CSTS & ARCO Ltd Announce New Training Centres

New Training Centres

Announcing : Dates at our New Training centres
Confined Space Training from industry leading company in the following areas - Blaydon & Linlithgow  

20th January 2016                           1 Day Medium Risk Confined Space Course
21st & 22nd January                       2 Day Medium Risk Confined Space Course
10th February                                  1 Day Low Risk Confined Space Course
10th & 11th February                     2 Day Medium Risk Confined Space course
10th, 11th & 12th February           3 Day High Risk Confined Space Course
22nd March                                      1 Day Low Risk Confined Space Course
22nd & 23rd March                         2 Day Medium Risk Confined Space Course
22nd, 23rd & 24th March               3 Day Medium Risk Confined Space Course

27th January                                   1 Day Low Risk Confined Space Course
27th & 28th January                      2 Day Medium Risk Confined Space Course
27th, 28th & 29th January            3 Day High Risk Confined Space Course
17th February                                 1 Day Low Risk Confined Space Course
17th & 18th February                    2 Day Medium Risk Confined Space Course
17th,18th & 19th February           3 Day High Risk Confined Space Course
6th April                                           1 Day Low Risk Confined Space Course
6th & 7th April                                2 Day Medium Risk Confined Space course
6th, 7th & 8th April                        3 Day High Risk Confined Space Course

 Please contact our office on01925 244144 or for availability and booking of delegates on these courses.




Vacancy (London Office) - Maintenance Technician / Trainee Maintenance Technician

CSTS Ltd, a specialist provider of health and safety support and education, was acquired in July 2015 by Arco, the country's leading safety company.

At CSTS, we firmly believe in bringing common sense back to health and safety and dispelling the myths that surround the industry today. CSTS operates in four main business areas: Consultancy; Training; Confined Space Support Services, and Equipment Support.


As a Maintenance Technician / Trainee Technician reporting to our Hire and Maintenance Manager in this varied role, you’ll take enquiries from clients and prepare simple quotations, in addition to carry out site visits, which can involve inspection of kit and fault identification. Handling deliveries/collections from customers and suppliers, you’ll also take incoming calls at our Enfield office. Other key responsibilities as

Technician / Trainee Technician include: 

  • preparing equipment for tasks.
  • building maintenance
  • delivering tool box talks
  • general Health & Safety.

You must have a full driving licence and the following qualifications would be desirable:

  • Manual handling
  • IOSH working safely
  • Gas detection maintenance
  • CS11R (Rescue)
  • Towing licence
  • Equipment inspections
  • Water hygiene
  • Cylinder charging.

With good literacy and numeracy and strong all-round communication skills, you’re IT-literate and well-organised, with real commitment to continuing professional development. Happy working either alone or as one of a team, you’re a great problem-solver who can understand and implement technical instructions.

Other attributes required for the Maintenance Technician / Trainee Technician include:

  • adaptability and flexibility
  • a timely, efficient approach
  • reliability and trustworthiness.

The working hours for the role are 35hrs Mon – Fri 8:15am to 5:15pm.

The excellent benefits package includes pension scheme, 23 days per year holiday entitlement.

For further details and to apply for this position see website.

Posted - August 2016

Wear It, Beat It - February 6th


The work the British Heart Foundation does is close to the hearts of many employees here at CSTS.  So, on Friday February 6 2015, we'll be wearing red and supporting the British Heart Foundation's "Wear It, Beat It" day.

More information on the work the foundation does and how you can get involved and help raise money is available on their website


"One in four of our loved ones are lost to heart and circulatory disease, so on 6 February we’re asking the nation to show their support by wearing red and hosting an event to fund our life-saving research.

"Whoever you are doing it for, and whatever you decide to wear, you can get involved in your workplace, school or with friends and family.

"Hosting an event is easy and we’ve got loads of ideas to help get you started."


(DIET FREE ZONE) - A Piece Of Cake For CSTS Fundraiser


Now who says cake is bad for you ? Not a chance at least ....Well at least that's the view of enterprising staff at CSTS> what came next was a novel challenge to raise money for Clatterbridge Hospital, that involved the abandonment of diets and calorie counting....but hey it was for a good cause.

Charity Cake of course contains 100% of your RDA of all vitamins and minerals and is calorie free. It's also full of goodness and assists with both well-being and morale of staff...and who can argue with these facts.

Through sheer grit and determination the CSTS team, targeted to eat as many delicious fresh cakes a week they could in the name of Clatterbridge Hospital. With a small donation per cake, CSTS staff munched their way through hundreds of cakes raising nearly £600 in the process for the worthy cause. 

Although perhaps not as strenuous as other money raising challenges, CSTS MD Gordon Lyon was delighted with the commitment to the cake challenge.


If you’re going to raise money for charity it’s much easier if you can enjoy doing it.
I’m very proud of the team for raising so much money for Clatterbridge, the staff are now requesting I install a running manchine in the office as they return to a healthier regime.
— Gordon Lyon MD

Perhaps the next phase of raising money will be sponsored weight loss, but we will "Weight" until after Christmas

Construction Safety - 40% of Sites Putting Workers at Risk

Nearly half of construction sites fail HSE spot-checks.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging managers of construction sites ensure their sites are safe and have the basic health and safety measures in place. The call to action comes after a month long inspection by the Executive found that 40% of sites are failing to prevent workers’ risk.

Nearly half of the repair and refurbishment sites inspected had unacceptable conditions and were demonstrating dangerous practices. HSE inspectors found conditions at 1 in 5 sites so unacceptable that formal enforcement action was required. Many of the issues uncovered by inspectors could have been easily prevented with straightforward management and planning.

See more at UK Construction Online....