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manual handlingRead more +24 July 2017 By tim tansley in Homepage, Workplace Safety

Breaking the back of Manual Handling – 5 things your employees need to know

What is Manual Handling? The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (MHOR) 1992 define manual handling as: “… any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force.” In effect, any activity that requires an individual to lift, move or support a load, will
Evacuation ProceduresRead more +17 July 2017 By tim tansley in Corporate Online Training, Homepage

Emergency Evacuation Procedures – Preparing your organisation for an emergency

Emergency Evacuation procedures  – Preparing your organisation for an emergency An emergency is a serious, unexpected, often dangerous situation that requires immediate action. An emergency evacuation procedure is a plan of actions to be conducted in a certain order or manner, in response to an emergency situation.  A prepared and educated workforce, who know how
EmailRead more +07 July 2017 By tim tansley in New features

O-LAS new Features and Updates Summer 2017

O-LAS Updates Summer 2017 Here is a rundown of the latest O-LAS updates released in June 2017. Failed Completions (Manager) Email: A new email that administrators can receive. This email will contain a spreadsheet listing users who either failed to complete or failed to start their training. This differs from the already existing ‘Non – Completions’
Read more +07 July 2017 By tim tansley in Homepage, Workplace Safety

Health and Safety Training for line managers

Health and Safety Training for line managers Essential Health and Safety Training for line managers: As your first line of defense, ensuring that your line managers are adequately trained in Health and Safety matters, will help your organisation prevent accidents, avoid costly legal bills and most importantly, save lives! Support and leadership from your board
Office at night: Health & Safety for a lone WorkerRead more +05 July 2017 By tim tansley in Homepage, Workplace Safety

Ensuring Health & Safety for the Lone Worker

Ensuring Health and Safety a lone worker is a growing issue for HR and H&S Teams in UK Organisations.   What is a lone worker? A Lone worker or Lone Working  is defined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision.  It is estimated up
internet use at workRead more +03 July 2017 By tim tansley in Corporate Online Training, Homepage, Policy Compliance

Internet use at work

Do Your employees know the boundaries of Internet use at work? Internet use at work can be a minefield.  Electronic communications have revolutionised businesses worldwide and it is now commonplace for many organisations to routinely use email along side, or instead of, the telephone.  Email is cost effective, user friendly, convenient, aids flexible working and
New and Expectant mother at desk looking uncomfortableRead more +28 June 2017 By tim tansley in Homepage, Workplace Safety

New and Expectant Mothers: Rights and Responsibilities

New and Expectant Mothers: Do you and your employees know their rights and responsibilities? Legal obligations regarding new and expectant mothers are set out in the following legislation; the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and the Equality Act 2010.  This legislation requires employers
Read more +21 June 2017 By tim tansley in Homepage, Workplace Safety

What is Legionella and where are the risks?

What is Legionella? Legionella is a pathogenic, waterborne bacterium that causes Legionellosis – the potentially serious Legionnaires’ disease – and the similar, but less serious Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionella bacteria is commonly found in water, occurring naturally in lakes and rivers but has also been found to thrive and dangerously multiply, in artificial
equality and diversityRead more +19 June 2017 By tim tansley in Business - null, Homepage

Equality and Diversity – Stamping out discrimination. Clear policies are the key!

Creating a working environment that embraces all people free from discrimination, is a continual challenge for employers. As responsible employers, you have a duty to provide equality and diversity in the workplace where employees and customers are treated fairly and equally regardless of colour, race, age, gender or belief and valuing the differences and diversity
ergonomic assessmentRead more +15 June 2017 By tim tansley in Homepage, Workplace Safety

DSE Assessment – Are you Sitting Comfortably?

How your business can benefit from a streamlined DSE assessment process. Research by OFCOM, reveals that as a nation we are now spending more time infront of a screen than we do sleeping.  In a recent survey, two thirds of the participants reported that they now work longer hours than they did just two years
Electrical SafetyRead more +08 June 2017 By tim tansley in Homepage, Safety News, Workplace Safety

Electrical Safety at Work – How many employees does it take to change a light bulb?

Electrical Safety at Work Electricity can kill. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approximately 1000 accidents a year are caused by electric shocks. About 30 of these cases are fatal and arise from working with overhead or underground power cables. This meas electrical safety at work is a serious issue. Individuals working directly
whistleblowing eLearning CourseRead more +05 June 2017 By tim tansley in Corporate Online Training, Course Development, Homepage, Uncategorized, Updated / New Courses

Whistleblowing eLearning Course from EssentialSkillz

New Whistleblowing eLearning Course These days, ethical organisations across both the public and private sector are keen to promote a culture of openness and transparency. As part of any drive to achieve an ethical culture, it’s important to put in place the right procedures and protections for genuine whistleblowers. In response to this, EssentialSkillz, the
alcohol awarenessRead more +02 June 2017 By tim tansley in Business - null, Homepage, Workplace Safety

Alcohol Awareness – Is a pint at lunchtime still OK?

Is alcohol in the workplace really a problem?   According to the Institute of Alcohol Studies, a study in 1994, revealed that 90% of personnel directors from top UK organisations stated that alcohol consumption was a problem in their workplace, with 17% seeing it as a major issue. More recently, data has shown that more
Fleet SafetyRead more +26 May 2017 By tim tansley in Homepage, Uncategorized

Can improving the driving skills of your workforce lower your business fleet costs?

Fleet Safety can play a part in accident reduction According to the Department of Transport, 1,713 people were killed in road traffic accidents during 2013. Although road safety is improving, with vehicle technology and advances in road engineering being contributing factors, poor driving behaviour still causes accidents and shatters lives. What role does fleet safety
Crown Commercial Services SupplierRead more +23 May 2017 By tim tansley in Business - null, Homepage

G-Cloud 9: EssentialSkillz now a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Supplier

G-Cloud 9 (G9) supplier list for cloud computing services. The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded EssentialSkillz a place on the G-Cloud 9 (G9) supplier list for cloud computing services. EssentialSkillz has been successful in achieving supplier status and can now offer its compliance solutions to public sector organisations looking to streamline their online safety
Read more +18 May 2017 By tim tansley in Homepage, New features

NEW: CourseLink – editable eLearning content, without the uploads

EssentialSkillz, have launched a new product that enables any client to deploy and update fully editable off the shelf training from the EssentialSkillz training library in their own LMS, without the need to re-upload course files after editing. CourseLink will enable a client that already has a central Learning Management System to launch the courses
cybercrimeRead more +17 May 2017 By tim tansley in Homepage, Uncategorized

Cybercrime: Five ways to Protect your Organisation

Cybercrime: The growing mencace Over the last few decades crime has changed.  Traditional crimes such as theft and burglary have declined and criminal gangs have taken a digital road, exploring and exploiting new opportunities, those offered by the Internet, the ever expanding world of e-commerce and online banking. Nobody really knows how big Cybercrime is
Disciplinary ProceduresRead more +16 May 2017 By tim tansley in Homepage

Disciplinary Procedures: When does misconduct become “Gross”?

Disciplinary Procedures: ‘Misconduct’ in the workplace refers to unacceptable or improper behaviour.  This includes failing to reach performance goals and business expectations, persistent lateness or unauthorised absence from work.  Misconduct is classed as ‘gross’ when the behaviour is more serious, for example, physical violence, insubordination, theft and gross negligence. An organisation’s Code of Conduct should
Modern SlaveryRead more +10 May 2017 By tim tansley in Corporate Online Training, Homepage, New features, Updated / New Courses

Are your Staff Trained to spot Modern Slavery?

Modern Day Slavery Slavery is a term most people associate with events in history such as when Africans were forcibly taken across the Atlantic to work on plantations. You might think it ended when it was abolished by most countries in the 19th century. But today, millions of men, women and children around the world
CRP Training from EssentialSkillzRead more +09 May 2017 By tim tansley in Homepage, Workplace Safety

CPR Training – Turning your staff into life savers

CPR Training : Empower your employees to save lives CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  CPR is an emergency procedure that combines chest compression often with artificial ventilation.  It is used to provide oxygenated blood to reach the brain, heart and other organs in someone whose heart and breathing have stopped and until emergency services arrive.
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