The importance of personal training and development cannot be understated.
Our courses are informative , practical and enjoyable and utilise the many years of experience to better illustrate a health and safety management principle, helps improve understanding and subsequent learning through appreciation.

Compass are accredited to provide training on IOSH courses, in addition to the range of training courses already provided.

Courses We Provide

IOSH Working safely

The IOSH Working safely certificate award is a 1 day basic health and safety course aimed directly at employees, and its basis is the benefit of risk assessment.

The course introduces the Employees to the concept of hazard and risk and discusses a variety of common workplace hazards and their associated risks and controls.

Employers will get the benefit of a more informed workforce and more likely to assist the Employer in operating safely.

IOSH Managing Safely.

The course is ideal for people in organisations who have to manage risk and resources, typically line managers. The aims of the course is to ensure safety requirements are appreciated, provide the skills to critically review their own departmental systems for safety, and identify opportunities to introduce new controls or implement changes as appropriate to make their department work more safely.

The course is made up of 7 core modules and 1 organisation- specific one, which is a work place assignment carried out in the students own time. The overall timetable for the tutorial sessions is approximately 1 week; (36hours).This course is externally verified and certified.

Risk Assessment

This course offers an introduction to the legal requirements of carrying out risk assessments which is a requirement under the Management of Health and safety at work Regulations, whilst also offering an opportunity to develop awareness of hazards in the work place, recognise levels of risk and the appropriate control measures.

Manual Handling

This course offers the participant a general awareness of the legal requirements of the regulations, combined with practical experience for carrying out a manual handling assessment, the nature and types of injuries that can occur through poor lifting and carrying techniques and the correct approach to preventing musculoskeletal injuries and Work related upper limb disorder.

COSHH(Control of substances hazardous to health regulations)

Participants will gain an insight into the type of chemical hazards that exist in the work place and how the application of this regulation can minimise the risk from exposure to substances harmful to the health of persons at work. This workshop offers a practical approach to explaining the fundamental and practical requirements of COSHH, practical control measures, material safety data sheets, through to occupational health monitoring.

Display Screen equipment

PC users and Employers will benefit from this course. The course is structured to identify the legislative requirements of the regulation, and a practical approach to carrying out workstation assessments. Participants will learn about the consequences of inadequate workstations in terms of consequences the mental and physical well-being of users.

Fire and Fire Management

Participants will learn the basic principles of how fire spreads, the classes of fire, and the type of fire extinguishers, including practical demonstrations of fire extinguishers. The requirements of current fire safety legislation and practical guidance as to compliance and hence mitigation of fire risk in the work place.

Coping with stress in the workplace (half day course)

Currently 6.5 million working days are lost due to stress – related illness. This course is aimed at Employers and introduces them to the concept of stress in the work place, the symptoms, the legal position of employers and the measures that can be taken to tackle stress.

Electrical safety in the work place (half day course)

This course introduces participants to the hazards from electrical equipment, the legal requirements made under the Electricity at work act, and the practical measures that can be taken in order to ensure that all electrical systems are maintained in a safe condition.

First aid at work and Appointed person

This course is intended for those persons at work who have a responsibility for administering first aid as a qualified first aider under the First aid at work regulations 1981. The course is provided by qualified practioners and takes 4 days including examination. The appointed persons course is a one day course designed to provide sufficient knowledge of how to deal with minor injury / accidents prior to the arrival of emergency response teams.

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

This course provides an appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of all duty holders, the principles of regulations, and timings of appointments. Explanation and practical advice on selection of duty holders in terms of competency, and the requirements of the Health and safety plan. The course also covers the legislative requirements and duties of each holder for qualifying and non qualifying projects. Management of Contractors

A practical guide to the selection and management of contractors, contractual responsibilities and the legal perspective. Method statements and risk assessments. Health and safety responsibilities, safety incentives and strategies. This course is aimed at those persons who control or manage contractor resource when undertaking work in the occupier’s premises

Safe and unsafe act auditing

This course is designed to explore the benefits of auditing as proactive means of preventing accidents or incidents in the work place. This course introduces the participant to work place auditing techniques, types of audits, and the reporting of findings.

This course is primarily aimed at line managers who have to some extent responsibilities for people and risk at the place of work.

Working at height (half day course)

This course has been developed to help those persons or organisations who require working at height. The course introduces the delegate to the new legal requirements of the working at height regulations 2005.

Noise and Hand arm vibration

This course is aimed at those persons and organisations that use tools, equipment or working methods which may expose their employees to the hazards of noise and or hand arm vibration.

The course introduces the delegate to the legal requirements placed upon Employers to minimise risk to health and safety, and then the practical measures that can be applied to measure noise and vibration and the methods which can then be adopted to minimise risk of ill health occurring.

Entry into confined spaces (half day course)

This seminar looks at the type of work activities which fall under the category of confined space and then examines the type and nature of the hazards/risks employees may be exposed to and the effective control measures that can be adopted including a hierarchical approach to eliminate risk.

In addition the seminar looks at effective safe systems of work, permit systems and planning for emergencies.


An introduction to the hazards presented by asbestos containing materials. In addition the course looks at the legal requirements for working with or near asbestos. The requirements for asbestos surveys and the further requirement to manage asbestos.

Compass are now able to provide Asbestos surveys type 1,2 and 3 with a full report of findings including test results.

Machinery hazards

This course is aimed at those persons who have to manage manufacturing machinery, and the hazards they present. The course identifies the legal requirements on manufacturers, the safety features incorporated into machinery to prevent harm, and the legal responsibilities of the user for safe use , operation and maintenance.

Scaffold awareness

A course designed for site managers, who have a responsibility to organise scaffold, the course covers conventional tube a clip scaffold, tower scaffolds, Cup lock scaffolds, and is aimed at improving awareness of best practice in the industry, and the legislative requirements and standards necessary in ensuring safety of persons when using these types of access when working at height.