Coronavirus Update – Friday 8th January 2021 I’m sorry to say that following the announcement of a new national lockdown by the Prime Minister on Monday evening, our planned schedule of open/public classroom-based training courses has been suspended. From what the government have announced we expect to be in a national lockdown until at least […]
We started delivering Covid-19 secure classroom based training courses at the end of August. Our first post-lockdown NEBOSH Construction Certificate course at Energus in Workington may have only been a small group of learners, but they achieved an impressive 100% pass rate on both assessments. Congratulations to all of our learners on their excellent achievement […]
Preventing work-related stress in construction HSE has launched an ‘Talking Toolkit’, which focuses on work-related stress in construction, put together with consultation from the construction industry. Preventing Work-Related Stress‘It is noted that stress, depression and anxiety are the second biggest cause of work-related ill health in the construction industry. The earlier this problem is tackled […]
Ex-Military? Why a career in health and safety is for you Tom Duggan is the Managing Director and Senior Health & Safety Tutor at Woodward SHE Ltd, a Gold rated NEBOSH Learning Partner. In this article Tom outlines why former military service personnel are so well-suited to a career in health and safety. How it […]
One in five bosses NOT trained in health and safety. Managers play a crucial role in preventing work-related accidents and ill health – but one in five companies don’t train them in health and safety, according to a new report published today. As businesses look to manage safe returns to workplaces, the Institution of Occupational […]
NEBOSH: Introducing Open Book Examinations NEBOSH has undertaken the biggest transformation project in its history as they manage their response to COVID-19. Today NEBOSH have announced that their first open book examination (OBE) will take place on Thursday 6 August 2020. Open book examinations enable you to sit your NEBOSH assessment on your own, […]
Ensure you achieve a genuine NEBOSH qualification NEBOSH’s internationally recognised qualifications are sought after by employers and learners around the world. Training towards these qualifications is delivered by a network of Learning Partners who are accredited by NEBOSH. As a consequence of such recognition, fraudulent organisations may attempt to imitate genuine accredited NEBOSH learning partners […]
Coronavirus Update – Friday 05 June 2020 Exciting News – Our Face-To-Face Training Courses are returning ! I’m pleased to be able to announce that NEBOSH, IOSH and Highfield (HABC) have stated that face-to-face training courses can now be reinstated. All of our open classroom-based training courses starting on or after Monday 03 August 2020 […]
The end of an era – finished in style with a 100% pass rate ! We delivered our final 2014 specification NEBOSH National General Certificate classroom-based course at Enegus, Workington in February/March 2020. I’m pleased to say that we finished in style with a 100% pass rate achieved across all three units. Congratulations to all […]
In 2019 NEBOSH partnered with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to launch the NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation. One year on and this one-day qualification is proving to be incredibly popular with existing and aspiring supervisors and safety representatives who want to reduce the number of incidents that happen within the workplace. Designed […]
Coronavirus Update – Monday 30 March 2020 We have been in ongoing discussions with NEBOSH about the UK Government Guidance on the Coronavirus situation. NEBOSH have taken the decision to postpone both the Certificate standard date examinations in June and the Diploma examinations sittings in July. The NEBOSH examination sittings after July are currently running […]
Do Something Great: Your Health and Safety Career NEBOSH has created “Do Something Great: Your Health and Safety Career” a special, free guide for those thinking about a career in health and safety. The 32-page guide draws on the knowledge of 24 of the world’s top health and safety thought leaders. Their advice spans everything […]
Alumni Newsletter – Autumn / Winter 2019 . We have now published the Autumn / Winter 2019 edition of “SafetyNet”, our Woodward Alumni Newsletter. . The newsletter can be downloaded here or by copying the following link into your web-browser: . https://www.woodward-group.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/13.2-Alumni-Newsletter-Winter-2019.pdf . We hope it will be of interest to you. . Merry Christmas […]
Our Learning Partner Status I’m proud to be able to announce that Woodward SHE Ltd has been awarded NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner status. This is the highest possible status available in the NEBOSH Learning Partner Programme, which was launched at the start of September. We are the only NEBOSH course provider in Cumbria to achieve […]
Woodward Alumni Newsletter Published. We have now published the Spring / Summer 2019 edition of “SafetyNet”, our Woodward Alumni Newsletter. The newsletter can be downloaded here or by copying the following link into your web-browser: https://www.woodward-group.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/13.1-Alumni-Newsletter-Summer-2019.pdf We hope it will be of interest to you.
The shortlist for the In-Cumbria Business Awards 2019 has been revealed this morning. We are really proud to be able to reveal that Woodward SHE Ltd has been announced as one of the three finalists in the Best Family Business category. Luke Dicicco, editor of in-Cumbria magazine and group business editor for Newsquest Cumbria, said: […]
The peer review interview (PRI) is the final part of IOSH’s Initial Professional Development process to become a Chartered Member of IOSH. Once members have completed the elements successfully, such as a skills development portfolio, open assessment and/or a CPD audit, they will be invited to book a PRI. Here are a number of useful […]
We are pleased to be able to announce the launch of our new NEBOSH certificate training venue in Rosyth, which is the Rosyth Business Centre at 16 Cromarty Campus, Rosyth, Dunfermline, KY11 2WX. From this September we will be offering the following NEBOSH certificate courses at the Rosyth Business Centre : NEBOSH National General Certificate […]
In-Cumbria Magazine – My Big Break Tom Duggan, our Founder and Managing Director, has been featured on Page 44 of the May 2019 edition of In-Cumbria Magazine. You can access the current edition of In-Cumbria magazine on the In-Cumbria website here: https://www.in-cumbria.com/magazines/ or by clicking on the image below: Or you can download the article […]
Research by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggests one in four people in the UK will have mental ill-health at some point and that prolonged work-related stress can lead to both physical and psychological damage, including anxiety and depression. Whether work is causing the health issue or aggravating it, organisations in many countries […]
Woodward delivered our first closed / in-house training course for Sellafield [then BNFL] delegates at Summergrove in 1995 and we have worked closely with Sellafield ever since. We are looking forward to being able to continue this relationship through the LINC with Sellafield Ltd scheme.
Employers ask for NEBOSH Nearly nine in ten employers (87%) ask for a NEBOSH qualification when recruiting to a health and safety position, according to the latest research. In a recent review of 100 health, safety, environmental, fire and CDM vacancies listed with SHP4Jobs, 87 adverts asked for applicants to hold a NEBOSH qualification. The […]
The British Safety Council has launched a series of videos to help companies improve wellbeing in the workplace. The videos feature Professor Dame Carol Black, who explains how improved wellbeing in the workplace can improve productivity by up to a quarter. The short films follow the publication of a report by the British Safety Council […]
Alumni Newsletter We have now published the Autumn / Winter 2018 edition of “SafetyNet”, our Woodward Alumni Newsletter. The newsletter can be downloaded here or by copying the following link into your web-browser: https://www.woodward-group.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/12.2-Alumni-Newsletter-Autumn-2018.pdf We hope it will be of interest to you. Office Move Please be aware that on Monday 10th December 2018 we […]
The Twelve Myths of Christmas Christmas is a special time of year. Even so, it doesn’t stop health and safety being – wrongly – cited as a reason for preventing pretty harmless activities from going ahead. Not only does this needlessly ruin the festive spirit but it also trivialises the true purpose of health and […]
WE HAVE MOVED ! . On Monday 10th December 2018 we moved our HQ from Esk Suite, Carlisle to ENERGUS, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall Industrial Estate, Workington, CA14 4JW. . Our new contact telephone number at ENERGUS is (01900) 609175. . Our replies to e-mail and telephone messages may be delayed over this period as we […]
Safety is more than statistics – never forget the impact a single incident can have on a person, their families and loved ones.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, has launched a new Mental Health at Work programme. A new online gateway is being launched today (11 September 18) to help companies improve staff wellbeing, as new research reveals almost half of Brits have experienced mental health problems at work. Mental health resources for employers and employees Whether you […]
Lone Worker Special Reports In a series of four feature articles published this month IOSH Magazine explores a whole range of Health and Safety issues relating to Lone Workers. Lone worker Special: Going equipped From simple local alarms to body-worn video, lone worker systems now offer a variety of ways to signal for help in […]
Everyone has heard of the IOSH Working Safely and IOSH Managing Safely courses, but have you heard about the other excellent IOSH courses that have been launched recently? There are new IOSH courses available which cover Health and Wellbeing, Fire Safety and even Environmental issues ! IOSH Working Safely (1 day) A short course […]
Tips for Success: Preparing for a NEBOSH Exam David Towlson, NEBOSH Head of Qualifications and Assessment, shares his top tips for NEBOSH exams Here at NEBOSH, we use several different types of exams, as well as work-based assignments, as part of our qualification assessments. In this article I aim to give you some guidance for […]
The unit based approach The NEBOSH unit based approach allows you to organise your learning into manageable blocks and enables you to gain recognition and certification of your achievements as you progress. It will allow you to gain additional units to achieve new qualifications without having to study or be assessed on topics that you […]
We have now published the Spring 2018 edition of “SafetyNet”, our Woodward Alumni Newsletter. The newsletter can be downloaded here or by copying the following link into your web-browser: https://www.woodward-group.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/12.1-Alumni-Newsletter-Spring-2018.pdf We hope it will be of interest to you.
The Healthy Profit IOSH has published a new thought leadership piece – The healthy profit. This report outlines how investments in safety, health and wellbeing are helping leading businesses to drive improvements in reputation, resilience and productivity. It draws from an IOSH-commissioned survey of 500 business leaders by market researchers Opinium, and secondary research from […]
A health and safety campaigner and guest speaker has released a series of videos calling on employers to make positive changes to mark what should have been the year leading up to her brother’s 40th birthday. In the videos, Louise Taggart talks about her electrician brother, Michael Adamson, who was electrocuted at work in 2005 […]
The OSHCR (Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register) warns UK businesses of five risks in 2018 that could damage their workforce and business. 1 AI Introduction The introduction of automated intelligence in workplaces may cause an increase in anxiety at work and mental health conditions. The fear of losing your job to a robot has […]
Our students succeed ~ some exceptionally so ! Carley Davies Top performing candidate for the NEBOSH National Diploma Unit A Exam during 2016/17. Mark Axford Top performing candidate for the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma Exam during 2016/17. Hear from them both (and the other NEBOSH Award Winners) on the NEBOSH Diploma Best Candidates 2017 video: Sebastian […]
Icy Conditions and Winter Weather Slip and trip accidents increase during the Autumn and Winter season for a number of reasons: there is less daylight, leaves fall onto paths and become wet and slippery and cold weather spells cause ice and snow to build up on paths. There are effective actions that you can take […]
We have now published the Winter 2017 edition of “SafetyNet”, our Woodward Alumni Newsletter. The newsletter can be downloaded here or by copying the following link into your web-browser: We hope it will be of interest to you.
Self Care Week – Embracing Self Care for Life To mark National Self Care Week, which is running from the 13 – 19 November 2017, the NHS are raising awareness of establishing support for self-care across communities, families and generations. https://www.nhs.uk/selfcare/Pages/self-care-week-2017.aspx More needs to be done to support everyone to look after their own health. […]
Kent Fire Service’s Dirty Dancing Parody A fire safety video featuring a Dirty Dancing-inspired version of the fireman’s lift has been a hit. The parody video features two members of Kent Fire and Rescue Service performing the famous move from the 80s classic as a novel way to test a smoke alarm. In the […]
HSE: GO HOME HEALTHY Everyone should go home healthy from work. Do the right thing by protecting your workers’ health. WORK-RELATED LUNG DISEASE Breathing in dust, gases, vapours and fumes at work can cause life-changing lung disease or make existing conditions worse. Do the right thing and protect your workers from work-related lung disease. […]
opportunities within the industry are expanding. As a graduate you could work in any number of sectors, from manufacturing to oil and gas, working within an individual business, or work as a consultant working with businesses in many different industries. Working as a consultant is very diverse and ideal for those who want variety in […]
We have now published the Summer 2017 edition of “SafetyNet”, our Woodward Alumni Newsletter. The newsletter can be downloaded here or by copying the following link into your web-browser: We hope it will be of interest to you.
Simpson’s Safety Posters. Silly posters with a serious safety message. Find the full gallery here: http://imgur.com/gallery/2qCOF