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Benefits of First Aid for Mental Health

Cosaint Training are approved to deliver NEW courses in First Aid for Mental Health.   What is Mental Health? Mental health is defined as "psychological and emotional wellbeing”. Mental ill-health has reached an all-time high in the UK. As employers, we take steps to ensure the physical health and safety of employees, which is undoubtedly important, but with mental ill-health reaching epidemic proportions, employers are in a unique position to [...]

By |April 28th, 2019|

Mental Health First Aid – What Is It?

Mental Health First Aid training teaches participants how to recognise mental health problems in others, how to provide support to those experiencing a mental health problem, and what to do in a mental health crisis. First Aid for Mental Health is not a substitute for professional mental health services, but it can be used to help identify mental health problems in their early stages, as well as offering first-line support [...]

By |March 3rd, 2019|

FREE HSE Statistics Poster for 2018

The Health and Safety Executive have released their statistical summary for 2018. The full PDF includes information and facts on a range of topics, including: ill health, injuries, costs, differences within various industries, comparisons with other countries, and information relating to enforcement. Key figures presented include: 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness 2,595 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2016) 144 workers killed at work 555,000 injuries occurred at work [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|

FREE Mental Health Awareness Poster

In 2017, Construction News carried out a Mental Health Survey with 1,139 participants. The aim of the survey was to raise awareness of mental health issues in the workplace, particularly in construction. Some of the key findings are displayed in the infographic above. While awareness of mental health has generally increased, poor mental health can still be stigmatised. This can be combated by talking openly about mental health, sharing tips [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|

NEW IOSH Occupational Health and Wellbeing

Cosaint Training are the only provider in Ireland approved to deliver the NEW IOSH Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing one day course. Health and wellbeing has increasingly become a strategic consideration for many businesses, bringing with it the need for companies to focus on both what they do for health and wellbeing and how they do it. According to the IOSH report ‘The Healthy Profit’, sickness absence due to mental ill [...]

By |October 28th, 2018|

Restart a Heart Day!

The British Heart Foundation are supporting Restart A Heart Day 2018. Held on Tuesday, 16th October, the aim of the day is to promote vital and life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) skills. Heart Attacks - The Facts Someone in the UK has a heart attack approximately every 7 minutes. There are more than 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK each year. Around 3,000 of these [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|

Accident Investigation Training Course With Glanbia Cheese

The Northern Ireland Safety Group recently held a meeting that discussed Accident Investigation and Claims Defensibility, which attracted an audience of over 100 safety professionals. This is clearly an important subject area for the profession, and one that requires more attention, more knowledge, and more know-how. One of our clients who understands the importance of being knowledgeable and competent in this area is Glanbia Cheese. As Europe's largest mozzarella cheese [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|

Cosaint Training October, November & December Course Planner

We run a wide variety of training courses at Cosaint. Some of these are bespoke training days put on for a specific company, but many of our course dates are available for individual bookings. To make it as easy as possible for you to know what training courses we have on, and when, we have created a handy PDF Course Planner that covers October to December 2018. [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|

FREE Guide to Environmental Awareness Poster

The environment in which we live and work is massively important to everyone in society - the ecosystem provides natural resources for all humans, and all other species, that are essential to our health, quality of life, and survival. This ecosystem plays a pivotal role in our lives, and can be easily impacted and damaged. Where possible, we should do everything we can to help preserve our ecosystem in a [...]

By |August 13th, 2018|

FREE Cost of Accidents Poster

We all know there are more costs associated with accidents in the workplace than meet the eye. In 2017-18, there were 609,000 injuries at work, with 70,116 RIDDOR reported accidents. A total of 31.2 million working days were lost due to workplace injuries and work-related illness, at a cost of £14.9 billion to the economy. Increase awareness in your workplace of the cost of accidents to individuals and society with our FREE Cost [...]

By |July 29th, 2018|

6 Tips for Solid Accident Investigation

Accident investigation is one of the most challenging aspects of a Health and Safety Manager's role - the investigation needs to uncover a full picture of the incident, being sufficiently detailed, while also ensuring lines of communication remain open. A Health and Safety practitioner is also carrying out an accident investigation in the knowledge that a HSE inspection or compensation claim could be just around the corner, which can increase [...]

By |July 28th, 2018|

Top 10 Most Dangerous Industries in the UK

It's not something we tend to think about, but all jobs have an element of risk to health and safety - from sales people to construction workers, and farmers to office workers - we all face hazards in different forms on a daily basis. In the UK, strict health and safety legislation and high standards of expectation on employers, employees, and others, means that in the Health and Safety Executive's [...]

By |July 12th, 2018|
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