How Bad Is Workplace Stress In The UK?

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The stigma around mental health and the workplace is starting to erode however major problems still exist for many British workers. Suffering from stress, anxiety and/or depression can pose big problems not just for the individual themselves but for the wider workforce. Poor concentration levels, lack of interest in work… Read More »

Is Excessive Noise At Work As Bad As It Sounds?

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There are over 17,000 people in the UK who suffer from hearing loss, ringing in their ears and other conditions due to being exposed to excessive noise in the workplace. However, how bad is this for workers in Britain? In this weeks’ blog post we are going to look at… Read More »

3 Methods To Improve Your Safety Culture At Work

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Undertaking health and safety training is all well and good however the hardest part comes afterwards. You need to ensure that what is learnt during the training is adhered to. Training and awareness itself doesn’t necessarily develop into a safer working environment. While it can lay the foundations of a… Read More »

5 Health and Safety Blogs That You Need To Read

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Apart from our blog (obviously!) do you read any other health and safety blogs on a regular basis? Or perhaps you just visit one every now and again? When you are busy with work and in your personal life it can be hard sometimes to keep up with the goings-on… Read More »

IOSH vs NEBOSH

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People often ask us about the difference between IOSH and NEBOSH, is one better than the other? which qualification should they go for? and what are IOSH and NEBOSH? Hopefully, this article can shed some light, help you make a decision on the qualification best for you, and give you some… Read More »

NEBOSH Payment Plan

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Why not spread the cost of your NEBOSH National General Certificate course, and make monthly payments up until your course date. No extra charge. How it works You want to book a NEBOSH course. Just contact our training team, via phone, email or online chat and tell them the course… Read More »

Staying Safe At Work Over The Festive Season

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What do you associate with this time of year? Snow, presents, family? What about that feeling of regret the next morning after the works’ Christmas party? For many of us, the festive season is a time to drink a bit more than is recommended and while this generally makes for… Read More »

Is Health & Safety Enforcement On The Rise?

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Health and safety breaches and accidents at work not only cost £5.3 billion to the British economy every year but companies have to pay out larger fines than ever before. We touched on the subject of maximum health and safety fines previously and what the change in legislation from 12th… Read More »

Britain’s Health & Safety Statistics For 2016-17

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It’s that time of year again – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released their statistics for workplace health and safety for 2016-17. So, are we healthier and safer at work? Has the cost of sickness and injury reduced in the last year and what about enforcement levels? In… Read More »

3 Things Safety Managers Should Avoid Doing

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Being in charge of a group of people isn’t easy. Aside from all the usual things that you need to balance from different personalities and workplace conflicts, to ensuring that work is completed on time, a safety manager has added responsibilities. Keeping on top of health and safety legislation and… Read More »

A Guide To Working Safely With Contractors

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Many businesses use contractors to help with one off projects or on a long term basis. A contractor is someone who is carrying out work for a company but is not actually an employee of that company. Similarly, a sub-contractor is an individual or a firm that is brought on… Read More »

Project Skills Solutions’ Pass Plus

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Project Skills Solutions now offer a pass plus on selected courses. That means we are so confident you will pass your course that if you don’t we will welcome you back to study all or part of your course, and retake your assessment, all you have to pay is the registration fee!… Read More »

What Are The Key Priorities For The HSE In 2017-18?

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Sick days taken by workers might be at one of the lowest levels however work related injuries still cost around £14 billion to the British economy. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has set out its strategy for the next year and lessening this financial impact is one of its… Read More »

What Constitutes A Hazard in the Workplace?

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It may sound like an obvious question but what constitutes a hazard in the workplace? Many hazards aren’t blatantly obvious and when we think of a potential danger at work we normally conjure up a physical or chemical hazard. The reality is that many things at work can be dangerous… Read More »

What Are The Best EU Countries For Workplace Safety

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Health and safety can differ greatly from country to country. The EU does have a legal framework in place that outlines the minimum number of regulations that need to be implemented and also provides protection for workers in their employment. That being said, the data across the EU shows that… Read More »

E-Learning vs Face-To-Face

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Learning a new skill, taking a course or undergoing training to further your career doesn’t mean sitting in a classroom anymore. In fact, e-learning is incredibly popular and has been growing dramatically in recent years. A study in 2015 showed that 23% of students wouldn’t undertake a degree if there wasn’t an… Read More »

3 Tips To Pass The NEBOSH Exam

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So, you have the NEBOSH exam coming up. To gain your NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety qualification you need to pass a test. The exam is carried over one day and it covers aspects of the entire NEBOSH course from health and safety legislation, practising first… Read More »

What Is The Site Safety Plus Scheme?

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The Site Safety Plus Scheme, run through The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), is designed for people working in the civil engineering, building and associated industries to boost their existing knowledge and learn new skills to further their career. It is aimed at all levels of the workforce from the… Read More »

Why You Should Take A Working At Heights Refresher Course

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Working at heights is one of those things that you hear about in relation to ‘health and safety gone mad’. We’ve all read the story about the window cleaner not being allowed to use a ladder anymore but if we cut through the sensationalism there is a very relevant reason… Read More »

What Is A CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course?

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So you are thinking of taking a CITB health and safety awareness course to boost your skills and career prospects? Well if you are wondering what the course is about and who it is designed for then you have come to the right place. Every year, thousands of people trying… Read More »

IOSH Membership

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Membership of IOSH (The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) can open a lot of doors to your career development while enhancing your skills and allowing you to directly impact health and safety policy in the UK. Joining an organisation isn’t always an easy decision however with an IOSH membership… Read More »

How to Motivate an Underperforming Team

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Not everyone performs to their highest level 100% of the time. This is OK as we are only human however when it starts to become a problem you need to take action. In fact, many managers are left wondering how to motivate an underperforming team when nothing they do seems… Read More »

IOSH Courses Announced in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

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Project Skills Solutions are happy to announce IOSH courses in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. We have teamed up with the Premier Inn in Mansfield to provide a conveniently located training venue, free parking, just off the M1 (junction 28) and a course experience that includes free lunch and refreshments throughout and free… Read More »

Why You Should Treat Your Employees As An Asset

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How do you view your employees? You pay them a wage and invest in training and development so they can work to the standard you require. You might also cover costs for business trips and other activities. This makes them seem like an expense. After all, you are paying money… Read More »

A Guide For Managing New Employees

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No-one likes being the new person at work. They probably don’t really know anyone and they might even be new to the industry itself. Workplaces can create cliques and it can be difficult as an outsider to integrate right away. For managers, new employees can create a problem as well…. Read More »

3 Reasons Why Micromanagement Doesn’t Work

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We don’t like bosses that breathe down our necks all day long. While having a manager on hand should anything go wrong is a good thing, having them critiquing your every action in work has a detrimental impact on your performance. Micromanagement is a concept that has been around for… Read More »

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Project Skills Solutions have been providing NRSWA training to individuals and companies since 2004. Our team are trained to give you the very best advice in your course selection and focussed on customer service.
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