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IOSH Managing Safely, Substance Hazards

Substance hazards cause a few problems in the IOSH Managing Safely project. One of the most common answers that I see in regard to substance hazards is in describing the substance the delegate puts the product name (this is not descriptive) and in describing the hazard they list its nature e.g. irritant, harmful, toxic etc. We should have already listed these substances in part 1 and in describing them there we should have included their nature. There's no need to repeat that in Part 3. We need to describe the substance in relation to the hazard and then, in describing the hazard, we explain our concerns. Remember, this project is based on the risk assessment process. What you are trying to do is tell others what the problem is and what causes it e.g.: Description of the substance The solvent is contained in a large bath, which is fitted with an extractor hood to remove the harmful vapour that it produces. Description of the hazard When components are being loaded into the bath the hood is raised and turned off. Large amounts of the harmful vapour are released into the workshop causing people to complain of headaches and nausea, especially those loading the bath and those in close proximity to it There's more help here

By | October 24th, 2013|Health and Safety|1 Comment

Hazard identification in the IOSH Managing Safely Project

So you've got through the IOSH Managing Safely course and you're at the final hurdle. You have got the the part of the post course project that requires you to identify location hazards, equipment and substance hazards and activity hazards. This is something quite unique to IOSH. You may have been involved in risk assessments before but you may have never come across the need to differentiate between the hazards. In marking the project the assessor isn't looking to see whether you have completed a suitable and sufficient risk assessment, they are looking to see if you have understood the process. by differentiating between the hazard types you are demonstrating that you understand what causes the problem and, in the case of activity hazards, what you can do to control them. Here are a few examples: Location Hazard Description of the location The pedestal drill is located next to the walkway, about 4 feet from the main entry door for the workshop Description of the hazard The drill operator stands in the walkway to use the drill. people going in and out of the workshop often bump into the operator, especially at break times and at lunch time. The operator could come into contact with the bit as a result of being knocked. Equipment Hazard Description of the equipment The pedestal drill does not have a bit guard fitted Description of the hazard ejected swarf could get into the operators eyes Activity hazard Description of the activity One operator spends up to 8 hours per day for up to 5 days per week drilling holes in sheet material Description of the hazard the task requires repetitive movements, in particular with the right arm which pulls [...]

By | October 24th, 2013|Health and Safety|0 Comments

Half Price IOSH Managing Safely course

Book a place on any of our IOSH managing Safely courses for 2013 for half the normal price. There are no smoke and mirrors here, this is a genuine offer. Our normal price for this course is £395+VAT per person, which is already amazingly competitive. If you take advantage of this offer you will pay just £197.50+VAT per person. Here is what you get for your money: as many places as you wish to book on any 2013 IOSH Managing Safely course (subject to availability) includes IOSH registration fees includes IOSH certification fees high quality, quite possibly the best quality, delegate workbooks all other course materials hot and cold drinks throughout the day finger buffet lunch guaranteed pass (subject to terms and conditions, see website) Here is what you need to do to take advantage of this very special offer: Google "IOSH Managing Safely" look for the title line "IOSH Managing Safely £395 with Lynwood" and click on it click on the [email protected] email link in the left hand margin of the page in the first paragraph of the IOSH Managing Safely page there is a phrase in bold font, make this your subject line send an email stating which course you would like to book and for how many people (if you only have one that's fine)   You will be sent a manual booking form by return email, which you can complete and return to Lynwood by email or post. Please make sure that you comply with all of the above. If you deviate from the above instructions the offer will not apply. This offer is open until mid day 20 September 2013. Any bookings received after this time will not be accepted [...]

By | September 12th, 2013|Health and Safety|0 Comments

IOSH Managing Safely special offer

We had an offer for our IOSH Managing Safely course commencing 24 September, that is now full. We have now put another course on with the same offer. The course starts on 2 September 2013 and runs for 4 days. The offer is - if you book 2 or more people onto this course the cost is just £300 per person. Half of the places on this new course have already gone so if you would like to take advantage of this offer book now.

By | August 27th, 2013|Health and Safety|0 Comments

IOSH Managing Safely for just £300

Now that's amazing right? It's so amazing that we couldn't possibly do this course for this price on a regular basis, it's a special offer. If you book two or more people onto our September course it will cost just £300+VAT per person. This price includes all of the IOSH registration and certification fees, high quality delegate workbooks and other course materials, refreshments throughout the day and even a finger buffet lunch. Now that's a great deal. You can find other course dates on our website but if our location is too far for your employees to travel these guys have courses running all over the country.

By | August 7th, 2013|Health and Safety|0 Comments

Health and Safety, does it always work?

The best thing that we can do as employers is to prepare. We prepare to meet our clients demands, we prepare for our financial needs and we should prepare for our potential accidents and their aftermath. Informing people about how they might be hurt at work is crucial, as is training the workforce and your managers to avoid people being hurt. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try to avoid them, accidents will happen. Accepting this fact we should be sure that we have made provision for the aftermath. Develop an accident investigation procedure, perhaps including an investigation kit, to ensure that we can learn what went wrong to prevent it from happening again. Investigating your accidents, incidents and near misses will help with business continuity and to protect your workforce and others but what about those who have already been injured or have been made ill? That's a different problem. Here are a couple of facts worthy of consideration: sitting at home for prolonged periods, perhaps focusing on their own problems, whether they be physiological or psychological, is unlikely to promote recovery. having the workforce on the sick is a lose-lose situation. It costs the business, it costs the individual and it costs society. So, we're left with two options: hope - that injured employees will recover quickly, that we don't have to pay a fortune in replacement labour and that we don't find ourselves involved in a civil dispute. prepare - to help people to get back to work

By | August 7th, 2013|Health and Safety|0 Comments

Changes to the ways in which we deal with substances at work

You may be aware of the Löfstedt Report - Reclaiming health and safety for all but are you aware of the changes that are being made to the way we control substances in the workplace? The Approved Code Of Practice (ACOP) for 3 regulatory instruments, Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations; Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations and Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems (L8) are currently under review. The intention is to make health and safety law easier for employers to understand and therefore to comply with it. Legal responsibilities to protect employees will remain the same but there was some concern with "over compliance". I will reserve my judgement on the changes until they are published. Dependent on the consultation outcome, which is due to end on 3 August 2013, and ministerial approval the revised ACOPs should be published at about the years end. Recent changes/proposed changes have been a mixed bag, I just hope that someone reclaims common sense for all. If you need help with your hazardous substances, or any other health and safety matter, why not get in touch and speak with an expert?    

By | August 6th, 2013|Health and Safety|0 Comments

IOSH Managing Safely Project

Are you looking for the answers to the IOSH Managing Safely project V3.1? Google "IOSH Managing Safely and look for the following result: IOSH Managing Safely £395 with Lynwood> Training > Health & Safety Buy the best face to face safety training. £395+VAT for IOSH Managing Safely./> Click through to the website and then to the email address in the left hand margin. Ask for the project guide and you will be sent guidance in a word document. If you follow the instructions in the guide you should have a great project. Good luck

By | July 25th, 2013|Health and Safety|0 Comments

Is IOSH Managing Safely for your Managers?

It doesn't matter what you are managing, nor does it matter at what level, this course is for you. Are you a company owner wanting to know what you are expected to do in order to look after your employees health, safety and welfare etc? Perhaps you own your own company and you feel like you are doing everything yourself, perhaps training your other managers could ease the load. There isn't a better value IOSH Managing Safely course than the one provided by Lynwood. Despite being one of the most competitively priced courses you still get exceptionally high quality delegate workbooks, the price includes all IOSH fees, courses run at our training centre include lunch and other refreshments, in fact everything that delegates need is provided within the price. We know that it can be difficult to get away from work, that's why we provide this course as either a 4 day block course, on 2 days per week over 2 consecutive weeks or over 3 days. They're all the same course, with the same number of learning hours and they all result in IOSH certification on successful completion. Check out the course content, compare our prices, see what our past learners have said about our training and then book your course with Lynwood.

By | July 12th, 2013|Health and Safety|0 Comments

Is it an Activity Hazard or Equipmnt Hazard?- Manual Handling Pallets

The activity is related to stacking pallets. Our raw materials are delivered on pallets, as are our finished products, so we use lots of them. The pallets are collected from around the workplace and stacked by hand. This could pose either/or an activity hazard or an equipment hazard, it's all in the description: Activity - collecting pallets from around the workplace and stacking them by hand. Hazard - due to the number of pallets used this manual handling task is carried out frequently and sometimes for prolonged periods. This kind of event might cause fatigue. Even though those involved could normally handle this weight, due to this fatigue, the weight might become excessive. You might expect that this could result in upper limb disorders or musculoskeletal disorders such as back injuries or impact injuries such as contusions. Where this activity is carried out you might expect that an existing control might consist of the delivery of manual handling training to all those who are involved. If you were to go on to control this hazard further you might consider the use of an automated pallet stacker. The empty pallets would be delivered to the stacker by pump truck or fork lift truck. This would eliminate the need to carry or lift (to stack) the pallets, thereby eliminating the manual handling hazard. Alternatively, as an equipment hazard, you might consider: Equipment - raw materials and finished product are palletised on plastic pallets, which weigh 25kg Hazard - lifting, carrying and stacking these heavy pallets can place a strain on the back, shoulders and legs etc. If you were to go on to control this hazard you would replace the heavy pallets with something lighter (not that [...]

By | June 28th, 2013|Health and Safety|0 Comments