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Fee changes for DBS checks

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has announced a reduction in the fees employers will need to pay for DBS checks. Following a fee review by the DBS, the following new rates will come into effect from 1 October 2019: Basic DBS check: &pou...


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Facial recognition 'a threat to privacy', says ICO

Facial recognition technology is in the news almost daily, and will be of special importance to anyone responsible for managing premises and people. This week, UK privacy group Big Brother Watch joined with politicians and campaign groups - inclu...


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Virtual reality can help predict workers’ behaviour during emergency evacuations, research shows

Virtual reality can provide valuable insights into workers’ behaviour during emergency evacuations and may improve safety awareness, new research has shown. Researchers from the University of Nottingham, funded by the Institution of Occupat...


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IOSH Managing Safely: a tutor's perspective

What’s it like to deliver the IOSH Managing Safely course? We asked Jen Rogers, Health and Safety Trainer at International Workplace, to help us see a typical classroom course from a tutor’s perspective.   Before the door o...


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Want to study IOSH courses in Arabic?

If you're looking to run an internationally recognised health and safety training programme in the Arab-speaking world, then an IOSH-approved certificate course is a sensible choice. It's been available as a classroom-taught option for some time....


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How to use interactive technology to boost employee engagement

Do your teams struggle to hit targets, even though everyone seems flat-out? Perhaps you're under pressure to execute deliverables, but find it hard to whip up the morale of your staff? Have you asked yourself: is everyone actually engaged in the t...