Do Not ‘Turn A Blind Eye’ To The New Health And Safety Sentencing Guidelines
On a daily basis we are seeing a clear shift in punishment apportioned for breaches of health and safety legislation as a direct result of the new sentencing guidelines.
On 1 February 2016, the new sentencing guidelines were launched in the United Kingdom for those who commit health and safety offences. They direct the courts to follow a structured approach, examining culpability, the seriousness of harm imposed and the likelihood of harm. There are various levels which reflect the scale within each category.
Of great significance to employers is that the process thereafter matches the results against turnover.
We are delighted to announce that Call of the Wild’s Business Development Manager, Sue Snowball, has been elected as a Board Member on the new South Wales HR Forum. The purpose of the newly formed Forum is to provide a voice for the HR Community in South Wales. It is an inclusive network of HR practitioners, students, academics and spectators.
In their recent research the CIPD have found that when asked how they plan to offset the 0.5 per cent charge on payrolls above £3million nearly one third of employers said they plan to do so by adapting existing training programmes so they can be accredited as apprenticeships.
We get many enquiries asking us for team building programmes and events. However after questioning and gaining an understanding of what they exactly require it becomes clear that often people are not after a team building programme at all. What they need is team development with the outcome of improved team working and productivity.
If you book a team building event whether it be a reward for the staff or a means of improving the performance of your staff then we’ll give you an iPad Mini free of charge! A great team building gift to you for booking with us. So if you had in mind booking something very soon then this may be the catalyst you need whether it be a fun event or a developmental team building course give us a call!
There are so many different interpretations of coaching – some think of it in relation to sports, others think it is another management fad and some think it is just another form of training. Different interpretations create confusion and this can and has led to a degree of misperception. Also, some organisations will have their own view of what coaching means to them and this can just add to the confusion.
It’s always pleasing when you receive good feedback from learners who’ve attended our courses but even more so when every learner is of the same opinion. In addition it’s rewarding when those learners have actually ‘bought into’ our unique approach to training, been receptive to our approach, seen the benefit and can apply that learning in the workplace. The following feedback was received from those who attended our recent IOSH Managing Safely Course