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Consultant fined for providing incompetent health and safety advice

A self-employed consultant has been fined for breach of legislation for providing health and safety advice on technical and complex matters while not being qualified to advise his clients. Luton Crown Court heard how a self-employed health and sa...


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82% agree health and safety courses drive business benefits

Managers play a crucial role in preventing work-related accidents and ill health – but one in five companies don’t train them in health and safety, according to a new report published by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Healt...


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Eighteen months until back to ‘normal’ – but training can help

UK organisations anticipate that it will take 18 months to fully recover from the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent social distancing measures, with small businesses leading the way back to ‘normal’. A survey o...


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NEBOSH introduces open book exams for people learning from home

NEBOSH, like many organisations around the world, is adapting to the challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order for people to feel safe when organising or attending a NEBOSH assessment it has brought forward and expa...


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Two in three businesses have no clear employee training plans

New research from CIPD and Accenture shows firms must accelerate the move to digital learning experiences as the workplace goes virtual. Currently, only one in three (29%) organisations claim to have clear learning and development (L&D) plans ...


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Business Secretary launches working groups to help Britain “bounce back” from Coronavirus

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is creating five new business-focused groups to “unleash Britain’s growth potential” and create jobs, as part of the government’s plans to help the economy bounce back from the coronavirus pan...