The Importance of First Aid Training within an office
We don’t often think of the office as being a particularly dangerous space - and thankfully for the most part it isn’t. Offices are generally one of the safest working environments for employees in the UK, which is one of the reasons that many people are unfortunately only vaguely familiar with the first aid policy. Think about it - do you know who your first aider is, or where the first aid kit is located? Do you know what to do in a first aid situation?
Banned in 1999 but killing thousands in 2019; why is asbestos still an issue?
It’s now been two decades since the import and use of asbestos was banned in the United Kingdom, and yet according to the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, we’re still seeing around 5000 people die as a direct result of the harmful material each year. Why is this still happening, and what can be done to prevent these deaths?
Manual Handling Procedure: Our Guide
‘Lift with your legs, not your back’ is an expression many of us will have heard many times over, both at home and in the workplace. As experts in delivering training on workplace health and safety, we at Virtual College are focused on ensuring that workers understand what the best procedure for manual handling is, and why it’s important.
Why is Asbestos Awareness so important?
Asbestos is one of those things that many people have heard about, or have some knowledge of, but as construction practices have moved on, fewer and fewer people really understand the implications of it. In this article, we’re going to consider the reasons that asbestos is dangerous, as well as giving some context as to why you might encounter it, and what happens if you do.
What is COSHH Training?
COSHH is a very important principle in several industries, as well as being something that you might encounter in the everyday workplace. Given that it’s an important part of workplace health and safety, it will come as no surprise that it’s a training essential for many businesses
How to improve Fire Safety at work
The dangers of fire in the workplace cannot be underestimated. Each and every year here in the UK, around 20,000 fires are recorded in the commercial sector, and these result in major damage to businesses. As a result, it’s really important that all businesses, are fully equipped with the tools, the knowledge and the procedure needed to have a high level of fire safety.
Why is it important to have Fire Safety Legislation and Standards?
Fire door, signage and mandatory training: is all fire safety legislation really necessary? We take a look at why these measures should be put in place by all businesses.
Guide to PAT testing
Not sure what PAT testing involves, if you need it or how often it should be done? Read this article to find out everything you need to know.
What are the Roles and Responsibilities of a Health and Safety Representative?
Health and safety is a hugely important part of workplace life, and those that are responsible for it are critical members of staff. Find out what representatives do and how they’re appointed here.