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I’m writing to let you know of a development with regard to the major highway works, which are now well underway on the A1173 between the CATCH roundabout and the A180 junction. You will remember works were suspended immediately after the COVID-19 restrictions were announced by Government. Since then work has started again on the CATCH roundabout.

Before going into detail, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding for the duration of these works. We appreciate that the programme has caused varying degrees of inconvenience and rest assured, we have done all we can to mitigate this and will continue to do so.

A reminder too, that these works are part of the multi-million-pound SHIIP, (South Humber Industrial Investment Programme), which aims to transform the business fortunes of North East Lincolnshire, creating opportunities and jobs.

The detail:

CATCH roundabout: The first phase of the A1173 works was improvements to the roundabout outside the CATCH facility, mentioned above. This will be completed following a five-night closure for resurfacing. A full diversion route will operate between 7pm and 6am from the night of Monday June 1 to Saturday morning, June 6. Motorists will be asked to follow the diversion signs, which will guide them off the A1173 and through to the A180 at the Brocklesby interchange, via the A160. For those travelling to the CATCH roundabout from Stallingborough Industrial Park there is an additional loop that takes in Kiln Lane, Laporte Road and Queens Road.

In addition to this, we are in the final planning stage to start the next phase of works, which is the construction of a roundabout to allow access to the new Stallingborough Business Park – an initial start date in March was postponed due to the coronavirus restrictions. As soon as we confirm our plans, I will contact you again to ensure you are kept fully informed.

A letter from North East Lincolnshire Council and ENGIE in regards to the planned and ongoing works.


We are excited to announce that we have a number of courses ready to be delivered face to face back on site, here at CATCH Skills.

We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that we adhere to government guidelines to keep our customers and colleagues safe. Our measures include social distancing at all times, enhanced cleaning of communal areas plus hand sanitisers and face masks available for delegate use.

We have limited availability on the following courses:

26th – 27th May  CCNSG Basic Safety Passport

28th May  CCNSG Safety Passport Renewal

1st – 2nd June  City & Guilds Medium Risk Confined Space

9th – 10th June  CCNSG Basic Safety Passport

16th June  ECITB Mechanical Joint Integrity

17th – 18th June  ECITB Small Bore Tubing

25th June  CCNSG Safety Passport Renewal

For further details or to book please contact Holly –


CATCH Coaching Collaboration with Windhover Management Coaching

From the very beginning, CATCH has been at the forefront of innovative training and business support solutions. Now, we are pleased to announce that we are working with Clive Rounce, the first General Manager of CATCH, to bring effective management coaching to our members and customers.

Coaching is a process in which the coach works in partnership with the coachee to help them draw on their own self-knowledge, experience and resources, developing their own thinking in order to solve problems, make choices or achieve success in a chosen activity.  It’s a proven way of helping people move further towards their potential.

There are still, however, many misconceptions about coaching, not helped by the term being loosely used in society to mean everything from a private tutor helping a child to prepare for an exam, to an elite sports guru.

It is not about the coach as expert giving guidance or bringing a secret methodology, nor is it a form of counselling. Coaching is different from mentoring where the focus is often on a more experienced person passing on their advice or acting as a career sponsor and champion.

Coaching is about a relationship of equals in a one-to-one conversation. It is about facilitating change and action on the coachee’s agenda and supporting development through questioning, challenge and support.

Perhaps, during these unprecedented times when many of us are working from home and being faced with new challenges and opportunities, it’s a good time to explore the benefits of coaching.

That’s why we are pleased to offer a free coaching taster session, to be delivered remotely by Clive, to the first ten CATCH customers to respond.

If you are interested, please contact to arrange your session.

You can find out more by visiting Clive’s website at

Clive said: “I believe that coaching is a great way to support and enable people to develop and can be especially helpful to leaders and managers in their challenging roles. Having been involved with CATCH from the early days, for nearly the first 8 years, I am very pleased to be working with the current team who have continued to support industry with innovative solutions and services.”

James McIntosh, Director of the CATCH Engineering Training Partnership said: “CATCH was created to assist and facilitate all of the industry skills, competency and training requirements. This doesn’t stop at practical based technical training so I’m delighted that we are able to launch this initiative with Clive’s new venture to further support our members.”


CATCH Skills are delighted to announce the launch of our new Virtual Classroom. Embracing this technology means we are able to offer a number of our open courses online, such as:

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Fire Awareness
  • Manual Handling
  • Risk Assessment & Method Statement
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Slinging and Lifting (theory)
  • Working at Height awareness

These sessions are delivered live by our trainers, using Microsoft Teams or Webex. Delegates are able to access the course handouts and additional content via Moodle plus they will also have access to additional support via our new online forum, where they can get updates on course material and legislation direct from our trainers throughout the year. View our course dates here.


It is a time of uncertainty for many people at the moment, but at CATCH Skills the team are doing everything possible to ensure when your business returns back to normal, that we can accommodate your training needs and your employee’s skills developments.

We anticipate the demand of our training courses to be high when this current period of time comes to an end. Therefore in order for us to ensure we can accommodate all our customer’s needs; we would be grateful if you could provide us with a foresight of any potential bookings you might be likely to make for any of the below courses (this is just a guide to help us to plan accordingly and there are no obligations on your part!)

  • City & Guilds Medium Risk Confined Space
  • City & Guilds High Risk Confined Space
  • City & Guilds 18th Edition
  • ECITB Low Risk Confined Space
  • ECITB Medium Risk Confined Space
  • ECITB High Risk Confined Space
  • ECITB Mechanical Joint Integrity (MJI10)
  • ECITB Small Bore Tubing (SBT01 & SBT02)
  • ECITB TMJI10 (Technical Assessment)
  • ECITB TSBT01 & TSBT02 (Technical Assessment)
  • ECITB Basic Safety Passport
  • ECITB Safety Passport Refresher

*The ECITB have stated that any CCNSG Safety Passports whose grace period expires after the 16th March 2020, they will grant an extended 3 months period to give delegates time to sit their renewal.  Therefore a 6-month grace period will be accepted until further notice.

If you could kindly let us know the month you require for your training, then one of the team will be happy to send over dates we have available.   We anticipate restarting our courses from mid/late-June, subject to any announcement by the government.

Here is a schedule of some of our most popular courses to assist in your planning.

Whilst our site is closed, we are still working from home (as probably most of us are at the moment!) and you can still call us on 01469 552828 if you have any questions or would like to make any reservations. If you have any questions, please contact Paul –


CATCH is offering a unique opportunity for 13- 16 year old students to gain a 2-day insight into engineering practises. Over the 2 days you will learn what it is like to work in the large Humber Bank industries, you will be finding out about:

  • Process Operations
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Process Plant Equipment
  • Interview Tips
  • Slinging and Lifting
  • Mechanical Joint Integrity
  • Bench Fitting
  • Control Room/ Simulator Familiarisation

This course will provide “hands-on” work experience with many types of mechanical equipment, taught by industry experienced trainers.

Limited Spaces Available!

Date: 29th -30th October 2020

Registration Fee: £30 per child

For further information or to book a place please email






On 17th March 2020 CATCH Skills, hosted 80 University of Lincoln Engineering students for 4 days to take part in the ‘CATCH Experience’ programme. The students, who were in their 1st year of their degree programme, benefited from invaluable practical hands on experience. The aim was to demonstrate how their skills would be used within a workplace. The training included Introduction to Plant Process, COSHH/ Hazard Identification, DCS Simulator, Loss of Containment, Laser Alignment, Pumps and Flange Integrity.

“Practical experience” in a degree programme is very difficult to achieve yet is valued as extremely important by employers. The CATCH Experience Programme allows students to apply and transfer their Engineering theoretical studies into practical scenarios, within a safe and controlled environment. The students felt this experience “provided real life examples of equipment” and allowed them to “gain visual and hands on experience of the theory.” It allows the students to have an “insight to what a career in engineering would be like.” They felt the CATCH Environment was “welcoming and friendly and simulates the real world well.”

They continued to say the environment was “realistic” with the “right amount of professionalism.”

James McIntosh, Director of the CATCH Engineering Training Partnership said “We were delighted to be able to deliver such a varied programme for the University of Lincoln students at CATCH. It is great to see another University wanting to enhance their Engineering degree curriculum with a range of different practical based experiences so the students can find out more about our industry. The feedback from the students was that they enjoyed seeing how the industrial environment linked into their studies and that the hands-on experience was most enjoyable. CATCH has an excellent relationship with the University of Lincoln, and we look forward to working with them again in the future on a variety of projects.”

CATCH Skills approach to industry training is unique. Their Industry led, world class facilities hosts partnerships with multiple training providers including further education colleges and private organisations who are recognised as leaders in their field. Working closely with companies to generate programmes that offers solutions and cater for their training needs.

Based in Stallingborough, CATCH is an industry led partnership supporting the process, energy, engineering and renewable industries in Yorkshire and Humber. Catering for adult and student learning. If you would like to find out more details, please call 01469 552828 or email     


University of Lincoln Loss of Containment (2)
University of Lincoln- Introduction to Plant Process (2)
University of Lincoln Introduction to Plant Process (2)
University of Lincoln Flange Management 2 (2)
University of Lincoln Flange Management (2)


Dear Customer;

The spread of the COVID-19 continues to dominate the news, with major implications across the globe. As you would expect, CATCH Skills continues to follow direct Government advice and guidance from Public Health England (PHE) and other leading organisations. At present the message is that all CATCH Skills upskilling courses will continue to be delivered as normal. We appreciate that some companies have imposed bans on travel and training off site and to that extent would like to commit to offering to move any places currently booked on training courses in March/April/May to a course later in the year. There will be no cancellation fee or additional fee for this service.

Please be assured that on site we are also taking various precautions onsite in line with advice from the Government and PHE. We would ask if any of your personnel who are booked on courses with us and have travelled to the UK from (or via) one of the affected areas listed on the government link below that they take note. If they travelled within 14 days of their course commencing and are displaying symptoms of the virus, then as a precautionary measure we ask that you please reschedule their training course

We will continue to monitor the ongoing situation as it progresses and will ensure that our communication to customers is as clear and as regular as possible.

If you have any questions then please feel free to contact us on or call 01469 552 828


CATCH Skills will now be offering accredited Mental Health First Aid England courses from April;

2nd-3rd April 2020 – £275+VAT per delegate

What will you learn?

Learning takes place through a mix of group activities, presentations and discussions. What you learn will depend on the length of course you attend:

Two Day – Mental Health First Aiders A practical skills and awareness course designed to give you:

-A deeper understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect people’s wellbeing, including your own
-Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
-Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
-Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
-Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to appropriate support

How will attending an MHFA England course help?

Research and evaluation shows that taking part in an MHFA England course:
− Raises awareness and mental health literacy
− Reduces stigma around mental ill health
− Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
− Promotes early intervention which enables recovery


For more information or to book onto our Mental Health First Aid course please call Holly on 01469 552828 or email


To celebrate our fantastic achievement of receiving ECITB Training Provider of the Year, we would like to give something back to you!

For all ECITB courses* taking place within April, May & June, we will be offering “buy one, get one half price”

*Excludes all CCNSG courses.


For more information or course dates please contact the team on 01469 552828 or email Holly on



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