Industry & Retail

The Health and Safety at Work Act is the primary piece of legislation requiring employers to comply with law. The Health and Safety Executive gives guidance on managing workplace health and safety risks, and preventing illness and injury.

In industry, the risks for employers to consider are situations where employees use heavy-duty/high voltage electrical machines and motors, or cutting and welding equipment, or move and handle heavy objects (such as on construction sites or in garden centres). In retail, where shops may store highly flammable stock, traders must have an awareness of fire risks, and the need for an efficient evacuation procedure.

"Regular first aid training and assessing is essential for our production, manufacturing and maintenance staff. Meditrain’s quality instruction is why we’ve used them since 2007.”

Health and Safety Manager John O’Connell, Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of planes and trains with 71,700 employees. Bombardier Transportation is the global leader in the rail industry with 62 production and engineering sites in 25 countries and more than 40 service centres.

If, as an employer, you are unaware of how best to protect your workforce from potential risks, Meditrain can advise you on what courses would be beneficial, and deliver the appropriate training. Over and above teaching first aid, it can train employees how to:

Meditrain is an accredited and recognised training centre, and a member of the National Back Exchange. A professional body, the NBE was formed in 1988 for those with an interest in back care, and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal problems.

Some of Meditrain’s courses take only half a day. On successful completion of accredited courses an Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) certificate is awarded. More importantly, the training could prevent injury - and save a life.

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