Don’t put your back into it

With Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) costing the economy £6.6 million through lost working days and 469,000 workers suffering new or longstanding work related MSDs in 2017/18*, it’s safe to say that this is still a major issue facing both employers and employees despite advances in technology, training and awareness. With Manual Handling Training (people and objects)... Continue Reading →

Changes to the NEBOSH Certificate syllabus

The NEBOSH National General Certificate and NEBOSH International General Certificate have been revised to include an updated syllabus to teach learners about health and safety in the modern workplace. With the help of over 3,000 leading experts, organisations, learners and learning partners, the new versions offer more learner friendly experience to the delegate, with more... Continue Reading →

Are you ready for #OSHtober?

Preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace is a truly global challenge. From low back pain to sore joints, MSDs are a considerable cost to the NHS and a drain on the public health system across the world. Prevention is by far the better option when compared to the rehabilitation costs of bringing people back... Continue Reading →

Construction – still the most dangerous profession?

It’s widely accepted that the construction industry is a risky industry to be in, but why is it considered one of the most dangerous when compared to working in other industries like agriculture, deep sea fishing or offshore oil? Firstly, construction regularly comes top of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) table of statistics for... Continue Reading →

The Magic of Mentoring

Head of RoSPA Scotland and OHS Policy Advisor Karen McDonnell discusses her recent performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and how it had strong similarities with her mentoring work…

Get ahead – become a motorcycle instructor

The riding training market can be a tricky one to stand out in. There are lots of options and it can be tough to choose the right one. RoSPA's Diploma in Motorcycle Instructor Training really stands out from the crowd.  It enables you to apply to join the voluntary Enhanced Rider Scheme, entitling you to... Continue Reading →

Taylor-made driver training

In our latest blog post, RoSPA CEO Errol Taylor reflects on taking his advanced driving test. What a huge sense of relief! After a few weeks of re-reading the Highway Code and trying to unlearn various bad habits, it was wonderful to hear the examiner pronounce “that was a gold grade drive” and to realise... Continue Reading →

Can you do IOSH online?

One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to IOSH qualifications is can you do IOSH online? There are in fact two main ways to take an IOSH Course: as an open-course which is class-room based or online. Both options offer prospective delegates a great way of learning but are distinctly different from... Continue Reading →

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