Across our churches we have dedicated and willing volunteers who undertake all sorts of tasks; each one essential to enable our churches to offer worship Sunday by Sunday. However, the world in which we are asking our folk to do this requires us to demonstrate that they have been appropriately resourced — through training and support — to do the work.
The Circuit has purchased some on-line training from a company called iHasco so that people can enhance their skills and make sure that they are aware of best working practices and, in some cases, health and safety regulations.
The courses are generally quite short and they do not need to be completed all in one go. The tests at the end shouldn't be seen as anything daunting but as a way of measuring understanding of the course material. As well as being informative they are FUN and FREE to sign up for.
iHasco have a monthly competition and if you complete one of the courses you'll be automatically entered. October's prize will be two Amazon gift cards, both worth £50, meaning there will be two winners this month!
Simply complete one of the training courses this month and to double your chances of winning, complete the following steps:
Print off your certificate and take a photo of it (You'll get bonus points if you give us a nice smile with your certificate!)
Post it to either Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin be sure to tag iHasco and use #iHascoCompetition! You'll also need to include the certificate ID number (Bottom left of your certificate) in the post so they can find you in their database!
You can choose to complete any or all of the courses below — whichever would be helpful to you personally.
- Accident reporting
- Electrical safety
- Bomb threats and suspicious packages
- Fire awareness
- Health and safety basics
- Ladder safety
- Working at height
- Manual handling
- Noise awareness
- Slips, trips and falls
- Cyber security awareness
- Display screen equipment
- Lone working in the workplace
- Food allergy awareness
- Food safety and hygiene — levels 1 and 2
Please note because we have to follow the Methodist guidelines the following courses are not to be taken — Data protection, GDPR Essentials and GDPR for Managers.
If you are interested, contact Sue Howson in the Circuit Office with your email address and the name of the course/s you would like to do. If you're not sure about anything she'll be happy to chat through any queries or concerns you may have.
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