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.