Latest News
New Report on Work-Related Fatal Injuries in Great Britain: April 2023 to March 2024

New Report on Work-Related Fatal Injuries in Great Britain: April 2023 to March 2024

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has just released its annual report on work-related fatal injuries in Great Britain, covering the period from April 2023 to March 2024. This report provides vital insights into the current state of workplace safety and highlights the critical need for comprehensive health and safety training.

Key Findings of the Report

The report reveals important statistics and trends in workplace fatalities, offering a sobering reminder of the dangers present in various industries. It emphasises the sectors with the highest rates of fatal injuries and identifies common causes of these tragic incidents.

Importance of Health and Safety Training

This report reinforces the necessity for rigorous health and safety training across all sectors. Effective training programs can significantly reduce the risk of fatal injuries by:

  • Educating Employees: Ensuring that all workers are aware of potential hazards and the correct safety procedures.
  • Improving Safety Protocols: Regular training updates and reviews can help keep safety protocols relevant and effective.
  • Empowering Workers: Giving employees the confidence to identify and mitigate risks in their work environment.

How REAX Can Help

At REAX, we are committed to enhancing workplace safety through our specialised training programs. Our courses cover a wide range of essential topics, including confined space training, first aid training, and work at height training. Our expert instructors provide practical, hands-on training to ensure your team is prepared for any situation.

Stay Safe, Stay Informed

Stay ahead in safety by keeping informed about the latest trends and statistics in workplace safety.

Read the full report on work-related fatal injuries in Great Britain for April 2023 to March 2024: https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals.htm

Published on 
July 3, 2024
Rail Live and Rail Safety Week 2024 Recap

The REAX team had an incredible experience at Rail Live 2024 and Rail Safety Week, showcasing our commitment to rail safety and training. Both events offered fantastic opportunities to connect with industry leaders, demonstrate our innovative solutions, and educate attendees on the importance of comprehensive safety training. Here’s a detailed recap of our involvement and highlights from these two significant events.

Rail Live 2024: An Exciting Start

Rail Live 2024 kicked off with great excitement for the REAX team. We were thrilled to meet Andrew Haines, CEO of Network Rail, and Martin Frobisher, Safety Director. It was a privilege to spend time with these industry leaders, who took the time to listen to our story and show genuine interest in our capabilities. Their engagement with our team was a testament to the importance of rail safety and the innovative solutions we bring to the table.

Day 1 Highlights

  • Meet and Greet: Meeting with Network Rail's CEO and Safety Director was a significant highlight. Their genuine interest in our work reinforced our commitment to advancing rail safety.
  • Showcasing Capabilities: We demonstrated our cutting-edge solutions, including our state-of-the-art mobile training unit and ACX powered ascenders, which attracted considerable attention from attendees.

Day 2 Highlights

  • Live Demonstrations: Day 2 was packed with live demos, including a thrilling rescue operation featuring Geoff, our dummy, with the RCX power ascender. These demos highlighted the practical applications of our training and equipment in real-life scenarios.
  • Engagement and Support: The support from our equipment suppliers and the event staff was overwhelming. Their contribution was instrumental in making our participation a success.

Rail Safety Week: Educating the Industry

Following Rail Live, REAX participated in Rail Safety Week at the Victoria & Albert Marriott. This event provided another excellent platform to educate the rail industry about our comprehensive training and equipment services. Our team was on hand to discuss how our bespoke training solutions can help enhance safety and ensure compliance with the latest industry standards.

Key Activities

  • Education and Awareness: Our team engaged with industry professionals, highlighting the importance of tailored training programs that address specific safety challenges.
  • Showcasing Solutions: We presented our wide range of training services and equipment, demonstrating how they can be applied to improve safety across various rail operations.

Conclusion

Both Rail Live 2024 and Rail Safety Week were tremendous successes for REAX. These events allowed us to connect with key industry figures, demonstrate our capabilities, and educate attendees on the importance of rail safety training. We are grateful for the support from our equipment suppliers and the event staff, which contributed significantly to our successful participation.

Published on 
June 29, 2024
Understanding The National Classification (NC) System in Confined Space Training

We're excited to announce the release of our latest video on the National Classification (NC) System, now available on our Premium Content Hub. 

This video is a crucial addition to our confined space training series, offering in-depth insights into the NC System and its application in various scenarios.

What is the National Classification (NC) System?

The NC System, widely used by water authorities, utility companies, and other organisations, classifies confined spaces into different risk levels. Understanding this system is essential for anyone involved in confined space entry and safety management.

Key Takeaways from the Video:

1. NC1 - Low Risk

  • Simple entry with no obstructed access.
  • Requires a gas monitor.
  • Easy entry and exit without the need for complex safety equipment.

2. NC2 and NC3 - Medium Risk

  • NC2: Unobstructed vertical access, connected to a lifeline.
  • NC3: Similar to NC2 but allows for slight traversal off the vertical access.
  • Both require a fully charged escape breathing apparatus and gas monitor for each person entering.

3. NC4 - High Risk

  • High-risk confined spaces require more control measures.
  • May involve non-breathable atmospheres and complex entry points.
  • Requires self-contained breathing apparatus and comprehensive risk assessments.

4. NCX - Complex Entries

  • Involves very complex entries like loft spaces with potential non-breathable atmospheres.
  • Requires extensive control measures and advanced monitoring techniques.

Why This Video Matters

This new video is part of our comprehensive confined space training program designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to handle various confined space scenarios safely. Whether you're looking for confined space training near me, confined space training online, or confined space entry training, our Premium Content Hub offers valuable resources to enhance your safety training.

Access the New Video

Sign up for our Premium Content Hub today for just £19.95 a year. 

Gain access to this video and many more, all created to support your safety skills and knowledge.

👉 Join now: Sign up for Premium Content Membership

Learn More

For full details on our Premium Content Hub and how to access this new video, check out our latest blog post. Discover what our hub offers, how to sign up, and how to find the new videos:

👉 Read the blog post: Introducing Our Premium Content Hub

Published on 
June 21, 2024
What we do

We believe that good health and safety practice can drive the culture and success of your business

Confined Space Entrant at REAX holding Confined Space Check Cards
TRAINING

Custom training for a wide range of industries. We specialise in writing bespoke courses.

Consultancy & Rescue Planning

Have a situation / scenario or area you are concerned about? We can help.

Equipment Sales, Hire & Servicing

With access to a large range of manufacturers, we recommend the best equipment for the job and will not oversell. If your equipment is already fit for purpose, we'll tell you that too!

REAX principles

Icon of 2 people and a plus icon REAX

Experience Driven Training

Driven by a passion to protect and teach, our ex-service and industry specialists pass on their lessons learned to anyone working in challenging environments.

Circle with diagonal strip through the middle like a stop sign

Zero bullsh**

Our clients work in unique situations, with serious consequences, so we’re proud to be straight talkers.

A single arrow splitting into two different routes

For need, not greed

We're not interested in a quick win or selling you something you don't need. Our commitment to customer service  ensures you will get the best training, advice or equipment solution for working safely in your field.

Infographic of two hand shaking

Partners for life

Our commitment to you does not end with your training course finishing. We send renewal reminders at expiry and you can keep up to date via our online blogs and social media platforms.

All our candidates also have access to our content hub as well as telephone support for the duration of their certification.

Best in Class for...

Training

Our instructors have over 350 years of industry experience between them, and with over 60 courses available, your training is in safe hands.

Safety equipment

Having confidence in your kit is as important as the training you receive. Reax can advise you on the best solution for your situation and guarantee a competitive price. We  also can ensure your kit stays fit for purpose through our PPE inspection and Servicing team. We can even hire you replacement kit while your kit is being serviced.  

Rescue planning & consultation

We are committed to finding the right solution for you. This means you can rest assured that your next major project is covered by a bespoke rescue plan that has been made in consultation, not a pre packed formula.

Our Facility

Use the link below to explore our REAX facility in Virtual Reality

Don't take our word for it

Reax is committed to being the 'best in class' in everything we do. here is what some of the companies we collaborate with say about us...

"Confined Spaces Medium Risk - what a great 2 day course."
JP letters in Capitals REAX

James Pollard

Sapphire Utility Services

"Excellent training package. Days were very well split between the classroom and practicals."

Idi Omar

Johnson Matthey

"I’ve recently completed a number of courses at Reax, all top quality, highly professional and knowledgeable instructors."

Dan Gallimore

United Utilities

"All round great courses & excellent instructors with a myriad of knowledge."

Owen Davies

Mitie

"The practical elements were extremely impressive with two warehouses full of all manner of climbing rigs."

Lee Smith

Taskmaster

"I now feel I have the skills required to keep myself and colleagues safe when working around confined spaces."

Jonny

United Utilities

"Confined Spaces Medium Risk - what a great 2 day course."
JP letters in Capitals REAX

James Pollard

Sapphire Utility Services

"Excellent training package. Days were very well split between the classroom and practicals."

Idi Omar

Johnson Matthey

"I’ve recently completed a number of courses at Reax, all top quality, highly professional and knowledgeable instructors."

Dan Gallimore

United Utilities

"All round great courses & excellent instructors with a myriad of knowledge."

Owen Davies

Mitie

"The practical elements were extremely impressive with two warehouses full of all manner of climbing rigs."

Lee Smith

Taskmaster

"I now feel I have the skills required to keep myself and colleagues safe when working around confined spaces."

Jonny

United Utilities

Meet the team

Learn more about us, see who you'll be working with.

Keith Parmley
Keith Parmley
Managing Director
Pete Langley
Technical Director
Matthew Oliver
Operations Director
Jackie Webb
Business Development Manager
Tom Millar
Business Development Manager
Lisa Ward
Equipment and Servicing Lead
Lisa Dennis
Training Team Supervisor

Committed to excellence and service

What people say about us

Jonny
I was part of a group of five from United Utilities taking part in Nc 2 and 3 confined space training. Our trainer, Andy was extremely competent with an excellent level of knowledge. He was friendly, enthusiastic and welcomed group involvement and discussion. We learnt both reasoning behind confined space training and gained practical experience. I now feel I have the skills required to keep myself and colleagues safe when working around confined spaces. Thanks alot!
Idi Omar
Excellent training package. The week long course started with 2 days confined space rescue and 3 days working at height rescue. Great training venue with plenty of different tanks, vessels and chambers to train in. Lots of different rescue equipment to use, fantastic instructors. Days were very well split between the classroom and practicals.
James Pollard
Confined Spaces Medium Risk - what a great 2 day course. This was my first time at the training centre and was a very enjoyable experience. The centre is really easily accessible from the motorway. I look forward to completing Further courses there in the future. I would highly recommend them for their Professionalism and knowledge of the industry and the course that they teach.
Jonny
I was part of a group of five from United Utilities taking part in Nc 2 and 3 confined space training. Our trainer, Andy was extremely competent with an excellent level of knowledge. He was friendly, enthusiastic and welcomed group involvement and discussion. We learnt both reasoning behind confined space training and gained practical experience. I now feel I have the skills required to keep myself and colleagues safe when working around confined spaces. Thanks alot!
Idi Omar
Excellent training package. The week long course started with 2 days confined space rescue and 3 days working at height rescue. Great training venue with plenty of different tanks, vessels and chambers to train in. Lots of different rescue equipment to use, fantastic instructors. Days were very well split between the classroom and practicals.
James Pollard
Confined Spaces Medium Risk - what a great 2 day course. This was my first time at the training centre and was a very enjoyable experience. The centre is really easily accessible from the motorway. I look forward to completing Further courses there in the future. I would highly recommend them for their Professionalism and knowledge of the industry and the course that they teach.
Jonny
I was part of a group of five from United Utilities taking part in Nc 2 and 3 confined space training. Our trainer, Andy was extremely competent with an excellent level of knowledge. He was friendly, enthusiastic and welcomed group involvement and discussion. We learnt both reasoning behind confined space training and gained practical experience. I now feel I have the skills required to keep myself and colleagues safe when working around confined spaces. Thanks alot!
Idi Omar
Excellent training package. The week long course started with 2 days confined space rescue and 3 days working at height rescue. Great training venue with plenty of different tanks, vessels and chambers to train in. Lots of different rescue equipment to use, fantastic instructors. Days were very well split between the classroom and practicals.
James Pollard
Confined Spaces Medium Risk - what a great 2 day course. This was my first time at the training centre and was a very enjoyable experience. The centre is really easily accessible from the motorway. I look forward to completing Further courses there in the future. I would highly recommend them for their Professionalism and knowledge of the industry and the course that they teach.
Nick
My first Reax course, Our instructor and the experience we all gained of our course was top class and we learnt a lot,David our instructor answered all our questions and made us all feel at ease,highly recommend for anyone interested in using this company once again top class,big thank you to all involved.
Owen Davies
Completed the confined space course last year with Andy Hulls and did the WFH with Dave Noddle last month All round great courses & excellent instructors with a myriad of knowledge, brilliant facilities at their venue in Blackpool, would 100% recommend REAX as a training provider.
Lee Smith
I have attended a number of safe working at height courses but this was my first with REAX. The classroom elements were delivered professionally and contained the relevant information. The practical elements were extremely impressive with two warehouses full of all manner of climbing rigs. I was really impressed that I got to climb several different pieces of equipment.
Dan Gallimore
I’ve recently completed a number of courses at Reax, all top quality, highly professional and knowledgeable instructors. On a recent Emergency First Aid course, I had a number of questions regarding child First Aid which was nothing to do with work but I was giving information and guidance on the matter which was above and beyond the course. Thanks, will no doubt see you again soon.
Nick J Barnwell
Excellent training and set up, done the 1 day WAH and 2 day confined space training,, probably my most enjoyable training ever.. Keep up the good work and Thanks 😊 👍🏾
Mike Palmer
Brilliant way to the end the week, a huge thank you to Ian at REAX for his training. My second time training here, great facilities and overall just a great experience.
Drew Bowron
Top level training from personnel with a huge amount of experience in the field. The course and information are delivered in an manor in which it is easily understood and absorbed. Highly recommend.
Steve Martindale
I was attending the confined space supervisor course, also working at height. The facilities are excellent, also a great location near the Motorway. The instructors were very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with, they made us feel welcome and comfortable, Andy and Rob
Stuart McWilliam
Alan recently visited us at site to carry out some rescue skills training on our own training rig. The training was thoroughly enjoyable, with Alan’s relaxed teaching style helping to get everyone actively engaged. He was very knowledgeable on his subject and able to provide answers to the many questions fired at him by our experienced team. Look forward to training with him again
Craig Martin
Spent 5 days there doing the NC4 confined space training with 2 days on rope rescue. The course and instructors were great. Penty of information and good teaching with a bit of humour to lift the mood 😄
Gregory Loveland
Just done High Risk Entry followed by High Risk Rescue. Excellent training and knowledge. Bring knee pads for the trailer
Charlotte Robinson
Confined Spaces Medium Risk - what a great 2 day course. Very thorough and enjoyable. The trainer made it fun but also professional. Would highly recommend Reax for future courses.
Wayne
I attended the emergency first aid course conducted by Paul D. His knowledge and experience of the subject was vast and his delivery excellent. He clearly knew his subject matter which helped everyone in the class feel comfortable with participating and joining in with the discussions. The pace was just right which kept it interesting. Thanks very much.
Ian Fielding
Just taken a confined space course with Andy. Very knowledgeable instructor who took you through each section of the course at an excellent pace. Always willing to include you as much as you wanted and spent the right amount of time on each part of the subject that the group required. Would recommend it to anyone
Darren Jerry
Just done NC2/3 with Andy Williams. Great instructor who really knows his stuff and cracking facilities! One small bug bear...those covid screens between people at desks are really cumbersome and make navigating the space difficult in what is already a "snug" classroom. That said...Best confined space course I have done!!
Karl Sinclair
NC4 High Risk Confined Space Course. The theory and practical side were both presented in a first class way by the trainer Andy. i would highly reccomend Reax for all your training purposes.
Nick Shenko
Fantastic course with brilliant teachers. would highly recommend for all provided courses. thanks guys will definitely be back
Matt Gough
Good informative course. Learnt a lot. Not boring like a lot of courses. Both practical and theory were good!
Gareth, United Utilities
Stephen Lowe
Just finished a confined space, working at height and rescue course. very well set out with great equipment and excellent instructors with a wealth of experience and knowledge. can't recommend REAX enough!
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Name Surname
“"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim”
Candidates trained to date

9179 lives empowered

Completing one of our training courses not only empowers you to work confidently and safely, it also makes you part of the Reax community.

Reax Safety Training

FAQs

We have put some answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding our training below . If you have a question we have not answered, click on contact us

What does REAX mean?
Open

REAX stands for RESCUE & ACCESS. These have been the cornerstones of the training we provide and equipment we supply.   Whether working at height, in a confined space, or you are faced with an injured colleague in the workplace our goal is to empower you to use your skills in the most difficult of environments, safely. 

Is there a minimum age for training
Open

The minimum age for First Aid training is 16. For all other courses the minimum age is 18. 

How often do I need to service my PPE?
Open

It depends on the piece of equipment and how often it is used. Most equipment will require a minimum of an annual inspection while some specialist lifting and working at height equipment will require 6-monthly checks. All equipment should be check prior to use by whoever is using it. 

What are your opening hours?
Open

We are open 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday. Weekend Courses are available on request. 

Do I need to bring my own PPE when training?
Open

No, All Equipment will be provided when training in our centre. We can sometimes use the same equipment that you use in your workplace 

Where do you work?
Open

We work across the length and breadth of Great Britain. We can deliver training on site or on our state-of-the-art mobile training rig. Alternatively, we would be delighted to train you at our bespoke training centre in Blackpool Lancashire in the North West of the United Kingdom

What is PPE?
Open

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that “Employers must protect workers from health and safety risks.” Personal Protective Equipment or PPE is any piece of equipment that will protect a person from injury or harm while performing a work-related task. 

How can I become an instructor?
Open

All Instructors at REAX have come through our onboarding programme. The programme takes you from skilled practitioner to someone able to breakdown the technical aspects of a task or activity and teach others to use them confidently and safely. We have developed a series of training pathways that will give you all the attributes to become an instructor. If you have passion to teach others, then we would love to hear from you.

How long will I be certified for?
Open

All Reax Training courses certify you for three years. But don’t worry we will send you an automated reminder when your certificate is due for renewal

What Equipment do you sell?
Open

Through our network of suppliers we can access the best quality equipment. While we constantly hold a great deal of stock some items will be shipped on order direct from the manufacturer. In short, if it is a piece of specialist equipment for working at height, in a confined space, rescue or first aid, our Equipment Team can find the right piece of kit for you.

ENQUIRIES

Contact us

Please complete the form below and a member of the team will get back to you within 2 business hours.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.