10 Hidden Facts About Health & Safety

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We love facts and statistics at Project Skills Solutions. Health and safety is such an important topic and figures can vary wildly between industries, however there are many interesting facts which cover workplace safety in the UK as a whole. Which is why in this week’s blog we’ll be revealing… Read More »

SSSTS Training Courses Now In Dartford!

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Project Skills Solutions are pleased to announce that we are now offering CITB SSSTS training courses in Dartford, Kent. We have been accredited and delivering CITB courses across the UK since 2016 and have now added Dartford, Kent as a new location to be able to offer more options to… Read More »

NEBOSH – Where Can It Take Me?

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If you’re considering a career in health and safety or would like to progress your career within the industry – it can be quite confusing. You’re probably wondering “where do I start?”, “how do I get my foot in the door?” or even “what qualifications do I need?”. If these… Read More »

IOSH – Everything You Must Know

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If you’re thinking of studying an IOSH course or would simply like some more information on IOSH, then you’re at the right place as in today’s blog we’ll be discussing everything related to IOSH. IOSH Facts  Before we discuss everything related to IOSH here are some key facts; IOSH stands for the… Read More »

How Effective Is Mental Health First Aid Training?

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Awareness around poor mental health within workplaces has progressed massively in recent years. The Mental Health First Aid training programme was developed to help employers spot the signs of poor mental health. But the question is….does it actually work? Even though mental health and the impact it can have for… Read More »

Does Nanotechnology Have Health & Safety Implications?

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Nanotechnology isn’t a futuristic concept that we won’t see in our lifetimes. In fact, nanomaterial is being used in everyday products as we speak. In this weeks’ blog, we’ll be looking at what this means from a health & safety perspective and how it can affect your workplace. Technological Evolution…… Read More »

What You Need to Know About Working In a Confined Space

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Confined spaces…it can be terrifying for many people, however going into a very a small space is often a necessary part of many peoples jobs. Often people feel uncomfortable in small spaces and can suffer from claustrophobia. When thinking about a confined space, it’s probably common to instantly think of… Read More »

How Will Artificial Intelligence Fit into Health & Safety?

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Artificial intelligence sounds like a concept from a science fiction film but what impact will it have on health and safety? We explore this question and discover how AI is already making workplaces safer across the world.   Artificial intelligence – sounds like you’ve settled down to watch a sci-fi… Read More »

Why Soft Skills Matter for Health and Safety Management

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Not everyone is cut out to be a leader even if they study the skills and experience needed. That being said, there are certain skills and attributes that ‘good’ leaders have and this can be critical to a successful health and safety policy in the workplace. This week in the… Read More »

We Answer Some Questions for Employers Who Have Forklift Workers

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Forklifts are a common part of many workplaces, however, managing forklift workers and ensuring that health and safety is maintained can be confusing for many managers. According to recent statistics, forklifts are the most dangerous form of transport to use in the workplace. 25% of workplace injuries that are caused by… Read More »

How can managers ensure safety during Ramadan?

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Britain’s workplaces have become far more inclusive in recent years however there is still much work to be done. A report by the centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies at the University of Leeds found that negative perceptions of workers of Muslim faith still exist and this can be exasperated… Read More »

What is ISO 45001?

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Health and safety matters from the very top of an organisation right down to the bottom. This is true of any business and particularly the construction industry. In a previous blog post – What are the main health and safety risks in the construction industry? – we found that there… Read More »

Are Fatal Injuries at Work on the Rise in the UK?

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Injuries and accidents happen at work all the time. When we blogged about Britain’s Health & Safety Statistics for 2016-17 at the end of last year, we found that 70,116 injuries were sustained by workers and reported by their employer. The real number is perhaps higher, however, how many of… Read More »

Should You Outsource or Recruit a Health & Safety Specialist?

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Health and safety regulations can change rapidly and complying with the law while keeping everyone safe can be incredibly difficult for any business no matter how big or small. After the cap on fines for health and safety breaches was lifted in March 2015, avoidable incidents that a company is… Read More »

Drugs Use and Health and Safety at Work

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It goes without saying that being under the influence of drugs at work– whether illicit or certain prescription drugs – can seriously impact not only the ability of an employee to do their job but health and safety in general. A report found that out of 1.6 million workers who… Read More »

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. Which is why in this week’s blog we’re going to be discussing whether you’re being healthier and safer at work? Has the cost of sickness and… Read More »

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