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  • What is a health and safety audit, and why have one?

    A health and safety audit is an expert assessment of an organisation’s health and safety policies, systems and procedures. Questions it answers include: Are they correct and delivering the expected outcomes? Are they protecting the well being of the workforce and keeping the company compliant with the relevant regulations?
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  • What is IOSH Training?

    IOSH training is a range of health and safety courses developed and certificated by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, the world’s biggest membership organisation for health and safety professionals.
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  • How to use a health and safety risk assessment

    Every organisation with 5 or more staff is required by UK law to carry out written health and safety risk assessments covering all significant hazards. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) defines risk assessment as “a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people.” The purpose is to “weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm.”
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  • Shocking stats: why we need more workplace defibrillators and CPR trained staff

    You’ve just suffered a cardiac arrest. What are your chances of survival. The bad news is that up to 95% of victims die without immediate treatment. How immediate?
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  • Electrical flash over causes severe burns and serious fine

    Two workers at a Nottinghamshire foundry suffered serious skin burns following a ‘preventable’ electrical flashover in September 2016. This occurred while they were working on restoring the power supply to a furnace.
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  • Handle with care. Forklift deaths land firms with £1m fines.

    Two visiting delivery drivers have died in avoidable forklift truck accidents, resulting in seven figure fines for a major plastic piping company and a large kitchen manufacturer.
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  • Flawed safety procedure costs oil refinery £400k

    A recent court case has dramatically illustrated the need for eternal vigilance and "going the extra mile" with health and safety management, even when great care is being taken. It involves a flammable gas leak at the Total Lindsey Oil Refinery (TLOR) in North Killingholme, on the Humber estuary near Grimsby.
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  • NEBOSH Diploma vs NVQ Level 5

    "I've got a level 3 health and safety qualification, what's next?"

    When you've reached level 3 and want to keep moving forward in your career, the NEBOSH diploma and NVQ5 in Occupational Health and Safety are two equally worthwhile but very different options. The question is which one's right for you right now? Use this quick Q&A guide to see the differences at a glance and make the right decision.

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