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[3/18/2022 11:06:51 AM] Price Increase 2022

Due to rising costs, HOTA has unfortunately had to implement a price increase for a selected number of our courses only, with effect from the 4th April 2022.


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[9/30/2021 9:09:42 AM] Covid Statement Update - 4th October 2021

Important update to the COVID19 easing of some restrictions from the 4.10.21

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[7/16/2021 2:24:00 PM] 16.07.21 COVID 19 Pandemic Update Statement

Statement 16th July 2021



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[1/5/2021 10:23:57 AM] 05.01.21 COVID 19 Pandemic Statement Update

Statement 16th July 2021


HOTA has carefully reflected on the currently published advise, guidance relating to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in law from Monday 19th July.

We have reached the decision that due to current case numbers and the ongoing need for self-isolation if in contact with a confirmed case, it is in the best interests of the health, safety and welfare of all of our Delegates, Visitors and Staff, that there will be NO change to HOTA's current Covid-19 Secure measures that have protected people so well during the pandemic to date.

This means that daily temperature screening and declarations, and the wearing of face coverings will remain mandatory when moving around within HOTA buildings, as well as on certain practical sessions.  Social distancing will remain and class sizes will stay reduced to facilitate this. We will keep the situation under review regularly.

Acceptance of HOTA's Covid-19 Secure measures forms part of our terms and conditions for entry onto our training programmes and premises.

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[11/3/2020 1:58:57 PM] 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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[10/28/2020 1:49:49 PM] IOSH Health & Safety Management Offshore Wind

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

IOSH Approved course tailored to the Offshore Wind Sector



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[7/2/2020 3:26:55 PM] COVID 19 Update

It's been 1 month since we re-opened on the 2nd June and we have successfully trained over 350 plus delegates in a variety of courses  from a number of Industries including Offshore, Maritime, Renewables and Electrical Sectors - with excellent feedback !

[5/27/2020 9:42:58 AM] "COVID-19 Secure" Workplace Risk Assessment and Plan

HOTA reopened on the 1st June for essential Staff Training and then welcomed delegates back from the 2nd June for essential face-to-face training.

See the link below for the information sheet regarding the risk assessment, contingency and control measures for commencing HOTA's face-to-face training in accordance with the HM Government 'Working Safely during COVID-19 in offices and contact centres' (and other sector guidance as appropriate).

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[4/14/2020 4:16:38 PM] 16.04.20 COVID-19 Pandemic Statement 1600hrs

In light of the ongoing uncertain progress of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the latest UK Goverment update on non-esstential travel and staying at home, we have taken the difficult but socially responsible option to continue to suspend all open course face to face training for a further three weeks until Monday 11th May 2020.  As a charity established thirty-three years ago by many of the key critical national infrastructure companies we serve and who’s business is protecting the health safety and welfare of all, we feel this is the only responsible course of action at this difficult time.

Please contact us directly at bookings@hota.org if you have any specific requests for remote training or closed safety critical courses for essential workers.

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[3/24/2020 1:25:58 PM] 24.03.20 COVID-19 Pandemic Statement 1100hrs

In light of the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation and the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on the evening of the 23rd March 2020, we have taken the very difficult but what we believe to be the only socially responsible option to suspend all face to face training for the next three weeks until the 20th April 2020.  As a charity established thirty-three years ago by many of the key critical national infrastructure companies we serve and who’s business is protecting the health safety and welfare of all, we feel this is the only responsible course of action at this difficult time.

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[3/23/2020 2:15:30 PM] COVID19 External Awarding Bodies

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

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[3/16/2020 4:37:00 PM] 23.03.20 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Statement UPDATE

As a charity, HOTA would like to assure you we are still operating 'Business as Usual' for all delegates attending training courses with us.

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[6/25/2018 12:32:53 PM] 18th Edition News

The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations will be available from July 2nd 2018

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[5/8/2018 1:48:18 PM] The Humber Renewables Awards 2018

HOTA Wins at The Humber Renewables Awards 2018

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[5/11/2017 2:08:39 PM] Qualsafe Courses

With the announcement that CIEH have decided voluntarily to surrender recognition as a regulated awarding body HOTA has extended their Qualsafe portfolio to include the following courses:-

Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace

Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling



[5/11/2017 1:54:41 PM] CIEH Announcement

CIEH withdraws from being a regulated organisation and have announced they are to voluntary surrender of recognition as a regulated organisation. 

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[12/18/2015 11:37:08 AM] New Course Launch - Seafarers with Designated Security Duties

HOTA has gained approval from the MCA to conduct the 1 Day Proficiency For Seafarers with Designated Security Duties Course.

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[12/7/2015 1:44:25 PM] Mechanical Joint Integrity Course Launch

1 Day Mechanical Joint Integrity Training Course added to HOTA's Electrical Course portfolio

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[8/19/2015 3:49:04 PM] HOTA On Social Media

Check out HOTA on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and YouTube for the latest course offers, industry job opportunities and new course releases.

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[6/1/2015 1:17:51 PM] HOTA Now Offering RUK/GWO Training Courses

HOTA is pleased to announce it has gained full accreditation from RUK/GWO (Renewables UK/ Global Wind Offshore) to offer the basic renewables training courses.

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[3/10/2015 3:18:18 PM] NEBOSH, Now only £325+VAT

The NEBOSH General Certificate (NGC) provides persons with health and safety responsibilities with a broad understanding of health and safety. The course syllabus covers UK legal requirements, workplace hazard identification and control, and managing risks effectively.

The qualification equips employees with the necessary knowledge to protect persons from harm and to help the employer avoid prosecution, litigation and other associated costs.

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[3/6/2015 2:39:49 PM] Passenger Shoulder Size

Last month, Step Change in Safety announced that as of 1st April 2015 a new size criteria for helicopter passengers travelling to and from offshore installations in the UK would come into effect.

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[2/24/2015 10:22:07 AM] HOTA have extended in Electrical Training

HOTA now offers eleven electrical training courses including JTL and City and Guilds approved. 'Introduction into electrical training in hazardous areas', is the latest HOTA course to be added to the portfolio.

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[2/10/2015 10:40:22 AM] Whats Happening with the BOSIET?

The BOSIET training course is under review again and changes are expected to take place to include the new Category A - Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS).

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[7/3/2023 2:45:16 PM] Working at Height Tower

In April 2023, HOTA built it's own internal Working at Height Tower at it's Malmo Road Site in Hull and gained approval for :

2 Day Working at Heights and Refresher

3 Day Advanced Rescue and Refresher

At the same time Approval was gained for the 3 Day Enchanced First Aid and Refresher.


[10/3/2023 2:29:59 PM] Vacancy for 2 x Full Time Administrator(s)

HOTA are seeking to appoint a 2 x Full Time Administrator(s) to work in a busy office environment primarily at HOTA, Malmo Road, Hull.

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