The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (frequently referred to as IOSH) is the largest health and safety membership body in the world with over 44,000 members offering a wide range of IOSH courses. Every year around 100,000 employees complete an IOSH Certificate, demonstrating that organisations are committed to making work practices safe, healthy and sustainable.
In our post on managing health and safety, we discussed just how much workplace injury and illness costs businesses in the UK.
Companies from all industries benefit from having staff IOSH Managing Safely trained. The course’s detail and structure equips delegates with the understanding required to implement a healthy and safe workplace meaning a return on investment is quickly achieved.
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Regardless of how big or small your business, prioritising health and safety in the workplace is an excellent way to reduce risk, increase productivity and promote leadership. IOSH is a world leader of certified safety and health training that is highly respected in all industries and is the perfect tool for companies to use to upskill their employees in safety management.
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The results of the CIPD Health and Wellbeing Survey 2018 has shown that the UK is facing a mental health challenge with increasing levels of work-related stress and mental ill health absence. Many employers are now recognising the importance of looking after their staff and the need to take a strategic and integrated approach to health and wellbeing or risk an unhealthy, unproductive workforce.
During International Stress Awareness Week 5-9 November, led by ISMA, (the International Stress Management Association), it is timely to focus on the topic of mental health and wellbeing particularly with the HSE's latest statistics. ISMA’s aim is to end the stigma that stress and mental health still carries in and outside the workplace. This short post reviews the HSE data on stress, depression and anxiety in the workplace in Great Britain and four approaches organisations can adopt to managing wellbeing effectively highlighted by CIPD.
Stress is an inevitable part of everybody’s life. There can be a wide range of triggers such as a change in circumstances, financial worries, illness or loss of a loved one. Stress can negatively affect individuals’ behaviour, relationships and performance at home and of course in their job leading to long-term absence from work. The first step in managing stress at work is for Managers to be aware of initial signs of stress in their staff and how it can affect their performance.
At the NEBOSH graduation ceremony at Warwick University, I was delighted to share in celebrating the success of Diploma learners with their families. One person who had a lot to celebrate was Debbie Mitchell who won the best candidate award for the NEBOSH Diploma Unit B for 2018. What an achievement it is! To put it into context it means she achieved top marks out of around 450 people who also took Unit B of this coveted health and safety qualification in 2018.
Stress and anxiety are two of the biggest threats to workplace productivity. When crippled by this double-act, few can function to their full potential leading to a drop in productivity, often affecting the company as a whole. Alarmingly, one-quarter of people feel that their job is the most stressful part of their life, demonstrating just how big the problem is!