Builder imprisoned after three-year-old girl suffers head injuries A young girl in Brighton has been left with life-changing injuries after she was struck on the head by a falling piece of timber during a day out with her mother. The girl passed underneath a scaffolded area that was being used for a flat renovation project.
Two workers suffer finger amputation A joinery company has been fined after two workers experienced significant hand injuries on two separate occasions while using unsafe equipment. The first incident happened in 2017. A worker had two fingers on his right hand amputated while cutting timber on a sliding table that was unstable and which failed
EssentialSkillz helps to prevent priceless mishaps at Sotheby’s From ancient artwork to the rarest wines in the world, the auctions rooms of Sotheby’s see thousands of priceless artefacts pass through its doors every year. To help ensure that the auctioneer’s gavel is the only thing that falls, staff that are routinely enrolled on a comprehensive manual
Engie highlights how EssentialSkillz completely changed its compliance process for the better. The previous DSE assessment our company implemented was a paper-based questionnaire thus making it difficult to track completion and ensure compliance. Issues that arose were often difficult to identify and resolve as the responsibility was on the individual to complete the assessment and
The Problem A large event management company in the Midlands was prompted to address the dangers of back disorders in the workplace, by an EssentialSkillz email newsletter publicising the HSE’s “Better Backs” campaign. Realising their provision and management of manual handling training and risk assessments could be improved, they got in touch to find out
I joined the business only a few months ago and one of my key duties was to assess our current training and how requirements were met etc. Health and Safety formed a big part of this and, having used the WorkWize Learning Management System in the past, I knew it would tick the boxes for
The Problem A major Engineering Company approached us with an issue in their current eLearning setup. The client had used a range of eLearning courses and had managed the rollout process internally for a number of years. A new requirement demanded that their eLearning solution be as automated as possible. Within the business, there was
The Problem Epwin were looking to deliver a group-specific manual handling training course as part of their induction programme entitled “One Foot and Move It”. Ideally, the company wanted to: Reach employees across 30 geographically dispersed locations with a consistent training message regarding good manual handling practices and techniques Implement a training programme that would
We needed a system that would work well with a heavily office-based workforce, to ensure we could provide Health & Safety training, but was flexible so that workflow wasn’t disrupted and staff didn’t need to take time away from the workplace. There were a number of factors that made the EssentialSkillz an ideal system
Thursday, 09 May 2019 by Patrick Dervan
Choosing online training that’s right for your company, business or organisation is a big decision – for a number of reasons. Not only is it a vital part of complying with legislation, but training can also dictate how your employees operate safely, and can even play a role in defining your organisation’s identity and reputation.