Category: Safety Spotlight

Spotlight on two health and safety subjects and their relevant courses which will be discounted for the HOM.

Safety Spotlight: Working at Height & Ladder Safety

As part of July’s Hazard of the Month, Working at Height, we’re highlighting two key areas: Working at Height and Ladder Safety. Working at Height Working at height is one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries in the workplace, with 25% of all worker deaths in 2020/21 being caused by falls from […]

Safety Spotlight: Environmental Awareness & Resource Efficiency

As part of June’s Hazard of the Month, Environmental, we’re highlighting two key areas: Environmental Awareness and Resource Efficiency. Environmental Awareness Many SSIPs and Pre-Qualification Questionnaires have been increasing their focus on environmental issues – often asking for proof of environmental training undertaken by staff. Everyone in an organisation, both employees and management, can make a difference […]

Safety Spotlight: Mental Health Awareness, Managing Health and Safety & Stress Awareness

As part of May’s Hazard of the Month, Welfare, we’re highlighting three key areas: Mental Health Awareness, Managing Health and Safety, and Stress Awareness. Mental Health Awareness One in four people will deal with a mental health problem in the UK, and it is estimated that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can […]

Safety Spotlight: Asbestos Awareness & Control of Hazardous Substances

As part of April’s Hazard of the Month, Hazardous Substances, we’re highlighting two key areas: Asbestos Awareness and Control of Hazardous Substances. Asbestos Awareness ‘The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012’ mandates that all individuals who may come into contact with asbestos fibres at work must be appropriately trained. As asbestos is extremely hazardous, this include all forms […]

Safety Spotlight: Legionella, Return To Work, & Return To Work For Managers

As part of March’s Hazard of the Month, Illness, we’re highlighting three key areas: Legionella, Return To Work and Return To Work For Managers. Legionella Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria, such as Legionnaires’ disease, Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia that is potentially fatal – everyone […]

Safety Spotlight – Manual Handling & Display Screen Equipment

As part of February’s Hazard of the Month, Ergonomics, we’re highlighting two key areas: Manual Handling and Display Screen Equipment. Manual Handling Manual handling refers to transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force, and includes pushing, pulling, lifting, putting down, carrying or moving loads. Employers have a duty to protect their workers […]

Safety Spotlight – Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution & Health and Safety Site Induction

As part of January’s Hazard of the Month, Lack of Communication, we’re highlighting three key areas: Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution and Health and Safety Site Induction. Communication Skills Communication skills have an important role in the workplace for a number of reasons – not only can they be greatly beneficial to productivity and teamwork, but […]

Safety Spotlight – Whistleblowing & Modern Slavery

As part of December’s Hazard of the Month, Fraud, we’re highlighting two key areas: Whistleblowing and Modern Slavery. Whistleblowing Whistleblowing is the term used to describe when a worker passes along information concerning a wrongdoing – typically, but not always, something they’ve witnessed while at work. Whistle-blowers are protected by law, meaning they should not be treated […]

Safety Spotlight – Driving Safely and Lone Working

As part of November’s Hazard of the Month, we’re highlighting two key areas: Driving Safely and Lone Working. Driving Safely Despite travel restrictions as part of the Government’s COVID-19 response causing a reduction in road casualties and fatalities, reported numbers were still alarmingly high – with 115,584 reported casualties and 1,460 reported deaths reported in 2020. Road safety […]

Safety Spotlight – Manual Handling and Physical Activity

As part of October’s Hazard of the Month, we’re shining a spotlight on two key areas: Manual Handling and Physical Activity. Manual Handling Any worker, no matter the working environment they’re in, may have to undertake manual handling tasks. Any task that involves using bodily force to move an object, so everyone can benefit from […]