Accreditations and Competency  

We hold ourselves to a high standard and have achieved all the necessary accreditations to be able to carry out training. We hold 13 awarding body accreditation's, including British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), IOSH, Qualsafe Awards and we are a CITB Site Safety Plus centre. 

Picture shows the many accreditation and awards that Essential Site Skills hold including CITB site safety plus


UKATA Excellence Awards 2018

Essential Site Skills Ltd were pleased to win the Advertising Campaign Award, which recognises outstanding results through marketing and advertising to promote and campaign our services, and how this has made a positive impact on the asbestos industry.

Essential Site Skills team at the UKATA awards ceremony and the winner's logo

The BSI Service Leaver of the Year Award 2017

This award was presented to our Training and Consultancy Director Darren O'Neill, who excelled throughout his resettlement process with ESS achieving huge success in his new career within in a short space of time.  Within 16 months of leaving the forces, Darren progressed from his initial role as Business Development Manager to a company Director, developing the Training & Consultancy side of the business with the highest of standards.

The Essential Site Skills team at the Service leaver of the Year award 2017

Our Trainers

All of our training staff have achieved a minimum L3 Award in Education (AET) teaching qualification, aiming towards L4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET).  They also carry out a minimum of 50 hours recorded CPD per year, in addition to their specialist area of training qualifications. They possess additional qualifications which support their overall health and safety knowledge such as NEBOSH or IOSH as a minimum.

Our trainers are actively involved in supporting safety organisations and campaigns such as the HSE, Breathe Freely and most recently delivering a UKATA Awareness Course in partnership with the local Working Well Together Group to upskill the knowledge of the SMEs and HSE representatives attending this important topic. They also recently provided a Respiratory Protection and Management Seminar to the construction industry, sharing our knowledge to protect the health of construction workers.

Our Training Centres

We host public courses at locations nationwide in addition to our own two training facilities. Our course quality is supported by our centre accreditations, which include UK Awarding Bodies such as Qualsafe Awards, BOHS, CITB Site Safety Plus, Fit2Fit, IOSH and UKATA. 

CITB Site Safety Plus Centre and CITB ATO Status

We are proud to confirm that we are a CITB Approved Training Organisation (CITB ATO).

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) are the Industry Training Board and a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the UK construction industry. Our values align closely with theirs as we both aim to encourage industry training and promote employers who work to build a safe, fully qualified workforce. Holding this award means that CITB recognises us as an approved training partner to the construction industry. 

We're also a CITB Site Safety Plus centre. Site Safety Plus (SSP) courses are a suite of courses for the construction industry, which focuses on health and safety awareness, as well as career development. 

Armed Forces Covenant

Essential Site Skills are proud supporters of the Armed Forces who serve our nation. Not only is a significant portion of our managerial team made up of ex forces people, but we also employ plenty of trainers and assessors who have served, too. In fact, our Training and Consultancy Director, Darren, once won Service Leaver of The Year!

We are so committed to supporting the forces that we have even signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. This is a register of all the UK based companies who pledge to support and further the interests of service men and women.  

Our pledge is to support all ex forces by promoting Armed Forces Day, whilst working to bridge the gap between the Construction Industry and the Forces community, either by providing training opportunities, NVQs, or signposting.

Proud To Be Associated With

Here are some of the many organisations, societies and groups we work with or have been recognised by:

Armed Forces Covenant | BSiF Registered Safety Supplier | British Abrasives Federation (BAF) | British Red Cross | British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) | Breathe Freely | CSkills Awards | CITB Site Safety Plus | Disability Confident Employer Scheme | Edexcel | Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS) | European Social Fund (ESF) | Fit2Fit | Health in Construction Leadership Group | Institution of Occupational Health & Safety (IOSH) | NOCN Group | ProQual | Qualsafe Awards | UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA)

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about awarding bodies or our accreditations, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions.

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