Health & Safety

Training Consultancy

Welcome to our website

At Studies In Work we are an independent organisation twenty years old, delivering Health & Safety training consultancy in the working environment. During those twenty years we have delivered training & consultancy throughout mainland UK, Ireland, Spain, Greece, USA, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Egypt, Pakistan, Falkland Islands and the Channel Islands. Our latest course is proving rather successful throughout the UK, based on asbestos training, click here for further information.

Consultancy Projects

Consultancy projects from Studies In Work are carried out primarily by Allen J Wilson who is Health & Safety and Management qualified.

Projects Include:

  • Accident Investigation in Hotels and swimming pools and spas in Europe. Read more…


Areas of Specialisation

One of the areas of specialisation is the safe operation of swimming Pool and Spa Plant.

  • Lecturers used by Studies In Work are Management & H&S qualified
  • Studies In Work are public liability and professional indemnity insured.
  • Studies In Work deliver lead body training for ISPE

PWTAG trying to ‘force’ ISPE into becoming accredited by them

Back in December 2017, whilst reading through PWTAG’s new publication, I noticed two items that I felt were definitely outside PWTAG’s remit. On page 3 they stated, ‘Swimming Pool Water is considered to be the authoritative guidance for swimming pools in a court of law.’  I personally am unsure if this is the case, or is it just PWTAG’s opinion.

On page 33 they stated, ‘Training should be suitable and sufficient and should be accredited by the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG)’.

Gym Design & Management


are looking for an experienced

Spa Pool maintenance engineer

to join their team based within the M25.


They require a minimum of two years experience in the industry, you will have an excellent working knowledge of spa pool systems, including water treatments, pumps, filters and pipework and ideally be a member of the ISPE. You will need to be confident working on your own as well as working as part of a team.

A gas or electrical qualification is desirable. A full UK manual  driving licence is essential.

To discuss the role further, please send your CV to [email protected] – FAO Christina Jones, TF Operations Manager.

micro-biological testing


To ensure compliance with COSHH regulations, Lead Body Guidance and British Standards, all pools and spa’s accessible by your employees and the public should be micro-biologically tested on a regular basis.

The guidance states that conventional pools should be tested monthly, hydrotheraphy pools weekly, and spas and hot tubs monthly plus a test for Legionella every third month.

Why we must microbiologically test our water

Blast from the past


Did you know?

Any non-domestic premises, building, factory, sports clubs, schools, etc. built or refurbished before the year 2000 may contain asbestos which is one of the most lethal dangers in the workplace.

Every year there are still 4,000 deaths from asbestos related diseases.

This represents 80 people a week, a higher figure than those dying on our roads. It is a common misconception that asbestos was something that used to be a threat in industry.

What have we been up to?


Local clubs and people with assistance in sponsoring have helped.


Studies in Work has been in the National press on several occations.


Where we started
and where
we are today

Revalidate your Pool/Spa Plant Operations Certification by distance learning today!

No longer is there a need to take a day off work and travel long distances to revalidate any authentic Pool/Spa Plant Opearations Certificate.

Just send a scan of your original certification and a payment of only
£80.00 + Vat (£96.00)

  • ideally by PayPal to [email protected]
  • cheque to Studies in Work, 90 Tuffley Crescent, Gloucester, GL15NE

Covers the following:


  •  Types of pollution & control methods
  • Waterborne infections including Legionnaires, Crypto and Giardia
  • Circulation systems and spa pools
  • Filtration, Flocculation & Backwashing
  • Heating, verntilation, electricity & energy use
  • The importance of pH control
  • The effect of unbalanced water
  • Disinfecting substances
  • Chlorination
  • Testing, reading, recording and reacting
  • COSHH, PPE, RPES & other H&S
  • Open-book, multiple choice examination


ISPE Course in Wolverhampton 3rd & 4th September 2018 
ISPE endorsed  2 day PPO course at Patshull Park Hotel, Wolverhampton   WV6 7HR.
Accommodation at hotel may be available  if required
Dates 3rd -4th Sept 2018.
Cost £250 per student with discounts available for groups of 5 or more.
Deliverer: Geoff Stafford MISPE contact details. M 07985745804  Office/home 01743 537437
Day one
Sources of pollution and control methods
Waterborne diseases inc: Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Legionnaires,               Acanthamoeba, Pseudomonas folliculitis, etc.
Changing and shower room infections: Verrucas, Molluscum contagiosum,         athletes foot
Circulation systems and Filtration, flocculation and backwashing
Heating ventilation & electricity
Pool & plant visit
Day two
The control of pH
Balancing water to ensure it is neither corrosive, erosive or scale forming
Disinfecting systems including UV & Ozone
Water testing: reading, recording & reacting to results
COSHH and other H&S matters
Multi-choice, open book examination 
All delegates will receive comprehensive manual plus access to a free help line for the  duration of their certificate
For more information, join the 175,000 recent visitors
The HSE recently stated:
Training does not have to be PWTAG accredited.
So get the best, Get ISPE endorsed training!!

To organise your own courses

risk assessment etc.

Contact Allen on
07885 615547
[email protected]