Category Archives: Health and Safety

Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February

The British Tinnitus Association is preparing for Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February. The awareness week for 2019 is using the theme of Tinnitus and Isolation. So what is tinnitus awareness week and how can you (and your clients) get involved?

What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a sound that an individual can hear but has no external source. Sometimes tinnitus is described ringing in the ear. Those who have tinnitus will use the terms of buzzing, whistling, hissing, ringing for the noise. Often it can vary in volume. Furthermore, tinnitus can be a constant noise or an intermittent noise.

An underlying condition usually causes tinnitus, rather than being a disease or illness. However, sadly there is no exact answer to why tinnitus occurs. Often it comes from a mental or physical change in the body. This means tinnitus isn’t always directly related to hearing.

Due to pain, lack of sleep, stress and anxiety that tinnitus brings, The British Tinnitus Association is raising awareness of difficulties tinnitus sufferers face.

What is Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February?

As many people do not understand tinnitus or the problems that come with the condition, the awareness week is a great event to provide more understanding. Some of the events that are taking place during Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February includes an overnight helpline to help though with tinnitus who can’t sleep. The British Tinnitus Association are also launching a podcast to give further insight into the condition.

How can you get involved in Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February?

One of the ways that training providers can get involved in Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February is to offer Noise Awareness training. At VideoTile, we have created an online training course for Noise Awareness. We can then brand the course to suit your requirements, and you can deliver the course as your own training.

With Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February, now is the perfect time to show your commitment to health and safety training and awareness for conditions that your clients may be affected by.

See all of the courses that we can brand for your needs here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing

Display Screen Equipment Online Training

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), then it is a legal requirement to protect workers who use display screen equipment. Display screen equipment online training can help your business to abide by the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992. This applies to all workers who use display screen equipment daily, for more than an hour at a time. Display screen equipment includes laptops, smartphones, tablets and PCs.

Why do I need display screen equipment online training?

As part of the legislation, employers must provide an assessment for display screen equipment workstations. Furthermore, employers must ensure to minimise the risks where possible in regard to display screen equipment. This includes taking regular breaks and ensuring equipment is comfortable and ergonomic. As well as this, business should offer eye tests if workers ask for one.

Finally, businesses with employees who regularly use display screen equipment must provide training and information for workers.

The legal requirements for display screen equipment apply for workers that either uses a workstation, are mobile or homeworkers or hot-desk.

What is display screen equipment online training?

VideoTile provides display screen equipment online training for training providers to brand as their own. The VideoTile course is ideal for employees who use display screen equipment as well as those who operate as display screen equipment assessors.

Some of the courses we offer include;

  • Assessing display screen equipment
  • Display screen equipment awareness.

The courses make sure to cover the legal requirements set forward by HSE. As well as this, courses explain the best way to set up the equipment and how to use the display screen equipment safely. With online training from VideoTile, workers can reduce the risk of poor use of display screen equipment as well as work-related conditions.

See the course for yourself with your free trial or get in touch with VideoTile today to learn more.

Tinnitus Awareness Week 2019 – 4th – 10th February

For all workplaces, employers have a legal responsibility to manage health and safety. One aspect of maintaining health and safety is through training. To help make the training easier for employees and employers, VideoTile recommends health and safety e-learning course.

VideoTile are your e-learning partner. We create captivating interactive video-based training to suit your client’s training needs. We then offer a fully branded solution; this means that your chosen courses are given the branding you want for a seamless experience for your clients. We know how important having a good quality health and safety e-learning course is. This is why we use the latest training technique and state-of-the-art technology to create training that works.

What health and safety e-learning course do VideoTile offer?

To suit all training providers and their clients, we offer a range of different health and safety e-learning courses. Some of the courses you may wish to provide your clients include;

Manual Handling – Almost every employer in every workplace will have to complete some form of manual handling. This course explains the risks and injuries of poor manual handling. It also describes the best practice approach to lifting and moving as safely as possible.

Introduction to Personal Safety for Lone Workers – With the rise of remote working, this course is essential for those who work alone, whether they work at home, are mobile or work alone in the business premises. The course covers the legal responsibilities of employers and employees; it also offers practical steps to implement.

Display Screen Equipment – For anyone that uses display screen equipment as part of their normal work should undertake this course. The training covers the correct way to set up equipment as well as how to use display screen equipment safely.

Looking for a health and safety e-learning course?

VideoTile offer a range of courses for health and safety. See our courses first-hand with your free trial. Alternatively, give our team a call on  0845 838 2809 if you are looking for a particular health and safety e-learning course.