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03/08/2015 More Training's Hot Topic - August 2015 - Summer Safety

Summer's a time for having fun. Longer evenings and higher temperatures give more opportunities for getting out and about. Even when the weather's not so good, there just seems to be more options for things to do.  The met office’s ‘Get Ready for the Great British Summer’ page gives lots of ideas for activities, not just for when it's hot and sunny, but in all types of weather. Take a look at: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/get-ready-for-summer/summer-safety While you're enjoying yourself, it's still important to stay safe - even in summer. After all, it's not just winter when the weather causes problems. That's why we've included information to help you stay safe this summer.read more

01/07/2015 More Training's Hot Topic - July 2015 - Global Citizenship

What is Global Citizenship? The term Global Citizenship typically defines a person who places their identity with a "global community" above their identity as a citizen of a particular nation or place. The idea is that one’s identity transcends geography or political borders and that the planetary human community is interdependent and whole; humankind is essentially one. Global Citizenship is a way of living that recognises our world is an increasingly complex web of connections and interdependencies. One in which our choices and actions may have repercussions for people and communities locally, nationally or internationally. Global Citizenship nurtures personal respect and respect for others, wherever they live. It encourages individuals to think deeply and critically about what is equitable and just, and what will minimise harm to our planet. Exploring Global Citizenship themes help individuals to grow more confident in standing up for their beliefs, and more skilled in evaluating the ethics and impact of their decisions. read more

01/06/2015 More Training's Hot Topic - June 2015 - Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. For example, insulating a home allows a building to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature. Installing fluorescent lights or natural skylights reduces the amount of energy required to attain the same level of illumination compared with using traditional incandescent light bulbs. Improvements in energy efficiency are generally achieved by adopting a more efficient technology or production processes or by application of commonly accepted methods to reduce energy losses. There are many motivations to improve energy efficiency. Reducing energy use reduces energy costs and may result in a financial cost saving to consumers if the energy savings offset any additional costs of implementing an energy efficient technology. Reducing energy use is also seen as a solution to the problem of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. According to the International Energy Agency, improved energy efficiency in buildings, industrial processes and transportation could reduce the world's energy needs in 2050 by one third, and help control global emissions of greenhouse gases.read more

01/05/2015 More Training's Hot Topic - May 2015 - PPE: Personal Protective Equipment

What Is PPE: Personal Protective Equipment? Here we take a look at what PPE is and how it is an important part of safety in the workplace. PPE is equipment that will protect the user against health or safety risks at work. It can include items such as safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses. It also includes respiratory protective equipment (RPE). Employers have duties concerning the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work. This article explains some of the things employers need to do to meet the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992. Employers are responsible for providing, replacing and paying for personal protective equipment. The type of PPE required is dependent on the hazard that the employee is exposed to. The use of PPE should only be turned to when all other options to reduce the hazard have been explored. Questions that employers need to ask are: Firstly are there other steps that can be taken to eliminate the hazard? Who is exposed, and what are they exposed to? How long are they exposed to this for, and how much are they exposed to it?read more

01/04/2015 More Training's Hot Topic - April 2015 - Wildlife Extinction and Endangered Species

Conservation Status The conservation status of a group of organisms (for instance, a species) indicates whether the group still exists and how likely the group is to become extinct in the near future. Many factors are taken into account when assessing conservation status: not simply the number of individuals remaining, but the overall increase or decrease in the population over time, breeding success rates, and known threats. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is the best-known worldwide conservation status listing and ranking system. Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups set through criteria such as rate of decline, population size, area of geographic distribution and degree of population and distribution fragmentation. The list also includes species that have gone extinct since 500 AD.read more

02/03/2015 More Training's Hot Topic - March 2015 - Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep, it can be either chronic or acute. Sleep deprivation exists when sleep is insufficient to support adequate alertness, performance and health. Acute sleep deprivation refers to no sleep or a reduction in your usual sleeping time, usually lasting one or two days. Chronic sleep deprivation (also called sleep restriction) exists when an individual routinely sleeps less than the amount required for optimal functioning. read more

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