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

& Studies In Work
PPO training

Two day, ISPE endorsed
Pool & Spa Plant Operators course

at Lakesides Holiday Park, Burnham on sea  TA8 2AE

The Health & Safety Executive in their publication hsg179, ‘Managing Health & Safety in Swimming Pools’, advocate training in the operation of pool plant. The HSE do not endorse or support one commercial training provider over another. This course also covers the requirements from the British Standards (BSI) documents PAS39, BS EN 15288 and follows the Code of Practise from the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG)
Ideal for;
all pool and spa operators, Duty Managers, EHO & HSE staff
The days
are spent discussing how the operator can provide pool water in an economic manner that is safe, hygienic and attractive. It covers disinfection, pH, filtration, flocculation, backwashing, testing, monitoring
proactive & reactive measures. H&S and is the minimum requirement for anyone involved in the operation or supervision of pools and spas.

The times
9.30 to 16.00 approx. both days
The dates
9th & 10th May 2018
The venue
Lakesides Holiday Park, Burnham on sea TA8 2AE
The cost
(Discounts available for multiple bookings. Fees includes; Certification comprehensive course manual and refreshments.

The deliverer
Allen J Wilson FISPE IOSH tech, of Studies In Work has delivered pool plant & H&S training throughout the UK and around the world for over thirty five years. He is the author of numerous books published on this subject by ISRM & ISPE and ILAML and is a former member of PWTAG and was part of the advisory group on hsg179
He is also the immediate past President of the ISPE.
Those needing to revalidate any existing PPO qualification can attend day two and receive an updated ISPE endorsed certificate and manual.

Cost £120.00 + VAT
For course places please contact Margaret on 01278 773158 or by

Email: [email protected]

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

Up and coming Pool & Spa Plant Operations training courses with CPD points

Sittingbourne, Kent Spring 2018 two day date TBA.
Revalidation delegates to attend second day only



To organise your own courses

risk assessment etc.

Contact Allen on
07885 615547
[email protected]