ARBROATH TRAINING COMPANY ACHIEVES UK FIRST WITH NEW BUSINESS HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSE
Arbroath-based IED Training Solutions has become the UK’s first training provider to qualify to deliver a new health and safety course for businesses developed by the world’s leading body in the field.
The NCFE IOSH Level 3 Certificate in Safety and Health for Business provides a business-centred approach to worker protection to organisations, and builds on existing IOSH courses, including Managing Safely.
The course, developed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in collaboration with awarding body NCFE, has been designed in response to a positive trend in the world of work, in which businesses increasingly identify good safety and health as a driver for improved productivity, reputation and resilience.
Businesses which buy into the course will benefit from increased levels of competence around health and safety, strengthening the protection offered to employees in the area.
IED Training, which already offers a suite of IOSH-approved training courses, successfully underwent IOSH's rigorous due diligence process before receiving its license to deliver the new Level 3 course, the first of whch took place last week at IED’s training facilities.
IED Training Solutions Managing Director and former Royal Marine, Ian Clark, said: “Since setting up IED Training three years ago, we have worked closely with IOSH to secure accreditation of a number of our courses, and we have developed a very good professional relationship with them.
“For some time now, we have been delivering the Managing Safely course to our clients, including a number of Royal Marines, and we know that they are very keen to move on to the next level to further their knowledge and understanding with the Level 3 Safety and Health for Business course.
“By the very nature of the work that Royal Marines do in their everyday lives, they have been hugely health-and-safety compliant. By taking these courses, they have been able to put it all in perspective, which in turn will help them in their current military careers or when they transition to civilian life. We also have a number of other delegates taking part from a range of professions, including the food and drink industry and legal services.”
Richard Orton, IOSH’s Director of Business Services, said: “The new Level 3 Safety and Health for Business qualification provides a strong grounding explaining how safety and health excellence underpins business performance and productivity.
“Every day, members of the Armed Forces face many risks to their safety and health. Their alertness to this, combined with the leadership and teamwork skills they develop, means this area has become a natural second career choice for many former military personnel.
“In fact, the skills and perspectives gained through this qualification are transferrable to many roles within civilian life. Through its combination of technical skills and all-round knowledge of how safety and health benefits business, people who complete Safety and Health for Business are well-placed to help their employers deliver success.”
IOSH Training and Skills consulted with global organisations and leading practitioners to develop this qualification and its course materials. It is cost-effective, time-efficient, regulated and highly relevant for business.
Successful completion of the course enables delegates to apply for Associate Membership of IOSH and application for Technical Membership.