IATP or UKATA Asbestos Awareness

HS Direct Ltd provide IATP Asbestos awareness training in one of two ways. You can either complete one of our online courses or come to one of our four offices based near in Sheffield, Bury St Edmunds, Stockport or Bedford.

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Our online courses can be taken in your own time on your own PC. If you need training quickly this is ideal.

The cost is just £25 + VAT per person. Call us on 0114 244 4461 to book your places.

We also offer a classroom taught course that is IATP accredited. This is carried out on alternate Friday mornings at our Sheffield office, or by arrangement at our other offices. Call us on the number above to book your places at just £75 non members, or £65 for members+vat.

Manual Handling

HS Direct Ltd run regular Manual Handling courses throughout the UK. We currently run a course every other week at our training facility in Sheffield. Manual handling is a major cause of injury to the UK workforce, accounting for around 38% of all injuries that lead to more than 7 days off work. This can be both painful for the injured person, and costly to your business. Provide the proper training for your workforce now and reduce the risk of injury and claims.

To book a place on one of our open courses for Just £75 non members or £65 for members + VAT, please call our team now on 0114 244 4461. Tea and coffee will be provided at each venue and there are discounts available for sending 3 or more employees on the courses.

Working at Height

HS Direct Ltd run regular Working at Height courses throughout the UK. We currently run a course every other week at our training facility in Sheffield. Contact us today to reduce your workforce's risk of falling from height and lower the risk of injury! Falls from height account for over 30% of fatal accidents.

To book a place on one of our open courses for Just £75 non members or £65 for members + VAT please call our team now on 0114 244 4461. Tea and coffee will be provided at each venue and there are discounts available for sending 3 or more employees on the courses.

I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to www.openoffice.org.
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading OpenOffice.org...'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.