IOSH Working Safely

The IOSH Working Safely course offers health and safety basics - designed for people at any level in any sector, it meets the Government’s guidelines for introductory health and safety training. This course will not turn your staff into safety experts but it will focus their minds to the important health and safety issues in your workplace, and show them the part that they play in keeping themselves and others safe at work. Having successfully completed the course, candidates will be issued with either an IOSH Working Safely Certificate or a... Continue reading

IOSH Managing Safely

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

ESOS deadline now passed – are you compliant?

The extended deadline for organisations to notify the Environment Agency of their compliance with the ESOS regulations was 29 January; however only 60% of eligible organisations have done this leaving 40% at risk of receiving penalties for non-compliance. Organisations that haven’t notified their compliance with ESOS need to do so urgently to avoid enforcement action. The Environment Agency’s enforcement document states that the maximum penalty for not undertaking an energy audit is up to £50,000 and then up to £500 for each working day ... Continue reading

New H&S sentencing guidelines now in force

As of the 1 February 2016 new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety offences are in force and apply to any case sentenced in courts in England and Wales. The Sentencing Council published these on 3 November 2015 and they addressed the lack of comprehensive guidance for health and safety and corporate manslaughter offences. These guidelines have been introduced to provide courts with a comprehensive guide to apply to these offences and have introduced a nine step approach for the court ... Continue reading

The value of eLearning

The value of eLearning is growing in strength and is becoming a cost effective way of training large amount of employees. It can produce great results by not only decreasing your training costs but also improving performance throughout your organisation. Although there is this growth a lot of people don’t understand the full value of eLearning and how it can be successfully introduced into your company. Fully appreciating the value of eLearning can help you make decisions about when and how it can be successfully incorporated into your train... Continue reading

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults can provide challenging moral and legal responsibilities for individuals and organisations. Under laws brought in last summer, schools, prisons, the NHS, and local authorities have a legal obligation, known as the "Prevent Duty", to spot individuals who might be vulnerable to extremism and radicalisation. A total of 415 children aged 10 and under have been referred to the government's deradicalisation programme in England and Wales over the last four years and according to the National Police Chiefs... Continue reading

Thames Water fined £1 million for breach of its Environmental Permit

A record fine for Thames Water in a recent water pollution case supports the conclusion that ‘very large’ companies are likely to experience increasingly high levels of fines for environmental non-compliance. The New Year started with a fine of £1million levied on Thames Water Utilities Ltd for repeated discharge of sewage into a branch of the Grand Union canal in contravention of its Environmental Permit. This follows on from the 2014 Sentencing Guidelines which were brought in to provide greater transparency around the level of fines f... Continue reading

Latest ISO 14001 data shows 7% global growth

Data released today on the uptake of the international Environmental Management Systems Standard ISO 14001 shows that the number of certificates issued worldwide has grown 7% in just one year. According to IEMA – the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment – the data published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) shows a year-on-year increase of over 22,500 certificates between 2013 and 2014, with worldwide totals of certificates now standing at 324,148. ISO 14001 is globally the second most used Standar... Continue reading

International Workplace to deliver ILM training

International Workplace has this week successfully achieved the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Approved Centre status and will begin delivering ILM qualifications from September. Joining the largest awarding body for leadership and management qualifications in the UK and a global network of over 2,000 accredited centres, International Workplace will offer qualifications in the ILM Level 3 Award and the ILM Level 5 Award. Throughout ILM training, participants work through the skills needed to manage their teams effectively and ma... Continue reading

New UK dates and venues for IOSH Managing Safely courses

We are pleased to today announce five new UK venues for our popular IOSH Managing Safely classroom courses.  As well as our prestigious Executive Centre in central London, you can now study at these five new city locations Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol.  September and October dates have now been added to our website for these new locations.  With a deserved reputation for excellence and our guaranteed pass scheme, we are now offering our best ever rates for both classroom and our award winning elearning courses.  ... Continue reading

New CDM Guidance Note for FMs launched

International Workplace has teamed up with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) to produce a new Guidance Note on the updated CDM (Construction Design and Management) Regulations 2015, which was launched recently at an exclusive event in London. In addition to the launch of the new CDM Guidance Note, which has been produced by International Workplace’s Health and Safety expert, Tony Booth, speakers discussed how the recent changes to the regulations will impact FMs directly in new construction projects. The talk also focu... Continue reading

New strategic facilities management case studies launched

FM industry leaders share their best practices at RICS launch event in the West Midlands The six case studies, authored by International Workplace for RICS, provide practical examples of the best practice outlined in RICS’ Strategic Facilities Management (FM) Guidance Note, and are aimed at demonstrating the benefits of strategic FM to business. Launching today (19 June), at the NEC in Birmingham, the case studies (which are available to download from here) cross a range of strategic FM issues and build on the first two editions to further... Continue reading