Tag: Online Training

Safety Spotlight: Mental Health Awareness & Healthy Living

As part of January’s Hazard of the Month, Wellbeing, we’re highlighting two key areas: Mental Health Awareness and Healthy Living. Mental Health Awareness More than 17.9 million working days were lost in the last year due to stress, anxiety, or depression, with stress being the leading cause for sick days in the UK. All employers are required by […]

Top 10 Cyber Security Tips for Your Small Business

All businesses must be prepared for cyber attacks – particularly smaller businesses that are more vulnerable due to limited resources. This blog covers some of our top tips for building your cyber security strategy to protect your business. 1. Conduct a cybersecurity audit Analyse and review your cyber security procedures and infrastructure – risk assessing […]

Safety Spotlight – Asbestos Awareness, Manual Handling & Working at Height

As part of October’s Hazard of the Month, Construction, we’re highlighting three key areas: Asbestos Awareness, Manual Handling & Working at Height. Asbestos Awareness There are three levels of asbestos training, dependent on the extent with which a worker will interact with asbestos. These are: Asbestos awareness Non-licensable work with asbestos including NNLW Licensable work with […]

Safety Spotlight: Alcohol and Drugs Awareness & Legionella

As part of July’s Hazard of the Month, Weather, we’re highlighting two key areas: Alcohol and Drug Awareness & Legionella. Alcohol and Drug Awareness During the summer months, it is often observed that there is an increased alcohol and recreational drug use. There are a number of reasons this could be – including more opportunities (such […]

Week Commencing 13/02/2023 – In The News

International Day of Women and Girls in Science The immense contribution made by women experts in science and technology to the work of Great Britain’s workplace regulator is being recognised. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is highlighting the impact of its female staff on International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The event, which […]

Top 10 Tips for Effective Employee Training

Effective, consistent and meaningful training is key to getting the best out of your employees and giving them the tools to succeed in their role. Training is certainly an investment, both in time and resources, but the rewards to be gained from proper training have the potential to vastly exceed the costs. But how do […]

Safety Spotlight: Business Communication & Code of Conduct

As part of January’s Hazard of the Month, Training, we’re highlighting two key areas: Business Communication and Code of Conduct. Business Communication Proper business communication is essential for success in the workplace – whether you’re communicating with members of your organisation or external customers or companies, being able to communicate effectively and convey your thoughts and ideas clearly is […]

Safety Spotlight: Abrasive Wheels, Hand Arm Vibration, & Noise at Work

As part of August’s Hazard of the Month, Equipment, we’re highlighting three key areas: Abrasive Wheels, Hand Arm Vibration, and Noise at Work. Abrasive Wheels In nearly half of all accidents involving abrasive wheels, the cause is due to an unsafe system of work or operator error. Abrasive wheels inherently carry the risk of breakage, […]

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 […]

Why is Working at Height ‘The Most Dangerous Construction Activity’?

A shot from below of skyscrapers disappearing into fog.

It’s safe to say that most people are aware that if you fall from a building, the likelihood is that you’re going to hurt yourself. So why is it that in the workplace the accident statistics for falling from height are still so high? In 2020 and 2021 falls from height continue to be the […]