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December 12, 2017

Top Turkey Tips!

Follow our top turkey tips to ensure your Christmas dinner is safe to eat! Avoid cross-contamination when buying your festive feast at the supermarket….Pack raw and cooked foods separately Store your turkey correctly once you get home. Plan your freezer and fridge space and always check food labels for guidance To prevent cross-contamination, store raw [...]

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December 1, 2017

Christmas Safety Tips

Christmas is a great time of year but can also be the most stressful and dangerous. Please read the below safety tips for Christmas time to ensure you have maximum fun with minimum damage! Check your Christmas tree lights carry the British Safety Standard sign. Never place candles near your Christmas tree or materials that [...]

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November 3, 2017

The Firework Code and safety tips for sparklers and bonfires

Despite annual safety warnings, firework celebrations still end in painful injuries for too many people, including very young children. The safest place to watch fireworks is at a large public display but if you are having a party at home please ensure everyone’s safety by following the advice on our posters. Read or download them [...]

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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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