We are delighted to report that at exactly 1pm today our 500,000th training session was completed.
(That’s actually half a million recorded courses as we obviously cannot count offline or group sessions).
We set out to make quality e-learning that worked and are therefore so proud that so many UK employees are now a little safer, healthier and even a shade more productive as a result, we definitely exceeded all of our targets. Thanks to all of our clients for their support & loyalty, here’s to the next half million!
P.S. The 500,000th session was a Stress Awareness course, which is fitting as it’s National Stress Awareness month
We have recently revamped our online training suite with the hope that the additional features will make our interactive training even easier to use.
We can now;
Set a refresher date, this will also lock the programme after completion to prevent individuals using another credit by taking the course again until they are due to refresh their training,
Send 'thank you' emails to your staff when they complete their training,
Set a pass mark; which will also prevent your staff printing their certificate until they reach this target,
Hide unwanted courses from your training suite,
Colour coded course titles in the reporting suite to enable you to quickly see who has completed their training and who may need a reminder to finish.
Give us a call on 0800 612 70 88 to get more information on how using these features can make health and safety training even easier to do. You can also request a quick guided tour of our online training suite so we can demonstrate these fantastic features to you.
This month many organisations are hosting National Stress Awareness days, but they have not all chosen the same day…so we’ve decided to host a Stress Awareness month instead! With stress and stress related illnesses causing nearly 11 million working days to be lost, it is a huge problem for companies in the UK.
Everyone knows an employer has the responsibility to look after the physical health of staff, but sometimes their mental wellbeing gets overlooked.
It is an employers’ ‘legal and moral duty’ to make sure staff are happy in their work and ultimately makes for more productive and reliable employees.
So for this month we’re seeking to raise awareness of stress in the workplace by offering handy hints and tips for busting stress as well as guidence on how you can look after your staff completely.
It’s worth mentioning we launched our Stress Awareness course last year and has been warmly welcomed by many organisations including our partners at the Stress Management Society. Why not take a look at our course with a brief guided tour or give us a call to discuss your needs with one of our happy staff!
As part of our Stress Awareness Month, we are taking a look into health concerns related to stress and depression.
SAD or seasonal affective disorder often gets laughed at and understood as a made up condition but research shows that the Winter Blues does exists and can have a devestating effect on sufferers well being.
Most scientists believe that SAD is related to the body’s way of reacting to daylight, when light enters the eye it prevents the production of the sleep hormone melatonin, making us feel awake. It’s thought that SAD sufferers produce higher levels of melatonin in the shorter daylight hours making them feel sleepy, lethargic and even causing symptoms of depression.
So to beat the winter blues there are a few simple steps we can all take to help improve our mood and energy levels.
· Get outside; increase the levels of daylight by going for a walk during the day, even 5 minutes during your lunch break could help.
· If you can, take a holiday somewhere sunny to escape the short hours and get some sun, with factor 15 sunscreen of course!
· Get your five a day; winter can make us crave sugery or carbohydrate heavy foods making us feel lethargic. Get plenty of fresh fruit and veg to boost your immune system and provide long lasting energy so you don’t get a dip in your energy levels.
Lincolnshire agricultural firm has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £13,420 after employees were put at risk of developing asthma through spraying of a hazardous substance. The company allowed workers to spray trailers with a paint containing isocynate without fully assessing the risks. The employees were provided with personal protective equipment (P.P.E) but it was inadequate. Their overalls were ripped and the gloves were unsuitable for the chemical involved, allowing it to penetrate the gloves and affect the skin.
CoSHH training is relevant for most business sectors but particularly crucial in this instance. Training enables you to find out what you need to be doing to protect your staff. Take a look at our RoSPA approved CoSHH course with a 14 day no-obligation free preview.