Saturday, 12 November 2016

Staying Safe in the Workplace*

Since leaving university, I've worked in my fair share of offices. Ranging from a wonderful little converted town house in Bath to a concrete-nightmare 1960s building due some care and attention, each office has required different knowledge for staying safe in the workplace. Whether it's a lengthy walk to the nearest fire safety point, to ensuring doorways aren't blocked by excess packaging, I've had to make sure I knew all the ins and outs to keep myself and my colleagues safe. Just make sure your safety coordinator isn't Dwight Schrute. 
When I interned for a health organisation, you can bet your bottom dollar that I was up to speed with all the latest health and safety, and even had to complete some exams before I could properly start working. Of course, you don't need to wait for your work to offer you the opportunity to take part in a Health and Safety course - you can take one independently with SHEilds NEBOSH Training UK, and it goes with you wherever you work. Joe does this for his Health and Safety examinations as it means he can work freelance in other kitchens. 
This is really helpful if you work for yourself or if you have your own company and hire a team. Having yourself or your workers trained up to the latest health and safety standards is essential as it can actually save you a lot of hassle and money. For example, an improved workplace environment can be achieved - having a bright, non-damp workplace is key for boosting performance - and less costs due to accidents and health issues if your health and safety policy is up to date. 

If you think you'd be interested in some health and safety training, then SHEilds NEBOSH Training UK are an independent examination board and offer a range of globally-recognised, vocationally-related qualifications for workers in the private and public sectors. 

*Disclaimer: This post was a collaboration with SHEilds. Content written by myself. 

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