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What course do I need? How do I convince my boss? What are the benefits?

Finding the right safety training course can be time consuming and arduous.Icons 100mmx100mm-06 That’s why our Training in a Nutshell guides are ideal. Each guide comes with a strict 300 word limit! Quick facts and key benefits, so you’ve got all you need to know to find the right course for you and your business. This time, we take a look at one of our key NEBOSH courses.

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The construction sector accounts for just 5% of employees in Britain, yet it accounts for 27% of all fatal injuries to employees, many of which result from falls. However, it’s not just construction workers who are at risk when working at height…  In fact, working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries full-stop, with common cases including falls from ladders or through fragile roofs. That’s why this oshtober-twitter-infographic-images-04year’s #OSHtober is focussed on working at height and raising awareness of the dangers. (more…)

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family2Novelty socks, kitsch ceramic mugs, yet another new pair of slippers – most years, Father’s Day can end up feeling more like Groundhog Day. This year, however, we’d like you to put the cards aside for a moment and instead spare a thought for some of the dads who went off to work one morning and didn’t come home. It’s a sobering thought we know, but there is hope – especially when you consider how many things you can do to ensure that neither you, nor your colleagues, become another statistic…

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cautionAsk anyone to name the most dangerous jobs they can think of, and you’ll usually be greeted with the same old answers. Racing car driver? Astronaut? Bomb disposal expert? While there’s no doubting these can be perilous ways to earn a living, health and safety statistics from the HSE suggest that some of the most dangerous jobs in Britain are far more common than you might think.

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Asbestos TapeAsbestos. Just the word is enough to set most peoples hearts racing. As we’ve discussed in our feature on asbestos statistics, asbestos is still the single greatest cause of UK work-related deaths, with at least 4,000 people dying each year from asbestos-related diseases resulting from workplace exposure. In this eye-opening presentation, we expose some of the most surprising facts about the former ‘magic mineral’… You’ll never look at your toothpaste the same way again!

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Building a FutureThe economic future of the construction industry is looking bright, spurred on by Government funding for key infrastructure projects, the Help-to-Buy Loan Scheme, the Funding for Lending Scheme and apprenticeships to increase the number of skilled workers. And there’s new health and safety legislation for the sector, with the long-awaited revised CDM Regulations expected to come into play this April. But with growth and change, there inevitably comes new challenges – and some of the same ones keep raising their heads.

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