2020 - Henry Williams (Roads) Ltd - Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) 1 Day Courses

I can’t for the life of me remember the name of the lady, but the lads have all come back to me & said it’s the best First Aid course they’ve ever done & they ENJOYED it (that’s a first). They want her back every year!

She was fantastic, she really knew her audience & they all got involved.

Thank you




Henry Williams and Son (Roads) Ltd





2019 - Sam Hilton - NEBOSH NGC Course



I have wanted to gain a NEBOSH General Certificate for some time, so when my employers at Signmaster agreed to help me achieve this, I didn’t hesitate to choose Handson Safety Services after previously gaining my IOSH Managing Safely with them.
They have a fantastic team and make you feel very welcome. Gill is brilliant, really helpful and friendly, always on hand for advice. The course was delivered by Ralph, Ray and Jeff and they are first class! Whilst the course is challenging, they made the content engaging and interesting and I surprised myself with how much I enjoyed it.
I was delighted to find that I had successfully passed the course and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all at Handson Safety services, I really cant recommend them highly enough.

Sam Hilton – NEBOSH General Certificate 2019.




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2019 - Trevor Long- NEBOSH NGC Course


Hi guys, I would like to take a couple of minutes to thank the whole team at Handson Safety Services for guiding me through my NEBOSH certificate course.
I honestly couldn’t think of a better team to recommend should anyone need training or support in the area of EHS.
Ralph, Ray and Gill, you were all were extremely warm and friendly, your training and course organisation was superb and your coaching on exam techniques and revision really does make the difference.
If I could give one bit of advice to all your trainee’s it would be work hard and listen to what you tell them as your information and tips are based upon real world events and experiences and not gleaned from dry academic study books, and what you can pass along is all extremely useful not just come exam time but also back in the workplace.

Many thanks for an excellent course and all your help, Trevor











2019 - Shaun Jones - NEBOSH NGC Course


I just wanted to thank everybody at Handson Safety for helping me pass the NEBOSH course with a credit! Something which I didn’t feel was possible once I sat down and read them test papers.  The staff there create such a fun, and warming atmosphere in which to learn in, and at the same time sharing such a vast wealth of knowledge on all aspects of Health and Safety, it definitely is a place in which at the end of the two week course you are hoping for it to not end. I would quite happily re visit the course again, just for how much of a great learning atmosphere it is and how great all the guys working there are. I highly recommend anyone within the health and safety sector or wishing to go into this field, uses Handson for all of the training needed.  If at the end of the course I hadn’t of passed, I wouldn’t of looked any further than myself, as every aspect is covered in good detail and I don’t feel like the guys there could of done anything more to put myself in the best position to pass the course and more importantly have the best starting point, and knowledge to start my career in a health and safety department.






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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

Achieved 100% pass rate


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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