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ISIS Interactive is the newsletter of ISIS Training.
Here you will find the latest on ISIS Training’s news and updates and also news on general activity.
Find out the latest Health and Safety news from our Health and Safety Advisor.
Find out about Learners and Employers news.
Any staff updates and changes within the company!
Also entertainment, recipes, competitions and puzzles.
I hope you enjoy our page as much as we have making it!
The ISIS Training Team
There are quite a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival.
Check out what you can do with it:
The Emergency Number worldwide for a mobile is 112.
If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile; network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, this number 112 can be dialled even if the keypad is locked.
Hidden Battery Power.
Imagine your mobile battery is very, very low. To activate a reserve voltage, press the keys *3370# and your mobile will restart with this reserve and will show a 50% increase in battery voltage. Especially useful for an emergency call!!!
This voltage reserve will get replaced when you next recharge your mobile.
How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?
To check your mobile phone’s serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * # 0 6 #
A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. If your phone gets stolen you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card your phone will be totally useless. You probably won’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can’t use it or sell it either.
If everybody did this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.
Health and safety is some times used as a false excuse for not employing people with a disability, however research shows that disabled employees areas productive as their colleagues says the Health and Safety Executive.
They go on further to say:
Disabled employees have less time off sick, stay longer in their jobs and have fewer work accidents
20% of the workplace, that is 6.9 million people, have some form of disability or impairment
Only 17% of people with a disability are born wit that disability, the majority acquire that disability during their working life
There are some good case studies that show the practicality of making reasonable adjustments to a workplace and two excellent leaflets follow the link at the bottom.
Remember that disabilities are not always visible. Everyone has a duty to be health and safety conscious and be aware of the health and safety risks in their workplace.
The official opening of ISIS Training’s new premises in the centre of Boston took place on 23rd April. The Worshipful the Mayor of Boston, Councillor Maureen Dennis, opened the centre and welcomed guests to the Open Day. Mary Turnor, WBL Operations Manager of ISIS Training introduced the Mayor to the staff, explained the work ISIS Training carried out and our role in Technology Exemplar Network.
The day’s activities also included an open day where we were able to showcase our use of technology and demonstrate the work we carry out as part of the Technology Exemplar network. All Employers and prospective learners were invited to come along, view our facilities and talk to our staff about the services ISIS Training offer. Mary Turnor, WBL Operations Manager, explained that they are really pleased with the new systems and technologies.
The staff at ISIS Training explained to visitors how the new centre incorporates a range of the latest technologies to support learning and assessment and were able to demonstrate how they use technology to support a range of activities.
We also demonstrated IWEB a staff portal which has been written and developed in house by our IT Technician, Dan O’Hara. This system allows staff to access documents, share news, MIS data and coordinate diaries across the different centres. New or updated procedures are co-ordinated by our quality manager, Pip Whiteman, who uploads them on to the system. This ensures that all staff have access to all the latest information and version control is properly managed. The day was a great success and a further open day will be held at our Lincoln centre on the 23rd July 2010.
Mary Turnor (Ops Manager) and Members of the ISIS Training staff with the Mayor of Boston Councillor Maureen Dennis
ISIS Training has recently completed a £25,000 upgrade of our IT systems and equipment to further improve the delivery of all our qualification and learning programmes. The project was funded through grants awarded by BECTA and the LSC, to recognise our status as one of the 16 Exemplar providers in the Technology Exemplar Network and through our own resources.
One of the major improvements is the re-cabling and upgrade of the ISIS Training network
This will provide high speed communications, internet access and data transfer in our Lincoln Centre.
We have also purchased a wide range of new IT equipment for use by staff and learners which include: Interactive SMART Boards installed in all classrooms in both our Lincoln and Boston Centres, SMART Voting systems to hold interactive quizzes and informal testing, two new Computer Suites for use by our Foundation Learning Tier learners, Wii consoles to bring fun into learning and help develop teamwork, co-ordination and interpersonal skills.
New Nintendo DS consoles with Brain Train software will help develop and improve numeracy and literacy. All this new equipment will enhance our current use of E-portfolios and the highly successful Learning Advisors IT Toolkit, used for electronic Assessment.
ISIS Training are fully committed to meeting the needs of our learners and employers regarding the use of technology. We will continue to embrace our use of technology and are constantly looking at ways to further enhance our IT facilities.