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In our new series of blogs, we take a bitesize look at a number of the training courses RoSPA offers. Quick facts and key benefits, so you’ve got all you need to know to find the right course for you and your business. hoist 205 x 205

What’s more, all of our “Training in a nutshell” guides come with a strict 300 word limit!

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have released their latest statistics on workplace safety, and they make for sobering reading.  It’s clear that injuries and illnesses in the workplace are still a major issue in the UK.  Our handy infographic gives you all the key facts and figures:

 

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You can read the full statistics HERE

You can now check out our full of range of 2017 training courses HERE

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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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To report or not to report? Not a line from a Shakespeare play but a regularly asked question by leisure operators and managers of sites with visitors in relation to work-related accidents.accident  (the dictionary project)

And there is a good reason for that – it isn’t straightforward at all.

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A while ago, we wrote a blog that covered off the important issue of ‘What is a Risk assessmencautiont?’, now we’re going to take that a step further and look at the process of carrying out risk assessments. The importance of risk assessment training cannot be overstated, it is a fundamental aspect of a strong health and safety system. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be complicated, so we’ve broken it down into a few simple steps.

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shutterstock_297899564He’s one of the most famous and celebrated actors of all time, he was an idol to millions and has an instantly recognisable voice. However, what you may not know about Hollywood legend Cary Grant is that he can teach us a lot about risk assessments!

That’s right, there’s a direct link between the man christened Archibald Leach and your legal duty to carry out ‘suitable and sufficient’ health and safety risk assessments. More precisely, one scene provides the link…

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Literacy is the ability to read, write and understand a particular language. It is the foundation of our education system. Within the workplace there are subject or industry specific literacies such as health literacy, financial literacy, computer literacy and OSH literacy. In this article, which originally appeared in RoSPA’s OS&H Journal, David Magee discusses the correlation between low levels of literacy and workplace accidents, ill health and financial losses.

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