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New RTITB eLearning for managers and supervisors offers advice on how to manage lift truck operations effectively

RTITB has launched a new eLearning course for those ‘Managing and Supervising’ Material Handling Equipment Operations’. Read More

1.6 million miles of travel saved through virtual training

When the coronavirus pandemic hit us all in March 2020, it's fair to say that Astutis needed to apply some deep thinking about sustainability. Here, MD Steve Terry, reflects on the changes in sustainable attitudes. Read More

How do periods of economic growth affect workplace injuries?

SHP speaks to Tanya Jenke, who has recently carried out a study to find whether economic growth, following a period of recession, has an impact on workplace injuries… Read More

Why eLearning is here to stay

Many employers and training providers adopted eLearning out of necessity during the pandemic. Here, Laura Nelson, Managing Director for RTITB, explains the ongoing benefits it can offer for businesses operating in the supply chain, and why ‘face to face’ workplace transport training will continue to play a vital role. Read More

One Percent Safer and IIRSM join forces to support safety professionals in developing nations

A brand-new initiative to support the careers of new risk and safety professionals in five emerging nations in Africa and south Asia has been launched. Read More

Breast cancer – My story and advice for supporting colleagues – In conversation with Pauline Haggar

Pauline Haggar was diagnosed with breast cancer on 2 July 2018. What followed was an intense period of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. She continued to work as much as possible throughout her treatment. In this interview, she explains how it affected her at work – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Read More

What I’ve learned from supporting colleagues with cancer and their caregivers: In conversation with Kate Field

Kate Field has supported several colleagues living with cancer. This has included supporting individuals during treatment and on their return to work, as well as supporting caregivers whose loved ones have had cancer. In this interview Kate explains how she’s seen cancer impact people’s working lives and suggests ways in which employers can help. Read More

Depression, burnout and how to talk about mental health at work – My story, by Ann Diment

Ann Diment is Director of Work Safe and Well, transforming burned out professionals into resilient and compassionate leaders. She wants to smash the stigma of talking about mental health, to empower everyone to start those ‘difficult’ conversations so they can become more confident and creative leaders. Read More

Astutis launches online and virtual sustainability and environmental training

Inspired by recent statistics that more than 90% of global-brand CEOs believe that a well-trained environmental and sustainability-conscious workforce was crucial to brand success, Astutis has developed an online and virtual option of its IEMA courses. Read More

My experience of workplace stress, in an organisation that didn’t see occupational stress as an issue: In conversation with Kate Field

Kate Field has never had a diagnosed mental illness or received medical treatment for her mental health. But like so many, she has certainly suffered with her mental health. Read More



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