Low cost solutions for low hazard workplaces
EssentialSkillz, as a leading provider of low cost online training and risk assessments in low hazard workplaces for the past 10 years, commends Lord Young for his recent recommendations for health and safety reform and advocating the use of simple, interactive online solutions for compliance.
EssentialSkillz offer a range of online training courses and risk assessments to cover the various hazards that commonly occur in offices and by being online, cuts out the costs of organising training days and the employees downtime in attending.
To achieve and maintain compliance with DSE regulations there is ErgoWize a flexible online solution that enables organisations to deliver and manage DSE training and risk assessment more effectively.
The Manual Handling Essentials course is designed to help organisations deliver training to employees as soon as they begin work and before they might injure themselves taking on a manual handling task.
The content of the Fire Safety Essentials course ranges from prevention, the correct procedures to follow in the event of a fire, tackling a fire with a suitable extinguisher and evacuation.
The Slips, Trips and Falls course raises awareness of how easy it is for accidents of this kind to occur at work. The training highlights the importance of risk identification, accident prevention and good housekeeping practices.
Electrical Safety helps employees work safely around electricity and powered equipment. This ranges from how to avoid electric shocks to the prevention of fires. Whilst suitable for all employees, it can be deployed specifically to maintenance or facility employees and contractors.
There is of course more to maintaining the well-being of workers than the various potential physical hazards in a workplace. As stress is now one of the most common causes of absence, the Stress Essentials course identifies the causes of stress and offers solutions to managing it more effectively. As the cause could be work related or a domestic issue, both aspects are covered.
As one cause of distress may be the discriminatory actions of employees, the Equality and Diversity course makes employees aware of these issues, what their role is in relation to them, and the implications of any discriminatory practices.
EssentialSkillz sales & marketing director Ryan Pavey added: "All of these courses can be customised by an on site user to meet any individual organisations needs. This could be inclusion of your own policies or procedures, the location of fire alarms or assembly points.
We offer the opportunity to try any of our courses and perhaps more importantly the management system that has been designed specifically to simplify the adaptation of any course, the distribution of the training and the tracking of completions plus any resulting actions that are required. At the end of the trial we provide analysis of the results to show just how cost effective it would be when rolled out to all employees."
EssentialSkillz is a leading supplier of online safety training and risk assessment software. Established in 2001, EssentialSkillz has offices in the UK and Ireland. To find out more about EssentialSkillz please visit www.essentialskillz.com.
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