Common Workplace Accidents and How We can Help You Prevent Them
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, our 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.
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.
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.
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 our 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.
Need an Accredited Course?
Along with designing bespoke health and safety training programmes, we also run the accredited NEBOSH, IOSH and ConstructionSkills (CSkills) health and safety courses as open courses at selected venues across the UK, as well as in-house for those companies who have a number of employees requiring the training, as it will be much more cost effective than sending them all onto a scheduled open course.
For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options or send us an online contact form. Alternatively, use the "Courses" menu at the top of the page to view the courses and qualifications for the various awarding bodies.
These courses form the basis for our in-house training programmes. They can either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.
Please click on a course title to find out more about what each one entails: