We lost 137 million working days to injuries and sickness last year (1). That's a lot of lost days, not to mention lost tax Dollars (and you know who makes up the shortfall there). This sounds like a lot of lost days, because it is, but it is a significant improvement on some of our previous performances. When we started to measure this performance in 1993 it was discovered that we lost, on average, 7.2 days per worker. Last year's performance pans out to 4.3 lost working days per employee (2). Aren't we doing well? Yes, I think that we are doing pretty well but that's still 137 million lost days of production/provision. We could do better. If UK Inc. is to maximise it's performance, as we need to do in the Brexit period, everyone must play their part. Of course, we can only expect our people to play a full role if they are enabled, this includes through the provision of information. Train your managers so that they understand why health and safety is important, how they can improve things in their work and what advantages they could expect to realise. Together, we can make UK Inc. a better place to work. (1). Office for National Statistics. (2). IOSH Magazine, April 2017
£350 for IOSH Managing Safely? Surely not. It's true. Lynwood are now offering this fantastic course at a most amazing price (private buyers please note that you will need to add VAT). In all honesty this is a trial. If all goes well this will be our permanent price for this course. Otherwise, we will revert to our normal price in the near future. If you want to be sure of getting your IOSH Managing Safely course for just £350+VAT book now.
2016, where did that go? OK, it hasn't quite all gone yet but the end is nigh. Along with a new year come new prices, you can't beat inflation you know, so if you want to get the fantastic IOSH Managing Safely certification at the amazing price of £395 you need to get booked on to one of our few remaining 2016 courses. You don't just get a certificate at this price. You get all of the course materials, refreshments throughout the day (literally, you can grab a brew any time you like) and lunch. Our IOSH Managing Safely courses are run in our purpose built training suite so you won't have to suffer not having enough space, trying to see a ridiculously small projection of the presentation nor interruptions from other people in a shared facility. With courses being run every month you are sure to find one to suite you.
Do you like to plan ahead? If so you will be happy to hear that you can already plan your IOSH Managing Safely training for 2017.
Lynwood have been delivering the IOSH Managing Safely course at the same price for the last 8 years. The times they are a changin'. We would love to offer our health and safety training at ridiculously low prices for ever but as our costs rise every year, we now have no option but to impose a small increase. Up until January 2017 you will still be able to get your IOSH Managing Safely training for £395+VAT. As of January 2017 the price will rise slightly to £425+VAT. OK, the new price is still very competitive but if you like a bargain - book early.
We recently ran another IOSH Managing Safely course in our training centre in Greater Manchester, which was, as usual, a total success. We enjoy a *100% success rate with this course and there is no reason why anyone couldn't gain certification for the highly regarded IOSH Managing Safely course. Our open IOSH Managing Safely courses are run at SK16 4DT, where we enjoy easy access via car and public transport for the whole of the North West of the UK. If you would like to be a part of this great success story check out the details, see the course dates and book your course now. *except where delegates have not completed the course for external reasons or they have not followed guidance.
There is already a lot of information in this blog about the IOSH Managing Safely project but most of it was written about the previous version of the project. Most of that information still applies to the new project, hence the reason that it hasn't been taken down. Anyone who is familiar with the previous version of the project will first notice a significant change in the appearance of the forms. You can download a copy of the new project forms from here. Look about half way down the page, under the heading "The Forms" and click through the link in "pdf.Format". Let's get to the project then. There are points available for everything following the title "Risk Assessment Form", including your (Assessor's) name and date. The date could be any date from the end of your course to the date of submitting your work to your training provider. The next four rows on the form ask for descriptions of various things. DESCRIPTION is the key word here. In describing your location you might wish to include whether it is indoors, outdoors or a mix of the two. you might include it's size, where the doorways (including fire escapes) are and what is the function e.g. cabinet makers workshop, commercial kitchen etc. When you describe your activities on this first page you do not need to describe how you conduct each activity, just their nature e.g. manually loading ......., data input, FLT operations, etc. You should include both your routine and non-routine activities, if you have them. It is difficult to imagine workplaces where there are no maintenance activities and cleaning activities, you should include these too. One common mistake made in describing equipment is [...]
You can still get the IOSH Managing Safely course for just £395. This is the new, V4.0 course. There's new information, we talk about more common hazards and there's the latest up to date H&S data. The IOSH Managing Safely course was already the best health and safety training course for managers, now it is even better. Come along, join in and take something away.
Is your IOSH Managing Safely certificate coming up to 3 years old? IOSH recommend that you renew your certificate every 3 years. Once your certificate is more that 3 years old you would be required to undertake a whole new IOSH Managing Safely course in order to gain a new certificate. Before this time you are able to complete a 1 day IOSH managing Safely refresher course instead. The one day renewal course offers a significant time and financial saving. Our next course is in October 206. Take a look and then get in touch.
I don't normally use this blog for personal rants but I have encountered an organisation, whose performance is so poor that they deserve special consideration - Naked Wines. I work in, amongst other things, quality management. I am adept at identifying quality and equally adept at identifying where it is lacking. If you take up the services of Naked Wines you may find that they fail to meet your expectations. If this happens you may feel that you no longer require the services of Naked Wines and you may go on to cancel your account, as I did. If you cancel your Naked Wines account you may find yourself being badgered with constant emails trying to sell you a service that they cannot or will not provide. You can ask them to stop and they should but they haven't. Naked Wines? No thanks!