Training

first_aid_kit_1-64x64EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK

Health & Safety legislation requires that all employers assess their first aid needs, and have trained first aiders at the workplace where appropriate.

In emergencies, first aiders can act to prevent situations from becoming major incidents, and can limit injuries through prompt action.

The one day course covers Health and Safety (first aid) regulation, managing an incident, first aid priorities, treating of an unconscious casualty, Recovery Position, resuscitation (CPR), choking, shock, bleeding and common workplace injuries.

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Emergency First Aid at Work

Health & Safety legislation requires that all employers assess their first aid needs, and have trained first aiders at the workplace where appropriate.

In emergencies, first aiders can act to prevent situations from becoming major incidents, and can limit injuries through prompt action. The course is run at our training centre in Limehouse – or can be run at your workplace.

Course summary

This one day course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to summon help and give safe, prompt and effective emergency first aid to a casualty in the workplace, using materials to hand and/or HSE approved first aid equipment.

What you’ll get from the course

  • A First Aid certificate, valid for 3 years*
  • The confidence to spot dangers, help someone who has had an accident, perhaps even save a life
  • First aid skills you can use in your personal life

* We support the HSE best practice recommendation to complete an annual update of your first aid skills.

Testimonials from previous attendees

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising the first aid training for us. The whole team found it really useful and enjoyable. I never thought I’d say that I enjoyed first aid training but I did!! The trainer was really good and his pace etc. was excellent.

Yasmin Matin, Pupil Referral Unit, Tower Hamlet

 

Course content

  • Health and Safety (first aid) regulation
  • Managing an incident
  • First aid priorities
  • Treating of an unconscious casualty
  • Recovery Position
  • Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Choking
  • Shock
  • Bleeding
  • Common workplace injuries

Assessment

There is no formal assessment required. The instructor will make sure everything is done correctly during the course.

Course schedule

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We can arrange special courses for groups of 6 or more.

Course cost £96.

To book places on a scheduled course contact us or call 020 7987 6447. We will process the application and confirm your booking via email or over the phone.

The First Aid training is fully regulated through Qualsafe Awards, Ofqual and the QCF framework (Qualifications and Credit Framework).

 


truck-64x64MIDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme)

Do you sometimes drive a minibus for a community group, school, sports club or university? MiDAS training will help you to transport your passengers safely and in comfort.

The one day course and a minimum of 1.5 hour driving assessment leads to a MiDAS certificate and covers skills required to drive a minibus, legal responsibilities of a minibus driver, Department for Transport codes of practice, good practice in passenger comfort, Health and Safety at work for drivers, manoeuvring vehicles and defensive driving techniques.

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THCT’s MiDAS trainers are Community Transport Association approved and have been working with drivers from community groups in East London for many years, ensuring their minibus drivers are skilled and competent.

Course summary

MiDAS training at THCT is a 6 hour classroom session. There is also a minimum 1.5 hr. driver assessment in a vehicle, which may take place at a different time. Normally, the course includes the Accessible Certificate, which you will need if you transport disabled passengers.

What you’ll get from the course

  • MiDAS certificate, recognised nationally by over 5000 MiDAS members and valid for 4 years
  • Improved driving skills
  • Enhanced passenger safety and improved passenger comfort
  • Training manual to take away
  • Potential savings in insurance and running costs

Testimonials from previous attendees

“Midas is even useful if you drive a car regularly as it ensures appropriate updating”

“We have a lady in our church for whom becoming a mini bus driver for THCT and having excellent training has resulted in her now being fully employed as a minibus driver – thank you so much THCT”.

“Minibus driving and training is extremely useful. I have driven for THCT for 22 years and find it invaluable” “The service you provide never lets us down”.

 

Classroom content

  • Skills required to drive a minibus
  • Legal responsibilities of a minibus driver and duty of care
  • Department for Transport codes of practice in safe carriage of passengers
  • Good practice in passenger comfort
  • Health and Safety at work for drivers
  • Manoeuvring vehicles
  • Defensive Driving techniques

Driving assessment

  • Demonstration drive to show the standard required
  • Familiarise yourself with the vehicle
  • Assessment of your driving skill and competence
  • Accessible certificate
  • Safe use of ramps and different types of passenger lifts
  • Wheelchair and passenger restraint equipment
  • Department for Transport codes of practice on safe carriage of passengers in wheelchairs
  • Good practice on passenger assistance
  • Information on disability, carrying children and professional etiquette
  • Formal Practical Skills Assessments: assisting a passenger with walking difficulties, guiding and assisting a passenger with sight loss, clamping a users’s wheelchair inside the minibus etc.

Assessment

Both the theory and practical elements are assessed against a minimum score. One ‘resit’ opportunity will be offered. If this is failed then the candidate will be required to do additional training.

Driver requirements

To take the MiDAS training and receive your certificate, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old (Over 70s can still do the MiDAS providing they have passed a PCV medical)
  • Have passed your car driving test more than 2 years previously

Course schedule

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We can arrange special courses for groups of 6 or more drivers.

Course cost

£154.80. THCT members receive a 20% discount.

Some subsidised places are available for voluntary groups which are THCT members and have a turnover under £100k per annum.

To book places on a scheduled course contact us. We will process the application and confirm your booking via email or over the phone.

To make an enquiry, email [email protected] or call 020 7987 6447.


 steering_wheel_1-64x64ASSISTANT TRAINING (PATS)

If you have care or supervision of passengers travelling by road (including cars, taxis, minibuses or large buses) you should take this course. Drivers should take the course if they also work as a Passenger Assistant (PA), have a dual role or work as a team with a PA.

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(Passenger Assistants can be referred to by many different names, including passenger escorts, passenger carers, care assistants, chaperones and helpers).

What you’ll get from the course

  • Formal accreditation as a Passenger Assistant
  • Improved comfort and safety for passengers
  • Understand and meet passengers’ needs
  • Increased confidence at work
  • PATS membership (participants are invited to join)
  • Meet legal and contractual requirements

Testimonials from previous attendees

This was a more detailed course with updating our knowledge of PATS and new information which is included in the new PATS booklet. Very Good.

Good interacting with group and shared knowledge of PATS/dementia

The course is very informative and I will definitely use it on a daily basis.

Course content

Module A: The role of the passenger assistant This is the foundation module for all passenger assistants. This module enables drivers/carers to understand the role of the passenger assistant (PA).

Module B1: Passenger awareness and assistance.This module covers awareness of passenger needs and how to assist, looking at individuals who don’t use a wheelchair.

Module B2: Assisting passengers who travel in wheelchairs B2 covers similar aspects to B1 but focuses specifically on passengers in wheelchairs.

Module C1: Supervising children and young people with special needs

For PAs who work with children or young people with special needs.

Module C2: Working with adults who need care and supervision

Assessment

Theory test and Practical Skills Assessments

  • Assisting a passenger with walking difficulties
  • Guiding and assisting a passenger with a sight loss
  • Assistant a wheelchair user

Course schedule

Check out upcoming events page

We can arrange special courses for groups of 6 or more Passenger Assistants and

different combinations of the modules can be offered by arrangement.

 


vanD1 VOCATIONAL LICENCE

If you want to drive a minibus professionally for a commercial organisation you will need a D1 licence. We can provide one-to-one training for a D1 licence, or organise a bespoke package for groups.

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Training process

Bespoke training one a one to one basis or for groups from a workplace.

Please contact us for further advice and an individualised quote

Guidance through the process of gaining a D1 license along with practical driving tuition to raise driving standards to a higher professional level.

For anyone driving on behalf of, or wishing to drive for, a commercial transport operator for ‘hire & reward’.  To achieve the D1 a PCV medical examination is required and theory PCV and driver CPC modules need to be passed. We will guide you through the process and provide driving tuition and practice tailored to your current level in one of our minibuses.

Course cost – contact us for a quote. To make an enquiry, email [email protected] or call 0207987 6447.


businessman-ascending-by-stair-steps (1) 5 Steps to Safety

When you are driving or working as a passenger assistant in a minibus there is a possibility that you will find yourself in a situation where there is a fire in the vehicle.

The 5 Steps to Safety course provides the skills and information needed when evacuating a vehicle fire – it’s essential training for regular drivers and passenger assistants. It involves a classroom session and then a practical element simulating evacuations – with smoke but, in this case, without fire.

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Do you know what to do if there is a fire in your vehicle?

THCT’s 5 Steps to Safety course provides the skills and information needed when evacuating a vehicle fire – it’s essential training for regular drivers and passenger assistants. It involves a classroom session and then a practical element simulating evacuations – with smoke but, in this case, without fire.

The course is run at our training centre in Limehouse.

Course summary

5 Steps to Safety training at THCT is a half-day session is based in the classroom but also includes a practical element where you experience evacuating a smoke-filled vehicle.

What you’ll get from the course

  • Confidence in dealing with evacuation of a vehicle in the event of a fire
  • A CTA approved certificate in 5 Steps to Safety.

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Classroom content

  • Recognise common causes of vehicle fires
  • Know how to reduce the risk of vehicle fires
  • Know when and how to use a fire extinguisher
  • Know how to safely evacuate a vehicle
  • The 5 Steps to Safety:
    • Stop the vehicle in a safe place
    • Tell the passengers what is happening
    • Evacuate the vehicle
    • Phone the Fire Service
    • Supervise vulnerable passengers

Assessment

You will be assessed on your knowledge of fire extinguishers and the procedure to follow during a practical exercise in a smoke-filled vehicle.

Course schedule

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We can arrange special courses for groups of 6 or more drivers or passenger assistants.

Course cost

£70  + VAT.

To book places on a scheduled course contact us, call 020 7987 6447 or email: [email protected] We will process the application and confirm your booking via email or over the phone.

To make an enquiry, contact us, call 020 7987 6447 or email: [email protected]

 


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This was a more detailed course with updating our knowledge of PATS and new information which is included in the new PATS booklet. Very Good.
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