For many people, work is a significant part of their lives. On average, employees spend around 40 hours a week at work, so it’s essential to ensure that the mental health of all colleagues is safeguarded.
Playgrounds and outdoor play equipment can help children to develop cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally; allowing them to enjoy the fresh air and open spaces with their friends and family in a fun environment. However faulty equipment, improper surfaces and incorrect installation can halt the fun in an instance.
Skills Training Centre have been providing a comprehensive range of quality and cost effective short courses to Schools and Teaching Centres for more than 20 years.
As we all adjust to life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it still remains our priority to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community. Skills Training Centre are currently offering all London Borough of Barnet Schools and Teaching Centre’s unlimited places to a vast range of our training courses for one fixed annual fee. The courses have been specifically selected to meet the needs of Primary/Junior/ Secondary Schools, Nursery Schools; Special Educational Needs schools and children centre’s.
It is an unfortunate truth that accidents within the workplace happen on a regular basis. According to the HSE Health and Safety at Work report, in 2020/21, an estimated 441,000 injuries occurred at work and 1.7 million working people were suffering from a new or ongoing work-related illness. In this article we will discuss RIDDOR; what it means, what needs to be reported and the importance of ensuring accidents are reported to prevent further incidents from occurring.
Falls from height remain the single biggest cause of workplace deaths and one of the main causes of major and life-changing injuries. Whether you work at height every day for your job or only on occasion when doing DIY, working safely should always remain a top priority.
In this article we will discuss what working at heights entails, what are the regulations, discuss the top 10 safety tips and the training courses Skills Training Centre can provide.
With every new year comes a list of resolutions that we all strive to maintain throughout the year. Whether that be fitness goals, healthy eating, spending more time with family and less time aimless scrolling on our phones. According to research from Finder 54% of the UK population will set a New Year’s resolution in 2022.
At Skills Training Centre we would love to play a vital role in providing courses and training that allows for people to not only stick to their resolutions but succeed in them too. In this article we have compiled a list of resolutions and what training methods we can provide that attribute to achieving resolutions and maintaining them.
After the crazy year we’ve all had, this Christmas, now more than ever, we are all excited to spend time with our loved ones over the holidays. But what does Christmas mean to you?
Do you love the whole December celebrations; from putting up decorations, perhaps seeing snow fall, the sound of Christmas music playing on the radio? Is it the giving of Christmas gifts? The long-awaited and much needed time with family and friends? For each and every one of us, Christmas means something different.
Christmas is a very special time of year. During the festive season, we are all busy organising gatherings with friends and family, trying to out do our neighbours outdoor Christmas lights and having homes full of excited family members. However it's in this excitement that health and safety precautions lax and accidents happen. According to the RoSPA more than 80,000 people go to A&E each year for Christmas-related accidents and over 6,000 of these need to be admitted.
Skills Training Centre have put together 12 Days of Christmas health and safety tips. Follow these in order to keep you and your family safe over the holidays.
Regardless of your industry or working environment, there are always fire hazards and risks that need to be managed and prevented. It's essential that the correct procedures are in place as well as mandatory fire training for all employees to guarantee that they are aware of the protocol if a situation should arise. We have created this article enlisting our top 3 tips that you should ensure are followed to create a safe working environment.
In September 2021, Skills Training Centre embarked on a full rebrand of their company including a new logo and website. We spoke to the three Directors; Tim, Karen and Claudine to hear all about the rebranding and how they believe it will help benefit the business.
Traffic Management Operatives are fundamental in supporting road workers, by providing and implementing safety equipment in order for work to be carried out on highways. Sector Schemes have been developed within an ISO9001 framework in partnership with key organisations in the highways industry and are designed to ensure that all work is carried out by a trained and competent workforce and completed to industry and nationally recognised standards.
In this article we will discuss what a Traffic Management Operative is, what training courses are required and provided by Skills Training Centre and who the training is suitable for.
After more than a year of remote working and with the country starting to ease back into “normality” post lockdown; many employers are starting to reopen their offices and invite their teams back into the workplace.
As a provider of essential training, Skills Training Centre needed to ensure that course delivery continued, whilst ensuring the wellbeing and safety of their employees and course attendees remained a priority. In this blog we will discuss the ways in which we have adapted our workplace and the safety measures we have in place.
The role of a Highway Safety Inspector is varied; requiring knowledge and experience in Highway Safety Inspections, NRSWA, highway enforcement and supervision of reactive highway maintenance works. Every decision made by a Highway Safety Inspector on the importance and ranking of a defect could be critical to the safety of road users.
In this article we will discuss the role of a Highway Safety Inspector, the importance of their role in protecting the safety of our roads and to conclude we will explain the different types of training Skills Training Centre can provide and the relevance of each course.
However with the reopening of the country and the increase of travel that is expected to occur over the next few months, it is essential to prepare and ensure you and your team have the necessary training ready for the winter season.