We’re delighted to be working with kitchen manufacturer Wren once again.

We’ve been guiding ten members of staff at the company’s Barton site through their Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Managing Safely qualifications. This takes the total number of Wren employees who have completed the classroom-based IOSH training with us up to 88!

IOSH managing safely is aimed at managers in any organisation or sector who are required to manage risk and resources in the workplace. The course works through modules that cover:

  • Assessing risks
  • Controlling risks
  • Understanding responsibilities
  • Understanding hazards
  • Investigating incidents
  • Measuring performance

We can deliver the course over 3 or 4 days in our dedicated training facility at our Goole headquarters or in the workplace, depending on a customer’s requirements.

To find out more, call us on 01405 752440 or contact us via our website.

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More courses on offer than ever before!

We're now offering a broader range of training courses than ever before for people working across a variety of different sectors.

What's more, our great value 'pick and mix' offer means that there’s never been a better time to enhance your own personal skill set or invest in a programme of training for your workforce.

Data protection training, drug and alcohol awareness, general workshop safety, health and safety for homeworkers, manual handling (including tyres), and new and expectant mothers in the workplace are among the new courses on offer. We offer 55 accredited courses in all, including specialist training, such as face fit testing for those who wear respiratory protection equipment in the course of their work.

Our training courses can be delivered in your workplace, at our dedicated training centre in Goole, East Yorkshire or online, depending on your requirements.

We're constantly reviewing and developing the range of courses on offer to give our customers an even greater degree of flexibility.

Our online training courses are usually priced at £20 each, but our 'pick and mix' deal enables you to choose any two for £35, three for £50 or four for £65. ex VAT

What are you waiting for?

Browse our excellent range of training cousres here and call us on 01405 752440 to get your 'pick and mix' discount. 

 

 

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Well December has arrived and with it comes temperatures below freezing, waking up earlier to defrost the car and the saying “the sky’s full of it!"

So many workers brave the cold outside weather on a seasonal basis, from groundworkers and construction operatives to the guys who put the Christmas lights up in your city. We wanted to give you ten top tips to working safely outside this winter to make sure you spend Christmas with your loved ones. 

1) Keep your hands and feet dry as well as choosing waterproof, breathable clothing that doesn’t retain perspiration.

2) Keep your head covered with a hat or if wearing a hard hat use a helmet liner to help retain heat. Did you know 40% of your body heat escapes through your head?

3) Wear slip resistant shoes where possible to minimise the risk of slips, trips and falls.

4) Take regular breaks inside from the cold to warm your body.

5) Wear UV eye protection on sunny days to avoid winter glare.

6) Drink plenty of fluids to keep your body hydrated.

7) Know the symptoms of frostbite and the first aid requirements needed to address it.

8) Working in teams will enable you to ensure the wellbeing of your work colleagues.

9) If possible, try to avoid carrying heavy items as underfoot conditions may increase the risk of unstable balance, slips, trips and falls.

10. Eat warm, high calorie foods such as pasta to keep your body fuelled in the winter months.

And there we have it! Of course, there are many other ways of survivng the winter outside, but these are just a few!

Let us know in the comments below your tips for keeping warm (and safe) in the winter months. 

 

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  • Who investigates accidents and incidents within your workplace?
  • Are they investigating accidents correctly?
  • Is the investigation thorough?
  • Would you be confident in the person responsible for the investigation collecting all appropriate information?

These are all questions that should be asked when selecting an individual or team to carry out accident investigation.

Although accidents may occur infrequently within your organisation, it is important to have a competent person in place with the correct workplace knowledge to carry out the investigation in the event of an accident.

The below steps may help you have a better understanding of the process to follow when accidents happen.

Remember accident investigation is not about placing blame, it is about finding out what went wrong and why. It is also about preventing the same accident or incident recurring in the future.  

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Sunny Day Protection.

Research by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health has revealed that many outside workers are failing to protect themselves from the harmful effects of the sun. If this includes your workforce and employees, how could you deal with this?

The Institute of occupational safety and health’s “No Time to Lose” campaign focuses on preventing occupational cancer which is linked to working in the sun. The campaign has identified that approximately 50 people die each year as a result of being exposed to the sun at work and a further 250 cases of malignant melanoma are registered each year by those working outside including those who work in construction, agriculture and leisure industries.

Common Mistake- People often mistake the cloud cover as sufficient protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.  

What to do? You may not take action or act upon this blog, however you shouldn’t ignore the risks if you work in the sun or have staff who spend a large proportion of their working day outside. It’s about taking a reasonable approach to keeping yourself and your staff healthy while at work.

Tip 1-You should not provide sun protection creams or sprays for two reasons.

  1. You may account numerous issues if any of the products cause irritation or allergic reaction to staff.

  2. The cost of providing such creams and sprays would become an expense.

Tip 2- Try to plan a work schedule so that exposure to the sun at peak times can be minimised. E.g midday is the hottest part of the day- encourage your staff to take their break at that time and out of the sun.

Tip 3-DO NOT allow employees to remove work clothes. We know it can get hot whilst working in the sun but you are putting yourself and your staff more at risk if you allow them to work shirtless for example. Not only is skin in direct contact with the sun, it is also exposed to any other hazards that work tasks may create. Encourage the use of loose fitting, long-sleeved tops and trousers where possible.  

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Members of the MNA team have shown competence and knowledge in the delivery of their services ensuring that all requirements were easily understood.
Stuart Smith
Factory Manager,
Wren Kitchens
We feel that MNA are a valuable addition to our business team and raise our profile with current and prospective clients.
Johnny Kirk
Director,
Bowkirk Joinery Ltd
I would recommend MNA Group Limited to any business that wants a reliable and professional company to take care of their health and safety issues.
Richard Stockdale
Operations Manager,
Olam Food Ingredients Ltd
MNA Group has provided our employees with Quantitative Face Fit Testing and Harness Training, which we were more than pleased with.
Sean Kellett
General Manager,
Goole Welding Ltd
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