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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...

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19.  Latest annual figures show that 30 people were killed on construction sites between April 2018 and March 2019, down from 38 the previous year. Falls from height continue to be the biggest overall cause of death in the workplace, with 40 people killed during...

Congratulations to Recon Waste Management who recently won the ‘Workplace Wellbeing’ Award at the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards 2019. This award recognises Recon and their efforts in promoting and encouraging a healthy work-life balance, and health and wellbeing practices that get results. We are proud to have assisted Recon over the past year in implementing and promoting their health...