• Health & Safety

    Human Error – We All Make Mistakes

    In my early twenties I lodged for 6 months with a married couple who I knew from work. They had just bought a terraced house and had a room going spare. The house needed a bit of work doing on it and Dave was a DIY enthusiast. One wet Sunday afternoon he asked me if I would give him a hand with some electrical wiring work. Now I am not an electrician. Nor was he. But I wanted to show willing so jumped straight in to help. As we got towards the end of the work we came to the critical task of making final connections into the fuse box…

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    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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    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

    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…

  • Health & Safety

    Preparing for The NEBOSH Diploma Exams & Case Law

    The NEBOSH Diploma is about the practical application of ‘background’ theory and knowledge to occupational health and safety (OHS) problems. Geek Now I love a bit of science. The background theory fascinates me and the practical applications can be mind-boggling. Many parts of the NEBOSH Diploma are very much concerned with the practical application of science and engineering to real-world OHS problems. COSHH is about the practical application of biology and chemistry to OHS. So is CAR. LOLER is about the practical application of physics and engineering to OHS. So is PUWER. So is DSEAR. It is also about the practical application of legal principles. And psychology (safety culture and…

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    Health & Safety

    Ensuring You Have a Safe & Blessed Ramadan

    The holy month of Ramadan is upon us and is due to run until the first week of June. It is celebrated throughout the world within the Islamic faith and fasting (abstaining from eating and drinking during daylight hours) is a major part of Ramadan. As employers, and as employees, we need to be aware of how this period may affect health and safety, both to the individuals fasting and those around them. Equally, colleagues who are not fasting need to be aware of the effects it can have on others and how they can be supportive during this religious period. For The Employers ·         Increase awareness of dehydration and…