The legal requirements for manual handling training in UK workplaces are primarily based on the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR), which is an extension of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA). The purpose of these regulations is to reduce the risk of injury due to manual handling tasks by ensuring […]
Training comes in many different forms and it can be taken with video online training, blended training and classroom-based training all from ProTrainings.
When we set up ProTrainings, we wanted to make sure that we didn’t use traditional PowerPoint based e-learning. We wanted to use video e-learning. When you’re looking at a PowerPoint-based e-learning course, it’s very much, read the text, click, click, click. It’s not really engaging. You’ve got to be able to understand what’s being said. A lot of this e-learning, when it’s PowerPoint based just really is like being in a classroom without the instructor. You’re looking at a PowerPoint, you’re reading a line and you’re moving on to the next slide. It doesn’t ensure that you’ve actually understood or hasn’t expanded on any of those subjects.
By using video e-learning, what we find is much more engaging. You’re one-on-one with the instructor. So, you’re sitting there, you’re learning and you’re learning when you are ready to learn. So, you’ll run the course. You can start and stop whenever you like so it’s nice and simple to get in and out of the course. You can watch it on any device. So, you can watch it your computer. You can watch it on the train on the way home on your mobile phone or your tablet. But the key thing is by using video, we’re not only showing you text. We’re showing you some real-life examples. Some scenarios of actual skills being done for real. But also, you can watch the video over and over again until you understand it. The way the courses work, you watch a series of videos. In between those videos, you’re asked knowledge review questions. These are just to make sure you’ve understood that video. What we do here, is if you make any mistakes in those knowledge review questions, we’ll then give you some additional help. Once you’ve got that, you answer the question again. So even on the level where we’re asking questions we know before you’ve moved on to the next video, you’ve understood it. Before you then do your final test, you can go back and look at the videos as well and go over anything you need to, and underneath every video is text. So, on that text, you can read about the subject.
Now the thing with video is, some people will say, “Well I haven’t got sound on my computer at work.” Well, because there’s text under the video, because there’s graphics on it and now we’re now adding more and more. I’ve got subtitles on as well. You can actually work without having sound on the computer. But we would always recommend you do work with sound where possible. We’re developing technology on further and further. The latest thing that we’re adding to some of the courses is virtual reality 360 videos. So, with that, you can actually put yourself in the scene. So, if you’re assessing risks in the workplace, we can put you into a workshop and you can actually just pan around on the screen and look out for dangers. And the same would work for first aid. We can give you a different approach. So, your point of view would be from the first aider dealing with that actual incident.
Essential Guide to Health and Safety Training Requirements in UK Workplaces
In the United Kingdom, the legal requirements for health and safety training in workplaces stem from the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR). These laws mandate that employers provide adequate health and safety training to employees to ensure their well-being […]
In the UK workforce alone, CPD is expected of most individual professionals in most sectors. It is generally governed by sector-specific professional bodies or regulators. Employers also increasingly expect their staff to undertake CPD, and may even measure them on it. Anyone who is a member of a professional body is likely to have CPD […]
ISO 45001 – management systems of occupational health and safety
ISO 45001 is an ISO standard for management systems of occupational health and safety which was published in March 2018. The goal of ISO 45001 is to reduce workplace occupational injuries and diseases. This approval consists of requirements that help combat occupational injuries and diseases that will help ProTrainings improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks […]
The ISO 9000 family of quality management systems standards is designed to help organisations ensure that they meet the needs of customers while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product or service. This quality mark means ProTrainings have been audited, externally reviewed and thoroughly analysed based on our management processes and internal policies […]
Ofqual who are they?
The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation is a non-ministerial government department that regulates qualifications, exams and tests in England and, until May 2016, vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. Colloquially and publicly, Ofqual is often referred to as the exam “watchdog”. The awarding organisations such as TQUK and FutureQuals who we deliver regulated qualifications through […]
Training and where can I book it through?
Training can be booked and advice received directly from ProTrainings on 01206 805359 or by emailing email@example.com. With blended, video online and national face to face classes. ProTrainings offer over 200 different courses and many as a video online, blended or face to face training nationally through our 1000 plus approved instructors across the UK. […]