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Health and Safety Training
ETD’s Display Screen Equipment Course Shows You the Importance of Exercise… in the Office?
Typically, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the back, shoulders, neck and limbs. As the most common occupational illness, over 1 million people tackle MSDs in the UK each year. These disorders come in many forms, such as ‘tennis elbow’ or ‘carpal tunnel syndrome’, and can be the result of bad posture, overexertion of the back, poor working environments or repetitive movement.
Daniel Stevenson
ETD Training Launches Latest Course: Noise Awareness
ETD Training is delighted to announce the addition of the Noise Awareness course to its online training portal. The aim of The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 places a duty on employers in Great Britain to reduce noise-related risks to their employees’ health by controlling the noise they are exposed to at work.
Daniel Stevenson
Embracing Diversity in the Workplace
The key to diversity is that we aren’t the same – and this is a good thing. Everybody is different but should be treated with equal dignity and respect. The idea that equality is about treating all people the same is outdated. Instead, diversity is about valuing and embracing our differences, spanning from gender and age to race, disability, religious belief and beyond.
Daniel Stevenson
Staged Crashes… Are You Part of the Hustle?
Criminal staged crashes are unfortunately becoming more common. Drivers of fleet vehicles are often targeted as gangs know these vehicles are likely fully insured and that fleet-vehicle drivers are less likely to ask questions as they are not the vehicle owners.
Daniel Stevenson
ETD Training Launches Infection Prevention and Control (COVID -19) Course
ETD Training is delighted to announce the addition of its latest course to its award-winning online training portal. As we find ourselves in the middle of the worst pandemic in modern history, the Infection Prevention and Control (COVID-19) Course has arrived at a pivotal time. Luckily, ETD can help companies (and their staff) with valuable knowledge about viruses, especially COVID-19, and how to deal with such viruses.
Daniel Stevenson
It’s Everywhere! – Asbestos Awareness and Safety

It’s the “A” word … Asbestos! And there’s plenty of the stuff around us.

Construction workers used asbestos when building the majority of man-made structures before the year 2000. But then it became apparent that asbestos is a dangerous material that can cause all sorts of health problems. That’s why the government introduced The Control of Asbestos Regulations, which made it illegal to import, supply or use all forms of asbestos and ACMs from 1999. 

Daniel Stevenson
 An Introduction To the Abrasive Grit British Standard Markings System
Safety is key when it comes to abrasive wheels. That’s why you need to know exactly which wheel you’ll use and why you’ll use this type. Will you use a hard or soft wheel? Why? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, you could put your safety at risk. Not to worry though, the Abrasive Grit British Standard Markings System makes it easy to identify which abrasive wheel you need for your task.
Daniel Stevenson
Key Principles of Manual Handling

Despite updates in legislation and health and safety equipment, numerous workers continue to injure themselves because they’re using poor manual handling techniques. These injuries have a massive impact on the UK economy and workforces. 

Daniel Stevenson
In Construction Know Exactly what the Role of the Principal Designer and Designers means for you.
The Construction (Design and Management Regulations) 2015 is the only construction-specific legislation within Great Britain. It is abbreviated with "CDM 2015". These regulations are effectively the same as The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016.

A Principal Designer:

The “Principal Designer” is the person or organisation appointed in writing by the client to manage health and safety during the pre-construction phase of a project.
Daniel Stevenson
Having a Safer Christmas

This Christmas is going to be very different from any other. Thanks to COVID-19, there are even more safety factors to consider throughout the festive period than usual, from organising lockdown bubbles and keeping an eye on hygiene to turning off your Christmas lights at night. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe over the festive season.

Daniel Stevenson
A New ETD Distributor – Summit Safety Solutions

ETD Training is pleased to announce that the health and safety consultancy business Summit Safety Solutions is now an official distributor for our online training courses. We haven’t showcased our new distributors/referrers yet, and it’s time we let you know about them. ETD has over 40 distributors and referrers that sell the courses to their client bases through their own branded portals on our online training platform. Referrers sell directly to ETD and get commission at the end of each month based on the number of courses sold.

Daniel Stevenson
What Is Legionnaires’ Disease?

Legionnaires' disease (legionellosis) is an infection caused by a bacterium called legionella pneumophila. There are two illnesses that you may develop if you are infected with this bacterium: Legionnaires' disease – a severe illness that causes pneumonia (a lung infection) and is sometimes fatal – and Pontiac fever, a flu-like illness that is not usually serious.

Daniel Stevenson