Safety First, Success Follows: Why Managers Find IOSH Courses Valuable

Why Managers Find IOSH Courses Valuable While it’s not accurate to say that all managers love IOSH courses, many managers appreciate the value and benefits that these courses bring to their professional development and workplace. The level of enthusiasm or interest in IOSH courses can vary based on individual preferences,… Read More »

How to get your ECS Managers Card

Applying for your ECS managers card? We’ve broken down the steps below to make the process as simple as possible. Jump straight to the steps. Overview of the ECS The ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) is the only ID and competence card scheme for electrical operatives in the UK, recognised and… Read More »

What is Asbestos Awareness Training

Asbestos awareness training helps those working in contact or associated with asbestos, by providing an understanding of the risks associated with it. The training also covers the dangers of working with asbestos and helps employers comply with the law by ensuring their workers are appropriately trained, in order to work… Read More »

Virtual Courses Online Learning – A Real Alternative or Gimmick?

Virtual online courses are not a new concept, but they have gained significant attention and recognition in recent years as a viable alternative to traditional classrooms. With the advancement of technology and internet connectivity, virtual classroom courses have become more accessible and efficient, making it possible for students and teachers… Read More »

Virtual Online CITB SSSTS Training Courses

If you need an SSSTS card, then taking the Virtual SSSTS course from your own home or workplace is a great way to gain this qualification. This 2-day course, which is trainer-led via zoom, will teach you to understand the laws and regulations and the duties of a supervisor when… Read More »

Health and safety plan for a new company

Starting up a new company is exciting. Between branching out into a new area, hiring staff, getting your business premises sorted and much much more, you will have countless things to think about. Perhaps one aspect that is not as exhilarating is creating a health and safety policy. It probably… Read More »

How to deal with Health and Safety incidents

While we think that our workplaces are inherently safe, health and safety breaches and accidents can occur. Recently we blogged about the latest HSE workplace fatality figures. While very few incidents at work will result in death, there are a lot of accidents. There were over half a million non-fatal… Read More »

Health and Safety after Brexit

Unless you have been hiding out in a cave somewhere over the past 3 years, you will have heard about Brexit. On the 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union, and it hasn’t been off the news since. While Brexit will impact many parts of our… Read More »

How to create a revision timetable

Going back into education as an adult or taking a training course through work can be demanding. Even though it may be necessary for your job, studying for a qualification is often very challenging. It was a bit different when you were in education because that was likely your full-time… Read More »

Latest HSE Workplace Fatality Figures

Every year the Health and Safety Executive release their workplace safety statistics. In this blog, we are going to focus on one aspect of the annual figures – workplace fatalities. Given how many people work in the UK – at the start of 2019 it was just over 31 million… Read More »

CITB SMSTS Refresher Training Courses

Project Skills Solutions have been delivering training courses across the UK since 2004, promoting our company motto ‘Don’t Duck Out of Training’. The CITB SMSTS Refresher training course, (Site Managers Safety Training Scheme) is for any delegate who has already completed the 5-day CITB SMSTS training course. With any CITB… Read More »

How To Get Your ECS Card With IOSH Working Safely

What Is The ECS? ECS stands for the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme and is the occupational card scheme for UK Electrotechnical workers. It is the sole ID and competence card scheme for electrotechnical operatives in the UK and is recognised and endorsed by the industry. Holding an ECS card proves your… Read More »

10 Hidden Facts About Health & Safety

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. This is why in this blog we’ll be revealing 10… Read More »

How Effective Is Mental Health First Aid Training?

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 »

Can Game Based Learning Improve Health & Safety Standards?

A few weeks ago we looked at how artificial intelligence is proving to be an innovative way of improving health and safety standards and this week we want to explore the world of game based learning. Health and safety can often be seen as a tedious subject, however it’s part… Read More »

Does Nanotechnology Have Health & Safety Implications?

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

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 »

3 Tips for Health & Safety Managers When Evacuating a Building

A full-scale building evacuation is something that we never hope to be involved in. We look at 3 things health and safety managers need to do to prepare for this type of emergency situation and find out why fire safety training is so important.    OK, so we really hope… Read More »

How Will Artificial Intelligence Fit into Health & Safety?

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 »

We Answer Some Questions for Employers Who Have Forklift Workers

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 »

What is ISO 45001?

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?

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 »

New Survey Reveals the Extent of Workplace Stress

A few months ago we looked at stress at work – How Bad is Workplace Stress in the UK? – and we found that 59% of respondents said that work is the main cause of stress in their lives. Long working hours and the work (or lack of work) by… Read More »

Should You Outsource or Recruit a Health & Safety Specialist?

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

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 »

Is Excessive Noise At Work As Bad As It Sounds?

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

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

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 »

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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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