Warren Buffett, who was recently named as the fourth wealthiest individual in the world, once said: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.” This is good advice that can be applied to many aspects of life, but it’s... Continue Reading →
Which NEBOSH course is right for you?
If you’ve decided a career in health and safety is right for you – then a NEBOSH qualification is likely to be your next step, but which one is right for you? To help shed some light on that question we’ve explored the different levels of NEBOSH training available and what each one has to... 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 →
Safety values audit and CSR
What is the relationship between ISO 26000 (Guidance on Social Responsibility) and the involvement of organisations in helping to achieve RoSPA’s vision of ‘Life free from serious accidental injury’? At one level, particularly in relation to ‘labour practices’, it might seem limited to things like having adequate health safety management in place, which is covered... 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 →
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 →
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 →
NEBOSH National Diploma vs ProQual NVQ Level 6
There have been some titanic rivalries over the last century, whether it’s on the pitch, through social media or the hubbub of a UK referendum. For most people, their favourite rivalry is likely to be something along the lines of Ali vs Frazier III, Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona or Nadal vs Federer, but for us in the health and safety game it comes down to the NEBOSH diploma vs NVQ Level 5. Two equally worthwhile but very different options - the question is, which one's right for you?
Credit where credit’s due
Here at RoSPA, we’re proud of being able to give businesses recognition for their driver training courses. Specifically we give them Course Accreditation. They demonstrate that their courses adhere to an accepted standard and we give them accreditation
Ex-Military? Why a career in Health & Safety is for you
Tony Reynolds joined the military at the age of 19 years, now employed as a trainer by RoSPA we interviewed him to find out why he decided to begin a career in Health & Safety. What was your role in the forces? I specialised in communications prior to joining, and so joined the Royal... Continue Reading →
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