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  • ONSITE

    A key element of the Tinson Training proposition is to deliver the training required ‘Onsite’. This has led to experiencing some unusual settings to say the least. We have been on top of the world with Al Jazeera Media on the 16th floor of the Shard and in the depths at York Dungeons to the accompaniment of background tortured screams – no attendees were harmed.  When we trained HMRC…

  • THE WEB WE WEAVE

    There are times when we receive a new client inquiry and I wonder  ‘How did they find us ?’. Like most businesses today we have an active Social Media presence (@tinsontraining), an up to date website (www.tinsontraining.co.uk)  a quarterly Newsletter and pay close attention to the level of inquiries we receive and convert. This all helps us to maintain visibility. There is, however,…

  • CONTROL

    When an engineer is faced with an electrical problem or crisis he or she needs to feel in control. It may be a situation they have not encountered before but with the right training they will be able to break it down into a series of steps to a solution. Being methodical and keeping drama at bay. Experience will enhance trained skills and at Tinson Training we are essentially passing on our…

  • THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB

    The principal purpose of Tinson Training is to help create a competent person who is capable of carrying out a level of electrical work to a required standard. Competence encompasses a range of aspects including using the right tools for the job. We will often advise on the correct tools to use and regularly pass comment on the appropriateness of tools that attendees have that they would use on…

  • MANY CALLED BUT FEW CHOSEN TO TRAIN

    It is a natural outcome of the job I do that I talk frequently with managers with staff they need to train as well as those being trained. A common theme has emerged from these chats over time. A regular comment is that there are many companies offering to train in electrical topics but very few that offer training that is anything other than a standard menu not necessarily relevant or really…

  • SAFETY & THE PROFESSIONAL

    When you think of what makes a professional do you ever consider the part that safety plays in completing the ideal profile? From Flying to Manufacturing, Special Forces to Construction and Electrical engineering, safety is a consideration that underpins any level of professionalism.  In my view a key element in bringing this mindset to bear – and one that is shared across professional…

  • REPUTATIONAL DAMAGE & HOW TO AVOID IT

    A combination of spurious skill claims and lack of proper training can be toxic and cause immense reputational damage. This is the sort of thing that keeps operations managers in businesses that employ service engineers awake at night. In an ideal world all service engineers would have Steve Jobs’s quote on quality of work in mind: “When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of…

  • ANOTHER CAUTIONARY TALE – NEVER SAFE TO ASSUME ELECTRICAL AWARENESS

    Recently, at a major UK steel plant, a visiting service engineer, lacking in electrical awareness, tripped out the power supply . A qualified electrician had to be called in to reset the breakers. A direct consequence was that the steel plant found on checking that the service company had never undertaken any electrical awareness  training for its engineers. They now had to implement it as a…

  • VARIETY

    In its ten year history as a business Tinson Training has trained a very broad spectrum of business types and sizes. High Tech to Low Tech and in manufacturing, chemicals, education, health, retail and service engineers, space engineers, computer engineers production line engineers, maintenance engineers and sometimes even those who manage engineers. Whatever the business type, size or level of…

  • WHO IS BRIAN TINSON?

    How many companies are truly an extension of their founder’s beliefs and skills? Tinson Training is such a company. The brainchild of Brian Tinson and after a decade of growth still very much in his image. The small team that has grown up around him share his values and his belief in the ups killing power of truly engaging electrical and plumbing maintenance training. Brian is a Yorkshireman…