Health and Safety Blog Series

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[…]

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[…]

The Health & Safety Executive First Aid Bulletin

The Health & Safety Executive First Aid Bulletin Today (26th July 2019) the Health & Safety executive (HSE) issued their First Aid bulletin, in which they made some points expressly clear. Because these are publicly accessible, we’ve transcribed them here for you, as they are for both clients and trainers to read; First Aid at Work Training – A Notice[…]

Evacuation Chairs – What you need to know.

In this blog post I’m going to talk about evacuation chairs. There are lots of makes and models of evacuation chair on the market. You have probably already seen some in publicly accessible buildings such as hospitals, hotels, sports grounds and arenas; I’ve even seen one in my local Costa Coffee shop. In which case you might be wondering what an evacuation chair does, who it’s for and how you use it? So let’s start with the basics.