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Wear it PINK day at iHasco!

Posted on the 28th of October 2011 in News & Views

Every year we have a great day for this great cause, but this year looks like being the BEST!

EVERYONE is wearing pink, including our male colleagues, and shocking pink has GOT to be the winning shade – pink feather boas, shocking pink tutus and even bright pink wellies!

Jackie, who organises the day for us each year, has provided a wonderful selection of pink cakes and the person who is the MOST PINK will win lunch on our director.

We’re hoping to raise lots of money to support the Breast Cancer Campaign.

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We’d love to add your testimonial to our website…

Posted on the 24th of October 2011 in News & Views

With our brand-new website we are now able to easily add your views and reviews into our Testimonials pages. Hearing so many of your fantastic comments when you complete our training we thought it would be a great idea to ask if our customers would be so kind as to write a couple of lines? It wouldn’t have to be much!

We are also able to include LINKS to YOUR WEBSITE on our testimonials page and we’d love to put these in and hopefully help promote YOUR website from OUR website.

If you would be able to help we would be very grateful – simply send an email to sarah@ihasco.co.uk with the following information. You should see your words appear on our Testimonials page in the next couple of days!

Your NAME*
Your JOBTITLE
Your COMPANY NAME*
Your COMPANY POSTCODE*
Your COMPANY WEBSITE ADDRESS - if you wish us to LINK to your site
Would iHasco be able to incorporate your COMPANY LOGO on our site?  YES / NO

AND FINALLY - Your WORDS* - What do you think of our training (this can be as short or long as you wish!)

If possible we would like to incorporate your company logo on our website too. If this would be acceptable to you we can either copy your logo from your website OR you can attach a logo in jpeg or gif format to your email.

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for using health and safety training from The Interactive Health and Safety Company.

If you need any help at all please call me on our FREEphone number 0800 612 7088.

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Good Posture in the Workplace for Back Care Awareness Week 17th to 23rd October 2011

Posted on the 17th of October 2011 in News & Views

Did you know that back pain affects around 80% of us at sometime in our lives?
Many things may cause back problems, but the accumulated effect of regular poor posture is one of the contributory factors.

Poor posture when sitting and standing and poor posture and technique when lifting and carrying are covered in two of our training programmes – Manual Handling in the Workplace and Display Screen Equipment Training.

In these programmes the training concentrates on personal awareness, demonstrating best practice and looking at how simple adjustments can be made to improve safety and help avoid potential problems.

This week is BACK CARE AWARENESS WEEK – an appropriate time to make improvements to increase the chances of avoiding back pain.

Lifting and carrying are things we all do everyday – manual handling actually includes any task that involves moving an object of any size or weight from one position to another, so lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing – these are all manual handling. And it’s really easy to do BADLY. Luckily it’s not difficult to master GOOD manual handling technique and our training shows you effective lifting techniques, how to prepare for a lift, how your body works during a lift and how injuries can occur when it’s done incorrectly. Watch the short demonstration of using the iHasco Manual Handling training programme.

Knowing how to set up a workstation and acting upon this knowledge is a simple and cost effective way to improve the chances of avoiding back pain, both now and in the future. And everyone who spends a good deal of their day sitting at a desk, especially in front of a computer, should know how best to sit and work and how to properly set up their chair and desk, to encourage good posture.  The positioning of computer screen, mouse and keyboard are also extremely important to posture and should be taken into account in office workstation design. Watch the short demonstration of using the iHasco DSE training programme.

Some minor adjustments to sitting position or desk layout and following proper technique when lifting and carrying could be all that is needed to make the difference between a healthy back and storing up problems for the future –  really simple, low-cost and effective adjustments to help avoid workplace MSDs.

Slips, Trips and Falls is now available on CD-ROM

Posted on the 13th of October 2011 in News & Views

After a slightly longer wait than anticipated the CD-ROM version of our brand-new training programme SLIPs, TRIPs and FALLs is finally available!

All PRE-ORDERs and preview requests are being packaged up right now as our priority to be sent out TODAY. So, if you have been eagerly awaiting your copy, it should be with you by Monday or Tuesday at the latest.

If you would like to order or view a copy call us on our FREEphone number 0800 612 7088 or email us.

Our apologies for the delay.

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Nearly 1000 Schools are using our health and safety training…

Posted on the 10th of October 2011 in News & Views

We now have 987 schools all over Great Britain using our health and safety training! 

We would love to reach (and exceed!) 1,000 schools and when we reach our 1,000th school customer EVERY school using our training will be entered into a draw and the lucky winner will receive a hamper from us! Just give us a call on 0800 612 7088 or email us on enquiries@ihasco.co.uk  to set up a trial or purchase your health and safety training programmes. All schools currently using our programmes will be automatically entered into the draw.

And we know from the brilliant feedback we've been getting from schools that our health and safety programmes really suit you!

Asking for feedback and adding it onto our website is a new feature added to our system when we redesigned the iHasco website in September. In just the few weeks since then we have received nearly 500 reviews already with an average star rating of 4.24 (out of 5) which we think is amazing. Thank you to all school staff who have added such brilliant comments to our reviews, we look forward to seeing more of the same!

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