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Clive Awarded IOSH Managing Safely Qualification

Last November Clive Hook, Production Engineer, completed an Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Managing Safely Course and was awarded a nationally recognised qualification in Health and Safety.

What Were the Main Objectives of the IOSH Managing Safely Course?

This 3 day IOSH Managing Safely qualification was set up as a Group Training Course also attended by employees from Variohm and Herga Technology. The main objective was to improve on Health and Safety knowledge across the Group and to allow employees to apply this improved knowledge within their own place of work and to pass information on to others.

The IOSH Managing Safely course covered:

  • Assessing and Controlling Risks                   
  • Understanding Roles and Responsibilities
  • Understanding, Recognising and Evaluating Risks
  • Investigating Incidents
  • Measuring Performance
  • Protecting the Workplace Environment

Protecting employees, contractors and visitors is key within the Group and therefore appropriate training and effective Health and Safety procedures are essential to help lower the risk of injury whilst they are on or around our premises.

Here at Heason Technology we are constantly looking at new training qualifications for our employees to improve knowledge, experience and service.

What are the Benefits?

The benefits of this IOSH Managing Safely course are many, providing benefits for the employer but more importantly, benefits for the employee; the person who is most at risk. Even just a small amount of time spent assessing Health and Safety matters really helps towards maintaining a low accident rate.

Risks exist in every workplace and therefore businesses must follow particular Rules and Regulations; the main Regulation being the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Despite us already holding an exemplary safety record this IOSH Managing Safely course will further improve on risk awareness and has provided Clive with additional knowledge on how to carry out detailed risk assessments of all work areas and existing processes.

Another beneft of undertaking this course is that it will drive continuous improvement in compliance. Embedded learning and practical exercises which apply to roles and operational activities will help to raise awareness and continually improve our Health and Safety procedures, thus keeping everyone safe.

Clive says “I was really pleased to be given the opportunity to attend the IOSH Managing Safely course and learn more about Health and Safety. From across the Variohm Group there was a real cross section of people, ranging from a Managing Director from one company to a Storeman from another. Our tutor had the measure of us from the very beginning. His lifelong experiences and anecdotes had us all captivated for what was a very pleasureable, memorable and rewarding time. I look forward to applying my new found knowledge and understanding to further improve Heason’s processes”.

More about IOSH Managing Safely

IOSH Managing Safely is an essential Health and Safety qualification for Team Leaders, Supervisiors and Managers. Accredited by the Institution of Occupation Safety and Heath (IOSH), this 3 day course includes detailed step-by-step guidance, and Health and Safety scenarios in which course attendees can relate to.

For more information take a look at the training area on the IOSH website or visit the Variohm Holdings website to learn more about the individual companies within our Group.

Alternatively contact sales@heason.com or call us on +44 (0) 1403 792 300.

Article published on: 08/01/2016

Article last updated on: 08/01/2016