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Looking to advance your health and safety trainer and assessor career? Great. Reynolds Training is currently hiring. We’re based between Grimsby and Hull, at CATCH in Stallingborough. If you want to take your trainer and assessor career to the next level, you’re in the right place.


£29,000 – £31,000 dependent on qualifications and experience.

The Company

Reynolds Training Services Ltd are the leading supplier of technical, operational and health & safety training within the process and bulk liquid operations sector. Following our recent investment in new training facilities and, as part of our continued expansion, we are seeking to recruit a full time ‘Trainer and Assessor’ to be based at our Stallingborough Technical Training Centre in North East Lincolnshire.

To Apply:

Interested parties should send a CV and brief cover letter to Andrew at

Brief Description

To carry out the training and assessment of learners against a range of courses and qualifications (including IOSH, NEBOSH, Qualsafe, GQA, and Reynolds Training Services own industry-approved courses). All in accordance with company operational procedures, statutory requirements, to the satisfaction of the client and the company.

Key Skills

  • Delivery of training and assessment in line with Awarding Body requirements and relevant codes of practice. This delivery will primarily take place at our offices in Stallingborough, but there may be further requirement to travel both nationally and internationally.
  • Efficient and effective coordination of the training and assessment process in line with Awarding Body and internal Reynolds Training Services standards and requirements.
  • To complete all associated documentation relevant to the qualifications and Awarding Body requirements.
  • Attendance of assessor standardisation meetings as required.
  • Maintain knowledge of sector specific news and information, funding streams, and associated economic news that may affect the industry and/or learners.
  • Ensure compliance with all Reynolds Training Services policies (including, but not limited to, GDPR, and Health and Safety standards).
  • Maintain annual record of CPD over a minimum of 30 hours.
  • Responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the learners and apprentices.
  • Development and maintenance of course material where necessary.
  • Additional duties appropriate to the post as directed by Reynolds Training Services.
  • Ensure legislative compliance in all areas.
  • Ensure that the company operates within all agreed operational procedures, and within statutory requirements including the provision and maintenance of a safe working environment.



Desirable competencies

  • Experience with managing / coordinating relevant Quality Assurance practices and systems.
  • Good knowledge of standard PC applications (Microsoft Office products) and skills.

Essential competencies

  • Operational experience within the high-hazard industries, including process operations.
  • Experience in training and assessment activities for a caseload of candidates.
  • Qualified assessor with L3 Award in Assessing Competence (or equivalent).
  • L3 Award in Education and Training (or equivalent).
  • An ability to provide motivational and constructive feedback to aid candidate learning and development.
  • An ability to provide support and coaching in a tailored manner to ensure candidate accreditation and success.
  • A team-player who can work individually and take responsibility for achieving defined outcomes in line with learners, apprentices, client, and Reynolds Training Services requirements.
  • Good communicator with an ability to build a rapport with a range of learners, apprentices and clients at all levels.
  • Self-motivated and confident, with a professional appearance and conduct at all times.
  • An ability to travel to/from client premises throughout the UK with own transport. Overnight stays may be required.

PRESS RELEASE DATE: 1st July, 2019

Sector-leading industrial training provider, Reynolds Training Services, is proud to announce an investment of over £150,000 into the Humber area, bringing the latest technology to the Tank Farm and Process Plant at CATCH.

The move “massively increases the quality and range of training options that Reynolds can offer to the Bulk Liquid Storage sector and associated industries in the Humber region”, said the company’s managing director, John Reynolds.

The Bulk Liquid Storage and Process sector is a huge employer, not only in the region, but nationally; and it demands well-trained and experienced staff at every level, to ensure smooth operations and the maintenance of crucially-important safety standards.

The £12 million training facility in North East Lincolnshire offers industry authentic training and assessment. Technology is constantly updating and improving, and this new investment ensures that Reynolds will be able to continue offering relevant vocational training, tailored to the industry as it is today and will be in the future.

Speaking about the investment, Mr Reynolds added: “I am truly excited by the options it brings in developing wider competency and deeper understanding within the high hazard industry.”

Supported by Honeywell Systems, the investment by Reynolds will bring new equipment to the tank farm including:

  • The latest Distribution Control System (DCS)
  • Independent high-level alarms
  • Radar and Servo gauging systems
  • Flow control and metering system
  • Remotely Operated Shut Off Valve

The installation cost is being fully supported by CATCH, and is the first phase of planned expansion with Reynolds which will introduce road loading rigs, shipping headers, marine connections systems and pig traps.

This, said Mr Reynolds, would “further augment the invaluable experience” students gain when undertaking onsite learning at CATCH’s authentic training and assessment facilities. “They’ll get the hands-on experience they will need in their real workplaces.”

Fuelling Reynolds and CATCH’s Development Plans

The expansive site already boasts impressive facilities including a live three storey process plant with control room, bunded tank farm, process simulator, Skills Enhancement Centre, access zone, CompEx zone and confined space entry zone as well as engineering workshops and classrooms.

Reynolds harnesses the site to give students a real-world taste of safety processes within a Bulk Liquid and Process Environment, including simulating through direct operation of the DCS, and associated systems including Road, Tank to Tank transfer and Ship import and export.

CATCH continues to develop the site, and chief executive David Talbot said he was “absolutely delighted” that Reynolds Training Services “have made the decision to invest”.

“This investment shows the strength of the partnership between CATCH and Reynolds, and will greatly enhance the capability of the process plant,” he commented.

CATCH is an important asset for the region, providing much-needed skills development opportunities, and Mr Talbot said the “investment will help to take CATCH and Reynolds onto the national stage”.

“The process plant at CATCH is a unique industry scale facility that enables students to learn about process manufacturing without any of the inherent dangers of working with chemicals, and the enhanced capability is a really exciting prospect.”

Bulk liquid apprenticeships

Reynolds Training recently announced its all-new apprenticeship. Reynolds worked in conjunction with the TSA (Tank Storage Association), Cogent and the OPA (Oil & Pipelines Agency) to develop the ‘Bulk Liquid Terminal Technician Specialism’, which then gained approval from industry for use with the ‘Science Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard’. This is underpinned with a new qualification developed by Reynolds, ‘The Level 3 Diploma for a Bulk Storage Operator (Technician)’ which will enable demonstration of more complex skills required within the sector.

This Apprenticeship will be delivered by Reynolds in collaboration with HETA – who have a long-established history of Apprenticeship delivery within the Engineering and Process sector.

Mr Reynolds said the investment further demonstrates Reynolds’ commitment to the Humber region, to the CATCH facility and their drive to enhance competence within Bulk Liquid Storage sector.

“This aligns directly with our new Apprenticeship programme, ensuring that Apprentices get to experience everything from direct hands-on operations to the very latest fully-automated systems, incorporating safety instrumented systems.”

Want to know more?

For more information about Reynolds Training’s investment, or the new ‘Bulk Liquid Terminal Technician Specialism’ Apprenticeship – email Karon Reynolds on, or phone (+44) 01469 552846.


More about CATCH

Created in 1999 to support the development of the £6 billion Humber chemical and chemistry using sectors, CATCH now boasts members and partners drawn from across the process engineering, energy, engineering and renewable sectors, their associated supply chains, regional and national government agencies and local authorities, including all four Humber local authorities.

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More about Reynolds Training Services

Reynolds Training Services Ltd offers industrial strength health, safety and technical training. We achieve this via a set of safety tools which include competence assessment, management systems, and tailored courses in process safety and operations and maintenance – at our custom-built Technical Training Centre: CATCH. The team designs and delivers bespoke learning packages from L2 to L5 and beyond, including IOSH, NEBOSH, PAAVQ-SET and Qualsafe accredited courses. These qualifications enable sites to demonstrate that personnel are applying process safety and technical competence rather than simply demonstrating knowledge. Don’t want to go off site? We can come to you and deliver competence and safety learning in your workplace. Come and talk to us about how we can help you future-proof your site. Set your sites on safety – with Reynolds Training Services.

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Reynolds Training Services is very proud to announce that 100% of delegates passed the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management.

Hard hats off to the class who took the course on 26th – 30th November, 2018. The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management qualification aims to provide individuals with the knowledge and understanding to ensure that they can contribute to the effective management of process safety risks.

Smashing all national averages, the perfect pass rate is a result of the hard work, energy and desire displayed by the delegates. Congratulations, you guys are awesome!

About NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

NEBOSH joined forces the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to develop the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management.

As an accredited NEBOSH centre, Reynolds Training Services equips employees and employers with a detailed understanding of the accepted principles and recognised industrial practices for the management of process risk.

We do so to ensure that they can recognise and contribute to the control of process safety hazards.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Process safety leadership
  • Management of change
  • Competence
  • Management of process risk
  • Process safety hazard control
  • Fire and explosion protection

Entry Requirements

NEBOSH does not set specific formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, it should be noted that the achievement of either the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NGC) or International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) (or equivalent) prior to undertaking the NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management course is recommended. This qualification is not designed to replace knowledge.

Unit PSM1: Process Safety Management

  • Element 1: Process safety leadership
  • Element 2: Management of process risk
  • Element 3: Process safety hazard control
  • Element 4: Fire and explosion protection

How will I be assessed?

  • By way of a written exam set by NEBOSH.

Health and safety training syllabus 2017-18

Only two in five high-hazard organisations discuss process safety and asset integrity at board meetings, according to a survey by consultancy DuPont Sustainable Solutions.

Dupont surveyed 82 senior managers from the oil and gas, mining, chemical manufacturing and construction sectors. The findings come against the backdrop of a continued push by the Regulator to impress the importance of process safety to close gaps in corporate risk registers.

But, the survey from DuPont, suggests that the drive might not be having the desired impact. Whilst process safety is a less common topic on board agendas than general safety performance, more than half still reviewed general safety, health and environment metrics and regulatory compliance.

Organisational cultures that fail to prioritise operational risk can fall into the trap of the “illusion of understanding”, DuPont cautions. “Performance indicators may show positive trends but risks remain hidden, waiting to strike.”

Key findings, include:

  • Two in five high-hazard organisations discuss process safety and asset integrity at board meetings
  • Eight in 10 were confident senior managers were clear about major operational risks, whilst less than half believed that that frontline employees understood these risks
  • Whilst nine senior managers in 10 agreed about the importance of risk governance in safety management, only three in 10 were confident their organisations managed it well

The survey from DuPont comes shortly after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain. View the 2017 statistics.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published the latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain.

“This year, we have expanded our summary booklet to include a page each on stress, depression or anxiety, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational lung disease,” explains the Health and Safety Executive’s website.

The HSE’s report includes the following key annual figures (2016/17):

  • 1.3 million working people suffering from work-related ill health
  • 2,542 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2015)
  • 137 workers killed at work
  • 609,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 70,116 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 31.2 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and workplace injury
  • £14.9 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2015/16)

New look health and safety statistics 2017

The HSE’s expanded booklet includes redesigned statistics pages. “We believe these will make the pages more attractive and easier to understand while ensuring we maintain the same high levels of detail and accuracy,” explains the HSE.

Visit the Health and Safety Executive for more information

Chemring Defence had identified a need for specialised Emergency Response training within their organisation. With a number of health and safety training providers on the market, they engaged Cogent Skills to help find the perfect partner. Cogent Skills, via the Cogent Skills Network Training Partner, recommended Emergency Response specialists Reynolds Training Services (RTS).

Sara Hartshorn, quality systems engineer from Chemring Defence, recalled how her organisation only had a “small number of people” who were trained in Emergency Response.  This, she said, was restricting the amount of people who could be used in fulfilling the Emergency Response roles. “Due to the training, this number has now increased,” added Ms Hartshorn.

An “excellent” referral service

Ms Hartshorn said Cogent Skills Referral Service was an “excellent” way for organisations like Chemring Defence to find safety training providers. “Cogent Skills found the trainers that would match our requirements perfectly and provided us with a number of different options, which gave us the choice to select the training provider we preferred.”

“We now have an upskilled and newly trained selection of staff who are confident and competent at carrying out this role in Emergency Response. We have planned future training with Reynolds Training Services to complete the next part.”

Reynolds Training Services managing director, John Reynolds, said his company had provided “Development and Delivery of Bespoke Emergency Response Training relevant to HSE Guidance and company standards”. Commenting on whether the training was successful, he responded: “Yes, we have received very positive feedback from those on the course and from Chemring Defence directly.”

Adapting the course to Chemring Defence

The training had been adapted to Chemring Defence’s specific requirements. Mr Reynolds explained: “We discussed with the customer their specific requirements, reviewed their ER procedures and mapped this to the regulator’s requirements.

“We utilised their forms to make exercises relevant and had photographs of the facility to keep it local and recognisable. We forwarded a copy to them prior to delivery for approval and then after the first delivery made some minor changes.”

The Cogent Skills Business Referral Service provided a “direct link to industry”, he added. “Cogent send out regular communications in respect of enquiries and responds promptly to both client and training provider, tracking and informing on progress, we look forward to expanding our relationship with Cogent Skills.”

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Reynolds Training Services’ health and safety guide for 2017 has just rolled off the presses and is ready for you to download. With classroom, onsite and online safety learning options, exceeding your regulatory requirements has never been easier.

The 2017 health and safety course guide gives a full breakdown of our:

Alongside our NEBOSH, IOSH, ECITB and PAAVQ-SET accredited courses, flick through and check out My Individual Training Record (My-iTR) – the online learning management system that’s changing the way sites safety train, track and report. The system runs alongside our more traditional onsite and classroom-based courses and training solutions.

Health and safety course and training guide 2017

Given that all these safety solutions are delivered through the online learning management system, individuals and teams of operators can learn at their own pace anywhere, anytime. My-iTR enables your site to:

  • Upload and track in-house procedures and policies then link them to customised question sets and track completion
  • Develop in-house procedures into bespoke assessment standards. Assess performance, track and report progress
  • At the click of a button, give Regulatory Bodies and other stakeholders access to records to enable demonstration of competence
  • Work with Reynolds Training Services to deliver bespoke online learning programmes relevant to your organisation, upload, assign the assessment then train, track and report
  • Manage instructor-led (face to face) training, report and track its completion
  • Assign a range of roles including company and site admin, mentors, assessors and authorised trainers
  • Generate and print Individual Training Records
  • Update individual Continuous Professional Development

My-iTR has been developed for industry, by industry. The next generation system is a product of our in-house team of safety specialists, site managers, consultants and software developers. Confidence in competence is therefore guaranteed.

What is a permit to work? How can your site introduce a permit to work system that ensures safety and legal compliance? In short, a permit to work often represents the difference between a safe industrial site and one you’d rather steer clear of.

Take the recent explosion in an oil treatment tank which occurred after contractors cut through a pipe at Stanlow Oil Terminal in Cheshire. A permit to work had been copied from the previous week despite a change in the hazard profile. ESL Fuels, which owned the lower-tier COMAH site at Ellesmere Port where it manufactured fuel products, was fined £100,000 over the incident with costs of £17,000 awarded to the HSE. View full article (Outdated permit to work found in Stanlow tank explosion).

Permit to work video guide

Permit to Work Systems forms an integral part of our safe system of work, ensuring risks associated with specific jobs are assessed and controlled before work commences. Those responsible must therefore ask:

  • What are the essential features of an effective Permit to Work System?
  • What sort of tasks do they cover?

Health and safety specialist, John Reynolds, helps you get to grips with these and other key points surrounding permit to work systems.

More advice on permit to work

If you need advice on creating and managing permit to work systems to control work such as maintenance activities on chemical plant and so prevent a major accident, our health and safety specialists are standing by to help.

An explosion in an oil treatment tank occurred after contractors, who cut through a pipe at Stanlow Oil Terminal in Cheshire, had been issued a permit to work copied from the previous week.

The permit to work was handed out even though the hazard profile had changed, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told IOSH Magazine.

ESL Fuels, which owned the lower-tier COMAH site at Ellesmere Port where it manufactured fuel products, was fined £100,000 over the incident with costs of £17,000 awarded to the HSE.

Liverpool Crown Court heard how in January 2015 waste oil contaminated with cobalt was being cleaned and converted into a clean energy source inside a 6 metre-tall vessel (T 227). Nitric acid had been added to remove the cobalt impurities at the company’s north blend tank farm. This caused the waste oil to foam, overflowing from the vessel into a bund.

ESL installed relief pipework to connect the vessel to an emergency dump tank (T 187) to capture the overflowing foam. The HSE found that T 187 had no vent system. As such, a flammable atmosphere of gas built up inside the pipework and secondary tank.

The explosion happened on 19 January when two contract workers were working inside the north blend tank farm replacing existing pipework as part of a refurbishment project. Neither contractor was aware that tanks 227, 187 and the connecting pipework were still operational.

Cutting the connecting pipework with an angle grinder caused sparks which ignited the combustible gas inside T 187. Whilst no one was injured by the explosion, the vessel’s lid detached and landed on a walkway.

Outdated permit to work signed-off

The HSE’s investigation concluded that the risk assessment and method statement submitted by the contractor and, approved by ESL, were unsuitable. This led to the creation of an insufficient permit-to-work which had been copied from an outdated one produced the previous week.

HSE inspector Matt Lea explained how the issuer had signed the permit which greenlighted hot work activity in the bund of T 227 where the ongoing waste oil treatment process was taking place.

“The contractor submitted a risk assessment and method statement for the refurbishment work but the [waste oil treatment] process configuration was changed, as was the route of the pipework,” Said Mr Lea. “Much of this information was communicated verbally which provided scope for uncertainty and misunderstanding.”

“So you’ve got a live process going on at the same time as refurb work which is not being safely controlled. There are ignition sources being brought into the area which have been accepted and ticked on the permit-to-work by ESL’s issuer.”

Following the explosion, ESL complied with an improvement notice and three prohibition notices, changing its permit-to-work system in line with the HSE’s Guidance on permit-to-work systems:

It had previously pleaded guilty to breaching ss 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

More advice on permit to work

If you need advice on creating and managing permit to work systems to control work such as maintenance activities on chemical plant and so prevent a major accident, our health and safety specialists are standing by to help.

Looking to get ahead in the bulk liquid industry? Then join Reynolds Training Services at the industrial simulated training facility CATCH to undertake our 5-day interactive workshop.

The BLO workshop is a popular choice for those involved in the petroleum and petrochemical industry, with successful completion leading to gaining the knowledge element of the L2 Diploma in Bulk Liquid Operations. This leaves candidates free to then be assessed directly on site to gain the full award.

Bulk liquid operations workshop modules:

  1. Process Safety in a Bulk Liquid Environment and Introduction to Operational Principles (Including COMAH)
  2. Understanding Tank Farms including Pumps / Pipelines / Connections and Hoses
  3. Principles of Tank Dipping / Sampling
  4. Communication including Handover of operations / PTW / Contractor Control / Procedures / Defect Reporting
  5. Principle of Safe Product Transfer Operations including Pigging Operations / Hose Handling / Inspection
  6. DCS Systems and Practical Transfer Operations
  7. Principles of Pipeline & Shipping Receipts / Deliveries / Road and Rail
  8. Principles of Emergency Response including Roles and Responsibilities

Delivery location

A fun, interactive learning experience lays ahead at CATCH’s simulated training grounds. With facilities including a live three-storey process plant with control room, bunded tank farm, process simulator, and confined space entry zone, it will be a learning experience you’ll never forget. Or, if you prefer, Reynolds Training Services can look at options to run the course at your site.

Address: Training Facility, CATCH, Kiln Lane
, Redwood Park Estate
, Stallingborough
, North East Lincolnshire, DN41 8TH

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