Staff Awards, Accreditations and Training

Construction Skills Certification Scheme

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme keeps a database of people who work in the construction industry who have achieved, are currently committed to achieving a recognised skill/qualification. Holding a CSCS card verifies a person’s identity and shows that the holder has the required training, qualifications and experience for the type of work they carry out.

Coolwell staff carry valid Construction Skills Certification Scheme cards when working onsite to show that they are trained, competent engineers with experience in all air-conditioning and refrigeration fields.

Certificates available upon request.


City and Guilds - 2079 Refrigerant Handling

City and Guilds are a global leader in skills development; helping individuals develop their talents and abilities for career progression. Qualifications and apprenticeships are valued by many in the construction industry and Coolwell as a responsible employer is committed to ongoing staff training and progression. One such qualification our staff have completed is 2079 Refrigerant Handling; which focusses on the major principles of F-Gas and Ozone depleting substances (ODS) in stationary refrigeration, heat pump and air-conditioning systems. Staff who have successfully completed this qualification are legally entitled to work on these types of systems in the UK in line with the 2009 F-Gas and ODS regulations.

Certificates available upon request.


The Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association Ltd (PASMA) provides training and resources regarding the mobile access tower (scaffolds) industry. Courses include not only working at height training but also courses on building, dismantling, adjusting and moving scaffolds/mobile towers. Work at height regulations require that all persons working at height be competent using relevant equipment and that they must be able to prove their competency. Certificates in PASMA training provide reassurance that Coolwell staff have the capability and training required to work in this field.

Certificates available upon request.



The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) provides technical advice, information and training on the safe and effective use for powered access equipment. Relevant Coolwell staff members who have completed IPAF training carry Powered Access Licence (PAL) cards which are valid for five years. Powered access equipment can include: static & mobile vertical platforms, static and mobile Booms, push around verticals (PAV) and other specialist machines. Depending on the project at hand, Coolwell ensure that staff have the relevant experience and training to use equipment to aid the completion of a project in the safest and most efficient manner.

Certificates available upon request.


Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos awareness is compulsory for employees who are likely to disturb asbestos materials during their normal work. Coolwell’s team of engineers are qualified to work on all manner of air-conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems, which can take them to all sorts of premises; some of which present certain risks. As a responsible employer we have had relevant staff members attend asbestos awareness courses so that they are trained in the following:

  • Understanding the ill-health effects that asbestos can have.
  • Understanding the measures needed to eliminate or reduce the risks from asbestos.
  • Knowing what the responsibilities of employers and employees are under health and safety law
  • Knowing how to undertake an asbestos risk assessment.
  • Understanding the necessary emergency procedures.

Certificates available upon request.


Manual Handling

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require that all employees be trained and competent in manual handling. At Coolwell employee safety is a priority and as such we have had relevant staff members attend manual handling courses so that they are trained in the following:

  • Being able to define manual handling and explain the common causes of injury.
  • Being able to undertake an effective manual handling risk assessment.
  • Understanding the legal responsibilities and the duties placed on employers and employees.
  • Being able to recognise manual handling hazards.
  • Understanding and practising the best way to handle loads to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Understanding the types of injury that can be caused by poor manual handling practice.
  • Understanding the control measures that can be put in place to reduce the risk of harm.

Certificates available upon request.

Fire Marshall & Extinguisher Training

Fire awareness and risks form an essential part of Health and Safety at work. As a responsible employer, Coolwell have had all staff trained in the following:

  • Awareness of the hazards of fire, the threat to people and property and the nature of fire and how it spreads
  • Appreciation for the need for effective fire emergency procedures
  • Understanding duties as a fire warden
  • How to distinguish between the different types of fire extinguisher and for which fires they are suitable
  • To successfully tackle a small fire with confidence as a result of hands on training.
  • How to communicate to colleagues and others in the event of a fire

Certificates available upon request.


PTS (Personal Track Safety for live railways) Network Rail

Personal Track Safety is a system of safer working practices designed to ensure the safety of individuals who work near live railway lines. A PTS certificate or Sentinal Card is required before anybody is allowed to work within the boundary of Network Rail Tracks and an individual must attend a personal track safety course in order to obtain one. Coolwell have a number of engineers who have PTS Certificates enabling us to work near a railway line in the course of our work.

Certificates available upon request.