If you work as a lollipop man or lady, then chances are that you love children. Something that was definitely true of Bryan Bloom. Bryan was a much loved lollipop man, who at the grand old age of 77 had been working in the same job for over 20 years. However, complaints had been made … More Health and Safety Gone Mad- No More High Fives From The Lollipop man!
We all know that Health and Safety seems to get the blame for a variety of things being stopped, banned or falling in popularity. However, in the most part these myths are just that, complete myths that have no truth to them. So, with this in mind, every month we have decided to take a … More Health & Safety Gone Mad: Shoes Not Allowed on Corpse
Electrics are dangerous, there is no two ways about it. Whether you use them for work, for home or for anything in between, they can pose a threat to your safety and the safety of those around you. This means that it is incredibly important to ensure that it is checked on a regular basis. … More Doing Your Own PAT Testing?
When you work with children you never know when an emergency may happen and when you will need to use first aid skills to remedy a potentially life-threatening situation. Who should come on the courses? Our Paediatric first aid courses are suitable for Childminders, Nannies, Early Years Settings, Parents, Grandparents, Baby sitters and ALL Childcare Professionals. … More SPOTLIGHT: Paediatric First Aid Course
There are few that will argue, that ears are an important body part, more often not they are not thought of as the most glamourous. While this may not be set to change, there is new evidence that the way your ear lobes are formed may prove to be useful in predicting your health. In … More Can your Ears Give You a Heads Up on Heart Disease?
The 13th of September marks the life and works of the children’s author Roald Dahl, for more about the day click here. To celebrate his work, we thought we’d revisit one our favourite children’s books “The Twits” but with Health and Safety in mind. First up is the state of Mr Twit’s beard, which may … More The Twit’s Guide To Health and Safety (Or How They Ignore It)
As Spring rolls into Summer the number of jobs in the garden always seems to grow. So, before you head out and tackle those hedges and plant beds, why not read our top 5 gardening health & safety tips: 1. Tools Always make sure that you take the proper precautions, such as wearing gloves and … More Health & Safety in The Garden
Health & Safety Officers are responsible for creating a positive health and safety culture within a workplace. They are also responsible for ensuring that your colleagues and employers comply with the current safety policies and legislation. Along with setting policies for the company, the role also covers creating risk assessments, completing regular inspections, creating detailed … More Why Consider a Career in Health & Safety?
“Confined spaces can be deadly – A number of people are killed or seriously injured in confined spaces each year in the UK. This happens in a wide range of industries, from those involving complex plant to simple storage vessels. Those killed include people working in the confined space and those who try to rescue … More “Real Life” Confined Space Training by SOA Safety
How one Man and his Dog Helped Save Thousands! With the Heimlich manoeuvre being a vital lifesaving technique that is taught on most first aid courses, you would probably think that it had been around for centuries. However, did you know that research into this manoeuvre only started in the early 1970s? With us sadly … More The History of the Heimlich Manoeuvre