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Latest News - Topic of the Month

01/10/2015 More Training's Hot Topic - October 2015 - Mental Health

Every year on 10th October the spotlight is shone on a particular aspect of mental ill health for World Mental Health Day. The theme for 2015 is Dignity in Mental Health. World Mental Health Day is the annual global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy. For more information please visit: http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/world-mental-health-day/read more

01/09/2015 More Training's Hot Topic - September 2015 - Culture

Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, values, religion, customs, cuisine, social habits, music and arts. The Centre for Advance Research on Language Acquisition goes a step further, defining culture as shared patterns of behaviours and interactions, cognitive constructs and understanding that are learned by socialisation. Thus, it can be seen as the growth of a group identity fostered by social patterns unique to the group. The word ‘culture’ derives from a French term, which in turn derives from the Latin ‘colere’, which means to tend to the earth and grow, or cultivation and nurture. Many countries are largely populated by immigrants, and the culture is influenced by the many groups of people that now make up the country. This is also a part of growth, as the countries grow, so does its cultural diversity.  read more

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

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