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Manosun Gloves | Kit Room Series

Welcome to the latest episode of The Kit Room series! In this episode, we feature Manosun Gloves, with insights from Steve Patterson, the director and co-creator of Manosun.

Steve has been deeply involved in the hand protection industry since 2006, and in this episode, he shares his journey and how Manosun Gloves are revolutionising hand protection with innovative designs that reduce costs and waste.

🔍 Episode Highlights:

  • The story behind Manosun Gloves
  • Innovations in hand protection
  • Standards involved in hand protection
  • How Manosun Gloves are reducing glove usage and costs

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Don't miss out on this informative episode! Watch now to gain valuable insights into the world of hand protection and see how Manosun Gloves are making a difference in the industry.

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Published on 
June 12, 2024
Skylotec Actsafe ACX Power Ascender Masterclass

We dive into the innovative world of Powered Ascenders with the Skylotec ActSafe ACX Power Ascender and Skylotec Master Instructor Jamie Warren. Whether you're an industry professional, arborist, or an industrial worker looking to elevate your efficiency and safety, this cutting-edge equipment is a game-changer.

Watch the in-depth video:

▶️ https://youtu.be/MUN0n1FiraY

The Skylotec ActSafe ACX Power Ascender boasts unparalleled performance, combining robust engineering with advanced safety features. From ascending vertical structures effortlessly to facilitating smooth descents, this ascender empowers users with its powerful electric drive system and ergonomic design. Gaining approval of being a certified lifting equipment system the use of the ELR Equipment Lifting Rope offers even more applications for the ACX.

Join us as we explore the key features and benefits of the Skylotec ActSafe ACX Power Ascender:

Electric Drive System: The ACX is equipped with a powerful electric drive system, providing users with assistance during ascents. This feature allows for faster and more efficient climbing, reducing fatigue and increasing productivity.

Variable Speed Control: With variable speed control, users can adjust the ascent speed according to their preferences and the demands of the environment. Backed up by a remote control, users can be manoeuvred remotely and safely either in to tight spaces at height or safely back to ground.

Safety Features: The ACX prioritises safety with integrated features such as emergency stop functions and overload protection. These safety mechanisms provide peace of mind to users, minimising the risk of accidents and injuries.

Versatility: Whether used in climbing, rope access work, or rescue operations, the ACX is versatile enough to adapt to various environments and applications. Its robust construction and reliable performance makes it suitable for a wide range of tasks.

Ergonomic Design: Designed with user comfort in mind, the ACX features ergonomic handles and controls that minimise strain and fatigue during extended use. This ergonomic design enhances user experience and contributes to overall safety and efficiency.

Durable Construction: Built to withstand the rigors of challenging environments, the ACX is constructed from high-quality materials that ensure durability and longevity. Its rugged design makes it suitable for use in demanding conditions.

Portability: Despite its powerful capabilities, the ACX remains lightweight and portable, allowing for easy transportation and manoeuvrability in the field. This feature enhances usability and convenience for users on the go.

Unlock new heights of efficiency and safety with the Skylotec ActSafe ACX Power Ascender. Elevate your climbing experience and explore limitless possibilities with this revolutionary tool.

To Purchase the ACX Power Ascender contact our team on equipment@reaxltd.com 

Published on 
May 1, 2024
Recap World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024

On Thursday 25th April 2024, The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024, a global event aimed at raising awareness about the importance of workplace safety and health.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a groundbreaking report titled "Ensuring Safety and Health at Work in a Changing Climate," revealing alarming new data on the impact of climate change on workers’ safety and health.

As climate change intensifies, workers worldwide face increased risks of exposure to hazards such as excessive heat, ultraviolet radiation, extreme weather events, air pollution, vector-borne diseases, and agrochemicals.

Key Takeaways:

  • Climate change poses significant challenges to worker safety and health globally.
  • Various health conditions are linked to climate change, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory illnesses, and mental health disorders.
  • Legislation and regulations may need re-evaluation to address evolving climate hazards.
  • Integrating OSH into climate policies and practices is crucial.
  • Further research and collaboration between governments and social partners are essential for effective climate mitigation and adaptation policies.

Watch the key findings of the new ILO report:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY7MU4gPMK0&t=81s

Published on 
April 29, 2024
What we do

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

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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

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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.

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Zero bullsh**

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

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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.

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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."
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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!
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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.

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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?
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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
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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.

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