Training News from UTN Training

  • 20
    January 2021

    If you’ve decided to book an PASMA course or you’re about to go on one, here is an idea of what to expect.

  • 13
    January 2021

    The Importance of Digging Safely

  • 8
    January 2021

    CITB Site Safety Plus certificate expiry - grace period update

  • 5
    January 2021

    UPDATE - PRIME MINISTERS ANNOUNCEMENT ON 4TH JANUARY 2021

    UTN Training will continue to run COVID secure training courses throughout the UK.
  • 14
    October 2020

    UPDATE - Prime Ministers announcement on 12th October 2020

  • 23
    September 2020

    Covid-19 - Response to Prime Minister’s update on 22nd September 2020

  • 13
    March 2020

    COVID-19 update on training courses

  • 10
    December 2019

    4 things you need to know about IPAF Training

    The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide and here at UTN we are recognised as one of the leading approved IPAF training providers in the UK.
  • 20
    August 2019

    AFI’s Nick Higgins steps up to group COO role

    The AFI group of companies has announced the promotion of Nick Higgins to Group Chief Operating Officer
  • 23
    July 2019

    AFI Webinar: 5 Tips to Reduce MEWP downtime from electrical breakdowns

    The AFI group of companies has announced its latest webinar will be on Tuesday 30th July at 10AM BST.
  • 3
    July 2019

    AFI’s Brian Parker takes on 3rd ZIGGURAT bike ride for the construction and built environment sector

    AFI’s Business Development Manager (Technical Support) Brian Parker is taking up a 326-mile, 4-day cycling journey from London to Compiegne in the 3rd annual ZIGGURAT challenge.
  • 14
    June 2019

    AFI retains ICS ServiceMark Accreditation

    AFI has retained its Institute of Customer Service (ICS) ServiceMark accreditation for a further three years, following customer satisfaction feedback, a rigorous audit and an assessment of employee engagement against their Customer Service Strategy.
  • 23
    May 2019

    AFI win landmark RoSPA Gold Medal for health and safety practices

    AFI has achieved their fifth consecutive Gold Award at the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.
  • 1
    April 2019

    Fully funded NVQs now available from ITS

    Integrated Training Solutions (ITS), part of the AFI group of companies has announced new fully funded NVQs starting on April 1st.
  • 25
    March 2019

    AFI’s Super-Set booms reach new heights in Bishop Auckland

    Contractors hired a boom from AFI's Super-Set large machine hire fleet to install previously fabricated decorative louvre panels at the top of the new Bishop Auckland viewing platform.
  • 18
    March 2019

    AFI shortlisted for the overall winner of the Construction and Property Sector in 2019 International Safety Awards

    AFI has been shortlisted for the overall winner of the Construction and Property Sector in the 2019 International Safety Awards by the British Safety Council.
  • 4
    March 2019

    AFI welcomes Landmark Parliamentary Report to improve UK’s work at height culture

    The AFI group of companies has welcomed a new parliamentary report on improving working at height culture in the UK.
  • 19
    February 2019

    AFI achieves British Safety Council Distinction Award

    The AFI group of companies has been presented with an International Safety Award for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work.
  • 8
    February 2019

    AFI shortlisted for 4 awards at the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) 2019

    The AFI group of companies has been shortlisted for four awards at the International Awards for Powered Access Awards 2019.
  • 6
    November 2018

    AFI Webinar: PASMA Tower Safety Week - The safe use of mobile access towers and low-level podiums

    The AFI group of companies has announced its latest webinar will be on Tuesday 13th November at 10.30 am during PASMA Tower Safety Week.
  • 15
    October 2018

    AFI Conference 2018 - A Platform For The Future

    Attitude, Focus, Innovation, that was the themes for our second AFI annual conference held at the Belfry Hotel & Golf Resort in early September. The two-day event lived up to its promises to be another thought-provoking, informative and enjoyable event.
  • 29
    August 2018

    AFI’s Brian Parker takes on 2nd ZIGGURAT bike ride for the construction and built environment sector

    AFI’s Business Development Manager (Technical Support) Brian Parker is taking up a 300 mile, 3.5 day cycling journey from London to Brussels in the 2nd annual ZIGGURAT challenge.
  • 15
    August 2018

    PASMA appoints AFIs Brian Parker as Training Committee Chairman

    PASMA, the international not-for-profit body dedicated to the mobile access tower industry, has appointed Brian Parker, Business Development Manager, Technical Support, from AFI as new Chairman of the PASMA Training Committee.
  • 14
    June 2018

    AFIs Training Division (UTN Training and Integrated Training Solutions) achieve CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) status

    On April 1st, the CITB changed the way it supports training for the construction industry. Part of their strategic change is the creation of CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) which they award to recognised training providers.
  • 23
    May 2018

    AFI Group Training achieves £1m revenue for online bookings

    AFI’s successful Training team has reached £1m in revenue from online bookings since it launched the booking system on its website in 2013.
  • 18
    May 2018

    AFI Webinar HSEQ Hazards associated with the use of MEWPs

    The AFI Group of Companies has announced its latest HSEQ webinar on May 22nd at 10.30am.The Webinar will be presented by Brian Parker, Business Development Manager, Technical Support, AFI Group.
  • 16
    January 2018

    More Companies Tackle Mental Health Issues

    AFI’s decision to make mental health a key theme of an innovation day event it held for construction industry delegates has resulted in a number of companies implementing their own initiatives to combat the problem.
  • 8
    January 2018

    AFI's Training Division Gains Matrix Standard Reaccreditation

    AFI’s Training Division – which was the first in the working at height and safety related training sectors to gain the Matrix Standard – has now gained reaccreditation for the fourth consecutive year.
  • 19
    December 2017

    UTN Training from a customer’s perspective

    What’s it like working with UTN Training? Aerial View spoke to Mark Atkinson, Health & Safety Manager of the Clugston Group, to get his feedback.
  • 16
    November 2017

    AFI Shortlisted For Institute of Customer Service Award

    AFI has been shortlisted in a prestigious award scheme run by the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) to recognise organisations that have implemented successful customer service strategies.
  • 18
    October 2017

    AFI Innovation Day Focuses On Safety Innovation and Mental Health

    Safety when working at height, innovation and mental health were the three key themes of a Driving Innovation Day organised by AFI for delegates from the construction industry.
  • 26
    September 2017

    UTN Training Opens New Centre Close To Gatwick Airport

    Following AFI’s success in gaining clearance for delivering MEWPs to contractors working airside at Gatwick Airport, the group’s training operation, UTN Training, has opened a new dedicated training centre close to the airport.
  • 7
    September 2017

    We’re expanding our locations

    As we continue to grow the UTN business we want to make it easier for our customers to get the health, safety and skills training that they need to succeed.
  • 17
    August 2017

    How apprenticeships can help your business grow

    The importance of growing and developing your workforce can never be underestimated, and one of the best ways to achieve that is by recruiting apprentices.
  • 8
    August 2017

    AFI Gains Airside Approval At Birmingham Airport

    AFI can now deliver powered access machines direct to contractors working at Birmingham Airport.
  • 2
    August 2017

    How you can benefit from regular training

    As well as the legal requirements of having health, safety and skills training, particularly in the construction and allied industries, there are also other benefits from making sure that you and your employees are receiving training on a regular basis:
  • 24
    July 2017

    AFI Super-Set Machines Rise To The Challenge At Agricultural Feed Mill

    Contractors redeveloping an agricultural feed mill hired booms and scissor lifts from AFI’s Super-Set fleet of large machines to help them build a new £10m manufacturing facility and extend the existing premises.
  • 13
    July 2017

    Get your CSCS/CPCS card

    In today’s workplace good Health & Safety practices are essential, and in construction and construction related activity, CSCS and CPCS cards are required to obtain access to both residential and commercial building developments.
  • 28
    June 2017

    What does the CRO card withdrawal mean for you?

    If you have a Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card or you were thinking of getting one, then this article will give you the information you need to know what to do next.
  • 20
    June 2017

    Which type of PPE is right for your role?

    As part of your day-to-day work, you need to make sure that you have the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the tasks that you are performing.
  • 14
    June 2017

    UTN Training Have A Great Day At HAUC@Harrogate

    We found the perfect platform at HAUC@Harrogate, the North of England’s premier street and road works event, to showcase our comprehensive range of New Road and Street Works (NRSWA) training courses.
  • 8
    June 2017

    Are You Benefiting From The CITB Grants Scheme?

    Are you getting financial support for training your employees? You may be eligible for a grant under the CITB Grants and Levy scheme, which is designed to help provide skilled and competent workers to the UK’s construction industry.
  • 7
    June 2017

    Account Customer Benefits From Using UTN Training’s Online Ordering Service

    Northampton-based Dragon Infrastructure Solutions is one of the latest companies to benefit from UTN Training’s online booking and payment service, and because it is an account customer it can take advantage of extended payment terms.
  • 31
    May 2017

    Want to become a first aider?

    By becoming a First Aider you bring a number of benefits to your workplace, providing a real sense of security and peace of mind for your colleagues and management. Doing a first aid course gives you the skills and knowledge to make a difference in an emergency as well as helping to reduce accidents at work.
  • 24
    May 2017

    Do you know the right type of fire extinguisher to use?

    You should only tackle a small fire when it’s safe to do so, however when you do it’s important to know which fire extinguisher to use depending on the ignition source.
  • 19
    May 2017

    AFI Support Armed Forces Charity Boxing Evening

    AFI recently supported a charity ‘Evening of Military Boxing’ held at RAF Henlow in Bedfordshire by supplying a Skyjack 3219 scissor lift to help prepare the gym for the event.
  • 19
    May 2017

    Find the right CITB course for you

    From Health and Safety Awareness to Site Supervisor training, we have a number of CITB courses for you to choose from, so let’s help you to find the right one for your role.
  • 16
    May 2017

    Understanding the changes to New Roads and Street Works qualifications

    On 6 April 2017, new regulations came into force in England, affecting New Roads and Street Works qualifications.
  • 12
    May 2017

    Introducing our Temporary Works Co-Ordinator course

    We are always looking to expand the range of health and safety training that we offer, and our latest addition is a 2 day Temporary Works Co-ordinator course, which joins our existing CITB courses.
  • 9
    May 2017

    What happens on an IPAF Operator course?

    If you’ve decided to book an IPAF course or you’re about to go on one, we’re here to give you an idea of what to expect.