Halfords Autocentres and PGS Training
Oxy-fuel gas safety training and practical cutting for the automotive industry.
Earlier this year PGS were delighted to win a contract to deliver training to 750+ Halfords Autocentre Colleagues. PGS were uniquely placed to deliver nationally accredited gas safety training for users of oxy-fuel gases (oxygen & acetylene) and equipment including practical cutting skills to a large number of delegates in a very tight timescale
A project of this size requires careful management from both parties.
Working together, PGS and Halfords Autocentres overcame a number of practical and logistic difficulties to ensure over 75 courses were delivered throughout the UK at locations accessible to the large number of delegates within a 2 month window.
\"It is a pleasure to work with PGS, the team are professional and efficient and delivered quality training throughout the project.
The trainers interacted with our colleagues in a professional manner and had the skills & knowledge to make the training both interesting and beneficial.
I am delighted we chose to work with PGS; we are very pleased with the outcome of the training and look forward to working with them in the future\"
Andy Turbefield, Head of Quality & Training, Halfords Autocentres
Following an assessment of welding and cutting practices across the business, Halfords Autocentres realised a need to provide training to their Technicians using potentially hazardous oxy-fuel (oxygen & acetylene) gases.
PGS Technical Manager and welding specialist met with colleagues from Halfords Autocentres in order to understand their specific requirements.
Following this meeting PGS commercial & technical teams worked together to design a bespoke course that would perfectly suit the needs of the client.
The resulting course focused on key safety information coupled with a robust practical session to include safe light up and shut down procedures and guidance in proper cutting techniques.
Feedback from delegates was overwhelmingly positive.
All successful delegates received a Nationally Accredited Certificate of Achievement together with a Gas Safety Passport Card and access to relevant course downloads