01 Aug 2016

As part of our NEBOSH (general certificate) course we consider how to work safely and what precautions are required whilst excavating.  One precaution is to have safe egress and access. In April this year a construction company based in London was fined a total of £40,000 for two breaches of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and to pay costs of £1,486. These...

12 Jul 2016

Following the recent E.coli O157 outbreak which has affected more than 100 people in the UK, which could be linked to eating contaminated mixed salad leaves, we thought it would be useful to take another look at this bacteria to identify the main characteristics and give an overview to controlling the bacteria in food premises and at home. While most strains of E.coli are harmless and...

13 Apr 2016

Welcome to HSF Training Ltd’s Newsletter August 2016. This month we’re focusing on changes to First Aid courses to include training of Automated External Defibrillator in Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at work courses. With an understanding assessment for learning and of learning, as well as health and safety fact from fiction quiz. Enjoy the newsletter and see you next mon...

13 Apr 2016

All too often “health and safety” is quoted as a coverall excuse for certain activities not being permitted or it is easy to become bogged down in unnecessary “red tape.” This can lead to resources being used in a manner which neither really benefits a company nor improves health and safety performance overall. The idea behind health and safety laws is to ensure the health, safety and...

13 Apr 2016

Assessment for Learning (AfL) and Assessment of Learning (AoL) are phrases discussed widely in the arena of teaching, but how many of us understand what they mean? In the next two newsletters, we will be looking at the difference between the assessment for learning and assessment of learning, using examples and explaining the importance of each. This month we focus on assessment for l...

13 Apr 2016

Training of Automatic External Defibrillator Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work courses. Recent revisions made by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) mean that in the near future, First Aid at Work (FAW) and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) syllabuses will be modified to include the training of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) within them. AEDs are an essent...