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Stick With Health and Safety Courses

In the current economic climate, many companies and organisations who are facing a tough time financially have a need to cut costs. Unfortunately, in this situation, spending on health and safety training and courses is often an area which faces the axe. Whilst it may reduce costs, this can also have the adverse effect of putting workers lives at risk, and may even be counter-productive as the cost of fines for breaches of safety regulations, compensation claims for negligence and lost days due to worker absence can all end up costing the company more than it would be by putting your employees on the health and safety courses in the first place.

Not only can gaining qualifications like the NEBOSH General Certificate or specific training on subjects such as permit to work systems, help your employees work safely to reduce the risks of accidents and injuries which force them to take time off work, but workers who feel like the company takes their safety and welfare seriously are often more highly motivated, which in turn increases their productivity and loyalty to the company. They are less likely to demand higher wages to cover the high level of risk they face, or want to find alternative employment elsewhere which is safer.

So whilst health and safety training can be expensive, and it is tempting to view it as "non-essential" expenditure, it is vitally important to ensure your employees are well-trained and fully aware of their health and safety responsibilities. Not only are there moral reasons for managers to ensure the safety of those working for them, but there are also many regulatory requirements which need to be satisfied and complied with no matter how tough the finances are for a company.

To discuss the numerous options available and how we can assist you with your health and safety requirements, please send us an online contact form by clicking on the 'Contact' tab at the top of the page, or call us on 0844 800 3295 and we will endeavour to assist you, no matter what level of budget you have available to spend on training.

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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