County Durham Trusted Traders

In this section it is our intention to bring you local traders from across Co Durham who have completed work for the Charitable and 3rd Sector and have delivered good quality work at a reasonable price. You may even have had a discounted price from them! We will only include those traders who you recommend and of course there is no guarantee that their next job will be the same!!

If you have a trader that you would like to recommend - send across a testimonial and we will include them.

ATSAS Accredited Training Safety Advice Service **New**

Accredited Training Safety Advice Service -    07549845721  - 

Marlene Robinson TechIOSH is the founder member of ATSAS, she has 25 years’ experience within the field of training and health & safety. She is an experienced trainer with a very approachable attitude.Marlene takes pride in delivering first class advice, training and assisting organisations to solve problems and implement systems ATSAS offers Health & Safety Systems bespoke to your organisation, Marlene has Health & safety qualifications and a wealth of experience in industries such as GSK Global Pharmaceuticals, Print industries, Charities, YMCAs, and the retail industry.Marlene will visit your workplace, assess your current systems and provide a report complete with action plan. Accredited and non- accredited training is provided to a minimum of 6 delegates. However under special circumstances one to one training can be arranged.


YMCA Tees Valley

Marlene has worked with the YMCA for many years in her capacity as Health and Safety Adviser lead. During this time she was proactive in ensuring that the organisation was compliant with relevant legislation, that the organisation carried out best practice in terms of health and safety and that we worked to a robust schedule of activity to maintain health and safety standards. Marlene also steered the organisation through the CHAS accreditation over a number of years. Her approach to work is to enable organisations to understand what is needed according to the scope and extent of organisational activity. She is extremely clear about what is needed and is able to ensure that the organisation embeds health and safety in a way that supports senior and front line staff. Marlene implements her expertise using a common sense approach whilst giving organisations the confidence that they have all health and safety issues in hand.
Over the years I have seen Marlene training groups in her specialist field. She is an excellent trainer who gets the best out of trainees and makes sure that her subject area is relevant and interesting. She has a wealth of knowledge, a wide range of resources and training material that gives her a wide and in depth understanding of her work. I would definitely recommend working with her.

Sarah Hackett CEO YMCA Tees Valley.

Ryedale YMCA

Ryedale YMCA worked with Marlene to address many outstanding Health & Safety matters.  Marlene was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful; assisting us fully with implementing new practices and tightening up on others that were already in place.  Marlene’s extensive expertise and understanding of the very nature of our business was so relevant.  Too many times H & S support came from people with only industry based background, with Marlene, however her ability to understand Supported Housing and the client group made her input invaluable.  She made the systems we put in place achievable; as a result we have been able to maintain a higher level of H & S management and we carry it out with more confidence.” 

K McGinty YMCA Ryedale