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Paul Harley CMIOSH

Paul is a Chartered Health and Safety Professional and Trainer with a background in a variety of industries including, Further Education, Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing, Food/Drink and Retail.

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Health and Safety Matters - Story 2

Written by Paul Harley CMIOSH on 04 May 2020 12:37:57 BST

Everyone should go home healthy from work, and we can all do the right thing by protecting the health of our colleagues in the workplace.

We spoke to a number of our learners, asking for their personal stories of how health and safety, its training, and the commitment it instils, helped avoid a near-miss and perhaps helped to save their life and the lives of their colleagues. Here’s what they had to say. 

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How Much Does an IOSH Course Cost?

Written by Paul Harley CMIOSH on 25 February 2019 14:54:00 GMT

This is always the first question to ask – what is the cost? Usually it is closely followed by – is it worth it? Naturally, you need these key facts up front before you can make any reasonable decision. We’ll have a look at the typical cost you can expect, of the popular IOSH courses and important pointers to consider when choosing the right course for yourself or teams of employees. A course price should never be considered in isolation. It is important to find the training that delivers the best value for money and meets your objectives.

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Tags: IOSH Courses, IOSH Managing Safely

Why Choose A Widely Recognised IOSH Certification For Your Staff

Written by Paul Harley CMIOSH on 22 February 2019 15:22:19 GMT

When in need of a qualification for workplace health and safety, there are a variety of courses to choose from. A decision you will often face is whether to choose an accredited or non-accredited equivalent course for your staff. In this blog, we will look at reasons to choose a widely recognised IOSH certification, the course options and compare accredited and non-accredited courses.

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Tags: IOSH Courses, IOSH Managing Safely

Why Take The IOSH Managing Safely Course?

Written by Paul Harley CMIOSH on 15 October 2018 10:01:06 BST

There is a reason why the IOSH Managing Safely course has proven so popular with team leaders, supervisors and managers alike… it makes better figureheads of them all.

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Ways to take an IOSH Managing Safely Course

Written by Paul Harley CMIOSH on 06 September 2018 14:50:32 BST

If you've decided the IOSH Managing Safely is the best course for you, your next important decision is to choose your studying approach. The two main methods of studying are online and classroom based training and the method you choose will largely depend on your budget, availability and motivation. In this post, we've discussed the difference between online and classroom learning so you can make an informed decision as to how you take your IOSH Managing Safely Certificate. 

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What is IOSH Managing Safely?

Written by Paul Harley CMIOSH on 15 August 2018 12:53:21 BST

Health and safety management is something that affects every business, no matter the size or industry. All workers have a right to work in an environment where risks to their health and safety are kept to a minimum and one of the best ways of ensuring this in a business is to make managers and team leaders aware of their responsibilities.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations, IOSH Courses, IOSH Managing Safely

How to Improve Your Food Hygiene Rating

Written by Paul Harley CMIOSH on 18 October 2017 11:33:33 BST

The Food Standard Agency (FSA) has recently announced the mandatory display of food hygiene ratings in England. It follows the successful introduction of legislation in Wales and Northern Ireland that requires companies to clearly display their ratings to consumers, resulting in increased business compliance with hygiene standards and a reduction of ‘poorly compliant’ businesses.

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Choosing the Right Safety Training Provider for Your Staff

Written by Paul Harley CMIOSH on 05 October 2017 15:10:00 BST

If you have staff you need to get trained naturally, you want to get “value for money". It’s essential you don’t just go for a tick in the training box and ignore all the benefits of getting effective training. So how can you make sure you find the right trainer for your company and staff needs? Here are some questions and pointers that will hopefully provide ‘food for thought’ the next time you need a health and safety training provider.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

Airside Driving – Vehicle Safety at Work

Written by Paul Harley CMIOSH on 07 April 2016 13:54:31 BST

In this blog we are going to look at the specialist area of Airside Driving and best practice. Safety compliance in airside driving is essential in avoiding dangerous and costly accidents.

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Tags: IOSH Courses