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The Axis Academy partners with GOSH to provide first aid training


he Axis Academy, a new dedicated learning and development resource, is working with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), to deliver First Aid training courses to its Young People’s Forum (YPF). The YPF was set up for patients, expatients and siblings of patients who have been looked after at GOSH and a number of other hospitals around the UK, including Birmingham Children’s Hospital. It is designed for 11 to 25 year olds who want to have fun, meet new people and learn new skills, with one of the skills on offer this year a First Aid / CPR course delivered by the Axis Academy. The first training took place on Saturday 14th October. The First Aid session was developed by the dedicated training team at The Axis Academy. The company also delivers a number of accredited First Aid courses through one of the UK’s leading Awarding Organisations, Qualsafe Awards, ensuring both quality and formal

recognition of learning. The First Aid courses are just some of the many regulated courses that are now being offered to Axis Group’s clients and any business looking to support staff learning and development. Duaine Taylor, Head of Learning and Development at the Axis Academy, says he is extremely pleased to be supporting GOSH and its YPF: “The YPF aims to further the enjoyment and skills of young people connected to GOSH and many other childrens hospitals throughout the UK, and we are very pleased to have been chosen to help with this worthwhile cause,” he says. “The day was a great success with approximately 80 children from all over the UK in attendance,” Duaine adds. “It was a jam-packed day of presentations and talks. Attendees were split into smaller groups and divided between the sessions, and

all walked away with a certificate in recognition of their new skill.” In addition to First Aid, other courses provided by the Axis Academy are categorised under the fundamentals of Customer Service, Fire Safety, Health and Safety, Security, and Supervisor and Management courses. More sectorspecific courses are tailored within each of these categories, for example Control & Restraint and Food Hygiene.

Chubb Secures Two Gold Awards for Occupational Health and Safety


hubb Systems has received a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the fifth consecutive year, while Chubb Fire & Security received the Gold Award for the second time, following its first Gold Award in 2016. RoSPA Gold Award winners are recognised for achieving a high level of performance while demonstrating well-developed occupational health and safety management systems and culture, outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss. Chubb, a leading provider of security and fire-safety solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Chubb Systems has been awarded

a gold medal in recognition of achieving the top gold award for five years in a row. Nichola Maher, EH&S Manager, Chubb Systems, accepted the award on behalf of the organisation. “We are proud to have achieved the top Gold Award five times in a row. It demonstrates that we are never complacent, and we go to extensive lengths to protect employees, and have a robust, on-going commitment to ensuring every Chubb employee is working in the safest conditions.” This year, Chubb joined RoSPA in celebrating 100 years of saving lives at its Centenary Royal Garden Party Buckingham Palace. The event provided an opportunity

Pictured left to right, Nichola Maher, EH&S Manager, Chubb Systems, Mark Redding, Head of EH&S and Paul Cosentino, EH&S Manager receiving the awards.

for members, award winners and supporters to join staff and volunteers in marking a century of hard work and dedication to save lives and reduce injuries. Health & Safety


BFM October 2017  
BFM October 2017