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WorkRite, one of Britain’s leading providers of health and safety assessments, e-learning and training solutions, is going global.
WorkRite Sales Manager Ryan Church explained: “Global WorkRite is being formed largely in response to requests from multinational clients to extend the assessment services we deliver to them in the UK to their operations overseas.
“We have established a worldwide network of agents – people who are qualified ergonomists, physiotherapists or have a thorough understanding of human physiology – who will not only provide a local presence for those clients but also be able to carry out workplace assessments and training for locally-based businesses.”
The company, a division of the UK’s biggest ergonomics business Posturite, is setting up centres in major cities across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, to deliver its services to multinational corporations with offices in several different countries as well as locally-based operations.
WorkRite’s e-learning courses, renowned for their creativity, ease of use and high amount of interactivity, are already used by many of Britain’s blue-chip organisations including Grant Thornton, Kimberley-Clark, Diageo, Kellogg’s, Dupont, QBE, Sage, esure and Capita. They offer a convenient and cost-effective solution to a company’s needs to fulfil its legal obligation to its staff by ensuring they are properly trained in subjects such as DSE usage, manual handling, stress management and fire safety.
WorkRite, Posturite’s specialist e-learning and training division, is enjoying a record year. Turnover is up by almost 90% over the corresponding period in 2010, with several major new contracts in the bag.
These include the company’s biggest ever deal for its market-leading AssessRite DSE training and assessment package which has been licensed by a multinational energy company to be rolled out to more than 12,500 users in 24 different countries.
WorkRite has had to translate the software into a number of different languages including Arabic, Hindi and Gujarati.
National sales manager Ryan Church said: “On its own, this was a fantastic deal for us. But coming on top of several other major contract wins over this year, it means that we are yet again out-performing the market by a considerable distance.
“This is the fifth year in succession that we have seen big turnover increases, though never quite as large as this year. There’s no doubt that all the hard work we put into developing our products and services in the early stages is now paying off.
“Our powerful and intuitive management system, in particular, is a significant factor in winning business for us. Health and safety professionals love it because it makes their lives so much easier.”
WorkRite’s latest addition to its rapidly-growing portfolio of health and safety software is DriveRite, an interactive driver training program packed with information on how to spot and avoid accidents before they happen.
Developed with the help of a team of veteran police officers and supported by a set of sophisticated, user-friendly tracking and reporting tools, DriveRite provides a challenging and fun way to improve driver performance and build on existing skills to help reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.
Clients have the option of creating custom packages from 24 high-impact, multi-media training modules each of which includes an interactive slide show, statistical summary, a high-impact full-motion internet video and comprehensive quiz. Modules include:
- The importance of seat belts
- Deadly distractions
- Vehicle maintenance
- Safely driving at night
- The dangers of road rage
|Delivered in small, high-impact bites, DriveRite allows drivers to take charge of their own development by choosing how and when to take the courses that help them build their skills and reduce their risk of being involved in an accident.|
To find out more about DriveRite and WorkRite’s other e-learning products, visit the website at www.workrite.co.uk or call 0800 345 0030.
Workrite Provides A Welsh Language Option
NAWR CHI’N GALLU CAEL ASSESSRITE YN Y GYMRAEG
The company, a division of ergonomics industry market leader Posturite, produces the AssessRite software which is used by scores of Britain’s leading companies to train and assess staff in the safe use of display screen equipment.
AssessRite is already produced in five languages – English, French, German, Spanish and Italian – and Welsh has now been added as a sixth option.
WorkRite’s other e-learning courses, covering a wide range of health and safety issues such as fire awareness, stress management, manual handling and hazardous substances, can also be produced in Welsh on request.
David Kirtley, who leads a 15-strong team of account manager and support executives working in Wales, said: “We recognise the importance of making it possible for people to do their online training in their preferred language. And for many in Wales, that is Welsh.”
E-learning offers companies the most cost-effective and convenient way to meet their health and safety training obligations. Economical leasing packages mean that it can cost as little as £4 per person per year for training.
WorkRite has established a reputation as being one of the great innovators in health and safety training.
Any of its standard programs can be adapted and personalised to meet a company’s specific needs, and unique bespoke courses written and produced on almost any subject.
The company also carries out a year-round itinerary of face-to-face training courses across the country, either in companies’ own premises or in convenient locations arranged by WorkRite.
To find out more, visit www.workrite.co.uk or call 0845 345 0030.
WorkRite has added Conflict Resolution Training (CRT) to its fast-growing roster of health and safety training courses.
With more than 625,000 British workers suffering threats of violence or actual physical assaults in one year, according to the 2008/09 British Crime Survey, the need to make employees aware of ways to defuse potential conflicts is obvious.
Indeed, employers have a duty to do so as violence falls under the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act, Management Regulations and RIDDOR (C).
WorkRite’s one-day course meets the robust criteria set out by the Counter Fraud & Security Management Service (CFSMS) and lays out a range of non-physical intervention techniques for managing and de-escalating potentially violent incidents.
Ryan Church, national sales manager of WorkRite, said: “The Trades Union Congress estimates that more than three million working days are lost due to violent incidents at work every year. So there is a strong economic argument for employers to do what they can to arm their people with the knowledge of how to avoid conflict as well as needing to meet their obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Act.”
As with all WorkRite courses, delegate numbers are strictly limited to ensure that those attending receive the maximum benefit.
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Posturite’s new EvacuRite™ evacuation chair is already proving a winner… with company accountants as much as health and safety professionals. For although the EvacuRite™ is packed with the sort of special features normally only found in evacuation chairs at the top end of the market, its £795 (ex-VAT) price tag puts it squarely in the economy class.
The company is also offering a 25% discount on all EvacuRite™ chairs ordered before the end of September, making it even more exceptional value for money at just £597.
Posturite’s designers, renowned for their expertise in developing products to make the working environment safer and more comfortable, consulted fire industry experts to ensure the EvacuRite™ chair met rigorous standards for ease, comfort and safety of use in emergency situations.
Its features give equal recognition to the health and safety needs of the operator as well as the person needing to be transported down stairs.
Posturite sells hundreds of evacuation chairs each year to businesses keen to ensure they fully meet the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This puts the onus on organisations to take ‘reasonable steps’ to ensure that everyone on their premises, or nearby, can escape in an emergency.
The EvacuRite’s™ easy-to-operate, rapid-deploy system means the chair can be ready for use within seconds of being removed from its supplied wall-mounted storage bracket. No lifting is required by the operator either in preparing the chair for use or in making the evacuation. An ultra-smooth glide track system ensures a safe and comfortable passage down stairs.
The EvacuRite™ comes with a five year guarantee. Full training in the use of evacuation chairs can also be provided by WorkRite, Posturite’s health and safety consultancy, e-learning and training division which is one of the country’s leading independent providers of HSE-approved First Aid at Work courses.
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WorkRite is already one of the UK’s leading providers of workplace health, safety and first aid training. Now, by partnering with the team at Newcastle Airport, it is also able to offer its expanding roster of blue-chip corporate clients high quality, practical and realistic fire safety training.
Geoff Thompson, national sales manager of WorkRite’s parent company, Posturite Ltd, said: “Whether you are a small company that requires basic extinguisher training or a large organisation with various levels of risks identified within the workplace, we can provide you with a comprehensive training package to ensure your company meets current health and safety legislation.”
This year will run a record number of open courses across the country, and help hundreds of people to gain skills and qualifications as DSE assessors, first aiders, manual handling trainers and a whole lot more.
WorkRite has won a three-year contract to administer the DSE training and assessment requirements of more than 2,000 UK staff working for QBE, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers.
The fully-managed service covers QBE’s offices in Manchester, London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chelmsford, Glasgow, Leeds, Norwich and Stafford.
WorkRite is controlling the whole assessment programme and carrying out evaluations of any issues raised as people work their way through WorkRite’s market-leading AssessRite e-learning and assessment program.