Lunch is served and grazing is back

We're pleased to once again be able to provide lunch for delegates on our full-day courses from 1 September.

With COVID-19 restrictions easing, and following demand, we are reintroducing a catered lunch.

Whether you're here for a one-day Emergency First Aid, two day Mental Health First Aid or three-day IOSH course, you'll be provided with a sandwich or wrap and snacks.

To ensure all delegates feel comfortable with our lunch offering we'll provide pre-prepared wraps and sandwiches along with individually-wrapped snacks.

We've also reintroduced a new and improved grazing station.

Our popular set-up now features cannisters of nuts, seeds and chocolate for you to graze throughout your course.

The station is still self-serve, but we've reduced the contact points and will provide surface cleaning wipes and will continue to offer hand sanitiser.

Pre-packed biscuits will still feature alongside the grazing station for all courses.

If you have any allergies or dietary requirements please let us know when making your booking and we'll ensure to meet your needs. All items will also feature allergen information.


Join our team as an administrator

We're looking for a new member of the team to join our busy and friendly Lutterworth office as an administrator.

About the role:

As well as supporting our clients and customers with training bookings, you'll help to keep them updated of news and changes through our newsletters or by updating our website.

You'll help prepare the training room, trainers and delegates for courses and help with the smooth running of the office and support the business with its admin needs.

Salary: £20,000 to £22,00 per year

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm

We'll provide workplace pension, healthcare and training. By joining the Browns team you’ll be supporting us to ensure our clients have no health and safety or wellbeing worries.

About you:

You have experience of working with MS Office, posting to social media and using Mailchimp.

Your customer service is second-to-none and you enjoy working as a team or on your own initiative.

You have great attention to detail with a good level of literacy and numeracy.

About us:

We have been supporting businesses across the Midlands and beyond for more than 25 years. We believe that health and safety needn’t be scary. We deliver training and offer advice and support in an easy to understand way to ensure businesses and individuals can focus on what they do best, armed with the knowledge to keep them safe and well.

We work with companies from a range of sectors, including construction, where we provide industry-accredited training and support. We’re at ease whether we’re supporting major construction projects or training individuals. Everything we do is tailored to meet client need, not our own.

Sounds like the perfect fit?

Then we'd love to hear from you, just send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to mandy@brownshealthandsafety.co.uk by 20 September 2021.


Kai qualifies as a Face Fit tester

Trainee Construction Consultant Kai has added a new string to his bow, he’s now a qualified face fit tester.

Kai joins Ilona and Karen as qualified face-fit testers who help our customers feel safe that their PPE is doing its job.

A qualitative face-fit test lasts for up to 40 minutes and makes sure that half and disposable face coverings are providing protection.

A series of exercises establish if there is a tight seal for the mask, letting you know the mask you’re wearing is a good fit.


COVID-Secure training continues at Browns Health & Safety

The safety of our staff and visitors is out top priority, so we're committed to ensuring we're a COVID-Secure training environment after government restrictions are lifted.

As legal restrictions on course numbers and social distancing have been removed we want to allow more people to train with us while continuing to offer a safe environment.

  • We're increasing course numbers from 6 to 8. This will mean we can offer more training dates, but will also allow for distancing in our training room.
  • Government guidance is for people to continue to wear face coverings when in crowded spaces. As we can't ensure distancing in circulation spaces of the office we ask that visitors and staff wear face a covering while moving around the building. This will help to keep others safe, but we understand if you're unable to cover your mouth and nose.
  • When you visit us we will ask you to sign our COVID-19 questionnaire so we can keep details for 21 days for Test and Trace. We also use the document in case of a fire so we know who is in the building.
  • We'll continue to provide extra cleaning throughout the day so frequently-touched surfaces are regularly cleaned.
  • Ventilation is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19, so we'll continue to keep windows and doors open throughout the building.

Take a look at our  COVID-19 training procedures.

Our consultants will continue to work from home where appropriate and wear face coverings when completing audits. We'll also continue to provide hand sanitiser for visits so you can be confident that we're taking as many precautions as possible.

 

 


Wanted: Construction Health & Safety Consultant

We’re looking to welcome an experienced and motivated construction health and safety consultant to our team to support our clients.

Our clients benefit from our consultants understanding their sector, so this post is for anyone with a full understanding of CDM and managing health and safety in the construction industry.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and safety-conscious individual to join our friendly team and contribute to the continued growth of the businesses.

With a salary of between £30,000 and £34,000 we offer a company mobile, laptop and mileage allowance to ensure you can work on-site, on our premises or at home. We also provide workplace pension, healthcare, ongoing CPD and training. By joining the Browns team you’ll support projects and organisations across the country to ensure our clients have no health and safety or wellbeing worries.

Your new job:

  • Advise and support our varied clients with their health and safety requirements
  • Regularly complete on-site audits for clients and projects, including writing full audit reports
  • Take on the role of CDM advisor or Principal Designer for construction projects across the country
  • Create and prepare pre-construction documents and construction phase plans
  • Advise and support clients with PPQ and SSIP applications.
  • Support and mentor our trainee health and safety consultant

About you:

  • You have experience in a CDM advisory role
  • You know all there is to know about the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
  • You have NEBOSH General (essential minimum) or NEBOSH Construction (desired) and/or equivalent
  • You’re a member or affiliate of IOSH and APS
  • You’ve got a full UK Driving Licence and your own transport

If this sounds like you and you’d like to know more, contact karen@brownshealthandsafety.co.uk or give us a call on 01455 203 600.


New MD for Browns Health & Safety

We’re pleased to announce we’ve appointed Karen Poole as our new Managing Director.

Karen has worked for Browns for 13 years and knows the company inside-out, having worked as a consultant, trainer and operations manager.

The new position will see her oversee the management of the company, but she will continue to provide advice, guidance and support to clients.

Director and Owner Steve Ruddick said: “I’m delighted to be handing the day-to-day running of the company to Karen, she has supported Browns for over a decade and I know has some exciting ideas for the future.”

The news is part of Steve’s five-year retirement plans which include reducing his management role to concentrate on training and enjoying time away from the office. He will remain sole owner of the company.

Karen added: “We’re a close-knit team at Browns and I want to ensure we continue to provide a personal and tailored service to clients and delegates.”


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20% discount on Mental Health First Aid this June

Save 20% on our MHFA Adult Mental Health First Aid course this June.

Book a place for 21 and 22 June for only £232 + VAT and save £58 on our standard course price with this limited time offer.

We know mental health continues to carry a stigma, and we want to change this by ensuring as many people as possible are aware of the signs to look out for and how they can provide support.

Join Malcolm for two days in our COVID-Secure training room. In line with our social distancing procedures, the course is limited to a maximum of 6.

The MHFA course teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.

Book your place now online, by emailing training@brownshealthandsafety.co.uk and quoting MHFA2021 or calling 01455 203 600.

This 20% offer is only valid for bookings for 21 and 22 June 2021 course and cannot be used with any other offer or discount.


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Save time, book training online

We've launched a brand-new website so you can book courses anytime, from anywhere and on any device.

This mobile-friendly website makes it easier for you to book courses with us online, and see the upcoming dates for each course. We're really pleased with it and hope customers find it useful.

Simply visit the course page of the training you're looking for, select a date and send us a message including the number of places you are looking to book. We'll get back to you to confirm your place and to arrange payment.

Not sure of the right course for you, take a look at what's on offer.

If no dates are available for your chosen course, or you'd like to make a group booking, email training@brownshealthandsafety.co.uk or call us on 01455 203 600 and we'll be glad to help.

If you have any feedback please let us know, as we want to ensure we're providing you with the most important information and tools.