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  • TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING

    If we have learned one thing at Tinson Training over the last eighteen months or so it is how to make good use of video communication technology. So have millions of others, stoking the exponential growth of Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and a host of other tech options bobbing in their wake. It all seems so much like a brave new world of training and learning in place – but is it? One may be…

  • WHY IS THE WAY WE RESPOND SO IMPORTANT?

    We have made much over the years of the bespoke nature of Tinson Training courses and the fact that they are delivered on the client’s premises. This is all well and good but it does also mean that we must be capable of responding with authority to a wide variety of scenarios. Two recent inquiries reminded me that much of our success is built on this ability. Perhaps we could call it informed…

  • WHY WE TRAIN ON-SITE?

    Sometimes I am asked the question – Why does Tinson Training train on-site? My usual response is that training staff in their normal work surroundings makes what is learned immediately more relevant to their day-to-day work and almost always raises the level of engagement with the course content. Another reason why we train on-site is the opportunity for unexpected bonuses. On a recent…

  • TRAINING POST PANDEMIC

    A lot has changed in the last eighteen months. It has made my colleagues and I at Tinson Training think long and hard about what we should change and what stays the same. The biggest single change has been the explosion in video communication by whatever means – Zoom, Teams, FaceTime and others too numerous to mention. While Tinson Training is steadily returning to the bespoke onsite…

  • TRAINING MUST ENGAGE

    Throughout my career, and especially since founding Tinson Training, I have believed that information enjoyed is information retained. I have made this a central tenet of the Tinson Training approach and because of this have recruited fellow trainers who share this belief and an ability to engage the delegates on our courses. It seems so obvious yet I hear frequent tales of trainers who have…

  • CONSEQUENCES OF CORONAVIRUS

    Like so many businesses, Tinson Training has suffered as a result of Coronavirus, as all On-Site Courses were put on hold during the lockdown periods. However, every cloud has a silver lining and we have gained extra time to review our training materials and course delivery. Our trainers have enhanced their knowledge during this time too. We have rewritten our Electrical Safety Book that we give…

  • INSPECTION AND TESTING OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT UPDATE

    The Code of Practice for the Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment was updated in June 2020 (5th Edition). This code of practice, more commonly known as Portable Appliance Testing, has always been more than that. It is a clarion call to those responsible that this is a key safety requirement. Moreover, it is a legal requirement to keep all electrical equipment safe which implies it has…

  • GOING GREEN – DOING BETTER

    You may think that Training is already a reasonably green business sector. That may be so but, as with training itself, we can always improve. We thought that we were pretty conscious of our environmental impact, in spite of spending a lot of time on the road delivering our bespoke courses onsite at client premises. The process also generated a fair amount of collateral paperwork. On the other…

  • VALUED TRAINING

    Tinson Training has done a number of Electrical Awareness courses over the years for a UK division of a global stationery supplier. One in particular sticks in my mind because it is a reminder that what we do is really worthwhile. I had arrived to present another bespoke onsite course and the group was assembling when a previous attendee approached. He told me that before he took my course he…

  • REPUTATION WINS CLIENTS

    A short while ago a new client from Cornwall came to us for a Bespoke Onsite electrical training course. We are not obsessively curious but we do like to know what brings clients to our door. It gives us a better understanding of what’s working for us in our marketplace.  In this case it turned out that they had recently had a visit from an Amada engineer (Amada is a world leading manufacturer…