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...