News update


Xi Training Ltd is latest training provider to deliver new Rooftop Worker Scheme

Xi Training is pleased to announce it is now an approved training provider for the new Rooftop Worker Scheme from the Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR), taking safety standards to new heights by ensuring those required to access flat rooftops are trained to do so safely.

Suitable for those who need to undertake jobs at heights of three metres and above, the Rooftop Worker Scheme has been designed not just for individuals that need to climb masts and towers, but any industry role that requires working at height on a flat roof.

Falls are still the leading cause of fatal workplace injuries in the UK. In the latest Health & Safety Executive report, a total of 123 workers were killed in work-related accidents in Great Britain in 2021/22, with the most common reason being falls from a height, which led to 29 deaths - almost a quarter of all work-related accidents.

Read more: Approved EUSR Rooftop Worker Scheme!

We are delighted to announce that we are now approved suppliers of Never Let Go (NLG) PPE!

With a fantastic range of items to choose from, you can trust that all your tool tethering and storage needs will be well-catered for!

Not only do they provide a brilliant range of PPE, they also strive for only the best health and safety standards in the workplace; with each any every item individually serialised and load-rated you can rest assured that these items will keep not only you, but those around you safe from any avoidable accidents.

Visit the NLG section of our shop by clicking here!


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Dear valued Customer,

Unfortunately due to increasing costs, we have had to make the difficult decision to increase our prices across all of our training courses, effective 01/06/2022.

For our most popular courses, please see the list below with the updated prices, exclusive of VAT; for the costs of any other courses we run, please do not hesitate to get in contact and we can advise accordingly.

MATS / EUSR Tower Climber & Rescue (Initial 3 day course) - £560.00
MATS / EUSR Tower Climber & Rescue (Re-validation course) - £210.00
Rooftop Worker - £185.00
First Aid at Height - £130.00
RF Hazard Awareness - £120.00

Please be assured that Xi Training has made every effort to keep this increase to a minimum. It will
allow Xi Training to continue to deliver our courses at our usual high-standard, with a promise to continually improve the services that we provide to you.

We thank you for your support and continued business. If you have any questions at all regarding this notice, please do not hesitate to contact us using the details provided below.

The Xi Training Team

Contact us:
Tel: 01524 736 510
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Out of a total of 142 worker fatalities in the UK in 2020/21, 35 were a direct result of a fall from height.

Many accidents are preventable, making sure you have the correct procedures and workplace training in place is essential; how can you make sure that these risks stay minimal? And how can you best protect your colleagues? Below is a list of some best practices to take into account:

Prevention is better than a cure...
One of the most important procedures that you can and should be practicing is risk assessment, noting any potential hazards before any of your colleagues attend a worksite is of paramount importance. Having control measures in place will greatly reduce the risk of a potential injury and very well could just save someones life.

Correct Training...
You wouldn't expect someone to be able to fly a plane without having been trained, the same applies in every workplace in relation to a workers duties.

A worker unaware of the dangers becomes a danger, not only to themselves but also those they are working alongside; professional training is one of the easiest ways to ensure your colleagues attain knowledge and skills on how to remain safe and operate under best practice.

We offer a free consultation service if you have any concerns or are unsure about what training you and your colleagues may require.

A worker is only as good as their tools...
PPE is not only essential, it is required by Law.

As an employer, you are obliged to provide your colleagues with the correct equipment for the job at hand. However, just providing the PPE is often not enough, ensuring that your colleagues have been trained on how to properly operate, maintain and safely use the equipment is also imperative. Important topics such as pre-use inspections and buddy checks should be included.

Dos and dont's of working at height, excerpt from the HSE website:

  • Do….
    • as much work as possible from the ground
    • ensure workers can get safely to and from where they work at height
    • ensure equipment is suitable, stable and strong enough for the job, maintained and checked regularly
    • take precautions when working on or near fragile surfaces
    • provide protection from falling objects
    • consider emergency evacuation and rescue procedures
  • Don't…
    • overload ladders – consider the equipment or materials workers are carrying before working at height. Check the pictogram or label on the ladder for information
    • overreach on ladders or stepladders
    • rest a ladder against weak upper surfaces, eg glazing or plastic gutters
    • use ladders or stepladders for strenuous or heavy tasks, only use them for light work of short duration (a maximum of 30 minutes at a time)
    • let anyone who is not competent (who doesn't have the skills, knowledge and experience to do the job) work at height

Contact our expert team using the details below if you have any concerns or wish to discuss what training or PPE you may need for your line of work:

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01524 736 510

We gathered the information above via the HSE website, links provided below if you wish to read more:

Work-related fatal injuries in Great Britain

Working at Height


Relevant courses:

MATS / EUSR Basic Tower Climber & Rescue Initial Validation

MATS / EUSR Basic Tower Climber & Rescue Re-validation

Fixed Ladder Access & Rescue

Portable Ladder Safety & Use

Warehouse Racking Access & Rescue


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The new Energy and Utility Skills Registration scheme commenced in the New Year of 2020 and XI Training can confirm that it has completed the approval process and will deliver the MATS Tower Climb and Rescue scheme (3 day initial and 1 day annual revalidation courses) from 2nd January 2020.


A number of changes have been made to both of the MATS courses have been made including both written and practical tests – EUSR information can be viewed here.


In addition, training providers now have to implement a £30 delegate registration and certification fee for each delegate/ course delivered from 1st January 2020 onwards. Each delegate who passes the course will have a card and certificate provided by EUSR, who will maintain a publicly available database of all riggers registered on the scheme.


Currently in date climb and rescue valid certs will have 12 months to renew as before; at that point they will need to attend a registered provider (hopefully XI) to renew their certificates, under the new framework.


The EUSR course information sheet can be viewed here.


To book a MATS course or have any other work at height training requirements, please us a call on 01524 736 510.




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RF Hazard Awareness e-Learning course is available online and is accepted as part of the suite of courses enabling access to Arqiva sites.

Where there is risk of exposure to electromagnetic fields in the workplace, managers and employees alike are required to be aware of the hazards and risks connected with Radio Frequency in the workplace - with XI’s easy to understand interactive course module, this is now easier than ever.

Barry McLeod, Marketing Manager at XI Training says, “With a flexible learning agenda, delegates can conduct their training at home and reduce the number of lost working days – and the user experience is intuitive and simple to use. We do stress however, that all candidates must have attended the classroom based RF Hazard Awareness course in the first instance and that this e-learning option is for course/ certificate revalidation only.”

Course Objectives & Content

The course requires interaction with end of module tests; it also provides immediate certification upon successful completion. The training highlights how RF is propagated, the possible health effects on the human body and how RF can be measured and controlled via safe access procedures and practical scenarios.

  • The system allows you to complete the course at your own pace and duration - quality learning anywhere any time
  • The course explains in detail the risks involved and the permissible exposure levels to employees and others
  • It will assist you/ your organisation to protect employees and others from exposure to electromagnetic fields in the workplace.
  • The course meets the general requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and is accepted by Arqiva as part of their site access training requirements.

How Does it Work?

Read more: RF Hazard Awareness: e-Learning Course Available