February 26, 2015

Warning: Possible Baby Boom!

Fifty Shades of Grey sparked the biggest baby boom in 40 years, according to a recent news article. There are a number of press stories linking the release of the 50 Shades of Grey books to a Baby Boom. This month saw the release of the film so perhaps we should be prepared for a…

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February 17, 2015

Beware: Pancakes can be flipping dangerous

Distracted by warm, tasty pancakes? When people enthusiastically reach for the frying pan, lemon and sugar – some end up needing the Fire Service or the A & E department too. Pancake Day, while seen as a fun day by all, can be more dangerous than most people think. It’s a time when those who…

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January 28, 2015

Are you providing adequate First Aid?

As an employer you must ensure that adequate levels of first aid are provided. Accidents and sickness are not planned events and can happen to any one at any time. Your workplace does not have to be high risk for an accident to occur. If one did, what would you do? How would you manage?…

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Let’s make a safety New Year’s resolution

We’ve all done it… “It’s New Year, it’s time to start going to the gym, start an academic course and stop smoking.” People may have good intentions at New Year but they often fail to take action. So how can a review of your Health and Safety in 2015 be an action more than a good…

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December 18, 2014

Check your sockets!

Are you making sure that all of your office electrical points are fit for purpose? Because you should – in reality, infrequent PAT tests simply won’t cut it. ’13 amp plug tops’ are in every day use and should be safe to use they also form part of the portable appliance testing (PAT) procedure. The…

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E-cig alert!

Putting aside all the pros and cons regarding the safety of e-cigarettes as an aid to stopping smoking, the Fire and Rescue Services have issued warning about using them. Fire and rescue services are attending to more e cigarettes incidents then ever in 2012 they attended 12 so far this year they have been called…

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus has a message for you…

Santa has a safety message to make sure you, your co-workers and your family stay safe over the festive season… Fairy Lights Check the fuses – ensure they are the are the right  rating  (see the box for the maximum size of fuse you should use) If bulbs blow, replace them Don’t leave fairy lights…

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October 30, 2014

Ebola – Does it affect you?

Ebola – it’s all over the news at the moment…But it won’t affect us will it? There’s a lot of technical and medical information on Ebola virus from all over the world and it is hard to know what is fact or just gossip. All you really need to know is how it can affect you,…

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October 28, 2014

Hosting a Bonfire? Follow our Safety Tips

Remember, remember the 5th of November. But don’t let it be for all the wrong reasons. If you’re planning to host an event this Bonfire Night, we’ve put together these Health & Safety tips to help you ensure you, your employees and your guests have a safe evening…. Fireworks at home or at friends fire work display…

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August 28, 2014

It’s time for a Health & Safety refresher course

It’s almost start of the academic year – a timely reminder for organisations to consider carrying out a review of their health and safety training. With all the Health & Safety legislation changes that take place in short space of time, it’s almost important for both and employers and employees to think about refresher training…

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Shift work can be dangerous

Resent research indicates a relationship between shift work and several medical conditions… Type 2 diabetes Ovarian cancer Cardiovascular diseases Obesity Shift work can also contribute to strain of marital, family, and personal relationships. These may not be the only medical conditions attributed to shift work as research is still continuing. What is shift work? The…

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