22 May 2018

  There are big changes on the horizon when it comes to how we manage and process your data, as the GDPR comes into force on Friday 25 May 2018. As a result of these changes we’re letting you know how we hold and process your personal data. We always treat your data with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, and rest assured we never share any information abou...

23 Apr 2018

  The benefits of e-learning courses Most businesses agree that competent employees contribute to their success, not to mention ensuring compliance with legal requirements regarding mandatory training. However, in an increasingly busy world,   ensuring employees receive the training needed to contribute to this competency can be difficult. Whilst there can sometimes be no alter...

03 Apr 2018

The Food Standards Agency recently released details of results from testing of Campylobacter levels in chickens sold by the top 9 retailers in the UK. The results showed that the number of chickens testing positive for the highest levels of contamination is lower than previous testing. This reflects a continued lowering of levels over time. Campylobacter is the most common cause of fo...

19 Mar 2018

As our spring NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC) course is about to commence, we thought it a good time to answer a few frequently asked questions, particularly by those employers who are wondering if it is right for them. Who is it aimed at? The NEBOSH NGC is ideal for employees with health and safety responsibilities in any sector. It is especially suited to those in super...

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...

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 ...