COVID-19 Update

Train with confidence at Ainscough Training Services Ltd – 29.11.2021

Further to the latest government announcement regarding COVID 19, we, as a business intend to remain vigilant and continue to provide our candidates and customers a safe working environment.

We will continue with our regular cleaning policy and retain the additional sanitizing stations.

Mask wearing is recommended in communal areas.

We are fortunate to have large classroom areas, that easily accommodate our candidates socially distant, Plus a lot of the training on some of our categories is outside.

We have been allowed to remain open through both the second and third lockdown as we are safety critical and serve the construction industry, utilities  and other key worker sectors. It is essential that key workers in the lifting industry can continue to work safely and receive the necessary training to carry out their duties.

We have have been successfully running courses throughout this time COVID compliant.

Please click here for the COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Lancashire

Please click here for the COVID-19 Risk Assessment for Central London (Union jack Club)

When you enter the training centre you will be required to log in to our Swipedon System. This will ensure we have all your details for governments track and trace.
The NHS track and trace QR code is visible at reception for you to download.

You will be greeted by your instructor who will direct you to your area for training. (If your instructor is not there please ring the bell)
Please use the sanitising station on entry

Our communal areas are kept to a minimum with signs indicating the strict number of people allowed in the area.

We have a dedicated cleaning company who thoroughly cleans each area prior to the courses commencing, there is also additional self-serve cleaning facilities.

All our NVQs are conducted on a one to one basis and can be done remotely with practical elements assessed outside, socially distant

If you experience any symptoms that you think may be linked to Coronavirus, please alert your Instructor immediately and you will be required to go home and self- isolate.
If you are at home and experience any symptoms, please do not come into our training centre. Please notify us as soon as possible that you will not be able to attend by calling 01772 623591 or emailing and seek a test via the NHS.

  • Where can I find the most up-to-date information on Ainscough Training Centres approach to Coronavirus?

Any new updates provided by our training centre, specifically in relation to Coronavirus will be placed on this page and our main social media channels. At this time, it is vital that the contact details we hold for you are correct and up to date.

  • Do I have to wear a face covering?

All candidates travelling to and from the centre on public transport are required to follow official Government guidance and individual transport guidance.

At Ainscough Training Services, mask wearing in communal areas is optional but recommended

If you are taking your health & safety touch screen test with us, you will be required to wear a face covering during the test

Will I have to bring food and drink with me, or will food outlets be open?

We encourage all candidates to bring a bottle of water with them. Individual packed lunches will be provided. Your joining instructions will ask for any dietary requirements, or you can contact us a minimum of one week prior to the course to let us know your requirements.

  • What will happen in the event of another lockdown, if the training centre has to close

We were only forced to shut down in the first lockdown. since July 2021 we have been successfully running our courses and NVQs COVID compliant.

Should another lockdown force the centre to close buildings, teaching will go to on-line learning for the Appointed Person category and all other courses that need to be rescheduled will have the option be refunded or can rebook on a later date.

  • What do I do if someone in my household tests positive for Covid-19?

If someone you live with tests positive for Covid-19, and following Public Health England’s guidance,

If you are training at our Central London Waterloo venue at the Union Jack Club. Please visit their website for the latest COVID-19 update. 

Please click here for The Union Jack Club COVID-19 Risk Assessment: