03 Nov 2017

New training launched Following the HSE’s announcement last year that employers may wish to consider including items designed to manage catastrophic bleeds in their workplace kits such as tourniquets and haemostatic dressings, we launched a brand new training course earlier this year. This very practical course has been designed to either be delivered as an “add on” to a first aid cours...

31 Aug 2017

In December 2014, the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation came into force, designed to ensure allergen information is provided in a clear and consistent way and covering both prepacked and non-packaged foods. Given the fact that 8 % of children and 2% of adults in the UK have a food allergy or intolerance (source: Food Standards Agency), the new requirements were welcomed by man...

17 Aug 2017

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently released the number of fatal injuries related to workplace accidents in Great Britain from 1st April 2016 - 31st March 2017. The figure was 137. Whilst recent years have seen a downward trend in the number of workplace fatalities in the UK, this figure shows that there is still significant improvement to be made in serious accident reduction...

09 Aug 2017

Due to some cancellations, we have a few spaces again available on Super Summer Sale courses which previously were fully booked. Take advantage of our excellent discounts in our First Aid course sale this summer: Emergency First Aid at Work 10th August £30 + VAT per person First Aid at Work 14th-16th August £80 + VAT per person To book, please call 0191 5022515 or email us now....

13 Jul 2017

  The latest culinary fad that's sweeping the nation is the use of edible flowers in food. These are becoming popular in salads, as cake decorations, desserts and even in cocktails. Many food safety experts and botanists are concerned that this new craze could cause a spate of poisonings. With major supermarkets charging up to £3 a punnet, many chefs might pick their own from ...

14 Jun 2017

  The Food Standards Agency have announced that 19th - 25th June 2017 marks Safe Summer Eating Week, the start of a campaign designed to raise awareness of good food hygiene at home during the summer months and  will focus on areas such as effective chilling (fridge temperature and defrosting) and the thorough cooking of mince products. Whilst the focus of this campaign is on ...

06 Jun 2017

  The 5th-11th June 2017 marks Heart Rhythm Awareness week. The aim of this week is to spread awareness of irregular heartbeats (atrial fibrillation), by feeling your pulse and counting it. In doing this, the Arrhythmia Alliance are working to secure early diagnosis and improve outcomes for the many millions of people across the globe affected by arrhythmias (a problem with the r...

01 Jun 2017

  In this month's issue, we are happy to announce our Quality Assurance review from IOSH and of course there are some interesting news articles. Take a look at our June Newsletter If you haven't already signed up your email address to receive our monthly newsletter, send us an email with 'Newsletter Sign Up' as the email subject here....