As well as being highly experienced in delivering IOSH-accredited training, Nicola Penman Training NI is passionate about truly making a difference to the health and safety industry, addressing gaps in company policy, and making a difference to workplaces in Northern Ireland and beyond. With this in mind.
Two key subjects that the organisation is particularly passionate about are lone working and stress management. Many years of experience in health and safety training have demonstrated a gap in knowledge in these areas and seek to address those with dedicated training for staff and employers.
Should you have additional health and safety needs outside of these key areas, please do not hesitate to get in touch. NPTNI has a strong network of contacts, with varying areas of expertise, and we would be happy to offer you some recommendations or help you to organise your training.
The harmful effects of work-related stress can be devastating. The effects fall under three general categories; physiological, emotional and behavioural. Understanding the stress response, the positive and negative effects of stress and how to reduce the risk of people becoming chronically stressed at work will go a long way to helping managers manage their teams effectively and healthily.
Employers have a legal duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare, at work of all of his employees. This refers to physical and mental health. The twenty-first century culture of being in the ‘on’ position 24/7 is having a detrimental effect on millions of people. It is reasonably foreseeable that if you put a person under too much pressure, allow them little or no control over how they carry out their tasks, offer poor support, ineffectively manage workplace relationships, do not make clear specific roles, or poorly communicating any changes that may be happening, then your workforce may suffer from the harmful effects of work related stress.
The Health and Safety Executive offers excellent guidance through the Management Standards Guidance. We offer excellent courses for both managers and individuals which provide finely researched and clear guidance on understanding how stress can be harmful, recognising physiological, emotional and behavioural symptoms and how managers and individuals can reduce the risk of chronic stress occurring by putting in place controls, and also should harmful stress be a problem, how to provide early intervention to reduce the potential consequences.
I would highly recommend this training to anyone who is living in the fast-paced twenty-first century, it has the potential to improve anyone’s well-being.
The Health and Safety Executive states that as an employer, you must manage any health and safety risks before people can work alone. This applies to anyone contracted to work for you, including self-employed people.
Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision, for example:
There will always be greater risks for lone workers without direct supervision or anyone to help them if things go wrong. Many of them are exposed to work-related road risks, may be working at height, working with machinery or chemicals, carrying out manual handling tasks or indeed working with the public away from the workplace.
The training we provide is tailored to your specific industry and requirements. We will work with you to identify the hazards that your lone workers may be exposed to and educate your workers to understand the employer’s and employee’s legal duty to reduce the risk of harm, so far as is reasonably practicable. The course will have a combination of theory and practical role play to ensure that effective training has been experienced fully in line with HSE guidance.
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