When you work in health and safety, there are certain phrases and buzz words that seem to come up time and time again. Some of them, however, seem more prevalent than others. The term ‘safety culture’ will be familiar to most of us in the industry. Yet how many of us actually stop to consider... Continue Reading →
Is there funding available for NEBOSH Qualifications?
Low interest rates, high inflation and a rocky economy can make it difficult for businesses and individuals to justify expenditure on non-essential items such as training (especially if you’re paying for it yourself). But embarking on training and giving yourself the chance of career development isn’t something that should be pushed a side - even... Continue Reading →
Hit the ground running with IOSH
At some point or other we’ve all heard the phrase ’hit the ground running’. For most of us however, the dream of being instantly successful at a new activity is just that: a dream. It’s hardly surprising. Imagine getting behind the wheel of a car having never driven before. Or strapping on a set of... Continue Reading →
Hot off the press: Safety training for high-risk machines
Whilst Power Presses aren’t exactly a hot topic, they’ve been around since the mid-19th century and have always been considered high-risk machines. It’s therefore essential that they’re properly inspected, tested and maintained to keep operators safe from serious injury. Big or small, Power Presses require safety precautions and so operators need to receive adequate training... Continue Reading →
Hot Desking: 7 Tips to stop you getting burnt!
Let’s be honest, most of us pay little attention to the health implications related to the layout of our workstations. As long as our desk appears to be in the right configuration when showing up for work on a Monday morning, we’re happy. As ‘hot desking’ becomes a more common practice, it’s easy to accept... Continue Reading →
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 →
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