14 March 2017 in Health & Safety, Instructor
We have added a date for the next Moving and Assisting People Trainer / Manual Handling Instructor Combined Course on the 1st and 2nd June 2017. Our moving and assisting people train the trainer course is ideal for individuals who hold a recognised teaching/assessing qualification and who have experience working in a care or healthcare environment.
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9 November 2015 in Health & Safety, Instructor
Health & Safety statistics are now released by the HSE to show the latest Health & Safety statistics and the full details are available from their website. The basic data is as follows.
1.2 million people who worked during the last year were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their work, of which 0.5 million were new conditions that started during the year.
A further 0.8 million former workers (who last worked over 12 months ago) were suffering from an illness which was caused or made worse by their past work.
2,538 people died from mesothelioma in 2013 and thousands more from other work-related cancers and diseases such as COPD.
142 workers were killed at work, a rate of 0.46 fatalities per 100,000 workers.
76,000 other injuries to employees were reported under RIDDOR, a rate of 293 per 100,000 employees.
611,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey, of which 152,000 led to over-7-days absence, with rates of 2,030 and 500 per 100,000 workers respectively.
‘Dealing with difficult customers, patients, pupils etc.’ and ‘lifting or moving people or heavy loads’ were the two most common self- reported risk factors in the workplace, in a 2014 survey of workplaces.
Working days lost
27.3 million days were lost due to work-related ill health or injury
(15 days per case).
23.3 million days were lost due to work-related ill health and
4.1 million due to workplace injury.
Economic costs to Britain
Injuries and new cases of ill health resulting largely from current working conditions cost society an estimated £14.3 billion in 2013/14 (based on 2013 prices).
586 cases were prosecuted by HSE in England and Wales.
70 cases were prosecuted by Local authorities in England and Wales. 72 cases were prosecuted by the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland. 12,430 enforcement notices were issued by all enforcing authorities.
More information can be found on the HSE website www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/overall/hssh1415.pdf
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25 October 2015 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, Online Training, Pet First Aid, QCF
We have updated all first aid manuals to the latest 2015 guidelines and added more content to cover more subjects to support the courses. The non first aid manuals are also being updated and over half are now redesigned and updated. To download the manuals, for online, blended and classroom courses, login to your ProTrainings dashboard and you can download from there or from the instructor dashboard. More updates will be live soon to other manuals and slight changes to existing manuals.
24 September 2015 in Classroom Training, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor
The date of the ProTrainings 2015 instructor update day is on Friday 23rd October at 9am in the Holiday Inn Express in Birmingham. At the event we will include the new 2015 CPR guidelines that are being launched on 15th October and review the new 2015 teaching material and student material that is free to download for ProTrainings instructors. The day will a also cover the latest changes to the instructor dashboard and all the new features we are adding to make life easier and more profitable for instructors including updated day rate feature and widgets. We will also be covering updates to ProTrainings and regulated qualifications that will affect instructors. We will also cover how maximise work you receive including day rate work to teach courses nationally as there is an increasing demand. Read the rest of this entry →
7 March 2015 in Health & Safety, Instructor
Asbestos is a danger in many different sectors and it is estimated that 20 tradesmen, 4 plumbers, 6 electricians and 8 joiners die every week from this hidden killer. It is important to know when there may be a risk of exposure and how to avoid coming into contact with Asbestos. This latest course from ProTrainings is available as a video online course or though approved ProTrainings instructors nationally. Read the rest of this entry →
9 August 2014 in Classroom Training, Equipment, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, Health & Safety
We are adding a train the trainer course for evacuation chairs in September. There is a legal requirement for businesses to have a way of getting people with mobility problems out of a building in the event of fire. The evacuation chair is a simple way of helping someone to safety. There is an increasing market for training in the safe use of these chairs and we have developed a training course which uses one that we have started selling. You can take the course in two different ways. The first is where the course includes the chair for use in your training and the other is just the training. If you are going to a business you will also be in a position to sell the chairs so we are adding a commission payment for any sales you generate which increases your income. Read the rest of this entry →
1 August 2014 in Health & Safety
We have set a new date for our next Food Safety Level 3 course on November 6th and 7th. This will allow you to teach our food safety level 1 and 2 qualification to the expanding food safety market. The course is £295 plus VAT and involved a pre-study day and two days into classroom. If you would like more information please email email@example.com or phone 01206 805380.
23 June 2014 in Classroom Training, Health & Safety
We have set a date for our next moving and positioning of people instructor course on 3rd and 4th November. If you would like to book or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Liz or Paula on 01206 805380. You complete an online course before you attend the course then two days of theory and practicals using different equipment.
10 February 2014 in Classroom Training, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, QCF
We have received numerous emails promoting 1 day “IQA courses” from various Awarding Organisations reminding everyone that from 2015 all centres will need someone with an IQA qualification from 2015. Please note that for all of you who are registered with ProTrainings this is NOT the case, ProTrainings provide internal quality assurance on your behalf through fully qualified IQAs, saving you time and money.
Please be aware that this one day course they offer will not entitle you to act as an IQA for all accredited courses. We offer the full IQA Award if you want the full qualification as a distance/blended course. Please call for more information.
18 November 2013 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, QCF
ProTrainings are now working in partnership with Highfield HABC for QCF qualifications. We made the decision to work with the largest Awarding Organisation for First Aid qualifications to help to reduce the paperwork, speed up certificate times and enable you to give your customers a certificate and wallet card for HABC courses.
All instructors who were already cleared, have been transferred so you do not need to do anything, courses that you list are not only advertised on the ProTrainings sites but are now also listed on the Highfield course finder site automatically (if they are marked as public). Therefore doubling your exposure and providing more opportunities for potential customers to find your courses.
ProTrainings are the only organisation that offer you the choice of delivering a regulated qualification or ProTrainings Trade Body certificate, unlike other trade bodies our certificates are fully traceable and your customers can rest assured that the requirements for due diligence, quality assurance and verification are all met because all of our procedures and course materials meet requirements. All ProTrainings centres will still benefit from:-
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12 November 2013 in Classroom Training, Equipment, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, Online Training
We have added a new course to teach the basic skills needed to provide medical Oxygen. Oxygen is a vital part of emergency care and treatment in and out of hospital. On this course you will learn about the basics of the use, maintenance and types of portable Oxygen equipment commonly used in first aid, confined spaces, emergency medical care, off shore, boats, Scuba diving, etc. The course is available also as a classroom course through approved instructors. Read the rest of this entry →
29 October 2013 in Classroom Training, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, Online Training, Pet First Aid, QCF
We have increased the number of ProTrainings leaflets and put them on the instructor dashboard. There are leaflets on online, classroom, courses available, Paediatric, Pet, Health & Safety and we are adding more shortly. We are also update other teaching and promotional material, all of which you will have access to though your instructor dashboard. If there are any things you would like to see added, please email us.
20 October 2013 in Classroom Training, Equipment, Featured Articles, Fire Safety, First Aid, Health & Safety, Instructor, Online Training, Pet First Aid
ProTrainings and ITG Instructor Training have been working with Marchant McKechnie One Solution Insurance to provide excellent value insurance for trainers in all industries. They also offer insurance for all other business sectors. Now we have an online way of getting a quote and buying insurance, quickly and simply. If you prefer you can call them but mention ITG Instructor training for the best deal. Read the rest of this entry →