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September 21, 2017

Why wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential In 2015/16 in the UK alone, 621,000 workers industry-wide sustained a non-fatal workplace injury and 144 workers sustained fatal injuries at work. With this being said, the modern workplace can be a dangerous place to work. As a standard in many UK industries, the Health and Safety Executive recommends […]

August 31, 2017

Women in Construction: How important is it? It’s no secret that the overall majority of construction workers are men. With women making up less than 20% of the complete workforce. A number that has, surprisingly increased in the last ten years. It’s time to promote the advantage of women in construction. When we’re told to […]

August 04, 2017

Construction Skills Shortage Despite the number of construction workers you’re bound to see on your way to and from work, surprisingly we have a huge shortage for skilled labour in the UK. In the 2009 recession, the redundancy of around 140,000 construction workers were made and the industry struggled to make it past the 2012 […]

July 06, 2017

Implications and Risks of Working at Height Working at heights can occur in many different industries around the UK. From window cleaners to electricians, there are high places that need to be reached. But are you managing the risks effectively and preparing for if the worst happens? If your business or job involves working at […]

June 15, 2017

How Important is Site Safety? In recent years there are many people who believe that the world has gone ‘health and safety crazy’. However, it’s vital that construction workers on site are briefed on the importance of health and safety and what it means for them. In 2016, the number of fines that firms were […]

December 05, 2016

Record breaking month for Nottingham based construction skills company UK Industries Training has experienced its busiest month since they started trading thanks to new courses boosting interest in their business. Specialising in training courses that teach relevant skills and knowledge required to work on construction sites, November saw more than 500 people booking onto classes […]

October 28, 2016

A 7 step Guide for Pre-Use Inspection on Forktrucks A crucial element of safe forklift truck operation is the completion of proper pre-use inspections. According to the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE), over 18% of lift truck incidents occur as a result of mechanical failure, which could be avoided by a pre-use inspection. During […]

September 07, 2016

Are you safe when working around cables? The work of an engineer is often both complex and fraught with a number of hazards and difficulties – and the work of an electrical engineer is perhaps more so than any other.  After all, much is expected from the people who repair and supply our electrical equipment […]

August 17, 2016

How IOSH management training helps your team as much as it helps you No matter where you work, regardless of industry, role, position or authority, management should always be in place to ensure employee safety as much as to authorise and oversee work – meaning that a truly competent manager is one who understands and […]

July 27, 2016

Is face fit testing training useful? Whether you work as an engineer, a construction expert or in manufacturing, it’s highly likely that you will be faced with an industrial hazard or two.  Unfortunately, many potentially hazardous situations, chemicals and substances are needed in order for certain industries to thrive and for supply to meet demand […]