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 →

Time well spent: 6 Steps for developing In-Company Training

Reading and answering work emails accounts for a third of employees' time in the office and a staggering half of their total time when working at home. This, plus endless to-do lists, seemingly pointless meetings and unexpected interruptions can spell doom for an otherwise well planned day. This ultimately inhibits productivity, creativity, and creates a... Continue Reading →

Risk Assessment goes to Hollywood

Moviemaking can be exciting and lucrative, but beneath the glitz and glamour lies unique risk. Indeed, the idea of someone hanging on to the side of an Airbus 400 as it takes off is probably a health and safety professional’s worst nightmare. Equally, driving an armoured truck in to the lobby of a crowded Las... Continue Reading →

Home is where the heart is: The benefits of keeping training In-House

We’ve all been there - standing on the platform while the train gets later and later until finally the departure board flashes a single, ominous word: Cancelled. We all recognise that desperate scramble to make alternate arrangements, calling taxis, sprinting for buses, texting and ringing colleagues to apologise that we’re running late. And you can... Continue Reading →

Back to School: A Machinery Safety Refresher

Sunshine, easy commutes and alfresco dining, just some of the many joys the summer break can offer. And yet the heat is subsiding, the mornings are getting darker and that glorious trip abroad all but a distant memory – it must be time to go back to school. Well, perhaps not school, although the return to work... Continue Reading →

Bigger not better: preparing for a GROWING challenge with Safer People Handling

According to gov.uk data, 61% of adults in England were classified as overweight or obese in the UK in 2016/2017. While this brings with it a raft of health problems in its own right, it also has major implications for caregivers. Coupled with the fact that the average age for retirement for nurses and care assistants is... Continue Reading →

Cut costs, not corners with IOSH – Managing Safely

Sometimes cutting corners for the sake of a few pounds can actually wind up costing you a lot more time and money then you ever could have imagined, especially when it comes to health and safety. More often than not businesses keep revising their goals to increase profitability and as a result, workers start looking... Continue Reading →

Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and causes over a third of all workplace injuries. But these injuries can be prevented by making sure your organisation is equipped with the right knowledge and skills. With this in mind, we've put together a 'Top 10 Tips for Manual Handling' infographic... Continue Reading →

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