Our Results Based Approach to Health & Safety Training For Housing Associations

You Need Results

Our health & safety and first aid training are specifically designed for the Housing Association sector in Wales. The courses are designed based on our knowledge and experience of working with a number of clients in this sector. Our consultative approach means we get results and offer:-

  • A quality training offer designed to meet your organisational and staff needs;
  • A measurable return on your training investment
  • A one-stop-shop for this training

“We have worked closely with COTW to produce a Health and Safety training programme. They really listened to what we needed and have created a great interactive programme which focuses on practical application with limited classroom time. This has meant that the teams have been hands on and engaged with the training from the start. We have had great feedback from our staff who have really enjoyed the sessions and been able to apply the learning to their day to day roles. COTW have been able to bring a potentially dry subject to life and make it interesting and engaging.”

Welsh Housing Association, Learning and Development Manager, 2019.

Summary of An Example Programme

First Aid training at work

We have developed a comprehensive Health and Safety  5 day programme for one Welsh Housing Association, where  delegates attend for the full 5 days (not consecutive) and put them through the  courses listed below. The individuals on the course would tend to be of a similar role within the Company so that we could make every programme bespoke to those attending. So far we have delivered 16 of these programmes with another approx. 13 to go with this client. At the end of the first tranche of programmes the impact is assessed. We can supply more information about how this done on request.

Courses delivered during the 5 day programme

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Risk Assessment
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Manual Handling
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Working at Heights and Ladder Safety
  • Needlestick and Sharps Training
  • First Aid and Mental Health

These courses can be half days up to 2 day courses.


The client has said that this training has had a huge impact and they have already noticed a difference with how much money they are saving from there being less incidents and accidents post the training. The feedback from all the courses has been outstanding particularly from the Health and Safety Manger who is delighted with how the programmes are running.

Ongoing Support

While the programmes are still going, the client, given the positive impact so far, has now asked us for ongoing support to ensure embedding of training, learning retention and effective application.

Bespoke Training for the Housing Association Sector

This bespoke Housing Association programme has become so popular that we are now working with a number of similar organisations within Wales. They are taking on a similar approach where by we have a cohort for an amount of time and put them through all the training in 1 go rather than an ad hoc basis.

What Makes Us Different

Magor Engineering with their ILM Qualifications

We not only understand the Housing Association sector but also seek to understand your organisation’s specific needs. We do this is various ways and we can explain this in more detail on request. Ours are not off the shelf solutions but designed for this sector and to meet your specific staff and organisational needs.

Combined with our high quality delivery this is why we have a measureable impact in the workplace. For instance we incorporate the client’s own procedures and policies in the course content and include any practical elements (for example, with the Dynamic Risk assessment course, learners complete their own risk assessments for their own job role using their company format)

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Get in touch for your free consultation – call us on 01639 700388 or email us.