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  • What is the pass mark for the NEBOSH General Certificate, and what else do I need to know?

    If you are setting out on a career in health and safety, the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is an excellent first step. However, anyone with responsibility for safe working environments and employee well being can also benefit from the course.
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  • What is HAVS?

    Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome is a medical condition caused by frequent use of vibrating tools over an extended period of time – ten years or more in most cases. An estimated 1 in 10 people who use such tools eventually develop HAVS.
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  • How to become a qualified First Aider

    The UK needs a lot of first aiders. By law every organisation has to have someone responsible for first aid in the workplace; an ‘appointed person’ in the words of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. So what needs to happen If you are that person?
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  • Glossary of Health and Safety Terms (updated)

    At Phoenix HSC, we aim to make health and safety as straightforward and comprehensive as possible. Our glossary of commonly-used terms has been devised for health and safety committee members and representatives, or for anyone who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace.
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  • What is a health and safety audit, and why have one?

    A health and safety audit is an expert assessment of an organisation’s health and safety policies, systems and procedures. Questions it answers include: Are they correct and delivering the expected outcomes? Are they protecting the well being of the workforce and keeping the company compliant with the relevant regulations?
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  • What is IOSH Training?

    IOSH training is a range of health and safety courses developed and certificated by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, the world’s biggest membership organisation for health and safety professionals.

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  • How to use a health and safety risk assessment

    Every organisation with 5 or more staff is required by UK law to carry out written health and safety risk assessments covering all significant hazards. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) defines risk assessment as “a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people.” The purpose is to “weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm.”
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  • Electrical flash over causes severe burns and serious fine

    Two workers at a Nottinghamshire foundry suffered serious skin burns following a ‘preventable’ electrical flashover in September 2016. This occurred while they were working on restoring the power supply to a furnace.
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