Innovative hearing-protection training from Eurosafe
Association of independent PPE distributors launches two-day training course for members’ sales teams
WITH hearing loss still accounting for about 75% of all work-related injury claims in key industrial sectors, noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) remains one of the most common occupational health problems in the UK.
With this in mind, Eurosafe, a leading association of independent personal protective equipment (PPE) distributors, has launched a new two-day training course to help its members’ sales teams gain a better understanding of key issues surrounding hearing protection and enhance their technical knowledge of PPE solutions.
Developed in partnership with Honeywell Safety Products, the course is designed to allow Eurosafe’s members to add value to their businesses and help their customers find the best hearing-protection solutions.
‘Hearing protection is a key safety issue for a wide range of our members’ customers,’ said Eurosafe’s chairman Stuart Boyd. ‘We’re grateful for the support from Honeywell Safety Products, who are internationally renowned for their expertise in hearing protection. The team could really see the benefits of the new approach and their support in helping deliver it has been valuable.’
Representatives from all 21 of Eurosafe’s member branches, from the Outer Hebrides to Bristol, have attended the training sessions, the most recent one of which took place yesterday at J&K Ross in Warrington.
By focusing on issues, products and solutions, supplemented by specific sales techniques and post-event coaching, Eurosafe says it aims to elevate training to something that can have tangible, measurable results long after the courses have finished.
Having received much positive feedback from the participants, the association is now planning to launch an incentive programme in the first quarter of 2016 aligned to hearing protection.
‘NIHL can cause life-changing damage and is an issue that Honeywell has been proactively addressing for many years,’ commented Stuart Turnbull, regional safety manager for the UK, Ireland and Sub-Saharan Africa with Honeywell Safety Products.
‘We are delighted that Eurosafe has decided to tackle this issue and glad to support its members in their new approach to training, which will add genuine value to the end-users’ hearing-protection programmes and help prevent NIHL.’