Reducing MSDs in the Workplace In March, the HSE updated its advice around Manual Handling as part of its goal of reducing MSDs in the workplace. This has led to a spate of articles that have focused on the problems associated with a one size fits all, off the shelf approach to training. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The HSE
Friday, 04 May 2018 by Sam Cobden
A supermarket chain relied on existing staff to show new delivery drivers how to use powered pallet trucks safely. One new driver had been shown how to use a pallet truck at one site, but when he came across a different type of pallet truck at another site he didn’t understand how to stop it
This webinar addresses some of the common problems organisations face when confronted with annual DSE Assessments for large numbers of staff. How do you isolate high-risk issues quickly and effectively? How can employees be trained to improve their own workstation and resolve simple issues Sit-Stand Desks: Are they an essential investment? The panel Bridget Leathley: CMIOSH,
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 by Sam Cobden
In this webinar, we host a panel discussion to highlight the implications of the new ISO 450001 standard both to those looking to adopt it and to those already certified to OHSAS 18001 and looking to transition. During the webinar our panel addresses the following areas: What are the significant differences between ISO 450001 and OHSAS
Monday, 26 March 2018 by Sam Cobden
EssentialSkillz and Effective Software have teamed up with leading Health & Safety Consultant Bridget Leathley CMIOSH, MSc (The Safer Choice) to offer a free webinar examining the new ISO 45001 Standard, and what it means for Health & Safety professionals and the wider business. The webinar is free to attend, you can sign up here.
Friday, 23 March 2018 by Sam Cobden
More apprentices due to join the workplace, The 2008 Education and Skills Act changed the rules about what young people could do at 16. If they don’t want to study full-time, they must find employment that includes education and training until they are 18. More young people in the workforce means more demands for Apprenticeship
A construction company has been fined for working at height violations, after a worker fell through a roof window opening, suffering broken ribs and a fractured hip. The Magistrates Court in Luton heard how the employee of the firm was carrying out work on a new build extension when his foot slipped and he fell through
Many businesses taking chances with their Training: Health Safety Courses provision is inadequate Research conducted by 3Gem* on behalf of Health & Safety Consultants Citation revealed some worrying statistics about the state of Health & Safety Training in the workplace. Our Health Safety Courses delivered through eLearning could help… 10% of employees don’t feel safe
Asbestos Awareness is a phrase we have all heard, but do we really know what it is? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which has been used as a construction material for thousands of years. However, it was the Industrial Revolution that introduced asbestos into commercial use, specifically due to its wide range of properties.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 by Sam Cobden
Fires can break out at any time, and have the potential to cause significant damage, both to property and to human life. Many businesses fail to continue trading following a severe fire. Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility. Given these risks, it is vital that your workforce know what the common fire hazards are and what to