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Common Workplace Accidents and How We can Help You Prevent Them


Introduction

In the UK alone last year, 142 people lost their lives while at work. An additional 76,000 were injured with an estimated £14.3bn being lost as a result. Given these figures, there can be little doubt as to the importance safety plays in the modern workplace. Having a well-trained workforce has been proven to not only reduce on-the-job injuries, but also give employees and employers the peace of mind that is required for a happy and productive working environment. Offering extensive and detailed courses on workplace safety, the NEBOSH, IOSH and CITB training courses can help you get up to speed with the hazards present in the modern workplace, along with the means to prevent them and - for managers -avoid the financial headaches they incur.



Overexertion

With the world of work becoming ever more hectic, it will come as little surprise to many that overexertion now ranks as one of the most common factors behind workplace accidents. Certainly, with ever-mounting workloads and increasingly tighter deadlines, it can be tempting to push yourself that little bit too far. After all, how many of us have decided to carry an uncomfortable amount of paper to ensure only one trip to the printer? How often have you been operating machinery with nothing to fuel you but caffeine? Our training courses will help you form a better idea as too what your limitations are as well as ensuring you are equipped with all the necessary tools to perform your job properly.



Trips, Slips and Falls

No matter what your job involves, all of us can fall victim to workplaces trips or falls. From an unmarked hole on a construction site to a freshly washed office floor, the modern workplace is littered with potential tumbling hazards that can result in nasty injuries to employees or sizeable insurance claims for employers. Thankfully however, the NEBOSH, IOSH and CITB certificate range have extensive courses covering precisely to this problem area, with advice that is applicable to virtually every workplace.



Injuries Caused by Machinery

One of the fantastic aspects of our courses is no matter what area of work you are involved in, you will be able to find a course to cover the hazards most commonly associated with your field. For those of you who work in the construction trade, one of the most accident-prone professions, the NEBOSH Construction Certificate covers many topics related to site safety, including a module dedicated to the proper use of machinery, a competence that surely must be a prerequisite before embarking on this potentially dangerous work.



Electrocution

The workplace of today certainly is a hyper-modern environment. Furnished with printers, computers, copiers and all manner of digital gizmos, there has never been a greater number of electronics scattered around our offices. Whilst the convenience and speed that these afford are undeniable, they bring with them an infinitely higher risk of electrocution. Our range of safety courses however, will show you how to create a work space that is both efficient and safe.



Fire

Without doubt fire can be one of the most distressing and destructive of all workplace accidents and one that can cause truly horrific injuries to anyone unlucky enough to be caught up in it. By following the advice outlined in fire training courses however - not overloading power-sockets, conducting regular safety checks of appliances - or following our clearly set out guidelines should the worst happen, we can help to ensure tragedy is avoided.




Selected Courses

Please see below for a selection of health and safety courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the flagship NEBOSH qualification, and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals.

The NEBOSH National Diploma provides the core health and safety knowledge (transferable across industry, commerce and the public sector) which, combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an occupational health and safety practitioner.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH General Certificate is one of the most popular and widely-held health and safety qualifications in the UK. It is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who require an understanding of general health and safety issues.

The NEBOSH General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, along with the identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. The general content of the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus means it is suitable and relevant for those working in virtually any industry, and is often used as a solid foundation for those going on to further study and specialising in a particular area such as construction site health and safety or fire safety.

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IOSH Managing Safely Course

The IOSH Managing Safely course is designed for managers and supervisors of organisations in virtually all industry sectors, in order to give them all they need to know to effectively manage health and safety in the workplace.

Recently updated, the new high impact programme covers key health and safety issues, and includes references to international case studies.

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CITB Site Management SMSTS Course

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is one of the most popular health and safety training courses, and is intended for construction site managers, project managers and senior supervisors, as well as proprietors of smaller companies.

Client-based personnel would also benefit from attending the SMSTS course.

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CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course

This course is for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry as a member of the workforce to help them understand the potential hazards that they face at work on site. It aims to provide a practical summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental health and safety issues.

The course also allows delegates to identify their individual responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, what the employer's duties are and what should be done if they think anyone's health and safety is being put at risk.

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