Training Courses

Training Courses

WAYS WE CAN HELP

We offer the following three types of training to help our customers understand the thinking behind their buying decisions. Either free or competitively priced, these courses – provided by our product and industry experts – are relevant for any buyer, supplier or end-user, from the factory floor to the boardroom.

Here's what previous delegates have said about our training:

“The Assessing Hand Protection Course surpassed my expectations. The whole day was excellent and thoroughly enjoyable as well as educational. I have already recommended others to attend.”

-P.L., Siemens PLC

“The course was presented with a perfect balance of knowledge and humour, which held my attention throughout the entire day”

-D.C., Dyno Services LTD

“A very good day both in terms of content and hospitality.”

-J.S., UK Industrial Supplies LTD

The course is a must for all Health and Safety professionals.

-M.F., Taylor Woodrow

“I thoroughly enjoyed visiting your premises and attending the course itself. The course was extremely helpful with my development and learning of the process of glove manufacturing and the safety requirements of hand protection. It certainly exceeded my expectations.”

-B.F., Monks&Crane LTD

“Following the Hand Protection Assessment Survey carried out by Polyco Healthline, we worked together to develop the ideal glove solution across our business. I am confident our employees now have the most appropriate up-to-date hand protection possible.”

-P.H., Global Renewables

Courses

The Hand Protection Assessment Survey

Safeguarding your employees and your business

With the myriad hand and arm protection products available on the market today, choosing gloves or gauntlets suitable for your workplace very difficult. But it’s crucial to get it right. Let us help you safeguard your employees from harm and support your organisation’s health and safety objectives.

To assist our customers in this important activity, Polyco Healthline offers a FREE audit to organisations with 50 or more glove users. Performed by glove-industry experts, the Polyco Hand Protection Assessment Survey will:

  • Provide a detailed report, highlighting the most appropriate hand and arm protection options for your workplace;
  • Document a process to support your risk assessment procedures;
  • Identify any areas where cost savings can be achieved and procedures improved;
  • Help ensure your organisation complies with current EN standards and legislation, particularly European Directive 89/656/EEC on The Use of Personal Protective Equipment; and
  • Advise on how to avoid injury claims and lost time due to employee ill health.

The survey is conducted with no obligation to buy. Suggested products are available to try, however, as a workplace trial can be a good way to establish employee support. It will enable you to involve workers directly in an initiative that will directly affect them, and can help overcome any pre-formed objections they might have to using gloves.

If you do choose to run a trial of suggested products, a subsequent user survey can be carried out to establish workers’ feedback, which can then inform your final purchasing decision.

  *  Free Hand Protection Assessment Surveys offered to organisations with 50+ glove users

 Click here to email us to request further details, or contact your customer service representative. 

Toolbox Talks

PPE only protects when your workers wear it.

To encourage staff to do just that, our Sales Reps are always happy to help. 

Low-key, engaging and informative, our Toolbox Talks last up to 20 minutes and cover the essentials on the how and why of our products. Whether you want to host a snazzy PowerPoint presentation in the break room, or just have an expert speak authoritatively from the factory floor, you'll find us flexible and willing.

We'll help your workers understand any of the following:

  • What is health and safety?
  • What is cut resistance?
  • How to read glove markings.
  • Which product for which task?

If you're interested in setting up a Toolbox Talk please contact your Area Sales Manager or Account Manager. 

Assessing Hand Protection IOSH Accredited Course

What's the right glove for the task?

Polyco Healthline’s ‘Assessing Hand Protection’ course is the first of its kind to be accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The one-day course is designed to give you the tools you to select appropriate hand protection. Feel more confident in your role and avoid costly mistakes.

Delivered by health and safety expert and former IOSH president Gerard Hand, alongside Polyco Healthline's Professional Solutions Manager, Brett Wakeley, the highly interactive course comprises nine sessions. Alternating between theory and practical group exercises, these sessions cover the basic principles and processes involved in glove evaluation based on proportionate protection for environmental hazards.

Specific topics addressed during the day include:

  • The latest legislation (PPE Directive, EN standards)
  • CE marking
  • Types of hand protection
  • Materials used – pros and cons
  • Manufacturing methods
  • Hand protection policies

The course is held at Polyco Healthline's headquarters in Bourne, Lincolnshire, where delegates also have the opportunity to tour the company’s UKAS-accredited testing laboratory.

The day concludes with a final assessment, featuring 10 short, multi-format questions. Successful candidates will receive an IOSH certificate.

Click here to read a review by SHP (Safety & Health Practitioner) magazine.

Course fee: £149 plus VAT

If you are interested in attending this course please get in touch with your customer services representative or email customer services here