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Nebosh General Course – February Price OFFER

Nebosh National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety FEBRUARY PRICE OFFER! We are pleased to announce our offer for our Nebosh General course starting on Thursday 2nd February can now be offered at a reduced price of £900 + VAT. Please contact us at your earliest convenience if you would like further information or to be enrolled. Additional details below  Date: 2 February 2017
Award: National General Certificate
Mode of Study: Part Time & Evening
Nebosh General Certificate in Occupational Health and Sfety
Exam Date: 8th March 2017 
Venue: Aylesham
NGC1 – 5 Days plus 2 hour exam
Thursday 2nd February 2017
Thursday 9th February 2017
Wednesday 15th February 2017
Wednesday 1st March 2017
Thursday 2nd March 2017 

Course Webpage: www.healthandsafetysoutheast.com 

Venue Name: Aylesham Conference & Training Centre
Aylesham & District Community Workshop Trust Aylesham Community Project
Ackholt Road
Town: Canterbury
Postcode: CT3 3AJ
County: Kent
Country: United Kingdom

Contact Name: Lee Stampton
Phone: 01304 821105
e-Mail: lee@healthandsafetysoutheast.com

NEBOSH National General Certificate Exam Results – Sep 16

September 2016 – Exam Results  At the end of 2016 Health and Safety South East Ltd received some great results back for our NEBOSH National General Certificate exam that was sat by candidates at the National Express in Birmingham. After having a 100% pass rate it definitely gives us something to blog about! We run all of our courses as 1 day a week as we believe this gives candidates a better chance at taking all the information in, rather than being overwhelmed with the course running on a daily basis. http://blog.healthandsafetysoutheast.co.uk/2017/01/nebosh-2017-course-dates.html If you would like any information regarding courses that we can offer, please click the below link to see courses that are being run by us this year, however, if you would like something that is not listed, then don’t hesitate to contact us and we would be more than happy to try and see if we accommodate you. Thanks, Health and Safety South East Ltd.

Iosh course dates 2017

Please find below our dates for running Iosh courses in 2017, for any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the below details. Date: 09th March 2017 Award: Iosh Managing Safely Mode of Study: Part Time & Evening Description: Iosh Managing Safely Exam Date:30th March 2017 Venue: Aylesham NGC1 – 4 Days plus an exam on the final day Dates Thursday 09th March 2017 Thursday 16th March 2017 Thursday 23rd March 2017 Thursday 30th March 2017 Course Webpage: www.healthandsafetysoutheast.com Venue Name: Aylesham Conference & Training Centre Address: Aylesham & District Community Workshop Trust Aylesham Community Project Ackholt Road Aylesham Kent CT3 3AJ Town: Canterbury Postcode: CT3 3AJ County: Kent Country: United Kingdom Contact Name: Lee Stampton Phone: 01304 821105 e-Mail: lee@healthandsafetysoutheast.com

Hot Desking

Health and Safety Issues with Hot Desking
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Hot desking is becoming more of a common feature in office based environments. The idea is to have workstations used to their maximum potential, especially in situations where employees are often out of the office, leaving workstations empty for periods of time. As there is with everything, pros and cons to having this in place. A number of health and safety issues may be related to the introduction of a hot desking system,
  • Employees may not set up the workstation for their own particular needs
Certain situations require specialist equipment for some individuals, either due to the work they undertake or due to medical or ergonomic requirements. Consideration for this would have to be given as to how this may be accommodated into the hot desking regime.
  • They may not be provided with the most appropriate equipment or equipment that could be adjusted for their requirements.
Every employee should set up their workstation correctly for their posture and to make it user friendly, a system must be introduced that enables employees to evaluate their workstation.
  • Hygiene and cleanliness issues, multiple employees using the same equipment.
A clear desk policy should be introduced, it may be advisable to provide antiseptic wipes/gel sprays for staff to use on telephones and keyboards.
  • Isolation from work colleagues or supervisors, difficulties with adapting to the new regime.
Introduce team zones that allow teamwork and a continuing of knowledge share, employees can then work with others that they are familiar with. A trade union has slammed the idea behind hot desking and says any money saved would be lost in higher sickness rates and lower staff morale. A source at the union said, “Forcing workers into a Ryanair-style dash for a seat in the office lowers morale and hits workers’ health. As utility companies and councils strive to make cuts, many call centre operations allocate desks on a first-come first-served basis, dehumanising workers. Packing up their space each evening and hot desking every morning, is the human equivalent of ‘battery hens’.” The union says that staff in call centres come under greater pressure because they are constantly monitored when they leave their desks — even to take toilet breaks. In addition, call centre workers have complained about the risk of infections, such as flu and other viruses spreading by constantly sharing equipment. 

Star Wars Production Fined by HSE

The production company behind the new Star Wars The Force Awakens movie has been fined £1.6 million by the HSE. Back in June 2014 when the Star Wars movie was being filmed for release in December 2015, the actor Harrison Ford was injured on set of the Millennium Falcon spaceship by a metal door. This incident resulted in the actor who plays Han Solo being airlifted to hospital for surgery as he had a broken leg. Foodles Production (UK) Ltd, owned by Disney pleaded guilty earlier this year to two charges brought by the HSE.
In a court hearing, they were told that the actor could have been killed. The HSE said that the power of the rapidly closing door meant Ford was hit with a force comparable to the weight of a small car. The Judge said the firm had failed to communicate its risk assessment to the actor, he also said ‘The greatest failing of all on behalf of the company is a lack of communication, a lack because, if you have a risk assessment and you do not communicate it, what is the point of having one?’