Category: Expert Advice

New: Mental Health Awareness session

During this Mental Health Awareness week we are pleased to announce we are offering a Mental Health Awareness session on Wednesday 19th June 2019 with Mental Health England. We all have mental health – and some suffer with poor mental health more than others. It is now becoming increasingly important to recognise the signs of… Read more »

H&S Planning Support

H&S Planning Support – making sure it is not a slippery slope Are you in the process of planning your Health and Safety course calendar for 2019/20? Or you may have already drafted it as such and therefore be looking at any gaps. Britannia Safety and Training provides free appraisal and planning support for businesses… Read more »

Britannia for harnesses and advice

For those working at height on a regular basis and looking to undergo or refresh their training, safe and secure harnesses are essential – not only for the job at hand but also to comply with health and safety regulations. Having provided training over 5,000 clients, we can provide PPE harnesses through our web shop… Read more »

Make training your New Year Resolution

That time of year has indeed arrived and gives us the opportunity to reflect on this year’s successes and losses in readiness for cultivating 2019’s strategy. With this in mind, and considering this quiet time of year, there’s one priority we’re thinking of – training for 2019. Perhaps you have new members of staff who… Read more »

Are you taking precautions against silica dust?

It’s not just asbestos dust to avoid on site. Crystalline Silica is a material second only to Brigmanite as the most abundant mineral in the world. Whilst you are unlikely to come in contact with Brigmanite, it sits hundreds of miles under the earth’s surface, Crystalline Silica sits safely as a solid form on the… Read more »

SafeBrit’s new services

Britannia Safety and Training’s new consultancy arm, SafeBrit, are pleased to offer a range of new services as follows: Fire Risk Assessments and Services A written Fire Risk Assessment is a legal requirement for any business which employs 5 people or more and should be made available for inspection by an inspecting officer from the… Read more »

SafeBrit launches – a new safety net for industry

Every business with 5 employees or more must abide by Health & Safety rules and regulations to ensure the workplace is a safe environment for staff. This includes Risk Assessments to cover employees and non-employees, which must be written and recorded and must be reviewed. Keeping on top of changes whilst keeping up with the… Read more »

Snow Safety

Keeping yourself and others safe in the snow. As people across the UK brace themselves for the first arctic blast of the season, Health and Safety Minister Lord Freud is urging a common sense approach to clearing snow from footpaths and pavements. There are no health and safety regulations that prevent people from clearing snow… Read more »

Construction Industry Rise in Growth

Output in the construction industry rose for the eleventh quarter in a row at the end of last year, data from leading trade bodies suggests.All areas of the building sector contributed to the surge in the fourth quarter of 2015, the latest Construction Trade Survey suggests.But the findings of the report show that growth was… Read more »

Emergency First Aid

We heard this morning about the “Miracle man” brought back to life after being shocked by a defibrillator 25 times. But it was passers-by, one of which was first aid trained, who administered CPR to him prior to the paramedics arriving. This is why we cannot emphasise enough the importance of being first aid trained. We… Read more »