Work placements: Are they your safety blind spot?

According to the HSE, men aged 16–24 face a 40% higher risk of all workplace injury than men aged 45–54. As we’ve discussed in the past, there are many reasons that young workers are statistically more likely to be injured at work than those who have been on the job for years. Less training, lack... Continue Reading →

New Year… New career! Start 2019 as you mean to go on, with a NEBOSH Diploma

The New Year has arrived and we’re back to work. As New Year’s Eve slides away into distant memory and the detox commences (and ends just as swiftly), it’s important to look to the future - and we’re not just talking about New Year resolutions. In fact, New Year resolutions are notoriously short sighted and... Continue Reading →

Winter comfort: 7 toasty tips for keeping safe this January

It seems Britain is rarely prepared for the arrival of bad weather. As a consequence, we often face the predictable onslaught of transport disruption, school closures, system failures and stranded communities. More often than not working during the coldest months can sometimes feel like survival of the fittest, and the risks are tenfold for employees who... Continue Reading →

Give the gift of a NEBOSH Certificate this Christmas

As the saying goes ‘It’s better to give than to receive’. We hear it all the time, especially at this time of year. The accumulation of possessions offer only short-term gains which often fade quickly. On the flip side, generosity and giving offers long lasting happiness, purpose and fulfilment. Christmas, you see, is far more than... Continue Reading →

Keep your workforce merry with Director Involvement

Secret Santa, mince pies and after work drinks - Christmas has arrived! And yet for some, getting involved in workplace festivities is as unwelcome as the monthly credit card bill. Generally speaking however, employee participation in communal activities can help form the bedrock of positive working relations and help a business thrive. So perhaps putting... Continue Reading →

The importance of correct festive viewing

In an age where streaming services, digital downloads and catch-up tv reign supreme, it’s quite surprising that the Christmas Day tradition of congregating around the ‘box’ (let alone the same room) to watch live programming endures. For most of us it’s as good a time as any to throw on those festive slippers, open the... Continue Reading →

Chemical romance: 9 reasons you should learn to love COSHH

Be honest now. Some regulations can feel like a drag – bureaucratic hoops that you’re forced to jump through. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations are not like that though - rather, they are a vital and in some cases lifesaving necessity for all businesses. After all, COSHH covers hazardous substances that... Continue Reading →

HSE: Scary Statistics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its latest statistics on workplace safety, and they make for scary reading as workplace illness and injuries remain a major problem for the UK. In honour of Halloween, we've put together a 'scary' infographic to give you all the key facts: If you want to read HSE's full breakdown of... Continue Reading →

Build your career: NEBOSH Construction Certificate

Remember playing with brightly coloured, interlocking plastic bricks? The hours spent piecing together intricate sets, vehicles, buildings, entire cities? The possibilities for playing, building and creating were truly endless. For most, this has moved beyond childhood playtime and in particular, become a rewarding career path for professionals within the construction industry. Whilst the recession may... Continue Reading →

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