We’ve been so busy here at SBRT HQ, our feet have barely touched the ground – in some ways, quite literally as we’ve just returned from a trip to Qatar where we’ve been delivering Training the Trainer courses.
As the world begins to open its doors once again post-pandemic, we’ve been steaming ahead with our plans to make SBRT a global training company – and Qatar is just one of new shores we’ve found ourselves upon.
In December, we announced a partnership with the amazing Eddie Whitford to roll out training programmes across Southern Ireland. Eddie has worked in the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability sectors of healthcare in Ireland for many years, so he was well placed to help deliver effective training programmes to the healthcare sector in Ireland – particularly managing violence in the workplace.
Sadly, we still hear from many organisations where staff have become fearful of facing incidents of violence and aggression while at work and as we hear more from our counterparts across the world, the more we hear that this is a widespread problem. We see it as our responsibility to help employers protect their staff, but to also offer our support as we know it is a legal requirement to ensure staff are fully trained in order to remain compliant with Health and Safety regulations.
That’s why we’ve also launched the all-new Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) for Individuals course, enabling people on their own or small groups to come forward for either induction or refresher training and join up with others. This makes it easier for employers to speed up the processes of training, as they don’t need to wait for a large group before putting employees forward to receive the much-needed vital training to make them feel safe. Plus, we can come to you, or arrange for you to come to a convenient location so that staff are not expected to travel long distances.
We’ve certainly packed a lot into the last three months – we can barely keep track! If you are concerned that you’re missing any of our updates, make sure you keep an eye on our news pages, or, even better, make sure you’re following all our social channels.