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

Industry taskforce unveils campaign to improve the working conditions of cleaners

The cleaning sector contributes over £8 billion pounds to the British economy every year and now a campaign to promote good working conditions has been launched by an industry-led taskforce set up by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.  The taskforce, chaired by EHRC Deputy Chair Caroline Waters, includes leading businesses, trade associations and trade unions. The Commission convened the taskforce following publication of its report The Invisible Workforce: employment practices in the cleaning sector and set out the findings on empl... Continue reading

2015’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work focuses on stress

Yesterday marked the start of European Week for Safety and Health at Work – a week-long initiative, held in October every year, to promote healthy and safe workplaces across the continent, focusing in particular this year on stress. Events will be held across Europe to mark the occasion and put stress and psychosocial risks in the workplace in the spotlight. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and its network of partners aim to get Europe talking about how we can tackle these risks together. EU-OSHA’s network of na... Continue reading

Zero hours contracts guidance published

The UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has issued new guidance for employers on the use of zero hours contracts – the controversial model used in many sectors to employ workers on an as-needed basis. Zero hours contracts are defined by BIS as an employment model where the employer does not guarantee the individual any hours of work. Instead, the employer offers the individual work when it arises, and the individual can either accept the work offered, or decide not to take up the offer of work on that occasion. Follo... Continue reading

BIFM Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

I make no apology for sending my public congratulations to this year’s winner of the BIFM Lifetime Achievement Award, Martin Pickard. International Workplace, through its previous incarnation as Workplace Law, would not exist as it does today without Martin’s early support. Martin has been a long-term advocate of professionalising facilities management (long before the phrase was popular), and has always supported the development of standards and common-sense regulation in the sector – always with an eye to adding value to both the clie... Continue reading

Prestigious new FM Award for young managers – entries invited

  One of the historic London Livery Companies, with a strong connection to the facilities management world, is inviting nominations for an award for a young manager in FM. The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers is offering a very special award to a young person who shows potential as a future star in FM.  As Managing Director of International Workplace, I’m delighted to be on the judging panel, along with Chair of the the RICS FM Board, Kath Fontana, BIFM Lifetime Achievement Award winner Martin Pickard, and experienced FM, Richard Muir. ... 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