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The top 11 risks of using social media in the workplace

Posted by NOSA on Sep 21, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The last few of our blogs have made it clear that there is a positive case for utilising social media in your efforts to promote and maintain a safe working environment. We always like to offer a balanced approach to every argument, which is why today we take a look at the 11 potential risks associated with using social media in the workplace.

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Topics: Risk management, Safety, HSE best practice, Safety training, HSE training, risk, HSE and social media

Evaluating your HSE training’s effectiveness

Posted by NOSA on Jul 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Almost there, and this is the last active step you’ll take when it comes to rolling out your health and safety training. Today we’re talking evaluation. And why is it so important?

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Topics: work safety, HSE, training, Safety training, HSE training

Implement your HSE training in 7 steps

Posted by NOSA on Jul 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: work safety, training, Safety training, HSE training, training programme

How to design the right training materials

Posted by NOSA on Jul 3, 2017 12:15:00 PM

 

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Topics: Career in Health and Safety, HSE, Safety training, HSE training

How to develop your HSE training materials

Posted by NOSA on Jun 29, 2017 11:45:00 AM

We’re now halfway through unpacking the process of rolling out your workplace safety training, and it’s time to move on to how to develop your training materials.

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Topics: work safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Safety training, HSE training

#GrenfellTower fire: How safety officials may have been derelict in their duties

Posted by NOSA on Jun 26, 2017 12:00:00 PM

The topic of fire - and fire safety - is extremely topical at present, both locally and internationally. Which is why we thought you'd be keen to see the latest article published on the SAMTRAC blog page. It takes a look at the recent tragic fire at Grenfell Towers in the UK, with nine essential points every safety professional should note when ensuring a building is equipped to handle similar kinds of emergencies. 

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Topics: Fire safety, HSE best practice, hse fails, HSE training

How to develop learning objectives

Posted by NOSA on Jun 19, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Today, we return to our series on rolling out an effective workplace safety. Now that you’ve performed your training-needs analysis and figured out how to apply adult learning principles, it’s time to move on to step 3 of rolling out your HSE workplace training – namely, developing learning objectives.

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Topics: training, Safety training, HSE training, training programme

How to apply adult learning principles in workplace safety training

Posted by NOSA on Jun 8, 2017 11:30:00 AM

 We’ve covered how to implement a training-needs analysis. In the second of our blogs on rolling out HSE training in the workplace, we focus on the adult learning principles you’ll need to adopt for the training to be effective. The workers you want to train are adults, and adults share certain characteristics that make training more effective for them (or less effective if you ignore the characteristics). If your training recognises and respects these adult learning principles, it is likely to be more effective. If your training disregards these principles, you’re wasting training money.

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Topics: work safety, Safety training, HSE training, training programme, adult learning

The first step when rolling out HSE training

Posted by NOSA on Jun 5, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Last week we published a two-part blog giving you an overview on how to roll out HSE training in the workplace, which included the following eight steps:

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Topics: training, Safety training, HSE training

The final 4 steps to rolling out your HSE training programme

Posted by NOSA on Jun 1, 2017 12:45:00 PM

In the second part of our overview on the eight-step process for rolling out an effective HSE training programme, we unpack the final four steps:

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Topics: HSE best practice, Safety training, HSE training

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