QHSE - Quality, Health, Safety & Environment

Health and Safety E-Learning

The E-Learning package is our newest addition and it allows you to have access to 21 health and safety courses to complete online. This is unlimited use throughout the 12 months!

Our new e-learning module will enable you to train in the comfort of the office, or in your own home.

E-learning comes with 21 courses which include:

  • Working at Height
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • DSE
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Manual Handling
  • Fire Safety
  • H&S Induction
  • Risk Assessment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Driver Safety
  • Food Hygiene
  • Electrical Safety
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Fire Warden
  • First Aid
  • Home Worker
  • Lone Working
  • Office Safety Essentials
  • Permit to Work Systems
  • Stress in the Workplace
  • Working with Disability in the Workplace

Key features:

  • Employees get their own dashboard and login details
  • Each course varies in length but will be roughly 15-30 minutes long and finishes with a set of test questions
  • Once you complete a course you will then obtain a certificate for your records.
  • All done through our on-line portal and can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection
  • Unlimited use throughout the 12 months.

Can you stay off the booze for 31 days?

Last year over 2 million people cut down their drinking for January. 2016 is looking to be even bigger, so join in and reap the rewards!

From significant health benefits including weight loss and better sleep, to more money in your pocket - what have you got to lose?

You're more likely to stick with it and feel the benefits if you sign up, so take the challenge, banish the booze and feel like a new you!

Why go dry?

Dry January participants often report losing weight, sleeping better, more energy, clearer skin plus huge savings. That's not a bad return just for cutting out the booze for 31 days.

So go on, take time out and prove to yourself that you can say no to the tipple.

Plus the money you donate will help Alcohol Concern, the national charity dedicated to tackling the harm caused by alcohol to individuals, families and society. Did you know that 93,500 babies under 1 live with a parent who is a problem drinker? Your donations and fundraising can help provide awareness around the issues, get young people involved in conversations around alcohol for the first time, and help to protect families. Registered Charity Number 291705.

For more information, please visit DryJanuary

Winter weather... in the home

Getting ready for winter at home is easy. Here are some top tips:

  • Make a household plan and collect together the items that will be essential to you and your family in an emergency.
  • Make your home more energy efficient, keep dry ( protect pipes and know how to turn off the water supply if you need to) and stay connected (keep a battery operated radio and a list of emergency contact numbers to hand).
  • If you have medicines that you take on a regular basis make sure you have enough supply should you be unable to go to the pharmacist for a few days. Over the festive season it is also important to know when your GP will be open.
  • Ensure you have access to a shovel and salt or grit, for clearing snow and ice from paths and drives.
  • Create an emergency kit that contains what you need.
  • Think about what else is important for you and your family to get by during an emergency e.g. pet supplies, food supplies and formula/baby food.
  • LP gas users can get advice on stocking up this winter from the UKLPG website.

Winter weather... on the move

Before setting off on a journey, think about how severe weather could impact on you. It could mean your journey will take longer than expected. Being prepared only takes a few simple steps. Before travelling in bad weather, you should:

  • Consider whether you need to travel right now, or if you can wait until the weather improves.
  • Check the weather forecast and road conditions.
  • Think about alternative routes and modes of transport.
  • Allow extra time for your journey.
  • Tell someone your destination and when you expect to arrive.
  • Make sure your car is ready for a journey in poor weather.
  • Fully charge your mobile phone.
  • Tell someone your destination and when you expect to arrive.
  • Make sure you have appropriate clothing, equipment and food.
  • Pack an emergency travel kit (see below) if you are travelling by car - this will stand you in good stead.
  • Consider fitting winter tyres to your vehicle (see the Tyresafe website for more information).
  • Visit the AA website for advice on motorcycling in winter.

Cycling and walking

  • If cycling, ensure you and your bike are visible to other road users.
  • Consider heavier duty tyres to cope with slippery surfaces and get a routine bike maintenance check.
  • Wear clothes that help you be seen on your bike such as bright and light reflective items.
  • Get a good set of mud guards.
  • British Cycling have produced a range of useful 'How to' guides - a number of which will help you prepare for cycling in winter weather.
  • If walking in bad conditions, take the usual sensible precautions - wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
  • Consider getting ice grips to wear over your shoes - this can give you an extra grip in icy conditions.

Join the thousands quitting with Stoptober this year

Al, Shappi, Bill and Rhod want to help you quit smoking. Sign up now for free support and exclusive content. Stop smoking for 28 days and you're 5 times more likely to stop for good.

If you are participating and would like to share your story, please let us know by clicking here.

Visit Stoptober

Harmonising Cleaning Product Labels - CLP

Cleaning products are all labelled to warn the user about the relevant dangers within. From 1st June 2015 things will be changing for the better as product labels will be standardised across the globe. It will bring an end to different classification systems within each country and allow for less confusion across the board.

The processes are already underway for many and we believe it is a good thing for workers and consumers throughout the world. If a hazard is present it is better that we all understand the warning signs, wherever we happen to be in the world. The harmonising of product labels the world over is something that Impact Support Solutions is in favour of and we will ensure that all of our cleaning products reach the standards set by the CLP for EU countries.

Further information regarding CLP and the implications to you and the products you routinely use will soon follow shortly.

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

7 - General duties of employees at work.

It shall be the duty of every employee while at work—

(a) to take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work; and

(b) as regards any duty or requirement imposed on his employer or any other person by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions, to co-operate with him so far as is necessary to enable that duty or requirement to be performed or complied with.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

14 - Employees' duties

(1) Every employee shall use any machinery, equipment, dangerous substance, transport equipment, means of production or safety device provided to him by his employer in accordance both with any training in the use of the equipment concerned which has been received by him and the instructions respecting that use which have been provided to him by the said employer in compliance with the requirements and prohibitions imposed upon that employer by or under the relevant statutory provisions.

(2) Every employee shall inform his employer or any other employee of that employer with specific responsibility for the health and safety of his fellow employees—

(a) of any work situation which a person with the first-mentioned employee's training and instruction would reasonably consider represented a serious and immediate danger to health and safety; and

(b) of any matter which a person with the first-mentioned employee's training and instruction would reasonably consider represented a shortcoming in the employer's protection arrangements for health and safety, in so far as that situation or matter either affects the health and safety of that first mentioned employee or arises out of or in connection with his own activities at work, and has not previously been reported to his employer or to any other employee of that employer in accordance with this paragraph.

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