Oxy-fuel gas safety training and practical cutting for the automotive industry.

Published: 10 November, 2016

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

Why was training required?

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.

How did PGS win the business?

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.

What was the outcome?

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

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