IOSH Managing Safely - Public Classroom

The IOSH Managing Safely Certificate course is the UK's most popular and accessible course for anyone who needs health and safety training. International Workplace is the UK’s fastest growing IOSH Managing Safely course provider with a deserved reputation for excellence. International Workplace is a leading provider of the IOSH Managing Safely course providing a programme of classroom courses in Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Bristol in the UK, in-house courses for organisations across the Globe and elearning solutio... Continue reading

NEBOSH National General Certificate

The NEBOSH: National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health is specially designed for facilities and health and safety managers. International Workplace’s flexible approach to this popular course has seen us double the amount of students who have studied the NEBOSH General Certificate with us in the past 12 months, as well as increasing our pass rate in the same period. We always receive positive feedback from our students about the NEBOSH General Certificate course and our expert tutors. We are always interested to hear how... Continue reading

NEBOSH Fire Certificate

The NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate is widely acclaimed as the leading accredited fire safety qualification in the UK. This course constitutes the fire safety elements of the qualification and is ideal for anyone with responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The NEBOSH Fire Certificate has been designed for managers, supervisors, and employee representatives who need to ensure that their organisation meets its responsibilities under fire safety legislation. It aims to equip duty-holders with al... Continue reading

CDM Regulations Workshop

The CDM Regulations One Day Workshop is designed to help you find out everything you need to know about the CDM Regulations and how they are changing. This workshop includes practical guidance from our expert course tutor, who has real world experience as a CDM Coordinator. The CDM Regulations Workshop will look in detail at the legislative requirements as well as the application of the accompanying CDM Approved Code of Practice, which incorporates the roles and responsibilities of each duty-holder who may be held accountable for an accident o... Continue reading

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 opens, I have no clue as to what I am going to be faced with. I might know the names and the company details of the delegates who are attending, and maybe their job titles. But I don’t necessarily know what their job entails, or their areas of expertise. Every new course brings a sense of excitement as I look forwar... Continue reading

Digital learning: Here’s what we’ve learned in 2018

The last 12 months seem to have denoted a marked acceleration in the move to ‘digital’. In the world of learning and development, not everyone welcomes this. We talk to a good number of senior managers responsible for managing people and workplaces and the vast majority are either unaware of just how much of a transformation learning technologies can bring; or else they are fearful of it. We’ve been providing training and support to businesses since 1995 so we’ve seen quite a few changes in technology since the days of the 14.4k dial-... Continue reading

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. But now, for the very first time, you can study IOSH Managing Safely in Arabic online* with International Workplace, making it fully accessible wherever you are in the world. Our Arabic-language course is based on the same 5-star rated English-language online course we launched in 2017, which was a f... Continue reading

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 task at hand, or are they just “looking busy”? According to research, just one-third of all UK employees feel engaged in the workplace; ranking the UK in ninth place for engagement levels amongst the G12 collective. Productivity is suffering, so do we demand more of a time commitment from our team... Continue reading

Digital: the future of IOSH training

In 2014, I gave a public commitment in a speech to move International Workplace – the company I'd founded some 20 years earlier – fully into the digital age. I believe there is, and will always be, a place for face-to-face delivery of training, where human interaction adds a dimension that can't be replaced. But I also believe that a large amount of what currently passes for training (much of which is knowledge sharing or self-learning) *can* be delivered digitally, more time-efficiently, more cost-effectively, and with better results. Ove... Continue reading

International Workplace issues white paper on sleep-in workers

International Workplace has issued a new white paper on the payment terms and benefits of sleep-in workers. The white paper – Sleep-ins and the national minimum wage – is the second in a series of publications by International Workplace in association with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) UK chapter.  In an age of flexible working, there are some areas of work that require an on-site presence around the clock, particularly in the FM industry. Be that a security guard or a care worker, they won’t necessarily be... Continue reading

Introduction to the Facilities Management profession

On Wednesday 1 May, the IWFM People Management special interest group will be hosting an afternoon all about the Facilities Management profession for those just starting out in their career, those looking to make a career change, or those who simply want to find out more. Representatives from IWFM will explain what is going on in the organisation and how they can help aspiring Facilities Managers to start out and progress in their careers. A range of organisations will be in attendance ready to share information about the part they play in th... Continue reading

Workers' rights to be protected in UK law

Parliament, trade unions and businesses will be given a new and enhanced role in shaping the future of workers’ rights after Brexit, the Prime Minister has announced. The new measures will protect and improve workers’ rights after the UK leaves the EU and this follows the government’s commitment in December to the largest upgrade to workers’ rights in a generation. The government has made a commitment not to reduce the standards of workers’ rights from EU laws retained in UK law and will ensure that new legislation changing those la... Continue reading

Transport laws to be reviewed to improve everyday journeys

The biggest review into transport in a generation will pave the way for transforming the way people and goods move around our cities, the government has announced in its Future of mobility: urban strategy. The review will explore regulations around new types of vehicles including e-scooters and e-cargo bike trailers, how sharing data can improve services by reducing congestion, and how journey planning and payment can be made more simple. This wide-ranging review will also explore modernising laws from the 1800s that are proving a barrier to i... Continue reading

Spring Statement 2019: what you need to know

The UK economy continues to grow, with wages increasing and unemployment at historic lows, providing a solid foundation on which to build Britain’s economic future, the Chancellor said in his Spring Statement. With borrowing and debt both forecast to be lower in every year than at last year’s Budget, the Chancellor set out further investments in infrastructure, technology, housing, skills, and clean growth, so that the UK can capitalise on the post-EU exit opportunities that lie ahead. The Chancellor also confirmed that the government wil... Continue reading