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Why the concern over manual handling in the workplace?

Why the concern over manual handling in the workplace?

Many people wonder what ‘manual handling’ means and why good manual handling practices are so important in the workplace.

Manual handling refers to the transporting or supporting of a load by hand or bodily force. Loads can be anything that we move, from inanimate objects such as boxes or crates to animate objects like people or animals. The risks of injury are the same with both types of loads, but handlers must ensure they don’t hurt people and animals when moving them.


Performing risk assessments in the workplace

Performing risk assessments in the workplace


A risk assessment involves identifying the hazards present in any working environment or arising from commercial activities and work activities. If reasonably practicable, employers should eliminate the hazards from a given situation. For example, a painting and decorating company’s employer could switch spirit-based paints for water-based paints to eliminate hazardous substances that generate unpleasant vapours and odours.


Introducing ETD’s new HACCP Principles Level 2 Course

Introducing ETD’s new HACCP Principles Level 2 Course

ETD is  pleased to announce the release of our HACCP Principles Level 2 Course, which provides training for companies in the UK to work safely with food. The training delves into topics like the legal requirements for food businesses, Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS), the concepts that underpin a HACCP system and the inherent benefits of such a system. This course has been approved by CPD and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

Introducing ETD’s new Driving Awareness Course

Introducing ETD’s new Driving Awareness Course

ETD is pleased to announce the release of its Driving Awareness Course, which provides fleets of drivers with up-to-date information on safe working practices and the current legislation for drivers in the UK.

ETD’s Managing Director Phil Gutteridge says: ‘This is another great online training course to offer companies within the UK that have a number of fleet drivers. Currently, with the Speed Awareness and Lone Remote Worker modules, this new Driving Awareness Course adds to this knowledge of “Safe Driving”.’

How lone workers can keep safe when travelling

How lone workers can keep safe when travelling

A lack of preparation before travelling leaves many lone workers in vulnerable or even dangerous situations. It’s important to protect yourself on all journeys, so we’ve put together some handy tips to help you stay safe when traveling for business purposes.

How is noise measured?

How is noise measured?

Noise is measured in decibels, dB(A). The decibel scale measures the frequency response of human hearing.

  • An 'A-weighting', sometimes written as 'dB(A)', measures average noise levels.
  • A 'C-weighting', or 'dB(C)', measures peak, impact or explosive noises.
An introduction to contaminated food

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

An introduction to legionella and legionnaires’ disease

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.


Why LEV is important in your workplace

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.

ETD Training Goes Live with Complete Range of Online CDM Courses

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.

An introduction to compliance with health and safety legislation

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 
The Introduction to Cyber Security

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