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    Health & Safety

    The Dangers of Heat Stress

    Nice Weather We have been enjoying a relatively warm, dry spell in some parts of the UK recently. For many of us summer has finally arrived after a rather disappointing spring. On my local patch the farmers are making hay while the sun shines. But every silver lining has a cloud and for some people that cloud is heat stress. Heat Stress Heat stress is what happens when your core body temperature starts to creep up above the normal 37oC. The human body has complex thermoregulatory mechanisms to keep core temperature at or close to 37oC. If these mechanisms fail to work effectively then very significant health effects will start…

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    Benefits of Studying NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Leadership Excellence

    The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Health & Safety Leadership Excellence has been developed through collaboration between NEBOSH and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – the UK’s Health & Safety Regulator. This qualification aims to provide holders with the knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety Leadership to ensure that they can contribute to the effective management of their organisations overall performance. Inspire Change and Influence Positive Health & Safety Culture The course emphasizes how leadership behaviours can influence the health and safety culture of an organisation and it aims to guide leaders to become better advocates for health and safety within their organisations (NEBOSH, 2019).  By integrating The HSE’s…

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    Climate Change Warning – The Age of Stupid

    Are we in ‘The Age of Less Stupid’? Recently while I was away working in Glasgow I was in a hotel room with little to watch on normal TV, I decided to take a look at BBC iPlayer to see if there was anything worth watching. I came across a film called ‘The Age of Stupid’. I’ve got to admit I’d never heard of this film and didn’t really know much about the content. It turned out to be a TV gamble worth taking and contained themes that are relevant to my day job as an environmental trainer and consultant.  The Age of Stupid – Background I really enjoyed watching…

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    Benefits of Studying NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation

    The NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation is the second collaborative course from NEBOSH and the HSE (the UK’s health and safety regulator). RRC are one of the first course providers accredited to offer this course. The course is designed to enable learners to be able to carry out solo accident investigations, produce risk control plans and contribute to team accident/incident investigations for large-scale investigations. The course is aimed at managers, supervisors, SHE champions, union representatives and aspiring health and safety practitioners. However, there are no entry requirements other than possessing an underpinning knowledge of health and safety issues – the course is versatile and can be studied by individuals…

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    NEBOSH Graduation & Awards Ceremony 2019

    The NEBOSH Graduation & Awards Ceremony 2019 celebrates the achievements of successful diplomates whose results have been declared between 12th May 2018 and 10th May 2019. As proud sponsors of the ceremony, RRC attend this celebratory event annually taking place at the University of Warwick.  RRC have a very successful partnership with NEBOSH and internationally RRC are one of their biggest course providers. Therefore it is with great honour that RRC attend the graduation ceremony, sponsor the ceremony and present awards to attendees as well as meeting and congratulating our students every year.  The Ceremony Within the health and safety industry NEBOSH Diplomas are considered to be the golden standard…

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    The Safety & Health Expo 2019 Highlights

    The Safety & Health Expo 2019 It is Europe’s leading health and safety event, and this year’s Safety and Health expo was no exception to the shows reputation of industry excellence. There were thousands of businesses displaying their latest innovations, giveaways and interactive software for visitors to explore. In addition to our own stand, we spotted many influential health safety and environmental business’ including; IEMA, IOSH (With their effective NTTL Campaign on Asbestos), NEBOSH, Safety Media, Shirley Parsons and many more. Here are our highlights of the show: Courage, Resilience & Breaking The Mould The three keynote speakers echoed this year’s theme of courage, resilience and breaking the mould perfectly.…

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    Health & Safety,  NEBOSH

    Benefits of Studying The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

    The NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management is a collaborative course from The UK’s Health and Safety regulator (HSE) and NEBOSH. It is a specialist certificate aimed at those who work within the process industries; such as oil and gas, chemical plants and pharmaceuticals. Given the hazardous nature of the work environments involved in process industries, the course is suitable for managers, supervisors and safety professionals that would like a specialist qualification in process safety management. Here is an explanation of what process safety actually is, and benefits of studying the course. Difference Between Personal/Occupational Safety and Process Safety Occupational safety is defined as concern over slips and trips,…

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    Health & Safety

    Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

    Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas that is a product of the partial combustion of carbon based fuels such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), oil and wood. As many of you know carbon monoxide is lethal if inhaled. It interferes with the transport of oxygen by the blood. Oxygen is transported in the blood by haemoglobin inside red blood cells. Haemoglobin is a protein. Your red blood cells are jam-packed full of haemoglobin and not much else. When red blood cells pass through blood vessel in the lungs they collect oxygen molecules. Oxygen molecules diffuse from the air in the lungs, through the lung wall…

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    The Safety & Health Expo 2019 – One Week To Go

    The Safety & Health Expo commences on the 18th of June and will run for three consecutive days. Excitement is building up, and below is a rundown of what you can look forward to in more detail. Schedule of Events In addition to the Key Note Speakers: Jonny Wilkinson CBE, Steph McGovern and Eddie the Eagle, there will be numerous seminars running over the course of the three day event. There will be hundreds of influential HSE figures delivering speeches, ranging from representatives from IOSH all the way to Transport for London. New for the SHExpo 2019, there is also a PPE Attack Zone where there will be visual demonstrations…