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.

 

 


Mental Health Aware training moves online

As with the vast majority of businesses that have had to change their way of working, so have we, so we are offering our first-ever online course.

The four-hour MHFA mental health aware course, running from June, is designed to give delegates an understanding of mental health issues and how to approach them.

The course is held and completed live, so you will experience a Browns’ training room-based course from the comfort of your home or workplace. Join us in our Zoom virtual classroom and receive your course pack direct to your door before the training.

These maiden course dates are offered with a 50% reduction, costing just £60+VAT each.

Next dates:

17 June, 9.30am to 1.30pm

18 June, 9.30am to 1.30pm

To book your place email mandy@brownshealthandsafety.co.uk or call 01455 203 603.


Covid-19 Update: Visiting us

All of our courses are currently running as planned, and extra measures are being taken to reduce the risk of the spread of Coronavirus. We would like to reassure all visitors that should you visit us, there will be no more than 20 people at our offices, including trainers, delegates and office-based staff.

The health and safety of our delegates and employees is our top priority. Knowing that you may have concerns about visiting us at this time, we want to reassure you that we are doing all that we can to keep everyone safe.

As part of our Covid-19 Policy to keep our staff and visitors safe, we are asking anyone visiting us to complete a short questionnaire before visiting us.

As well as continuing with our normal cleaning and hygiene procedures, we are working to ensure you and our staff are protected from the risk of infections by:

  • Increasing how often we disinfect surfaces throughout our offices
  • Providing hand sanitiser to staff and visitors
  • Encouraging visitors to wash their hands regularly throughout the day
  • Taking the temperature of all staff and visitors to our office on arrival
  • Ensuring our staff follow public health guidance on self-isolation if developing symptoms associated with Covid 19.

Should Government and public health guidance change, resulting in the need for any of our courses, visits or treatments be cancelled we will contact anyone impacted as soon as possible.

For Covid 19 advice visit www.gov.uk or www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

See our Coronavirus policy March 2020.


Training & Reflexology postponed: Our COVID-19 response

Ensuring the health and safety of our staff and everyone we work with is the most important part of our work. Following government guidelines on non-essential travel and social distancing to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to postpone all our training courses and reflexology treatments.

Although we know this may cause inconvenience, we hope you understand our need to keep everyone safe and well while the country works to reduce the spread of infection.

We will continue to support businesses with their health and safety needs as our consultants will work from home to provide advice and guidance. We will let you know as soon as we are able to resume training.

  • People who were due to sit a refresher course for first aid of a quarry passport should note that the HSE and SPA MPQC have agreed to a three-month grace period at this time for renewal training.

We would like to thank everyone for their support and hope to be able to welcome you all back into our offices for training and reflexology soon.


MHFA England Adult Mental Health First Aid in Lutterworth

We are pleased to add this incredible new course to our range of open courses in Lutterworth.  This 2 day Adult Mental Health First Aid course is provided by MHFA England.

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill health can strike at any time and can affect people from all walks of life.

Although things are improving, stigma still exists around mental ill health. As a society, we don't tend to know how to take care of our mental health like we do our physical health. This means that people may not know how to support a friend, family member or colleague experiencing a mental health issue, or where to go for support with their own mental health.

At Browns, we acknowledge that historically the focus of health and safety in the workplace has tended to be towards safety.  Fortunately, we are now recognising the importance of health and wellbeing.  This course is just one of the latest additions to our services to further expand wellbeing support to both our regular clients and the public.

MHFA England Adult Mental Health First Aid 2 day courses have been scheduled throughout the year at our training centre in Lutterworth.  The next available course is on 9 & 10 May.

For more details please go to the training course listings on our website, or call 01455 203600


New Health and Wellbeing training course

We are running the new one day IOSH Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing course at Browns in Lutterworth on 25 January 2019.

This is a one day awareness course suitable for anyone in a managerial or supervisory role wishing to gain an understanding of the importance of fluctuations in people's health and to improve health and wellbeing across an organisation.  The course also covers what to consider when carrying out a health needs assessment and offers guidance in recognising a 'well' employee and how to help co-workers returning to work after an illness.

The course costs £180 + VAT per person (including lunch & refreshments).

Further details are available on our training course page under 'general health & safety courses'

For more information or to book a place, please call 01455 203600 or email karen@brownshealthandsafety.co.uk or mandy@brownshealthandsafety.co.uk


CDM Awareness half day course in Lutterworth

Browns are running a half day awareness course in Lutterworth, Leicestershire to provide delegates with a good, or updated knowledge of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

The course is devoted entirely to the requirements and background of the CDM Regulations, including the roles and responsibilities of the client, Designer, CDM Advisor, Principal contractor and Sub-contractors and the contents of the Health and Safety Plans and Files.

For more information please see the course summary under the construction section of our training courses page.

The course is running on Monday 27th June (9.30am - 12.30pm) priced at only £50 + VAT per person. To secure your place please call 01455 203600