There are few that will argue, that ears are an important body part, more often not they are not thought of as the most glamourous. While this may not be set to change, there is new evidence that the way your ear lobes are formed may prove to be useful in predicting your health. In … More Can your Ears Give You a Heads Up on Heart Disease?
The 13th of September marks the life and works of the children’s author Roald Dahl, for more about the day click here. To celebrate his work, we thought we’d revisit one our favourite children’s books “The Twits” but with Health and Safety in mind. First up is the state of Mr Twit’s beard, which may … More The Twit’s Guide To Health and Safety (Or How They Ignore It)
As Spring rolls into Summer the number of jobs in the garden always seems to grow. So, before you head out and tackle those hedges and plant beds, why not read our top 5 gardening health & safety tips: 1. Tools Always make sure that you take the proper precautions, such as wearing gloves and … More Health & Safety in The Garden
Health & Safety Officers are responsible for creating a positive health and safety culture within a workplace. They are also responsible for ensuring that your colleagues and employers comply with the current safety policies and legislation. Along with setting policies for the company, the role also covers creating risk assessments, completing regular inspections, creating detailed … More Why Consider a Career in Health & Safety?
“Confined spaces can be deadly – A number of people are killed or seriously injured in confined spaces each year in the UK. This happens in a wide range of industries, from those involving complex plant to simple storage vessels. Those killed include people working in the confined space and those who try to rescue … More “Real Life” Confined Space Training by SOA Safety
How one Man and his Dog Helped Save Thousands! With the Heimlich manoeuvre being a vital lifesaving technique that is taught on most first aid courses, you would probably think that it had been around for centuries. However, did you know that research into this manoeuvre only started in the early 1970s? With us sadly … More The History of the Heimlich Manoeuvre
If you have read our earlier blog post on how NEBOSH qualifications fit within the larger scheme of obtaining IOSH membership, then you will know that the fire safety & risk management certificate fits into the TechIOSH tier of the IOSH structure. Which, in short means that if you are looking to build your career … More More about the NEBOSH Fire Safety & Risk Management Certificate
If you have any role in the health and safety of your company, you will no doubt have heard of a risk assessment. Perhaps, it’s maybe a task that you do annually, using a template of the HSE website without much additional thought. However, by doing this, you are running the risk of falling short … More What to Expect from a Risk Assessment Course
This is a short and general course, that has been designed by the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) to provide the attendees with a solid grounding on safety for the workplace. The course covers all the key points required for understanding why people need to be actively aware of potential safety issues within … More More About the IOSH Working Safely Course
Your first question maybe, “what is COSHH and do I need to be aware of it” and to be honest, you wouldn’t be alone. Firstly, COSHH stands for Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. Which goes someway to answering if you need to be aware of it, depending on if you handle controlled substances that … More What do You Need to Know About COSHH Awareness?