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...

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....

24 May 2017

  On Monday 22nd May we held a successful free First Aid for Managers Update event. The aim of this half day session was to assist local businesses to understand the changes to first aid legislation over the past 7 years. The event proved very beneficial as many attendees were unaware of the smaller changes that had an effect on how they assessed their first aid needs. They also ...

17 May 2017

  2017 marks 20 years of our delivering training courses and consultancy in Health & Safety, Food Safety, First Aid and other compliance subjects. To celebrate our success, we are holding a course sale throughout August - some of our most popular training courses are being offered at half price or less. All courses will be held at our comfortable Sunderland venue. Spaces a...

16 May 2017

The 15th to the 21st May marks Deaf Awareness Week. The importance of this week is to promote awareness surrounding partial hearing loss and deafness. According to The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), an estimated 20,000 people suffered from NIHL (Noise-Induced Hearing Loss) caused or made worse by work from the periods of 2013-2016. The number of cases have declined over the past t...