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Health and Safety Training
An introduction to contaminated food

How does food become contaminated?


Different hazards contaminate foods in different ways. There are four types of hazards that you must be aware of:


Biological


Physical


Chemical


Allergenic

13/01/2022
Daniel Stevenson
An introduction to legionella and legionnaires’ disease

There are more than 40 species of legionella pneumophila (LP). These species are further divided into serogroups and subgroups. 90% of these species are in Lp serogroup 1.


08/12/2021
Daniel Stevenson
Why LEV is important in your workplace

LEV is technical and often involves many calculations. But I will be showing you how things work so you can see for yourself how to make sure that your LEV is up to the job without maths.

ETD’s LEV Course is not a substitute for an LEV design and testing qualification gained with the British Occupational Hygiene Society.

25/11/2021
Daniel Stevenson
ETD Training Goes Live with Complete Range of Online CDM Courses

ETD Training is delighted to announce the launch of the CDM 2015 – The Principal Contractor/Contractor(s) Course. This course completes our training range for key duty holders listed in the CDM 2015 regulations: Clients, Principal Designers/Designers, and Principal Contractors/Contractors.

13/10/2021
Daniel Stevenson
An introduction to compliance with health and safety legislation
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which follows the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, regulates all health and safety in the UK. ETD's online Health and Safety Level 2 course. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all relevant sub-legislations and why it is important to have Health and Safety within your workplace for both legal and moral responsibilities 
06/10/2021
Daniel Stevenson
The Introduction to Cyber Security

ETD Training is delighted to announce the release of the latest online course; Cyber Security to its online training portal.

Cyber attacks are becoming more and more common. Since the global coronavirus pandemic, cyber attacks have increased second fold! security breaches have increased by 11% within the last 12 months and 67% since 2014

21/09/2021
Daniel Stevenson
Safety extra low voltage – SELV

The safety isolating transformer will have the identification mark as shown below

SELV is separated extra low voltages. However, SELV is described as safety extra low voltage in appliance standards, such as BS EN 60335 and separated Extra low voltage in installation standards, for example BS 7671.

15/09/2021
Daniel Stevenson
An introduction to GDPR: storing and processing data

We all have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), even after Brexit. This is because GDPR doesn’t only apply to businesses in the EU. The regulations also apply to organisations outside the EU who wish to trade or provide services to companies, organisations or people within the EU.


GDPR applies to both personal data and sensitive personal data. The legislation sets out data protection principles and highlights all responsibilities for organisations.

01/09/2021
Daniel Stevenson
Protecting Your Workplace Team From Fire

So, what is a fire, exactly? Okay, the answer to this might seem simple at a first glance. But it’s more complicated than you might think.

Put simply, fire is heat and light energy released from a combustion reaction. For this reaction to happen, we need three things: fuel, oxygen and heat. These elements make up the fire triangle. When there is enough fuel, oxygen and heat together, this will result in a fire. If you remove one of these elements, you can eventually kill a fire. And if these elements don’t come into contact with each other, you won’t get a fire at all.

05/07/2021
Daniel Stevenson
How To Make Your Work and Home ‘Green Friendly’

As awareness of the dangers surrounding global warming grows, more people and companies are starting to tackle this planet-wide challenge. However, our efforts aren’t yet enough. Nonetheless, there are simple steps we can take to reduce our impact on the environment. For this to work, everyone must make a united effort, whether you’re making changes at home or in the workplace.

13/05/2021
Daniel Stevenson
Your Responsibilities When Working at Heights

Whether you’re working on a kick stool, ladder or crane, you have certain responsibilities when working above ground level. These responsibilities apply whether you’re working a couple of feet off the floor or even hundreds of metres off the floor.

So, what are the main responsibilities of employers, duty holders and employees when it comes to working above ground level? How can you stay safe and protect others?

29/04/2021
Daniel Stevenson
ETD Training Launches Latest Course: Vibration (HAVS)

ETD Training is delighted to announce the addition of the Vibration (HAVS) course to its online training portal.

This course will introduce you to the causes and symptoms of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). By completing this course, you will become familiar with the manifestations of HAVS, how to reduce exposure to vibrations under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations and how to perform suitable risk assessments.

22/04/2021
Daniel Stevenson