03 Nov 2016

In June 2016, the Health & Safety Executive announced that training providers are to include defibrillator training as standard on the Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work courses no later than 31st December 2016 (see our April news story http://hsftraining.co.uk/changes-to-first-aid-and-first-aid-at-work-courses/). Additionally, they stated that in certain circumstan...

27 Oct 2016

Featuring all of the courses scheduled at our comfortable training venue in Sunderland, our 2017 calendar features a range of our most popular training. The prices shown are per person and include: all course materials course notes/text light lunch each training day and refreshments exam registration fees, where applicable. Follow this link to see our 2017 dates: open...

14 Sep 2016

As (most of) the UK has been basking in the heat of the unseasonably warm weather, Public Health England have issued warnings regarding the possible health effects of elevated temperatures. For most, a common sense approach such as keeping hydrated is adequate to ensure they do not encounter any problems whilst enjoying the hottest September for decades. Some people, however, are more...

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...

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...