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March Health and Safety News

Manufacturing company and director fined for safety failings 11 February 2016 A manufacturing company based in Shrewsbury and its director have been fined after an empty 45 gallon steel drum once containing flammable liquid caught fire and exploded when being cut in half. http://press.hse.gov.uk/2016/manufacturing-company-and-director-fined-for-safety-failings/ Firm fined after operator injured in “Binder” press 9 February [...]

2017-02-13T16:16:16+00:0011th March 2016|Health and safety, Qualifications|

January Health and Safety News

Firm fined after worker’s hand was caught in machinery 12 January 2016 A Northampton luxury kitchen manufacturer, Bespoke in Oak Limited, was sentenced on 12 January 2016 after a worker had two fingers amputated following an industrial accident. The incident occurred on 31st October 2014 when the worker caught his dominant right hand on [...]

2017-02-13T16:16:16+00:001st February 2016|Health and safety, Qualifications|

OAL Qualifications part of the Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors Apprenticeships

Occupational Awards is pleased to announce that the following Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors qualifications have been added to the Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors (England) Apprenticeship Framework: NVQs: • OAL Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Upholstery 601/7613/1 • OAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Finishing Furniture 601/7609/X • OAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Fitted [...]

2019-03-01T16:42:56+00:002nd December 2015|Press Release, Qualifications|

Health and Safety still a priority for UK Companies

More than a million people are being made ill by their work, costing the UK more than £14.3 billion, according to new figures from the Health and Safety Executive. The UK is one of the safest places to work in Europe, but an estimated 27.3 million working days were still lost because of work-related ill health [...]

2019-06-25T09:35:26+01:0012th November 2015|Health and safety|

Level 3 Health & Safety Qualification now accredited by IOSH

We are pleased to announce that our Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety has now been accredited by IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). This Level 3 Health & Safety qualification is now available for delivery and students who complete our course will meet the IOSH academic requirements for Associate Membership and [...]

2017-02-13T16:16:16+00:0019th October 2015|Qualifications|

Funding Confirmed for new Wood and Furniture qualifications

Occupational Awards Ltd is pleased to announce that the following technical qualifications for the Wood and Furniture industry have been approved for funding in 2015-16 by the Skills Funding Agency. 601/7336/1 - Level 1 Diploma In Furniture Occupations (QCF) 601/6675/7 - Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Producing Wood Fuel 601/7047/5 - Level 2 NVQ Diploma [...]

2017-02-13T16:16:17+00:0028th September 2015|Press Release, Qualifications|

Life after the QCF

Ofqual has announced the closure date for the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF), the current framework for regulated qualifications in England. The QCF will close on 30th September 2015 and a new qualifications framework will be introduced on 1st October 2015. The new framework will be less restrictive than the QCF, and will allow more flexibility [...]

2017-02-13T16:16:17+00:0010th August 2015|Qualifications|

New industry focussed qualifications now available

Occupational Awards Ltd (OAL), the new regulated Awarding Organisation, is delighted to announce that its first tranche of industry focussed qualifications have been approved by Ofqual and are now available to approved centres for delivery. The qualifications are: OAL Level 1 Award In Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) OAL Level [...]

2019-03-01T16:46:10+00:0021st July 2015|Press Release, Qualifications|

Occupational Awards Ltd. – a new awarding organisation

Proskills UK Group is very pleased to announce the launch its newest subsidiary, a brand new Awarding Organisation with a difference: Occupational Awards Ltd (OAL). The newest member of the Proskills UK Group has launched its new website today. OAL is a regulated Awarding Organisation and will be providing qualifications development, delivery and certification [...]

2019-06-25T09:36:52+01:0029th June 2015|Press Release, Why OAL?|