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Hazards are all around us. They can be found for example in our homes, at work, when travelling to and from work and when playing sports. The level of risk varies from location to location, and the individual and the activity they are undertaking.


A rapidly expanding construction company requires a fully trained team. Today, residential home builders Shropshire Homes can be certain the training needs of its workforce are taken care of with ETD’s online portal.

What is LEV? LEV is Local Exhaust Ventilation! Thousands of employees across the UK, each year are made ill by contaminants they were breathing in at work, despite using extraction and masks.
Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by breathing in asbestos dust. Asbestos is banned in the UK however, thousands of tons of asbestos still remain in buildings across the UK. The Control of Asbestos regulations continues the ban introduced for blue and brown asbestos (1985) and for white asbestos (1999) and makes it illegal to import, supply or use all forms of asbestos and ACM’s. 
 "Best Small Business (6-20 employees)" 2019
We know that global warming is becoming an increasing pressure and issue with the planet that we live on. With annual increases on temperature rises, rising sea waters alongside with biodiversity loss, the world collective needs to act and act quickly! 
The 31st May is “World No Tobacco Day”, a day that hopes to embrace and make people aware of the dangers associated with smoking. The effects it can have on your body, but also on others, such as passive smoking (second-hand smoke) or even air pollution and the effects and problems with people’s long term health in respects to smoking. 

Even now in the 21st century we still find people hitting barriers in terms of being discriminated in the workplace. This could be for of a number of reasons where some people still think is acceptable? 



It is with great pride that we announce this fantastic news… We have been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2019 Shropshire Chamber Business Awards, BEST SMALL BUSINESS (6-20 employees). 


Health and safety is the key factor for all industries in order to reduce stress of both employers and employees, writes Phil Gutteridge, Managing Director of ETD Training.

These 10 risks and hazards show why health and safety is so important to the construction industry...
So what can you do as an employer to reduce risk? 
A round-up of health and safety news and features in the press over the past month... A four-day working week; The importance of health and safety training for small businesses; MPs' calls for more in-depth reporting to save lives while working at height... And more! 
ETD Training are delighted to announce that three new courses have been added to the online training portal.  

(workplace health & Safety made simple!)
Whether you’re starting up a new business, employing more staff, or are a one-man band, or need to brush up on health and safety laws we’ve got the lowdown on everything you need to know about health and safety legislation in the UK... 

Healthy eating and drinking habits help improve our work productivity and reduce potential safety risks. We give you the lowdown on how to get the right nutrition and stay hydrated at work… 
Britain's world-class health and safety standards need to be maintained after Brexit, writes ETD Training MD Phil Gutteridge. 

Are you sitting comfortably? 

It’s one of the commonest kinds of work equipment, but working with DSE can be a headache, literally. Here’s what you need to know as an employer to ensure compliance and improve the health of your employees…


ETD Training MD, Phil Gutteridge, reveals how his experiences as a ship’s safety officer shaped his role as an employer - and are relevant to any workplace health and safety training.


 "ETD's online training is ideal for onboarding new team members," Richard Hughes, Partner. 

Shropshire firm Chrisbeon Office Supplies are enjoying the benefits of online training after switching from traditional face-to-face training to digital training with the ETD hub. 


ETD Training Managing Director Phil Gutteridge peers into his crystal ball to predict the health and safety trends emerging in 2019…

The number of employees working from home in an office-type job - or roles involving travel where home is used as a base - has risen exponentially. But what are the health and safety implications for employers?


As you focus on increasing your revenue in 2019, keep your employees safe and healthy and improve the overall performance levels of your business.


Back pain and injuries related to manual handling are some of the most frequent types of injuries at work. These can be caused by sudden exertion, or they can rise from repetitive movements and positions which can lead to cumulative strain placed upon the employee's back and neck.
So as an employer how can you keep your team safe?

Technology is changing our lives, both at home and at work. In a rapidly evolving digital world, technological advances such as the internet are shaping employee training and professional development. Have you joined the online training revolution? 

Underwater diver, stunt man, soldier, lion-tamer sound like dangerous professions but statistics reveal the riskiest occupations in the UK are the ones you might least expect…

Here, ETD looks at the steps to take to ensure a more productive and less stressful life at work. 

For the average employee / employer (so that’s most of us then) stress has become a fact of life. But you may be surprised to learn that stress is the most common cause of long-term absence from work. Over 12 million days are lost at work a year because of work-related stress, depression or anxiety. The enormous damage caused to the wider economy is borne out by figures; the human cost is harder to count…

It’s no longer used in the UK, but asbestos has left a deadly legacy, claiming the lives of over 5,000 people each year – even though it was banned nearly two decades ago. As a tradesman do you know the dangers of working with asbestos - would you know it if you saw it? As an employer or building owner are you aware of your duties in managing asbestos?
Would you be more keen to invest in health and safety if you knew how much you could save in pay-outs from a prosecution and fines? 
Implementing a positive workplace health and safety culture leads to significant benefits. Here are 7 reasons why health and safety practice make great business sense…

It’s more convenient and cost-effective for training your employees, what’s not to love about e-learning?
UK businesses are catching onto the benefits of e-learning. The growth of e-learning since the year 2000 has been a staggering 900%.
In the digital age it isn’t surprising that workforce training has been transformed by technology..But does it work??? we hear you ask. 

First impressions count. A new employee will have worked hard on making a good first impression at their job interview. Now it’s their first day in their new role and it’s your turn! So how do you go about making a positive lasting impression that will lead to increased employee engagement? We asked a recruitment expert to share her top tips on bringing a new employee onboard…
A year on from the Government review that recommended better mental health support in the workplace, we speak to Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind, the mental health charity, to find out what employers can do to help tackle poor mental health and promote good wellbeing in the workplace…
As an employer you have a duty of care to assess the health and safety risks faced by your workers. Accident prevention goes hand in hand with risk minimisation and neither is possible without a thorough assessment of what the risks are. You must systematically check for possible physical, mental, chemical and biological hazards.
Can You Afford Not To Comply?
Everyone remembers the notorious ‘Smiler’ rollercoaster incident in 2016. The case made national headlines and resulted in a record £5m fine for Merlin Attractions . The bad news for employers is that there has been a sharp rise across the board in corporate fines for health and safety breaches - 18% in the last year!