How to control risk associated with confined spaces

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Confined space refers to areas that are substantially enclosed and may include tanks, chambers, pits, cellars, vessels or anything similar that may create the likelihood of harm, accidents or injuries to people working inside and as such require emergency action to remedy. If you work in such areas as a supervisor or skilled worker, it is vital that you understand how to control risk at the workplace. Below are some tips on how to do it.

7 September 2017

Using tactile materials to enhance early learning

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Young children often find it easier to learn concepts when they are introduced in a tactile or physical way. Here are some ways to use tactile learning to enhance the learning experiences for young children in your care. Counting beads for maths To learning counting, it can be useful to start by threading beads onto a string, and counting them as the children swish them by. You can start by having ten beads on a string.

23 February 2016

Choosing the Best Forklift License Training Program When You Have Dysgraphia: Five Essential Elements

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Dysgraphia refers to a learning disability in which you have difficulty writing, spelling and printing words. If you have dysgraphia and you are thinking about enrolling in a forklift license training class, you should choose your course carefully. To boost your chances of success, look for a forklift license training course that offers the following five elements: 1. Multiple choice tests In order to pass most forklift licensing training classes, you will have to take a written theory test in addition to the practical hands-on test.

21 September 2015

Supporting your science program in the lower primary school years

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While many science concepts can seem over complicated for young primary aged children many of the fundamental science skills exist in a form that can be simple and accessible for children of all ages. Here are some of the skills that you can reinforce at home, which will support the scientific learning your children are touching on at school. Observation - including nature cycles in your community Observation is a fundamental science skill, which scientists use observing the cause and effects of the experiments that they undertake.

3 August 2015

Tips to Help Your Team Seamlessly Upgrade to a Better SCADA System

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Technology gives companies an easy way to serve its customers better without incurring high costs. It is for this reason that you should be very careful when acquiring a SCADA system or upgrading to a better one so that you get value for money, as well as a competitive edge. This article discusses some tips that can help you achieve just that. Involve Your Field Technical Team in the Process

22 April 2015

Teaching with Technology: 4 Ways Smart Boards Can Boost Student Engagement

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Every teacher wants to boost their students involvement in the classroom, and smart board technology makes that possible. If you have a smart board or are considering buying one, you will love how they can help make your students more engaged. Take a look at these four ways smart boards can compel greater student engagement: 1. Integration with handheld devices Smart boards come with software allowing them to connect to your computer, but you can also get smart board technology that engages with handheld devices.

20 March 2015

3 Reasons To Have Your Entire Staff Take A Dangerous Goods Course

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A dangerous goods course is usually required for anyone who causes dangerous goods to be shipped in any capacity. Dangerous goods are those that can present a hazard to a person's health or safety, to property, or to the environment. This course can be required of those in your shipping and receiving departments, and of those who create or manufacture the goods to be shipped. While you want to be compliant with the law about the employees on staff who are legally required to take this course, you may also want to consider having your entire staff go through a dangerous goods course.

26 February 2015

How to Incorporate the Chinese New Year Into Your Childcare Program

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The Chinese New Year is a very family-oriented event in the Chinese calendar and celebrated around the world in Chinese communities. It's a great event to incorporate into your childcare programs, especially if you live in an area with a significant Chinese population. Here are some ideas for children of all age groups to teach them about this celebration. Babies—Finger painting For babies, finger painting with red and gold paints incorporates the traditional colours and provides some sensory stimulation.

25 February 2015