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Welcome To HOTA

Established in 1987 and based in Hull, East Yorkshire,  HOTA is a Limited Company with Charity Status, providing  Internationally Approved  and Accredited Training and an extensive portfolio of bespoke courses for the Renewables, Offshore, Maritime and Onshore Sectors to meet individual and company specific training needs.

HOTA is an ISO9001:2015 Accreditated CompanyEHQMS Scope : Provision of offshore, renewable energy, emergency response & rescue vessel and maritime training together with the provision of courses which cover onshore and offshore first aid, health & safety and technical and specialist courses.

GWO Customer Satisfaction Q1 2020 - 95.29%, Q2 2020 - 92.145, Q3 2020 - 96.35%



"'On Monday 5th October I attended my FOET Course. I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to HOTA for the whole days experience which I received during Covid19. The due care and attention given to me from the minute I walked through the door, to end of play was exceptional. This was from the door monitor, the reception administrator and more importantly the instructors. In particular Carl M and Phil D. Once I raised a concern to Carl, I felt his personal attention to me was second to none. In fact, being an ex service RAF man of 36 years I appreciated the training in the pool, more particularly as I embraced and respected the ex military personnel instructors, even though a lot them were from the Navy. With respect to Phil Drew, he also displayed a caring and understanding of my personal anxiety to the wearing of the smoke hood. However with his professional guidance and encouragement, I found the three exercises to be fully achievable and less stressful. Lastly my whole day experience was very rewarding and I feel that the services even in COVID19 have improved since 4 years ago. Thank you very much."

Paul ,October 2020, FOET Delegate

"'I've just finished the last 5 year STCW refresher courses and I must add it was most enjoyable being back both at Malmo Road & Albert Dock sites..It was also nice to see old and new instructors A massive thanks to Sarah.Carl.Phil.Chris.Dave.Paul for all the hard work that you have done to ensure our safety during the pandemic.Sorry if I have forgotten to mention anyone but you all deserve a big pat on the back.Well done Karen Shepherd for making this possible.Hope to see you all in 5 years take care and stay safe'"

Paul, June 2020, STCW Update Delegate

"I’d just like to convey my thanks to all involved in my recent STCW courses. The booking system was faultless and all admin instructions clear. The instruction was professional and thorough. A difficult time with current COVID restrictions but it was made simple and safe at HOTA. Thanks again. "

Steve, June 2020, STCW Delegate
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COVID19 Update 3.11.2020 at 1200 hrs

3rd November 2020 HOTA to Remain Open to provide Training for all of our Customers during the period 5th November – 2nd December 2020

As per the very clear guidance from UK Government on Education, Work and support of Critical National Infrastructure, HOTA will be remaining open to provide the essential training required by our loyal customers during the period of “lockdown” in England from 5th November and 2nd December 2020.

This is fully aligned with the UK Government strategy of reducing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus within the population by restricting non-essential social interaction and social travel whilst protecting the economy, education and essential businesses delivering manufacturing, supply chain, power, food supply, etc.

HOTA have reviewed our Covid-19 Risk Assessment (see link below), Covid-19 Emergency Response Plan and updated our Covid-19 Delegate Factsheet.  We are committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of anyone on our premises and continue to maintain our “Covid Secure” measures at all times and enhance these wherever possible.  We have recently purchased two high-volume disinfectant fogging machines which will enhance our already thorough deep cleaning and quarantine regimes even further.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us directly at bookings@hota.org 

On behalf of the company we hope that you and your family stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Karen Shepherd Chief Executive

Neil McCracken Chairman of the Trustees

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posted on: 03/11/2020

IOSH Health & Safety Management Offshore Wind

**First of it's type in the UK**

IOSH Approved course tailored to the Offshore Wind Sector

This highly interactive course is an introduction or update on the health & safety risks and controls across the offshore wind supply chain and addresses the offshore wind risk profiles. Course provides an understanding of everyone's health & safety responsibilities in the offshore wind sector and how to influence, control and monitor risks to improve the safety, health and well being of everyone working in the offshore wind sector.

"Essential health & safety training for contractors, supervisors and managers working across the offshore wind supply chain"

Launch Price : £750 plus vat pp

RRP £895 plus vat pp

Live tutor led remote learning experience

Running 3 Full Consecutive Fridays :

27th November, 4th December and 11th December 2020


posted on: 28/10/2020

COVID19 External Awarding Bodies

Are you due to refresh your training but are unable to do so due to the COVID-19 Situation?

posted on: 23/03/2020
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