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Why do organisations procure Environmental, Health & Safety Training?

31st October 2018

Ask any business what they want from training investment in staff; you’ll find competency and motivation are common responses.

Mabbett staff - IOSH SED

In the areas of environmental and health and safety (EHS) competency, whilst there is a role for learning on the job, reading up and learning from others over time is possible; as the Environmental Projects Engineer, Hyster-Yale Group puts it “for someone with full time operational responsibilities, it can be difficult to make time to close the doors and begin to interpret new pieces of legislation or in this case ISO revisions.”

Businesses audited to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 standards and Supplier Approvals will already be familiar with training and competency evidence requests – such as for training records and certificates. Certificated EHS training from Mabbett helps fast-track time-poor staff with their EHS learning journey, providing evidence for auditors!

With Directors’ EHS responsibilities in business set in stone through legislation such as the Environmental Liability Directive and the Corporate Manslaughter Act, business leaders often use EHS training for staff at all levels to support improved EHS performance.

Performance indicators include local ownership and responsibility for EHS matters. Training works – as the Stores Manager, aerospace company said “The IOSH Managing Safely course got me thinking about my responsibilities towards health and safety. Lots of food for thought.”

Reduced risk of incidents and lost time from accidents and spills, reduced energy use and waste (saving money), positive workforce engagement and good PR all bring positive impact – as one of our Water Retailer clients said “we are now able to demonstrate our positive environmental impact through water savings year on year for our customers”.

EHS training is a fantastic opportunity to develop staff careers, increase staff responsibilities and individual motivation – like this new internal environmental auditor from PX Limited said “the IEMA Certified Internal EMS Auditor Course was a good mix of theory and exercises. I can relate topics back to the workplace.”

We deliver bespoke EHS training as well as approved IOSH health & safety and IEMA environmental courses, click here for course list and details of public courses.

Contact Suzanne Lindsay, Training Manager at to discuss your site specific EHS training needs.