Vacancy - Training Administrator

CSTS (Warrington Office) currently has a vacancy for a training administrator...

We are an Independent Training Company who deliver a wide range of Health and Safety training courses around the UK to an exciting and high calibre big brand clients. We require a Training Administrator to work within a team, providing support and admin services.

Your role will be to ensure the records for the completed training and post course certification is complete and up to date. You will assist in the arranging of courses and take bookings for trainees attending. You will also be responsible for making travel arrangements and hotel reservations for trainers carrying out courses on site.

This job is open to anyone who looks forward to a new challenge every day. Likes a hectic work environment, and enjoys dealing with people who want to work, because it’s fun.

You should be confident on the phone, computer literate (Access, Word and Sage would be preferable) and capable of dealing with a wide range of personalities.


  • Dealing with general office duties (telephone, photocopying, E.mail etc.).
  • Deal with customer’s enquiries relating to training courses.
  • Taking orders, sending course information & joining details.
  • Sending refresher reminders.
  • Creating instructor info packs.
  • Maintain accurate training records including on-line registrations.
  • Liaise with senior instructor/trainers.
  • Maintain training ‘diary’.
  • Produce course certificates & i.d. cards as required.
  • Ensure company quality standards are adhered to.
  • Co-operate with senior staff.

Please apply with an up to date CV to

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....

Face Fit Testing - 20% off Bookings Made in November 2014

All face fit test bookings made during November for testing carried out in November or December 2014 will qualify for 20% discount off the price of the testing.

This applies to our open days, single tests, half day bookings (up to 10 tests) and our full day bookings (up to 20 tests).

See promotion page for further information.

CSTS provides a Fit2Fit accredited face fit test service at either your site or one of our offices or training centres.  Tests can be booked by the day (up to 20 tests), half day (up to 10 tests) or individual tests/  CSTS also runs open days which are a popular costs effective alternative for clients with less than 4 individuals requiring testing.  Information, advice and online booking available here.

CSTS deliver Confined Space training in Penrith

Penrith Training

CSTS successfully delivered its first Confined Space Course in Early October at the Cumbria Rural Enterprise Agency (CREA) in Penrith.

CSTS Mobile Training Unit was On-Site for the delegates to complete the practical elements of the training and all successfully achieved the City & Guilds 6150-02 Medium Risk qualification.

The course was extremely well received by all the local companies who attended and there are plans for further courses to be delivered in the future.

CSTS supports Pilkington's Safety Day for 2nd year running

Pilkington's Safety Day
Pilkington NSG, Watson Street Works, would like to thank CSTS for their participation in our Global Safety Day for the second year running. The CSTS team were extremely professional in their approach to explaining and demonstrating to large teams the importance of following the correct protocol when entering a confined space. The feedback from he teams who attended the demonstration has been very complementary. I would like to thank you from a personal point of view as CSTS helped to make our Safety Day experience another enjoyable one
— Paul Williams Health, Safety and Environment Manager. Pilkingtons NSG

IOSH Working Safely Course Gets Construction Industry Recognition

IOSH are delighted to announce that their Working safely  course has been recognised as an equivalent to a Level 1 Award in health and safety in a construction environment.

This means that delegates who successfully complete Working safely  can apply for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) green Labourer card once they have also passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operative test.

IOSH have been working closely with CSCS over the past five months to achieve this recognition, bringing Working safely in line with their new national occupational standard. That’s because IOSH know it’s important to so many of you who recognise Working safely  as being world–class training.  The green card will allow easier access to construction sites across the UK which will be a great benefit to clients and delegates.

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CSCS Labourer Green Card - CITB Health & Safety Awareness Course

Important changes occurred from 1st July 2014 with regard to the Construction Site Operative (CSO) card. This card will no longer be issued. The CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) has made changes to the scheme. Individuals working as a labourer on any site that operates the CSCS card system need a NEW card. To apply for the new Labourer Green Card you can take the Site Safety Plus route and complete the one day CITB Health & Safety Awareness course offered by CSTS Ltd.


The next available course is on the 19th September 2014 at our Warrington Office.

Confined Space Training in Penrith, Cumbria - CSTS Announces New Training Venue

CSTS are delivering a 2 day medium risk confined space course at the Rural Enterprise Centre, Penrith on the 8th-9th October.

CSTS' 5th Mobile Confined Space Training Unit

CSTS' 5th Mobile Confined Space Training Unit

  • £260 plus VAT per person including City & Guilds 6150-02 accreditation
  • £220 plus VAT per person with CSTS Competence Certificate

One of CSTS's mobile training units (City & Guilds approved) will be on-site for practical exercises/assessments.

Contact the Training Team for further information or to book a place(s) 01925 244144 or email