Health and safety

OAL approved to offer EPA for Improvement and SHE

Occupational Awards Limited is now approved to offer specialist EPA services for Safety, Health & Environment Technician, Improvement Practitioner and Improvement Technician This means we now proudly offer apprenticeship EPA services for the following 24 standards: Food and drink process operator Food and drink advanced process operator Butcher Advanced butcher Advanced dairy technologist Baker [...]

Yvette Boland joins the OAL team

We are delighted to announce that Yvette Boland joined us this month as our new Development Manager. Yvette is well-known and well-respected in the sector, so we are sure that her appointment will be a popular one. Having worked with much of the OAL team in a previous role, hers is a very popular [...]

Improved Safety Advice Needed for Apprenticeship Employers

A recent report from RoSPA has found that better advice and information is needed for employers to ensure the health and safety of their apprentices. An inquiry into the health and safety arrangements for apprentices, by RoSPA’s National Occupational Safety and Health Committee (NOSHC), found a dearth of safety information for companies due to a [...]

2016-12-14T09:45:25+00:0014th December 2016|Approved centres, Health and safety|

More Firsts for Occupational Awards

It’s been a busy few weeks for everyone here at OAL and we are delighted to announce more firsts! First International Certificates Issued OAL has been working with Viglacera Assessment Centre in Vietnam to develop and deliver qualifications. The first 29 learners have now completed their qualifications.   The learners will be presented with their [...]

OAL celebrates 1 year of delivering industry skills

Occupational Awards Ltd is celebrating the milestone of its first birthday… and what a great year it has been! As a specialist awarding organisation, developing and awarding regulated qualifications across a range of industrial sectors, OAL’s journey as a new business has been positively fast-moving and highly rewarding for all. OAL Managing Director, Lisa Williamson [...]

April Health and Safety News

Automotive company fined after worker loses finger 21st March 2016 A Birmingham-based automotive company has been fined after a worker lost his finger. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how a welder at Lander Automotives Limited was expected to work on a variety of jobs as required by production. While he was working on a machine [...]

2017-02-13T16:16:16+00:007th April 2016|Health and safety|

Occupational Awards issues first certificates

Occupational Awards Ltd, a new awarding organisation that develops and awards regulated qualifications across a range of sectors, has issued the first batch of certificates for learners of its first approved centre, Didac Limited. OAL has been working closely with employers, colleges and training providers since it’s set up in May 2015 to deliver high [...]

2017-02-13T16:16:16+00:0016th March 2016|Health and safety, Press Release, Qualifications|

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. 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|

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|