Health and Safety training scam in Nigeria
Jul21

Health and Safety training scam in Nigeria

Are you eager to get into Health and Safety or HSE as it is popularly called in Nigeria? Then please read this before taking that step you think is the answer to your prayers. If you have already taken that step then let’s hope you took the right one 😉 Now this is going to upset a lot of people and safety businesses in Nigeria but I am not one to see wrong and pretend that it isn’t happening. It seems like Health and...

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Communication at work: 3 tips for developing a hazard communication program
Mar16

Communication at work: 3 tips for developing a hazard communication program

Communication at work: 3 tips for developing a hazard communication plan Every worker is exposed to one or more hazards in the workplace no matter how safe your workplace appears to be. For example, Cleaners are exposed to chemicals, office workers are exposed to slips, trips and falls and Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs), electricians are obviously exposed to electric shocks and fires, caterers to burns and fires, call centre workers...

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5 reasons why you should refuse to do your job
Feb25

5 reasons why you should refuse to do your job

Have you ever felt like not doing your job but still go ahead for fear of the unknown such as getting fired or getting disciplined? Trust me you are not alone. During the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, it became clear that those in the medical profession were at a higher risk of contracting Ebola than the rest of us. I was worried for my medical doctor friends. I contacted one of them just to check on his wellbeing and to plead with him...

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A Guide to Using Automated External Defibrillators
Nov20

A Guide to Using Automated External Defibrillators

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a fully portable electronic device that’s capable of diagnosing problematic heart behaviour. Alongside its diagnostic functions, it is also able of delivering a shock to correct the rhythmic behaviour of a heart. These devices have been specially designed for use by anyone, even those who haven’t had proper training, and their use is often taught on first aid courses. They usually require...

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The importance of training your employees before exposing them to hazards
Oct17

The importance of training your employees before exposing them to hazards

Recently, I delivered an infection control course. At the start of the course, I asked what they knew about the topic and what they expected to gain from it. In a class of 12, only 1 had been trained on infection control so she had a good idea of what the course was about. The others thought I was going to tell them about food hygiene or pest control. And many of them had worked for years at the organisation carrying out tasks that...

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Workplace risk assessment demystified
May04

Workplace risk assessment demystified

Ever wanted to conduct your own workplace risk assessment but don’t feel up to the task? Or maybe you have been trained on risk assessment but have never conducted one out of fear. Risk assessments typically should have 5 steps which I have combined into 3 to make it easier for you to understand. Conducting workplace risk assessment needs lots of patience and attention to detail. You don’t want to miss out on very...

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