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How to spot the signs of dehydration and fix it

Dehydration (pronounced ˌdiː.haɪˈdreɪ.ʃən or dee·hai·dray·shn ) occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. Or to put it another way, a harmful reduction in the amount of water in the body. How to spot the signs of dehydration and fix[…]

Mental Health in the Workplace Training

Mental health has become, rightly so, a very important topic for many businesses and quite often people confuse mental health with mental illness, but they are fundamentally very different things. We will explain that a little in this article, but why is understanding mental health important? First and foremost, any good employer has a moral duty to support their employees[…]

What is Legionella?

Legionella is the name given to a family of bacteria which cause severe lung illnesses. These conditions include illnesses such as Pontiac Fever, Lochgoilhead fever and the most common one called Legionnaire’s disease. Legionnaire’s disease is predominantly caused by one strain of the bacteria called Legionella Pneumophilla but can be caused by several other strains of the bacteria. What is[…]

How Often Should Manual Handling Training Be Carried Out?

Manual handling tasks are the cause of over a third of all workplace injuries according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Poor manual handling practices cause musculoskeletal injuries and in 2020/2021 around 470,000 workers suffered these types of injury. It is no wonder, then, that ensuring your workforce is properly trained in manual handling best practice is a big[…]

Food Labelling Legislation Changes

Calorie labelling on food packaging has been in place for many years and gives consumers comparable information on how many calories that food contains per serving or 100g. The notable, perhaps, exception has been where food is prepared for immediate sale such as is restaurants, cafés and takeaways where almost no calorific information is given. This is not the case[…]

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan

Evacuating a building in the event of a fire can be tricky and confusing at the best of times. When evacuating people with reduced mobility or mental capacity the evacuation process is even more challenging. This is where a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan comes in. Widely utilised in environments like hospitals and care homes, PEEPs should also be applied in[…]

Prepacked for Direct Sale Food – What You Need To Know

The requirements for food labelling for prepacked food for direct sale (known as PPDS) has changed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. From 1st October 2021, food that is “prepacked for direct sale” now must have labelling that clearly details any allergens it contains. The change is because of Natasha’s Law, legislation laid in Parliament in September 2019 in The[…]

Saving lives and Saving the planet

We’re in the business of teaching people like you life saving skills. We’re also an environmentally conscious business, constantly striving to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible, doing our part to save the planet. We’re immensely proud to announce our brand new partnership with JUST ONE Tree. Our partnership means that every time you book on a course, we donate[…]

Freedom Day

Today (19th July 2021) is the so-called Freedom Day in the UK, where Covid-19 safety precautions are no longer legally mandated. Like all businesses, we have had to adapt how we operate since the outbreak of Covid. Today is Freedom Day, the day that the Government have decided that it’s appropriate for the legally mandated Covid restrictions to be removed,[…]

Covid-19 Statement (June ’21)

Things are always changing with regards to Covid-19; it’s a virus, after all. Here’s our latest position statement with regards to the virus, the pandemic & training courses. Covid-19 Statement Cheshire East Trading Standards confirm that, subject to standard COVID-19 safety protocols, all face to face training can continue, where online courses are unavailable or undesirable. This means that we[…]

Ladder inspection checklist for the home user

Ladder inspection, as dull as it sounds is really important for ladder users both at home ans at work. Ladders are a wonderful piece of equipment, that at first glance seem to be extremely easy to use. While this might be true of the majority of types of ladder (multi-function ladders are definitely an exception to the rule!), but there[…]

“If you walked into this business, what would you expect them to have in place?”

“If you walked into this business, what would you expect them to have in place?” It’s a simple question and one that I ask when teaching a number of subjects. It tends to get people thinking and sometimes generates some surprising answers. Ask yourself the same question; if you walked into a hairdressers or a restaurant, or perhaps an engineering[…]

Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19)

[Latest update: 15th May] Contents: Basic important information (updated) Our training courses (updated) Updates: 15th May 2020 15th Mar 2020 11th Mar 2020 28th Feb 2020 General and useful information about coronavirus How do you self-isolate & what should I do or not do while at home? Masks Hand washing Expert opinion Links And finally… Coronavirus Basic Important Information: Coronavirus[…]

Face to Face courses in a post Covid-19 world

Face to Face courses in a post Covid-19 world With the lockdown situation being as it is, we have had to cancel all our face to face courses. Unfortunately this will have to continue until we are given guidance by the regulatory authorities that states that we can reopen again (with whatever distancing requirements are necessary). The HSE along with[…]

Emerade Auto-injectors, again!

Emerade Auto-injectors, again! This morning the UK’s MHRA have announced via official Government channels that the manufacturers of the Emerade 300 microgram solution auto-injector pens have all been recalled by the manufacturer. Several months ago you may remember that we reported problems with these auto-injectors. Well, it seems that the manufacturers have been proactive in getting a fix for them.[…]