English for Safety

For organisations that work in safety-critical industries we offer specialist training courses, as well as the online Safety English Test (SET). These services help our clients ensure all staff have the language competence needed to communicate safely in English in the workplace.

Customised tests and courses

We develop bespoke Safety English assessments and training courses, directly linked to the specific safety culture and processes within an organisation.

Examples of courses developed:

  • Golden Rules of English - for a major Oil & Gas IOC
  • Offshore Maritime Assessment - for an international service company
  • English for NEBOSH - supporting a technical training organisation
SET - Safety English Test

The Safety English Test (SET) is an online English Language competency test, designed specifically to assess English language skills where the health and safety of workers is critical.

The SET can be used to screen applicants during recruitment processes, as an end goal for training programmes, and also to verify skills of existing staff (language audits).

Many of our customers now mandate the use of SET in staffing their safety-critical projects, ranging from oil and gas installations in the Middle East to recycling plants across the UK.

Easy to use:

  • Available online 24/7
  • Taken at the candidates’ place of work
  • Simple registration and enrolment
  • Fast turnaround of result
Technical features:

  • Integrated voice-recording technology
  • Tests Speaking and Writing as well as Listening and Reading
  • Randomised question selection from multiple question banks
  • Benchmarked to CEFR English language testing standards
  • Speaking and Writing sections marked by experienced examiners
Using SET in recruitment
Many organisations now expect candidates proposed by their recruiting companies to have successfully completed the SET. This ensures that all candidates meet minimum safety language competency standards. It helps clients avoid wasting valuable time and resources on vetting applicants who cannot work safely in English.
English for Safety - courses

Our training programmes provide the upskilling required to ensure a national workforce has the English language skills necessary to understand the language of safety.

E- learning

Our Online English for Safety in Oil & Gas course develops key vocabulary as well as listening and reading skills. It ensures that safety critical instructions - such as tool box talks and signs - are understood. Deliverable 24/7 online.

Teacher-led courses

Our teacher-led courses improve understanding, speaking and writing skills, enabling staff to actively report hazards and support a safe working environment. These courses are deliverable face-to-face or remotely via our Live Online virtual classrooms.


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Our Companies

Professional Language Solutions Ltd

Language Solutions International Ltd

Language Solutions International FZ LLC

Language Solutions Ltd

London Languages

Contact Us (HQ)

Language Solutions

7 King Street Cloisters

London, W6 0GY

Email: webenq@langsols.com


Language Solutions Holdings Ltd

A group of companies providing English and Foreign Language Training, as well as teacher recruitment, to international organisations since 1991.



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