17 May 2019

As Mental Health Awareness week draws to a close, we are pleased to announce that we will soon offer Mental Health First Aid training. The importance of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is increasingly being recognised, as are the consequences of neglecting these areas. For example, the Health and Safety Executive estimate that 49% of UK sick days are as a result of stress...

17 Apr 2019

  Our trainers are often asked on courses whether Brexit will have an impact on health and safety or food safety law. Additionally, it makes good business sense to have plans in place to manage any potential changes. Both the Food Standards Agency and Health and Safety Executive point out that leaving the European Union does not mean that the high health and safety and food sa...

05 Nov 2018

  Looking for a cost effective training solution for your employees? Many employers find that e-learning offers a viable solution to their training requirements, either as a supplement to classroom sessions or as a stand alone option. New Training Available We have recently added many new courses to our e-learning provision, including several short courses covering topics such a...

03 Sep 2018

Every year the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) arranges a World Environmental Health day to focus attention on key areas. This year their chosen theme is Global Food Safety and Sustainability. Reducing food borne illness Illnesses that result from ingesting food contaminated by microorganisms or chemicals are of significant concern and continue to present a ...

02 Jul 2018

Whilst most of the UK is enjoying the current heatwave, the increased temperatures have led some employers and employees to question whether there is a legal maximum workplace temperature. Do workplace temperatures matter? Whilst workplace temperatures may not result in injuries in the way that some hazards such as machinery could, there are many reasons for an employer to take into ac...

22 May 2018

  There are big changes on the horizon when it comes to how we manage and process your data, as the GDPR comes into force on Friday 25 May 2018. As a result of these changes we’re letting you know how we hold and process your personal data. We always treat your data with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, and rest assured we never share any information abou...

23 Apr 2018

  The benefits of e-learning courses Most businesses agree that competent employees contribute to their success, not to mention ensuring compliance with legal requirements regarding mandatory training. However, in an increasingly busy world,   ensuring employees receive the training needed to contribute to this competency can be difficult. Whilst there can sometimes be no alter...

03 Apr 2018

The Food Standards Agency recently released details of results from testing of Campylobacter levels in chickens sold by the top 9 retailers in the UK. The results showed that the number of chickens testing positive for the highest levels of contamination is lower than previous testing. This reflects a continued lowering of levels over time. Campylobacter is the most common cause of fo...

19 Mar 2018

As our spring NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC) course is about to commence, we thought it a good time to answer a few frequently asked questions, particularly by those employers who are wondering if it is right for them. Who is it aimed at? The NEBOSH NGC is ideal for employees with health and safety responsibilities in any sector. It is especially suited to those in super...

03 Nov 2017

New training launched Following the HSE’s announcement last year that employers may wish to consider including items designed to manage catastrophic bleeds in their workplace kits such as tourniquets and haemostatic dressings, we launched a brand new training course earlier this year. This very practical course has been designed to either be delivered as an “add on” to a first aid cours...