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Welcome to the first update for 2023 - it's 11 months to Christmas, so time is flying, and the team have been very busy over the festive period adding more training resources for our members.Peter ThorpeHead of Business Development
New course: An introduction to intersectionality
People are multi-dimensional in their identities, and may identify with several different marginalised or minority groups at the same time – for example, someone may be both a lesbian and a woman of colour, or a Muslim man may also be from an economically deprived background and have a disability. These overlapping identities can result in multiple and intersecting forms of bias, discrimination and disadvantage.
This is now available to preview and download from the Members’ Resource Centre (MRC). The short film will be ready to download in February and I’ll let you know nearer the time when this is available.
NEW Video Bites: 2-5 minute ‘micro-learning’ modules about some of the key concepts and terminology that we use in our training.
The Mid-Career MOT
What is privilege?
Religion, belief & bereavement guide
This guide is designed to be used or adapted in any workplace to assist HR departments, managers and colleagues in supporting people who are experiencing grief or bereavement.
Blue Monday guide
“Blue Monday” refers to the third Monday in January, which has gained a notorious reputation as being an especially difficult day of the year mental-health wise.
The events to highlight coming up are:
- February: LGBT+ History Month
- 3 February: Time to Talk Day
- 6 February: Race Equality week (UK)
- 11 February: International Day of Girls and Women in Science
- 24 February: International Stand Up to Bullying Day.
To help with your planning.
Awareness days and campaigns run throughout the year, and many of our members have found it helpful to use Skill Boosters resources to support learning around these events. To help with your planning, you can download an interactive calendar from the MRC home page, listing relevant dates for each month with links to resource packs. Each resource pack brings together items from around the Members’ Resource Centre which cover a particular topic or event. These packs can also be accessed via the main menu on the MRC, and so far cover the following topics:
Health & Safety Suite
Our online Asbestos Management course explores mitigating the risk of asbestos exposure.
Driving at work
Our online Driving at Work course gives employers the knowledge they need to make sure their staff and the public are safe on the roads.
DSE Display Screen Equipment
Our online Display Screen Equipment (DSE) course explores how to set up and use DSE safely and avoid the associated health complications.
Fire Safety Training
Our online Fire Safety course explores the causes of workplace fires and how to handle them when they break out.
Our online Hazardous Substances course explores the hazardous substances learners might be exposed to at work and the appropriate control measures.
First Aid for Non First Aiders
Whether we are trained first aiders or not, we all play a role in ensuring our workplaces are safe for everyone.
Legionella and Water Safety
Our online Legionella and Water Safety course explores the danger of exposure to Legionella and lead in water.
Stress Management for Individuals
Our online Stress Management course explores work-related stress, its causes and the coping strategies you can employ to handle it.
Our online Manual Handling course explores the dangers of manual handling and how to minimise the risks.
Our online Remote Working course explores what employees and employers need to do to ensure all workers are safe, wherever they are based.
Preventing the Spread of Infection
Minimising the risk when infection strikes.
Our online Risk Assessment course explores why risk assessments matter and what you need to do to write an effective one.
Working at Height Training (Essentials)
Our Working at Height Essentials course explores how to safely conduct work at height, from planning it to carrying it out with the correct equipment.
Slips and Trips
Minimise the risks of falls, slips and trips – among the most common causes of workplace injuries.
Health and Safety Overview
The online Health and Safety course provides an overview of health and safety laws and employers’ responsibilities.
The team are busy working on our brand-new Inclusion Essentials Course which promises to be a 'blockbuster' ready for a March launch, so I'll have more news on that next month. In the meantime, please do reach out to the team (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you need any further assistance.Haviva YanoverDevelopment and Partnerships Manager
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If you would like to preview any of our courses or discuss our flexible and cost-effective licensing plans, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.