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An eventful Easter holiday for the HSE

Posted on the 24th of April 2014 in News & Views

The Easter holidays have absolutely flown by, yet since the 3rd of April, there have been 21 prosecutions reported by the HSE for companies who breach health and safety regulations. 

There were 6 companies fined for work at height breaches and 6 companies held accountable for vehicle and large machinery accidents, 1 breach of chemical safety and 5 prosecutions for illegal gas fitters. 

And people have been injured - 1 burns injury and two cases of injury caused by miscellaneous items. 

It’s really important that everyone understands that health and safety regulations aren’t there just to make work difficult and filled with red tape, they’re there to protect the vulnerable.

A new myth-busting case from the HSE

Posted on the 23rd of April 2014 in News & Views

The HSE has published a new health and safety myth busting case. An un-named Junior School has banned break time snacks of fruit or rice cakes, quoting health and safety as the reason. 

The decision was made to prevent children with allergies being placed at risk, but it's a massive over-reaction and not at all within health and safety guidelines. 

There are organisations who state that schools should have allergy policies and procedures in place, but they should take into account that children with allergies do need to learn to control their own allergies for later life.

New courses approved by CPD!

Posted on the 22nd of April 2014 in Admin Area News

As you know we’ve recently released a host of brilliant new courses, Lone Working IN and OUT of the Workplace, Working at Height, and Risk Assessment

Well we’re pleased to be able to tell you that these fantastic courses are now approved by CPD Certification Service along with our older titles. 

So taking any one of our essential health and safety courses counts towards your CPD target.

Working at Height Now Available!

Posted on the 2nd of April 2014 in Admin Area News

After many requests for this title, it’s now finished and our latest training programme - Working at Height - has been released!

This course covers the essential information you need to be competent to work at height. 

As with all of our courses, you can complete the course all at once, or in bite sized sections - whatever suits your work life best.  And because it’s linked to our Learning Management System, all your training records are saved so you can monitor progress, download certificates and print reports too.

Express your interest early to be the first to try Working at Height by calling 01344 867088 or emailing us at enquiries@ihasco.co.uk  

Working at Height includes:
• legislation
• responsibility
• risks and risk assessment
• choosing suitable equipment, ladders and scaffolding for example
• personal and collective protection equipment

World Champion Material!

Posted on the 14th of March 2014 in News & Views

"Congratulations" to our own Rachel Elsdon who won Gold at the World Championships of P.U.M.A (the Professional Unification of Martial Arts) tournament on Sunday this week....Olympics next Rachel!!