The Graphics Industry

Health and Safety Basics

Health and safety is a frequently discussed subject, and concerns all aspects of the work place and work activities. There is some basic health and safety advice that everyone should be aware of no matter where you work or what your job role is. This lesson will provide a general overview to health and safety issues; such… Read More »

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Health and Safety Law

There are a range of health and safety laws that apply to the printing industry. Some will directly affect you in your work where others may not, however it is important to have a basic grasp on health and safety regulations no matter your position in the company. This lesson will focus specifically on the… Read More »

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Risks and Hazards

There are potential hazards in every workplace. Health and safety law states that; “It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees.” This means that every employer must perform an assessment of the risks in the workplace and… Read More »

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Communication

Communication is essential in every workplace, and you will be expected to work with and get along with all different kinds of people as your career progresses. This lesson will explore three different areas around communication and working with other people. The first part delves into the different aspects of teamwork and working with other people; including… Read More »

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The Printing Processes

There are a number of different methods and principles used in printing, though they generally fall into five different categories: Planographic, Relief, Recess, Stencil and Digital, within these categories there are a number of different technologies that are used in industry, and over time there have been a number of technological improvements. This allows for… Read More »

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Departments and Job Roles

No two companies are the same. The structure from one company to another may vary dramatically. Large companies may be divided into specific departments with obvious boundaries and job roles. Smaller companies may have job roles that overlap into several departments. Knowing the structure of your company is important if you are to understand where… Read More »

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Employment and Legal Issues

Employers and employees have statutory rights and responsibilities under UK and European employment law. Employees must abide by the terms of their contract of employment including giving and working the specified period of notice. This lesson has been put together to identify the legal rights and responsibilities of an employee and employer address a range of potential employment or… Read More »

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