As the World Cup swings into action for those of us interested in supporting our team it’s very tempting to show our national spirit by displaying a flag outside our homes.
But beware, working at height accidents results in more injuries than any other type of accident in the workplace.
So take care when you’re up those ladders hoisting the banner:
use a suitable length ladder for the job,
place the ladder on a flat, even surface,
have someone footing the ladder or secure it at the top,
don't spend more than 30 minutes working from a ladder,
dont over stretch.
And finally there’s nothing left to say other than stay safe and ‘COME ON ENGLAND!’
As someone who’s been off work with two poorly children with suspected food poisoning, not caused by my own cooking I might add, it strikes me that an understanding of FOOD SAFETY is not just essential for food retail businesses - but can be a vital set of skills to use in our homes.
Bacteria are tricky little things, there are many different types and triggers that can cause them to multiply. Raw poultry, meat and eggs are potentially harmful if not cooked or handled correctly - this is something we all tend to be aware of; however there are other causes of food poisoning that you might not know of.
The knowledge and skills contained in our Food Safety and Hygiene Level 1 training programme helps you understand how bacteria can grow and spread and help prevent you from unwittingly giving your loved ones food poisoning.
However not everyone has the time, money or inclination to sit a professional course, so here are some handy hints and tips for preventing food poisoning - and the associated mess that comes with it!
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Requirements 1981 require that all workplaces, including those businesses of less than 5 staff, provide adequate facilities and personnel so employees can receive immediate medical help if they are taken ill or injured at work.
So we’re pleased to announce that we have 2 fantastic new e-learning courses available from today;
‘First Aid Requirements and RIDDOR’ and ‘First Aid Appointed Person in the Workplace’.
If you’d like to request a free preview, or would like some more information and advice on first aid in your workplace please give us a call on 01344 867088 or send us a quick email and one of our IOSH trained team will be happy to help.
First Aid Requirements and RIDDOR
This programme has been specially designed to be used by managers to help you decide what first aid provisions and personnel are required in your workplace. This course also explains what RIDDOR means to your business, what should be reported, by whom and how.
This quick (it takes just 17 minutes) and cost effective course is available to buy online now and you can preview First Aid Requirements and RIDDOR by clicking HERE or give us a call on 01344 867088 and speak to one of our IOSH trained team.
First Aid Appointed Person in the Workplace
If your business is small or low risk you may find that you only need to have minimum first aid provisions in place. This includes having a designated person to look after first aid in your workplace – the First Aid Appointed Person.
This course looks at the Health and Safety requirements of your workplace, why there is a need for a first aid appointed person and what duties the role entails. We also look at the importance of the accident book, provisions in a first aid kit and confidentiality. This course also covers what to do in an emergency first aid situation, including what signs to look for to keep the emergency services fully informed and how to stay calm and confident when dealing with the situation.
With our latest course 'Hand-Arm Vibration' due to be released shortly, things took a funny turn during filming scripts late in the day.
Our presenter gets a fit of the giggles with some of the script and you can probably guess why!
An engineering company has been fined for putting workers’ safety at risk from falls through a fragile and unprotected roof. The HSE inspected the site after receiving a complaint and issued a prohibition notice preventing further work at height until adequate safety measures were been put into place.
They were fined £24,000 and ordered to pay another thousand pounds in costs after pleading guilty to breaches of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
Failing to protect employees from the risk of falls does show a complete disregard for the safety of staff since falls from work at height continue to be one of the biggest causes of workplace death in the UK.
Take full control of your work with our
e-learning training course.
Quick and easy to use, brilliantly priced and suitable for managing work at height and employees who do the work at height – it covers everything!
choosing the right equipment for the job,
And with a 14 day trial there’s no risk involved with taking a look!
to get started!