Services / Training Course Design

SOA’s approach to developing excellent, targeted and objective training courses start with the assignment of our design team.

The team includes experts from the following areas:

  • Health and Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Engineering
  • Training Design and Development
  • Training Standards
  • Multimedia Design

Development and Design / How we put your course together


Media rich presentation that use a variety of images, graphical concepts, animations and videos to portray the message visually.

Site Specific Content

The organisational policies/procedures, work activities and environmental aspects are incorporated throughout the presentation.


Our experts are from health & safety, fire, engineering and training backgrounds and have extensive knowledge and experiences of their discipline.

Case Studies

Where possible we like to incorporate relevant case stuides to better highlight and bring attention to the point in question.

Latest Technologies

In addition to PowerPoint we use modern drawing packages and development environments to produce all our images, graphics and videos.

Post Course Analytics

We capture initial feedback after the course and recommend 'on-the-job' evaulations considering the training solution provided.

Responsiveness and trainer reflexivity remain a fundamental part of SOA’s professional commitment to making continual improvements to ensure all delegates receive a first class learning experience.

Case Studies / Current and Related Assignments

SOA deliver services to a variety of clients. Our capabilities can be engaged individually or as a bespoke solution to deliver the optimum product to meet your needs. We are currently involved in the following projects (hover over each for more information):


    This one-day course was developed as an introduction to Product Safety aimed at persons involved in work equipment design, manufacture, supply and maintenance. It explains Product Safety in the context of Workplace Safety, the duties of those involved, safety engineering processes and how they fit with the product lifecycle. It introduces safety engineering techniques and provides delegates with practical experience of applying some of those most commonly used.


    HOMEGROUP are providers of affordable social housing and care and support services. Their aims are to provide 'outstanding' customer service and build strong, sustainable communities. As such there is a complex infrastructure of properties, offices, workshops, plant equipment and staff required to support the 70000 home nationwide. HOMEGROUP awarded SOA a 3-year national contract to provide H&S audits, Training Needs Analysis H&S policies and develop and deliver a full suite of health and Safety training course.


    NHS Property Services’ North region manages and maintains more than 1,400 properties and in 2008 SOA were appointed to undertake Health and Safety Reviews, Fire Risk Assessments, CAD drawings and deliver of training for over 70 properties in the Manchester area. Over the past 9 years SOA have continued to be NHS Health, fire and safety support and are now support safety for the entire Greater Manchester area. In addition, SOA has delivered training to over 3000 NHS staff in respect of safety awareness


    Carried out the extensive skills gap analysis for “Top Tier” and “Lower Tier” COMAH sites and developed bespoke Incident Command courses that practically dealt with varying scenarios. Staff from all levels within the organisations were trained to effectively deal with any incident that may occur ensuring that all were familiar and could work within all levels of command and control.


    SOA developed a bespoke five-day product safety course for the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) with the objective of raising the awareness and capability of designers, engineers and managers who are involved in the design, build, commissioning and maintenance of ships and submarines. The courses where designed to be interactive and hands-on, encouraging a modern structured, goal centric approach to safety cases as opposed to the previously preferred prescriptive approach.


    SOA have designed, developed and delivered over 50 courses with Health and Safety under topics such as Workplace Safety, Fire Safety, First Aid, Risk Assessment, COSHH, Working at Height, Asbestos, Manual Handling, to name but a few. These courses have been delivered to over 10000 delegates across 300 companies and consistently receive excellent reviews and feedback.

Testimonials / What Our Clients Say

  • The standard of the deliverables was very high, and I was extremely pleased with their engineering and professional approach; it was clear from the material that it had been produced with an expert eye and a full understanding of the product
  • We would like to express our appreciation for the hard work and dedication you and your team at SOA have afforded us here at Manchester Community Health. We know the timescales and notice periods for changes have been challenging but your team have always managed to accommodate our needs
  • All the courses were explained and well demonstrated by the trainers in a professional and knowledgeable manner. All employees who attended the course commented on the high standard of the training given, the fact that it was very informative, and also presented in an understandable manner which they found enjoyable.
  • Their professional approach and combination of theory, practical and anecdotal evidence makes the courses memorable and enjoyable. We will be continuing to use SOA for our H and S training and consultancy in the future
  • The training provided by the SOA team was exemplary in that it hit the mark from scope and content perspectives but moreover was delivered by real experts who clearly not only know the theory but have experience in applying the concepts to complex systems.
  • What SOA did with the PowerPoint's was very good and refreshingly new to our business. They really brought the subject to life and it was great how the slides built up the system from first principles to the finished article, bringing in essential engineering and safety detail that demonstrated how and why the design developed as it did into the final product
  • The NEBOSH course was just what I needed. I didn’t have much previous health and safety experience, but the way the trainer delivered the course made it very understandable and relevant to my own working experience.