3 Ways Technology Has Improved Health & Safety in the Workplace

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Whether or not technology has made the world a better place can be debatable but in terms of health and safety, it has improved standards. In fact, there are many ways in which new gadgets and tech are saving lives, reducing injuries and generally making the workplace a safer environment… Read More »

Tips to Stay Safe Working Outside in the Sun

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It’s that time of year again. The long (almost never ending!) winter is becoming a distant memory as we brush off the BBQ and soak up the rays. Summer is here but while it lifts everyone’s spirits, extra precautions should be taken for outdoor workers. Many of us are envious… Read More »

Can Shift Work Cause Heart Disease?

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The link between shift work and various health problems isn’t a new phenomenon. Various studies have been carried out that claim to show a correlation between shift work (particularly night shift) and a number of health issues including cardiovascular problems. In fact, a study carried out by the International Agency… Read More »

What Effect Does Long Term Exposure to Vibration at Work Have?

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Depending on the sector you work in, you may be exposed to vibration from using power tools or other handheld equipment. It is estimated that around 2 million workers in the UK are at risk of developing conditions that come with being exposed to long-term vibration at work. This can… Read More »

Whose Responsibility Is It to Provide PPE?

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Every job comes with a degree of risk however, in certain occupations working with hazardous materials or in dangerous conditions is much more common. Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE as it is generally known, is as a measure to protect employees from a wide range of potentially dangerous materials or… Read More »

How Can Health & Safety Be Communicated to Migrant Workers?

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In 1993 there were around 3 million migrant workers in the UK, by 2015 that number had reached 7 million. Migrant workers play a major role in our economy – some estimates put their contribution at £328m per day – however for those workers who have poor or no English… Read More »

This Is Why You Should Use Your Breaks At Work

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How many people take an actual break at work? We don’t mean looking up from your computer for 30 seconds while you discuss the football or what you were watching on TV last night. We mean getting away from your desk or where you work and completely switching off from… Read More »

What is a Fee for Intervention?

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Health and safety enforcement is on the rise after a number of years of falling statistics. The number of notices issued in 2016/17 was 11,913 however the number of prosecutions fell to 554. Not every health and safety breach is prosecuted and it is only the most serious of offences… Read More »

What are the main health and safety risks in the construction industry?

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It’s no secret that working in the construction industry is a riskier occupation that most jobs. The nature of the work means that you are more exposed to more potentially dangerous situations than many other occupations. There were 30 fatal injuries in the UK within the construction sector in 2016-17… Read More »

What Do HSE Inspectors Look For When Visiting Your Business?

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When an inspector from the Health and Safety Executive or your local authority visits your business premises, what are they actually looking for? We all know that their job is to ensure that you remain compliant with the law and that your business provides a safe working environment for everyone… Read More »

We Have 5 New Locations to Complete IOSH Training in 2018

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Happy New Year to all our readers, delegates and customers! We hope that the festive period was good for you and to combat the dreaded ‘January blues’ we have some good news. We are pleased to tell you that 2018 will be a period of expansion for us and we… Read More »

Is Asbestos Exposure Still A Problem In The UK?

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These days pretty much everyone knows that asbestos is incredibly harmful. Even though learning of the dangers of asbestos is relatively new – ‘asbestos shovelling competitions’ used to take place in 1960’s – there has been a general acceptance for years that coming into contact with asbestos is a bad… Read More »

Advice To Protect New Starters In Your Workplace

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The risk of an accident happening at work is much higher within the first 6 months of a new employee starting their job. In fact, the reportable injury statistics show that there were 3,316 injuries reported for employees within the first 6 months of them commencing employment compared to just… Read More »

Winter Is Here – Keeping Everyone Safe During The Colder Months

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Do you need to approach health and safety differently during winter? We look at 3 things you should take into consideration.  The clocks have been wound back an hour, the temperature is falling and it’s dark at 4pm – winter has arrived and it is that time of the year… Read More »

Hard Hats and Health and Safety – What You Need To Know

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How important is it to wear a hard hat on a construction site? In the construction industry in the UK, 3% of workers sustain a work-related injury and 11% of these injuries are from being struck by an object. In fact, another 66,000 injuries are estimated to go unreported every… Read More »

Are SMEs Doing Enough To Tackle Poor Mental Health At Work?

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Did you know that nearly 13% of all sickness days taken in the UK are a result of a mental health problem? 1 in 6.8 people will experience a mental health issue as a result of work. While poor mental health isn’t necessarily a ‘taboo’ subject these days, and much… Read More »

What does the HSE do?

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The Health and Safety Executive (or HSE) is the organisation that oversees health, safety and welfare in the workplace across Great Britain. Northern Ireland has its own body that looks after workplace safety. While the HSE name is well-known, not everyone is clear on its specific role. In this week’s… Read More »

E-Learning vs Face-To-Face – What Method Is Better?

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Learning a new skill, taking a course or undergoing training to further your career doesn’t mean sitting in a classroom anymore. In fact, e-learning is incredibly popular and has been growing dramatically in recent years. A study in 2015 showed that 23% of students wouldn’t undertake a degree if there… Read More »


The room size was just right. The facilities were comfortable and the refreshments were free flowing providing an environment that was perfect for concentration. The trainer (Robin) was excellent. He maintained a pace that everyone was able to keep up with, the subject matter was kept interesting, he was evidently… Read More »

Debbie Dowsett

On day 1, Keith described the three types of people that attend courses and I was identified as a hostage! Attending this course was a requirement and I will be honest, I had a mountain of paperwork on my desk and did not want to be there. By the end… Read More »

Dave Critchell – ARCS Environmental Ltd

I organised IOSH Managing Safely for staff all of whom enjoyed the 4 days and I am pleased to say all passed. I have had very positive feedback about Robin the trainer and the course has generated a great deal of discussion and thought . My contact Jo at PSS… Read More »

Peter Dickinson – East Hertfordshire District Council

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