The benefits of providing Health and Safety training are well known to us all – staff are safer, happier, healthier, and more productive – but there are also hidden benefits to businesses that may not be quite so obvious. In legal terms, our online training and its comprehensive management suite can also ensure that your organisation is fully protected against ‘ambulance chasers’, and ward off avoidable workplace claims.
Recently our clients E E Ingleton Engineering Ltd were taken to court after an employee cut his hand whilst carrying a large metal sheet. After sustaining this injury within the factory environment, the employee in question accused the manufacturing giants of failing to comply with Health & Safety Manual Handling Regulations. Although the case was taken to court, the claim was quickly dismissed after the defence produced some very interesting evidence:
They provided the court with screen shots of our Manual Handling training course, as well as the certificate of completion which proved the claimant has in fact taken and passed the course just 12 days prior to the accident!
He tried to claim damages of £8,000 from the industrial metal sheet manufacturing giants, but was ultimately ordered to pay E E Ingleton’s legal costs which are expected to reach £5,000.
Be responsible; get covered now with one of our Manual Handling, Noise Awareness, Hand Arm Vibration or Working at a Height courses now. Alternatively you can view our full course list here.
The HSE this week announced that 'high risk' construction and refurbishment projects will now be subjected to random spot checks as standard. These site checks are designed to audit and ensure compliance with Asbestos Awareness, Working at a Height, Hand-Arm-Vibration and Noise Awareness legislation in the workplace - and bring into effect significant fines for failure in any area.
Don't get caught out - iHasco can help you keep your employees safe, healthy and happy to work. Our simple online training provides a quick and hassle free way to get workplace compliant.
View our full range of course here or get in touch with one of our dedicated Account Managers now: 01344 867 088
We’re delighted to present the newest edition to the iHasco family, Harry!
He was born on 21st November weighing a whopping 8Ib 5, he and his proud Mummy Amanda are both healthy and extremely happy.
The only question remains is when do we all get to have cuddles!?!
The HSE has revealed that an estimated 20,000 new cases of work-related Noise Induced Hearing Loss are diagnosed each year – despite it being the only type of hearing loss that is completely preventable.
Causes of Noise Induced Hearing Loss range from exposure to loud noise over a prolonged period of time, to intense exposure to a singular loud noise – such as an explosion. Whatever the cause, the damage that results from this kind of exposure is irreversible, and can seriously compromise a person’s hearing for life.
The HSE’s figures show that it seems to be mostly men who suffer from NIHL, and it is believed that the problem is mainly caused by people failing to understand what type of hearing protection should be used in different working environments.
iHasco’s new Noise Awareness course clearly explains who, when and where you need to be concerned about noise in your workplace.
To book a free preview please call 0800 612 70 88 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our clients and anyone who has taken our courses this year!
Whilst the Christmas holidays are a brilliant time to get some of your training done please bear in mind that our office will be closed from the 24th December. If you do need our assistance our emails will be checked so please email email@example.com. Our office will remain closed until the 2nd January 2015.
In the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the team here at iHasco!