PHSC plc is pleased to welcome the staff and clients of QCS International to the group. QCS is incorporated in Scotland, and has offices in Cumbernauld midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The company, established in 1987, specialises in quality, environmental, and health and safety management systems and assists organisations by providing practical support and training in systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 13485.
The acquisition of QCS enables the Group to offer a number of new services, and of course QCS will be able to introduce all of the Group’s other services to their existing clients. Please see the QCS website for more information. The previous Managing Director has now left the company, and has been replaced by Rosalynne Shields who is promoted from the role of Commercial Director.
We’ve just had examination results from our last Public National General Certificate Course and are pleased to report 100% pass rate with most people achieving Credit or Distinction grades.
Dates for the first course in 2013 have now been announced. The training will be held at Aylesford with the first week taking place from 25 February – 1 March with week two held between 11 – 15 March. Examinations are to take place during the following week. Please contact Karen Fallows on tel: 01622 717700 or by email to email@example.com
Rosalynne is Managing Director of PHSC’s new subsidiary, QCS International. She is a qualified consultant, assessor and trainer with experience in the fields of quality, environment, health and safety, and commercial management.
Rosalynne has assisted multinational, blue chip, and SMEs across all International ISO Standards in USA, Middle East, Europe and UK. This has included construction, wind farms, heavy engineering, shipping and diving, electronics, oil and gas and financial services, together with specialised method audits for NASA/MoD. In a changing global economy, the focus for Rosalynne is to ensure the QCS team drive forward business solutions to meet the ever-changing requirements of clients, both existing and new.
After 15 years’ service with Personnel Health and Safety Consultants Limited, Steve Dimond has finally decided to hang up his hard hat. During his time with us, Steve’s assignments ranged from the very mundane (standing in a field to see if it was too bumpy for a village fete) through to a series of annual visits to audit a bridge in Bangladesh. Latterly he spent most of his time assisting Go-Ahead Group, our major client in the public transport sector. He will be missed by all of us. We wish you a very happy retirement, Steve.
There was medal success for Georgina Varley in St Petersburg, Russia, last month. Georgina is part of a project that links elite athletes with business sponsors, and is supported by PHSC plc. Competing in the 23rd European Championships for Trampoline, Georgina set a personal best in the qualifying stages, Georgina maintained her form in the final of the Senior Women’s competition, bringing home the Bronze Medal in the Double Mini Trampoline discipline.
John brings to PHSC nearly 30 years of health and safety experience in the UK and internationally, including at director level, in a wide variety of sectors such as public sector, manufacturing, sales and service, and bus transport. His background is in human resources, employee relations, training and development. John specialises in business-focused integrated health and safety management systems, and carrying out audits of these systems in all types of organisation.
We are keen to make sure that clients are aware of everything available from PHSC plc Group companies. You may find we have expertise that you didn’t know about, so here are ten of the most popular safety services we offer, in no particular order.
- Fire safety risk assessments
- Accredited and tailor-made training courses
- Legionella monitoring and water management
- Asbestos management and surveying
- Statutory examinations of pressure plant and lifting equipment
- Noise monitoring and assessment
- Food safety surveys and microbiological testing
- Preparation of safety policies and procedures
- Safety auditing and risk assessments
- Environmental policies and auditing
If there’s anything here we can help you with, or something not listed that you want to discuss with us, please call us.
Details of our next public National General Certificate Course have been announced. The training will be held at Aylesford with the first week taking place between 6 -10 February, and the second week will be 20 – 24 February.
Examinations are to take place on 28 and 29 February 2012. Please contact Karen Fallows on tel: 01622 717700 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
With nearly ten years of safety consultancy experience already under her belt, Zoe is the latest member of staff to join Personnel Health & Safety Consultants Limited.
Zoe has worked predominantly in the leisure industry and her roles have included safety, fire and hygiene auditing at hotels and holiday parks in the UK and abroad. She has advised all types of clients through to multi-location international accounts. Zoe is enjoying her latest challenge, and is already putting her skills to good use across the PHSC plc Group of companies.
QLM are delighted to announce the launch of their online health and safety induction training module. The purpose of the 20 minute DVD is to communicate key basic health and safety principles to new employees on day one. It can also be used as a certificated refresher training module for existing employees.
This package is ideal for any organisation wanting to provide a new worker with a certificated introduction to health and safety. It covers the key responsibilities and will help underpin site-specifcic training. Topics addressed include:
- Employee legal responsibilities for health and safety
- Employer legal responsibilities for health and safety
- Safe Systems of Work
- Emergencies and First Aid
- Hazardous Substances
- Lifting and Handling
- Work Equipment
- Safety Signs and Signals
Purchase licence keys and a copy of the DVD from QLM, one licence key per employee. You receive the licence keys and a training DVD on employee health and safety. The pack also comes with a free management training DVD on health and safety management. Each employee watches the training DVD, after which they log on using the access key, register on-line and answers the 20 multiple choice questions. If necessary the process is repeated until a score of at least 90% is achieved.
The organisation is able to print off the employee-specific certificate of successful completion.
For more information and to register for a free demonstration, visit http://www.qlmtraining.co.uk/qlmdemo/