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#1 Posted : 06 September 2021 18:30:31(UTC)
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Im realy new to health and safety and need help on membership training please.


A little background on me im 55 years old got a keen eye and good common sense, oh and dyslexic.

7 years now iv been working at Stoke Damerel Community College here in Plymouth Devon.

Iv had little or no training but I self-teach myself.

I’m responsible tor the fire door inspection and repairs, was the extinguishers, the fire alarm weekly test. Emergency exit, legionella when I have time, boiler room ect .

Iv asked for help but get nothing iv aske to be put on a IOSH course I was told it’s not necessary.

So, I need to self-fund my own training,

The main reason is to keep people safe and second, so I have a footing against people using smart words against me when I point out hazards.


I hope im in the right place because im really worried someone will get hurt.

#2 Posted : 07 September 2021 11:08:25(UTC)
Rank: Super forum user

Hi Nick

Thats very diappointing that your employer will not fund you to ensure you are carrying out legally compliant duties for them effectively. This is a deriliction of their responsibilites. However, this I am sure you will learn more about in your training.

I would advice not to look at the IOSH managing safely. I had a project manager who was dyslexic and he struggled with the exam. It is also presented in quite a dry way.

I would suggest you try NCRQ Managing Safely as your in road. It is not very expensive (lesss than £200.00) and it is a more interactive online training course which would be a good start for you.

thanks 4 users thanked WatsonD for this useful post.
peter gotch on 07/09/2021(UTC), RVThompson on 07/09/2021(UTC), NickT on 07/09/2021(UTC), CptBeaky on 07/09/2021(UTC)
#3 Posted : 07 September 2021 15:09:02(UTC)
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WatsonD thank you I'll look into this and also the Level NVQ. Yes it is disappointing since there is so much wast and needless overspending in the school. I should not have put the the name sorry I'll try to edit it I hope to contribute 1 day communication IRS a powerful tool. Thank you
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