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We write about loads of different subjects; from workplace health and safety, to how to cook your food, and everything in between.

We’ve broken the blog up into clear subsections, so if you’re looking for a particular topic, you may be able to find it more easily by looking in one of these sections. Simply use the links within the menu bar at the top of the page.

We’re always looking to add content by writing more posts. If you think that there’s something that’s missing that we should write about, please get in touch using the contact form on our Contact us page. It would be lovely to hear from you.

Want to write a guest blog? If you’d like to write a guest blog about a subject relating to the subjects that we teach, it would be lovely to hear from you.

How to look after a defibrillator

How to look after a defibrillator When it comes to emergency first aid, quick action is always imperative and never more so when it is suspected that someone’s heart has stopped. Did you know that without quick intervention, only around…

How to Treat a Burn

How to Treat a Burn Accidents can happen at any time and quite often the longer term consequences of an accident are entirely dependent on the initial action taken to treat any wounds or injury. In this blog we will…

What is ladder safety?

What is ladder safety? Ladders are used all the time, both at home and at work and they are a fast and convenient way of reaching things that we couldn’t get to without them. Ladders are used for everything from…

Ligature Training

Ligature Training Mental health is a very serious topic. Deteriorating Mental Health can manifest itself in many different ways withdrawal and quietness, to anxiety and depression and, unfortunately, suicide. In 2021, according to the Office of National Statistics, there were…

What does due diligence mean in food safety?

What does due diligence mean in food safety? It is a legal requirement that anyone who produces, distributes or sells any food products must comply with food hygiene regulations. As part of this, being able to demonstrate that you are…

Are home workers classed as lone workers?

Are home workers classed as lone workers? Home working has become significantly more common since the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and it has now very much become the norm. Some people have elected to stay at home rather than…

Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support It isn’t something we think about until we really need it, but would you know what to do if you came across someone who had collapsed or who is clearly in medical distress? Those first few minutes…

Mental Health in the Workplace Training

Mental Health in the Workplace Training Mental health has become, rightly so, a very important topic for many businesses. Quite often people confuse mental health with mental illness, but they are fundamentally very different things. In this article we explain…

What is Legionella?

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…

Concussion Training for Coaches

Concussion Training for Coaches Anyone who watches or is interested in Rugby will be acutely aware of all the new rules which are aimed at reducing concussion in the sport, from new scrum and tackle laws to head injury assessments…

Food Labelling Legislation Changes

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…

What are the 4Cs of food safety?

What are the 4Cs of food safety? Whether you have been in the food industry for years or just getting started with your culinary career, food safety is vitally important. A simple way to understand and remember the fundamentally important…

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan

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…

Fire Evacuation Strategy

Fire Evacuation Strategy In every workplace, public place, hospital, care home, school and hopefully a lot of homes, there should be a regularly reviewed Fire Evacuation Plan. This will detail what should happen in the event of a fire. The…

Fire Safety Training For Employees

Fire Safety Training For Employees Fire Safety Training For Employees. Fire, since its first discovery has been intrinsic to the human race’s continued survival. However, it is also one of the most destructive natural forces. None of us like to…

3 must have qualifications for your CV

3 Must Have Qualifications For Your CV Whether you’re 16 or 60, there are 3 must have qualifications for your CV. When it comes to looking for a job, one thing is for certain; you need to make sure you…

Saving lives and Saving the planet

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….

Are your new ladders dangerous?

Are your new ladders dangerous? Last year I purchased a set of telescopic ladders from a well known online marketplace. The idea was that candidates on my ladder use and inspection courses could use them. When I opened the box,…

Ladder inspection checklist for the home user

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…

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