Britain’s Health & Safety Statistics For 2016-17

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 »

A Guide To Working Safely With Contractors

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 »

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

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?

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

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 »

Why You Need Fire Safety Awareness and Extinguisher Training

What do you think you would do in the event of a fire in your workplace? Run isn’t the answer that we are looking for! The fact is that many people don’t know how they would react in this situation and this can put lives at risk. The Dangerous Substances… Read More »

Why You Should Take A Working At Heights Refresher Course

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 »

How Can You Improve Your Effectiveness As A Safety Manager

Health and safety is a topic that can spark a heated discussion. Many people think that health and safety regulations have gone too far and others think that they don’t go far enough. For managers this can prove to be a problem. Especially when it comes to managing your team…. Read More »

Advice For Reducing Accidents At Work

Workplace accidents cannot be avoided completely. It doesn’t matter what occupation you work in whether it be in an office, on a building site or in a busy kitchen at some point one of your employees is going to be involved in an accident. From 2014-15 there were 76,000 injuries… Read More »

When does your card expire?

  Is your NRSWA card about to expire? You can renew your NRSWA streetworks card up to 6 months prior to the expiry date and up to a max of 3 months after the expiry date. When the time comes to complete the re assessment we have a couple of different… Read More »

6 Key Factors Which Ensures Your Managing Your Employees Safely

Are You Managing Your Employees Safely…? This is a question many employers fail to ask themselves…are you managing your employees safely? Health and safety is extremely important however many organisations fail to understand the importance of it, which can be very dangerous. Health and safety is a key factor for… Read More »

First Aid in Essex

First Aid in Essex HSE Approved First Aid Training from Project Skills Solutions Regardless of the environment you work in, people can get injured or taken ill. It doesn’t matter whether the injury or illness is caused by the work they do, it is important to give them immediate attention…. Read More »

Training, why you should take care of your greatest asset

Training, why you should take care of your greatest asset According to a survey from the Learning Skills and Council, in 2007 companies in the UK spent £38billion on training. During the recession this figure dropped but last year (2012) saw growth in companies training expenditure, a good sign for… Read More »

Do you work at Heights?

‘Falls from height remain the most common cause of workplace fatality. In 2008/ 09 therewere 35 fatalities, 4654 major injuries and a further 7065 injuries that caused the injured person to be off work for over 3 days or more, due to a fall from height’- HSE website. Don’t DUCK… Read More »

Need Health and Safety Management Training?

Do you need to get a Health and Safety Management Qualification recognised UK wide? SMSTS is a great place to start with your learning. We are running SMSTS- Site Management Safety Training Scheme UK wide as public courses or you can book the training and have a closed course on… Read More »

5 Health Damaging Factors You Must Know About

Did you know simple mistakes can significantly affect lives. This is especially important from a health and safety aspect. If the correct procedures are not put into practice within a workplace this can cause some very detrimental effects. That is why it is extremely beneficial to study an IOSH course… Read More »

Do you drive as part of your job?

CPC Driver Training Courses Driver CPC Training The new Driver CPC is for LGV and PCV drivers who drive professionally throughout the UK. It has been developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers… Read More »

Asbestos Awareness Training

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 also helps employers comply with the law by ensuring their workers are… Read More »

About Project Skills Solutions

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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