Hierarchy of Control – Reducing Risk Systematically

Hierarchy of Control – Reducing Risk Systematically

Research tells us that many blog readers like to sit down in the morning with a good coffee and the latest blogs hitting the web.  No doubt, the A1 Group Training blogs would be top of the list! So, hitting you with the ‘Hierarchy of Control’ topic upfront might be a risky move and cause […]

Site Safety Assessments – Take 5

Site Safety Assessments – Take 5

Anyone who’s stepped onto a construction site in recent years will have heard the term ‘Take 5’ during safety related discussions.  So, for new entrants to the industry it is an important concept to know and understand.  With that in mind we devote the third blog in our ‘Safety First’ series to Take 5 and […]

Focusing on Safe Operating Procedures

Focusing on Safe Operating Procedures

Our second blog in the series about ‘Safety First’ strategies focuses on Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs).  SOPs are another of the key tools used to ensure safe worksites.  So, let’s spend a bit of time exploring what they are, the benefits of using them, and where they fit into your professional development? In general terms, […]

Focusing on Safety with Safe Work Method Statements

Focusing on Safety with Safe Work Method Statements

Amongst the noise and buzz on any civil construction site it’s common to hear discussions on safety. It’s both inevitable and a welcome evolution in the industry. The overall principles of Quality Health Safety and Environment (QHSE) are now embraced by all stakeholders in construction projects. One of the tools used in delivering safe worksites […]

The 8 Page Resume – A Great Way to Damage Your Career Prospects

The 8 Page Resume – A Great Way to Damage Your Career Prospects

We all know the importance of having a quality Resume document when applying for jobs. Whilst there are many reasons people fail to secure interviews, ‘bloated’ Resume documents are one of the key reasons people don’t make it past the initial shortlisting. The Resume should be a snapshot of a person’s working life and career […]

Are You The Go to Person at Work? If so, Become a Trainer!

Are You The Go to Person at Work? If so, Become a Trainer!

It’s common for many businesses to have a ‘go to person’.  When someone needs help, they head straight to that individual who knows everything about the business and can answer all their questions.  When operational challenges appear, we all know who gets nominated to fix the problem.  More importantly, when new staff members are inducted, […]

Why Embracing a Culture of Training in the Workplace Benefits Everyone.

Culture is often said to comprise ideas, customs and social behaviour, amongst other things.  There are always positives and negatives to any culture as perceived by others, and this concept also extends to the workplace.  It is common to read in the media about events that occur within individual workplaces, with associated comment on the […]

Don’t Jump Ship without Your Training Records

Changing jobs or industries can be both an exciting and nervous time for any person.  There are many things to consider when you move from one employer to the next.  If your ‘departure’ was a less than friendly experience, then you will also be dealing with the trauma associated with the career speed bump you […]

The Reason all Training Days are Never the Same

We’re sure every reader has had this experience.You’ve found the perfect course to improve your skillset and put you on the path to success!  So, you eagerly enroll and sit back and wait for the first day of training.When that day finally comes, you will most likely have a day to remember either for the […]

How to Save Money Whilst Building Your Qualifications.

It’s often said that career development and training go hand in hand.  That may well be true, but rushing out and signing up to many courses in a ‘shotgun’ approach is usually ineffective and more importantly expensive. Earlier blogs have spoken about the need to plan carefully and select courses that directly fit the industry […]