Alzheimer's Society

How International Workplace helped Alzheimer's Society with its health, safety and environmental development


International Workplace has been working with Alzheimer's Society since 2012, and helped it work towards its ISO 14001 accreditation. We have delivered IOSH Managing Safely courses in the past and are currently developing further bespoke training via the virtual classroom experience. Craig Brooks is the charity's health, safety and environmental Manager. He explains how continuity is key for instigating major change.

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Our first port of call

"When I started with the Society in 2016, International Workplace was already one of our preferred suppliers in the area of consultancy services and had helped us initially achieve the ISO 14001 certification around 2012. Because they helped us set up the original environmental management system, we decided to use them again in our progression to the new ISO 14001: 2015 standard as they had a good working knowledge of the Society and the way we operate. Building up a rapport and a really good relationship with the consultants was really important, to keep that continuity as we did more work with the company over the years.

"Whenever we have any type of work that requires external support, International Workplace is our first port of call and always provides competitive quotes that are tailored to our needs."

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"Everything we develop with International Workplace is tailored to the Society, incorporating all of our policies and procedures, so it’s specific to us. "

Craig Brooks, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager

Bespoke training packages delivered online

"Our latest venture with IW is to ensure the Society’s Employee Forum Representatives are trained in their safety functions. In conjunction with International Workplace, we developed a bespoke package to be delivered via webinar for this group, over several sessions, in which we trained over 30 Employee Forum members, Society-wide, over the space of approximately a month in early 2021.

"We are now in the process of arranging further training to pick up the newly elected members of the Employee Forum. Everything we develop with International Workplace is tailored to the Society, incorporating all of our policies and procedures, so it’s specific to us. The Society recently created an internal eLearning platform, so the training from International Workplace fits well into the governance process.

"As a charity we must keep a very close eye on costs, and International Workplace’s costs are always competitive. They’re very flexible with the way they work, and we can ask for a bit of wiggle room here and there in what we do.

"Looking to the future, the Society will always consider International Workplace when we require consultancy services or need to use an external training source within the areas of health, safety and environment."

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Our environmental services

All businesses have an impact on the environment and employers have a duty to ensure they and their employees have a sufficient degree of environmental awareness in order to help the business meet its environmental objectives.

Our Environmental awareness course helps learners understand environmental issues and their relevance to business activities.

This includes identifying environmental hazards in the business, such as:

  • Waste storage and disposal.
  • Emissions, e.g. dust and other substances to the air.
  • Hazardous substance storage, use and disposal.
  • Liquid waste drainage and disposal.
  • Environmental impact of raw materials, e.g. potentially toxic metals or other materials.
  • Environmental impact of packaging.

The course outlines the key points to enable learners to understand the importance of environmental awareness regardless of their position. Find out more here.

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