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What Do Helmsman Do?


Helmsman provide a range of professional services which include all aspects of health and safety training, technical and soft skill training some of which can be done through e-learning.We provide in-house instructor-led training on a range of subjects. Having had 17 years’ experience doing this, we can ensure that you get the best possible prices for good quality training which in turn maximises your training budget.

Helmsman will help you with Health & Safety advice particularly with drafting policies and procedures, Fire Risk or DSE Assessments, audits and inspections, CHAS and other accreditations along with accident investigations.

We provide expert, professional health & Safety training services for all business sectors, this helps in:

  • Making training simple
  • Saving time and money
  • Tailoring services to your training needs


About Helmsman Services


Helmsman Services was formed by the directors, Tony and Lindsey Willson whose backgrounds were as Personal Development and IT trainers. In 1997, when working with a national house-builder as their Investors in People Adviser, a need arose to outsource their training function so a training management company was sought to deal with all aspects of training administration. When one could not be found (or at least at a reasonable price) Lindsey took on the contract. The business grew and initially clients were from the construction industry mainly due to the complex nature of maximising claiming construction training grants – about which Helmsman have in-depth experience and knowledge.In more recent years clients have been added from the care sector, Local Authorities and a management training organisation.When in 2005, an opportunity to actually deliver health and safety training arose, Helmsman safety services was formed and this then led to offering a professional advisory service and to the provision of annual contracts to manage health and safety.In 2013, the rise of e-learning within the care and financial sectors did not seem to be mirrored by construction and so Helmsman started to offer a suite of health and safety on-line courses which, since then have been extended to all sectors.

Helmsman are therefore a truly one-stop shop which can meet the training needs of our clients and the company prides itself on its professionalism, value-for-money, attention to detail and giving a personal service.

Between the three senior managers in the company, there are over 50 years’ experience in the field of learning and development which means that Helmsman Services are well placed to advise clients on all aspects of training and development and health and safety.


What Our Clients Say:


“We are a small Electrical Business based in Colchester and have been using Helmsmans Services Limited for the last couple of years for all our company’s health and safety advice. Helmsman also, organise any courses our staff need to attend to make sure we are completely up to date with the rules and regulations. They are very efficient, friendly and extremely helpful, always going that extra mile to make sure we receive the best service they have to offer and ensuring we are totally satisfied with the service we do receive. We would highly recommend them to any business small or large.”

Tracey Lee – LED Electrical

“Firstly it was the variety of subjects available that drew us to look at your website. Once we were satisfied the course met our requirements setting up additional logins has been no issue. We are also able to print off the training certificate for our records. We will definitely come back when we next need training media.”

Tim Driscoll -Health & Safety Manager, Gallagher

“It’s very unusual to find an organisation that you can hand your entire Learning & Development function over to. By employing Helmsman this whole task has been taken off our hands, saving us valuable time and money.”

Val Green – Tunbridge Wells Borough Council


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