We’ve had a busy few months with our office move at the beginning of October! Still at the same address but now we have space for more desks and plenty of room for all our awards! New sofas have been ordered and we now have meeting room space – coffee machine is up and running so make sure you call in to check out the new office soon!
The team got dressed up recently to attend the Cheshire Business Awards at Chester Cathedral. It was a fantastic night and although we were pipped to the post for the ‘Business of the year’ award we were still honoured to be ranked as one of the top 3 businesses in Cheshire.
In the news:
An independent review of building regulations and fire safety has been announced by the government in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
The review will examine the regulatory system around the design construction and on-going management of building in relation to fire safety, related compliance and enforcement issues, and international regulation and experience in fire safety.
According to the government, it is anticipated that the review will present an interim report before the end of the year and a final report no later than spring 2018.
Health & Safety Myths!
In each Newsletter we thought we would include our favourite Health and Safety Myths! A favourite of ours and one that is quite seasonal is:
Bah Humbug! Each year we hear of companies banning their workers from putting up Christmas decorations in their offices for ‘health and safety’ reasons, or requiring the work to be done by a ‘qualified’ person.
Most organisations including HSE and local councils manage to put up their decorations, celebrating the spirit of Christmas without a fuss. They just sensibly provide their staff with suitable step ladders to put up decorations rather than expecting staff to balance on wheelie chairs
Online Training Courses
Our online training is proving popular with our clients. Our tutor led interactive online training goes at precisely the pace required by each individual. These courses are an effective way of learning new skills or updating existing ones and are perfect for individuals or businesses looking to train their workforce. Our courses are also approved by IIRSM (International Institute of Risk and Safety Management) and ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) We can offer training courses for the following.
• First Aid
• Abrasive Wheels
• Display Screen Equipment
• Fire Safety
• Food Safety
• Manual Handling
• Working at Height
• Working Safely
• Positive Handling in Schools
• Prevent Duty – This course is related to terrorist attacks and covers the objectives of the Prevent strategy issued by the Government.
If there is a course that you are interested in providing for your staff or for yourself but you would like some more information get in touch and we can answer any questions you may have. Alternatively take the free trial on our website: http://rhinosafety.co.uk/online-training/