Author: Health Matters Team

Today marks the third annual Global Recycling Day, a day that takes place every 18th March to recognise the contribution recycling industry makes to the long term sustainability of our planet.  Even in times as uncertain as the ones we are facing right now, environmental impact and our role in mitigating it, has to be a global priority. This year the...

In relation to COVID-19, it is business as normal at Health Matters. Our top priority is always the health and safety of students and staff. Therefore, going forward, we are reducing class numbers to no more than 12 delegates. We are closely following the latest advice and guidance issued by the Government. We will continue to take all...

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Managers should place fire safety training for their entire workforce high on their priority list. News and warnings about fire risks have pervade the media. Yet despite its devastating potential, the relatively day-to-day nature of fire damage is rarely valued. In truth, fire is a constant and very real hazard to UK and Irish organisations. Home Office figures show that...

Due to increased demand, Belfast's leading CSR provider have added an additional Thursday course, now being held at our Belfast Training Centre (CityLink Business Park Belfast), where there are free parking facilities. The CSR Health and Safety Training scheme comprises of a one-day safety awareness training. The programme is aimed at all construction personnel including new entrants, to ensure that...

From 29 February 2020 CSR will no longer issue any new or renewal Construction Site Visitor cards. Visitor cards issued up to this date will continue to be valid for 4 years from the date of the health and safety training. There are a number of other CSR cards options available: The Health & Safety Trained card is issued on completion of the...

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to Christmas trees, whether they are real or fake. It’s important to be aware of the safety hazards that Christmas trees present. Remember to keep these safety tips in mind when buying, decorating and disposing your tree this year. Picking your Christmas Tree Real Christmas trees can be extremely flammable. When...

At Health Matters, we believe in employing trainers that are passionate, enthusiastic and have a wealth of in-depth knowledge and experience in their field. Moya, our Principle Healthcare Advisor epitomizes just that. Celebrating 40 years in Nursing this year, Moya has certainly gained a comprehensive breadth of experience. Commencing nursing in 1979, Moya worked in the Belfast City Hospital Operating Department,...

We are busier than ever here in Health Matters and as such we have a number of great new positions available in both our Belfast and Newry offices, including: Business Development Manager Business Development Executive Independent Healthcare Trainer/Contractor Independent CSR Trainer Workplace Health & Wellbeing - Casual Delivery Staff To read full job description for any of the above positions, click...

What is manual handling? Manual handling is classed as any transporting or supporting of a load by one or more people. The term is used to cover a wide variety of activities including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying. These types of tasks are carried out regularly in the workplace and if not done correctly can cause injury which will impact...