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April 4, 2017

Ouch sponsor ‘Teddy Bear Children Support Ltd’

Ouch show their support of a children's charity by donating to a great cause. A representative from Teddy Bear Children Support Ltd climbed to the Summit of Munro Stob Coire Sgreamhach to raise funds towards toys and facilities for a group of disabled children. Jamie did a great job on his expedition and Ouch are [...]

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March 28, 2017

IOSH discontinue ‘IOSH Directing Safely’ Course

IOSH have announced that they will be discontinuing the IOSH Directing Safely course in 2017. As of 30th June 2017 we, as an IOSH approved training provider, will no longer be delivering the IOSH Directing Safely course. IOSH are replacing this course with 'IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors'. Ouch have put plans in place [...]

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February 14, 2017

CIEH to surrender recognition as regulated awarding organisation

In November the CIEH announced they were to voluntarily surrender its recognition as a regulated awarding organisation by April 2017. As a training provider who delivers many CIEH courses, Ouch have had to evaluate the training we offer and make new relationships with other awarding organisations in order to continue to provide high quality health [...]

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April 12, 2016

Developer in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

A construction firm has been fined after exposing workers to potentially deadly asbestos fibres during the conversion of an office block into residential flats in Witham, Essex. In July 2012, Marden Homes Ltd was commissioned to convert an office block into residential flats, this involved removing a disused boiler and its pipes from the building’s […]

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April 12, 2016

It’s not about teaching, it’s about learning

No more ‘death by PowerPoint’. We know that getting people involved, having fun, and learning by doing, is the way to achieve health and safety training success. we want to get our delegates really thinking about what they’re learning- and having the confidence and enthusiasm to put it into practice when they’re back at work. […]

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April 5, 2016

The benefits and costs of leading safely

Addressing health and safety should not be seen as a regulatory burden: it offers significant opportunities. Benefits can include: reduced costs reduced risks lower employee absence and turnover rates fewer accidents lessened threat of legal action improved standing among suppliers and partners better reputation for corporate responsibility among investors, customers and communities increased productivity, because […]

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March 29, 2016

All you need to know about the Construction Skills Certification Scheme Green Card

As a training provider of the IOSH Working Safely course we regularly get asked about how Construction Site Operatives can update their green cards, here are a few questions and answers to help you through the process. But remember, the Ouch team are on the end o the phone to answer any other questions you […]

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March 29, 2016

How to dispose of asbestos waste safely?

There has been many occurrences recently whereby hazardous asbestos waste has been fly-tipped or disposed of inappropriately. This can have extremely damaging affects on the environment and to innocent passers by. To assist employers and self-employed individuals comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, we have put together some advice in accordance with the […]

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March 23, 2016

How Directing Safely made the London Olympic build a success

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games construction project has shown that building projects on time, and within budget, does not mean compromising on the health and safety of workers. Soon after London was awarded the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, HSE met with the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to agree very clear targets of […]

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February 26, 2016

Don’t be a slouch get Ouch!

Here in the UK, nearly one in three employees work in an office of some description – around 10 million of us in total. While work related fatalities might not be as common amongst ‘desk jockeys’ as they are in other industries far too many people are still being injured or suffering accidents in the […]

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