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Workplace absence on a downward trend

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

By | April 5th, 2017|News|0 Comments

IOSH Managing Safely for £350

£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.

By | February 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

IOSH Managing Safely in 2016

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.

By | October 10th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Hurry, hurry, hurry. IOSH Managing Safely at an amazing price.

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.

By | October 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

The New IOSH Managing Safely Project V4.0

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 [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|News|0 Comments

IOSH Managing Safely V4.0

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.

By | July 13th, 2016|News|0 Comments

IOSH Managing Safely Refresher

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.

By | July 12th, 2016|News|0 Comments

IOSH Managing Safely Refresher Training

IOSH have now released their own version of the IOSH Managing Safely refresher course, great news! Wait, it gets better - Lynwood are offering this refresher course for just £145+VAT per person. If you completed your IOSH Managing Safely course about three years ago it is time to complete your refresher training now. Once three years have elapsed you will need to complete a whole new IOSH Managing Safely course to gain certification. Take a look at what is on offer and check out our course dates here.

By | May 12th, 2016|News|0 Comments

IOSH Managing Safely Project V4.0

If you have just completed (or perhaps you are about to undertake) the new IOSH Managing Safely course, V4.0, you should be aware that there are a couple of assessments. One assessment is undertaken at the end of the course and is covered elsewhere on this website. The other is a post course, risk assessment based project, although your trainer may elect to cover the project throughout your course. If you need a copy of the project forms you can download them from here. Look about half way down the page, where it says "pdf. format". This document is a writeable pdf. so you can complete it electronically. Although the look of these forms have changed significantly since the previous versions of the course, their expectations have not. If you look through the previous posts in this blog in relation to the IOSH Managing Safely project, they're still valid. One exception is that you are not required to place. IOSH Have now incorporated the 5x5 risk ratings and their evaluations into the project form. That's great news because a) you must use the 5x5 risk matrix in completing your project and, b) you no longer need to search through our delegate workbook for those values. If you have completed your IOSH Managing Safely training with Lynwood and you would like some help with your project, then please let me know via the [email protected] email address. If you did your training with someone else, perhaps your trainer provides a similar service. If you haven't yet booked your training take a look at this.

By | November 27th, 2015|News|0 Comments