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  • 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…

  • Happy New Year

    Tinson Training is 10 years old. I started the business with a view to providing high quality training that supplies a useful service to businesses. That mission has not changed and the only difference today is that I know I have succeeded in doing what I set out to do. Many of our customers return for further business and that is the obvious indicator that they are happy with what we have done…

  • TAKING ADVANTAGE OF CONTEXT

    I was recently asked to deliver an Electrical Awareness course at a company that had just had some new equipment delivered ready for commissioning. It turned out to be a great opportunity to combine theory and practice in a real work context. I was able to flex the course so that we could relate elements of it to the equipment, working out how cables might run and what connected in what order to…

  • TAKING RESPONSIBILITY

    It may seem obvious that staff will take ownership of their work and how the care and quality of what they do may effect their colleagues and their employer; not to mention their own safety. Seemingly for many it is not. My experience of delivering training in electrical awareness to a wide range of businesses and attendees has shown me that the instinctive default setting is to do whatever they…

  • THE HIGHLY SKILLED STILL HAVE TRAINING NEEDS

    We recently worked with a major British technology company who produce, amongst other high tech kit, parts for the Particle Accelerator at CERN. We were training in electrical awareness software engineers with PHDs in physics. When your day to day focus is working in the world of the barely comprehensible the practicalities of basic electrical practice can be overlooked. This is our experience in…

  • Safe Systems of Work

    During training course we will discuss a range of topics and that will often include safe systems of work and appropriate tools to use. Whilst we are not consultants we do consider ourselves as a valuable source of information that allows people to increase their abilities whilst staying safe.