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The latest in our series of training in a nutshell guides looks at a course that is aimed at teaching Icons 100mmx100mm-01directors everything they need to know about health and safety.

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Sometimes there’s just not enough time to read about everything. Luckily, our Training in a Nutshell articles are here to help. Each guide comes with a strict 300 word limit! headset-01Quick 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 most popular one day courses.

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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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