancing our understanding and retention of key points.

Again, I’d like to say thank you to Ralph and the team at Handson.

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2016 - Amanda Tate - NEBOSH National Diploma

After leaving school and up to the age of twenty nine I worked for a car hire company. During this period I had not carried out any form of academic studies.  After expressing an interest in a career in Health and Safety a relative of mine recommended Handson Safety Services in Crewe. Initially I had reservations in my acedemic abilities and my level of commitment to a course. After meeting Ralph, with his reassurance I decided to take the challenge of pursuing the NEBOSH general certificate. After the ten week course I passed with a credit and when Ralph informed me Handson were beginning the NEBOSH diploma, I was more than happy to embark on this course as I had full faith in them.  This was always going to be a challenge as it is widely known the diploma is a very difficult and time consuming course and was made even more difficult as I was travelling a 260 mile round trip from North Lincolnshire to Crewe because I wanted to use Handson. Some people 'joked' to me that I could 'forget my life as I know it' whilst doing this course, and they were right. The course is very intense and time consuming, but with Ralph and others help and a lot of personal hard work and effort I managed to pass the course.
The help and support I had was priceless, so for anyone reading this who may have any reservations or doubts about studying for the diploma, I would without doubt, recommend it with Handson Safety Services