Business Networking Event 2019

HASCAT Safety is please to be one of the main sponsors again for the Leighton-Linslade Business Network Event. The 7th annual Business Networking Event returns to the Leighton Buzzard Golf Club on Wednesday 24th April (6pm – 8.30pm). This year’s theme is social media and how this can enhance the way your business operates.

The networking evening is a great way to meet local business people and find potential clients and suppliers. We are a great believer that networking helps prompt your business. We have gained many clients due to the power of networking.

Results are not always instant. We’ve just signed up a new client who recently call us due to them meeting us at the Business Networking Event 2 years ago.

The event is free to attend so why not come along and meet us plus many more local business people. Please use the link below to register for the event.

Business Networking Event 2019

IOSH Managing Safely

4th, 6th and 7th June 2018

IOSH Managing Safely 3 day course. £450.00 per delegate (plus VAT)

The IOSH Managing Safely course aims to ensure that health and safety requirements are appreciated by people like line managers, etc. This will enable them to understand and participate in the effective management of health and safety in their area of responsibility.

Who Should Attend
IOSH Managing Safely is suitable for line managers, supervisors’, representatives of employee safety and small business owner across all industries and organisations. It provides a good overview of the legal obligations in the UK and gives a broad understanding of current health and safety requirements and principles.

Benefits of Managing Safely
By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:
• Understand their responsibilities
• Recognise hazards and assess risks in their workplace
• Use appropriate ways to control the risks
• Ensure adequate health and safety training is provided
• Understand how to investigate an accident / incident and to take action

Course Programme

Module 1 – Introducing managing safely
Module 2 – Assessing risks
Module 3 – Controlling risks
Module 4 – Understanding responsibilities
Module 5 – Understanding hazards
Module 6 – Investigating incidents
Module 7 – Measuring performance

An IOSH Managing safely certificate is awarded to all those who attend the course and successfully complete both the written and practical assessments.

Understanding of the course material is evaluated by means of a written assessment paper consisting of 30 multi-format questions and a practical assessment.

Held in our Leighton Buzzard training room.

Contact Bob for more details or book your place

Leighton-Linslade Business Networking Event 2018

HASCAT Safety are pleased to announce that we are a sponsor of the annual Business Networking Event 2018 for the second year running.

This free annual event is now in its 6th year and is organised by Leighton-Linslade Town Council in conjunction with Central Beds Council, FSB and LB Connect Business Networking Group.

The event is very popular with local businesses coming along to network, to build their contact base, find new clients and suppliers.

As a founder member of LB Connect we know the value that good business networking brings for a company. We are happy to support this event to provide an opportunity for local businesses to network.

The event is also sponsored by another LB Connect member Bee Local Magazine.

This year’s event is on Monday 23rd April at Leighton Buzzard Golf Club, Plantation Road, Leighton Buzzard. Beds. LU7 3JF.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

To book your place go to the Leighton-Linslade Town Council website

All e-Learning courses are approved.

Our e-Learning courses have been developed by and owned by VideoTile Learning Ltd and are distributed under licence. VideoTile specialise in producing e-Learning programs and have approval from different bodies for the relevant course.

Below is a list of courses HASCAT Safety offers from VideoTile and the approving bodies.

Course Title Approval Body
Abrasive Wheels IIRSM and CPD
Asbestos Awareness RoSPA and IATP
Asbestos Awareness for Architects and Designers RoSPA and IATP
Assessing Display Screen Equipment RoSPA
Basic Fire Safety Awareness RoSPA and IFE
Basic Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes RoSPA
Basic Legionella Management RoSPA
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) RoSPA
Display Screen Equipment Awareness RoSPA
Fire Extinguisher RoSPA
Fire Marshal RoSPA
Fire Marshal for Care Homes RoSPA
Level 1 Food Safety – Catering RoSPA and CPD
Level 1 Food Safety – Manufacturing RoSPA and CPD
Level 1 Food Safety – Retail RoSPA and CPD
Level 2 Food Safety – Catering RoSPA and CPD
Level 2 Food Safety – Manufacturing RoSPA and CPD
Level 2 Food Safety – Retail RoSPA and CPD
Manual Handling IIRSM and CPD
Safeguarding Adults CPD
Safeguarding Children CPD
Working at Height RoSPA
Working Safely RoSPA and IIRSM

Please go to our e-Learning page for course details and costs.

IOSH Managing Safely Training

Understanding health and safety not only helps protect your employees and is good for your business.

Apart from good, sensible health and safety advice it is important that your staff play their part in the process. To do this they need the knowledge and tools to tackle the health and safety issues for which they are responsible.

For small business owner, managers and supervisors there is the IOSH Managing Safety awareness course. It’s designed and quality controlled by IOSH the Chartered body for health and safety professionals. This is a 4-day course leading to a nationally recognised and respected certificate for successful delegates.

Why not join us on our next course?

Dates: 29th, 30th March, 5th & 6th March 2017

Location: HASCAT Safety Ltd. training facilities in Leighton Buzzard

Cost per person: £500.00 plus VAT inclusive of IOSH fees, workbook and refreshments/lunches.

The tutor, Bob Chandler, has over 15 years’ experience in delivering IOSH training and is a Chartered Member of IOSH and a Fellow of The International Institute of Risk and Safety management.

Course outline.

Module 1. Introducing managing safely

Some managers may see health and safety as an add-on to their role –even an intrusion. The first module makes it clear that managers are accountable for their teams, and makes a persuasive case for managing safely.

Module 2. Assessing risks

This module defines and simplifies ‘risk’ and ‘risk assessment’. Risk assessments and a simple scoring system are introduced, and delegates carry out a series of assessments to enable them to fully understand.

Module 3. Controlling risks

Here the session tackles reducing risks, concentrating on the best techniques to control key risks, and how to choose the right method.

Module 4. Understanding your responsibilities

This module looks at the demands of the law and how the legal system works, and introduces a health and safety management system.

Module 5. Identifying hazards

All the main issues any operation has to deal with are covered in this module – entrances and exits, vehicles, vibration, fire, chemicals, electricity, physical and verbal abuse, bullying, stress, noise, housekeeping, slips, trips and falls, working at height, computers, asbestos, confined spaces, drugs/alcohol, lighting, plant/machinery, radiation, temperature and manual handling.

Module 6. Investigating accidents and incidents

The session starts with why accidents should be investigated, and goes on to cover why things go wrong, and how to carry out an investigation when they do.

Module 7. Measuring performance

This module explains how checking performance can help to improve health and safety. Delegates learn how to develop basic performance indicators, and get to grips with auditing and proactive and reactive measuring.

Module 8. Protecting our environment

A short but effective introduction to waste and pollution. Leading into how organisations and individuals can get involved in cutting down the impacts on the environment.

Delegates who successfully complete the written and practical assessments at the end of the course are awarded an IOSH certificate in Managing Safely.

Written assessment is “closed book” and consists of a mixture of multiple choice and short written answers – held on the last day of the course.

Practical assessment – Delegates chose an area in their organisation on which to conduct the assessment. They have 2 weeks to complete the practical assessment.

We also offer closed course on your premises so please contact us for more information or a booking form. Use the Get in Touch function on our Contact page.

HASCAT Safety supports KidsOut Giving Tree

As members of LB Connect Business Networking group we are proud to take part in KidsOut Giving Tree appeal.

What’s it all about? Well that’s best explained by KidsOut themselves!

Christmas is an exciting time for all children, but it can be difficult for those escaping domestic violence. While kids all over the country receive dozens of gifts during the holiday season, children living in refuge may not even expect to have one. Having already left their home, toys and all that is familiar, we at KidsOut believe that these children deserve more and through Giving Tree work to give them a Christmas to remember.

 Take a KidsOut Giving Tree tag with a child’s name, age and appropriate toy; purchase the recommended gift valued between £5-10; and then KidsOut will ensure that your present gets to a local child in refuge.”

Bob is pictured (1st on left) with just some our members and toys that they donated hoping our small acts will help make a child happy this Christmas.

Please see for how you can help this great Connect