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Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, 2006/08/30 - Gloucestershire training company learning4business has received a seal of approval from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) for its online course ‘Working Safely’.
The course, which will be available this month, has been updated in order to conform to the new syllabus released by IOSH earlier this year. The new syllabus was produced in an attempt to demystify health and safety and this is reflected in an absence of jargon and an emphasis on the practical demands of day-to-day working life rather than legal detail.
Peter Howell, managing director of learning4business said, ‘We are delighted that our course has been approved by IOSH. We have been working with the Institution for three years now and we are always keen to ensure that we meet with their high standards.’
The 'Working Safely' course reflects the new syllabus which, as well as requiring a wider coverage of common hazards, also includes a new module dealing with health and safety and the environment. All 'Working Safely' courses run after 7th November 2006 must be approved by IOSH as complying with the new syllabus requirements.
Learning4business (learning4business.com) is one of the leading UK e-learning designers and publishers; our large and wide-ranging customer base enables us to provide access to learning for hundreds of thousands of people. Our success has been delivered through quality learning products and knowledge of our customers’ needs.
We specialise in the design, publishing and provision of self-directed learning delivered by Internet, Intranet or CD Rom, and currently have well over 70 courses aimed at varying levels of management, supervisory and general staff. These courses deal with a variety of subjects ranging from Health & Safety to Work Legislation to interpersonal and generic management skills.
IOSH is Europe’s leading body for health and safety professionals. They have nearly 30,000 members worldwide, including more than 8,000 Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners.
The Institution was founded in 1945 and is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that sets professional standards, supports and develops members and provides authoritative advice and guidance on health and safety issues. IOSH is formally recognised by the ILO as an international non-governmental organisation.