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 see https://www.iso.org/iso-26000-social-responsibility.html ) 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... 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 Diploma vs. NVQ Level 5

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 →

Live long and…. RoSPA? Make your fleet the safest in the galaxy!

Are you part of a fleet? For Captain’s Picard and Kirk, the answer’s a resounding yes. For the rest of us, however, it might not be so clear cut. Unless you drive a lorry for a living, you might not think of yourself as being part of a fleet. But for many of us, driving... Continue Reading →

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