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

The world of Learning and Development is changing; has changed

Anytime, anyplace anywhere learning can happen.  Google, YouTube, eLearning, blended learning, fast track, online, MOOCs (Massive Open Online courses), classroom, the options are endless and growing.  The world of Learning and Development is changing; has changed. We have choice which is good, but it can be confusing for individuals and employers.  Putting aside the need for clarity in identifying the learning need in the first place, how do we then decide what course, what format and then what provider? It can feel overwhelming with c... Continue reading

Brought to heel

I asked my colleagues in International Workplace’s employment relations team whether they would like to step up to defend the boss of the company that had very publicly been admonished for sending home an employee – without pay – who refused to wear high heels at work. Perhaps unsurprisingly, none of them wanted to take up the challenge. The company in question is Portico, which describes itself as a specialist provider of high quality, tailored front and back of house guest services. It’s an FM business, which is why I was particular... Continue reading

Happy World FM Day 2016...

Or as I usually find myself saying – in an accidental nod to Editor Martin Read and colleagues at the official magazine of the BIFM: Happy FM World Day – it’s much the same thing. We’re delighted to support the FM industry in its big annual celebration, having for many years in our former incarnation as Workplace Law held events and written articles to highlight the contribution that good facilities management makes to good business. Indeed, the fact that so many events are taking place in the UK and around the world on this speci... Continue reading

Ten top tips to ensure the safety of employees during the summer months

School holidays are just around the corner, along with the hot weather (we hope). The traditional summer silly season will soon be upon us, but while we remain in the workplace, the hot weather does raise safety and wellness issues to consider, and highlights actions that need to be taken. Whether your staff are based indoors or outdoors, as an employer you will need to address various matters in order to ensure your employees remain safe, happy and productive. What the law says The laws covering summer weather issues are few and far between ... Continue reading

Brexit - democracy at work...

On 23 June 2016, Britain voted on whether to stay in the European Union (EU) or not – this was the second time the British electorate had been asked to vote on the issue of the UK’s membership – the first being in 1975. Britain voted with its feet and on 24 June 2016, it was confirmed: Brexit was a reality – votes were in and we were going out (of the EU). Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, announced that a second referendum in Scotland was a distinct possibility, adding an additional layer to an already uncertain time – ... Continue reading

Public speaking - There is no need to fear

We are increasingly fearful of public speaking because it means risking our group membership, according to cognitive psychologist and business neuroscientist, Dr Lynda Shaw. It is estimated that somewhere between 40 - 75% of us are afraid of public speaking, supported by the famous survey by ‘R.H. Bruskin Associates' which showed that 41% of respondents were afraid of public speaking whilst only 19% stated that they were afraid of death. In fact, speech anxiety is so common that there is a formal term for it – glossophobia. Sh... Continue reading

RICS and International Workplace publish fourth series of strategic FM case studies

This morning sees the launch of the fourth series of strategic case studies from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Authored by International Workplace, and now in its fourth series, the six case studies focus on FM brand delivery – from ensuring the safety and wellbeing of students at an international school, to the preservation and security of priceless artefacts in a national museum. Launched at RICS’ London headquarters at Parliament Square this morning, the case studies are available electronically from International Workpl... Continue reading

IEMA Press Release

IMPORTANT NEWS RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP OF IEMA IEMA (The Institue of Environmental Management and Assessment) has formally announced its new membership structure and this could provide you with an opportunity to enhance your career progression, particularly if you have passed the Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management, or are currently studying for, or looking to take, the Associate Certificate in Environmental Management. The new professional levels IEMA has introduced two new professional membership grades to replace the existin... Continue reading

IOSH Press-release: IOSH Blueprint announced as new competency framework for safety and health at work

View this story on A new global model for defining competency in occupational safety and health (OSH) was presented today at an international conference in London. Developed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and a cross-sector group of industry experts, IOSH Blueprint is a competency framework, designed for both the OSH professional and any organisation. For the first time, individuals and businesses will have a shared framework for safety and health skills and capability, available online and free ... Continue reading

The EU General Data Protection Regulation: What will change and what it means

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016 and will be directly application in all member states from May 2018 – at which time those not complying will face heavy fines. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU ci... Continue reading