There are so many signs we are being asked to adhere to; ‘Keep 2 Metres’ apart being the major one at the moment. But signs can become so familiar that we forget they are there! Look around your office building, the supermarket, indeed virtually any indoor space and you’ll see signs everywhere. In an emergency…

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Feelin’ Groovy? Maybe not in these unusual times but the lyric from Simon and Garfunkel’s hit song is quite apt for those of us now ‘enjoying’ video calls and training sessions as part of our daily lives. As well as using the major video platforms to communicate with each other and our client base, we’ve…

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So, it’s month three of lockdown and the government is starting to ease the constraints. Businesses are working out how they can safely have employees return to work within the published guidelines on social distancing and cleaning regimes. If you haven’t yet done so, the signs are there that the furlough scheme is going to…

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Training while furloughed

The simple answer is yes, you can. Government guidance has always allowed you to train furloughed staff. However, the initial guidance suggested you had to pay staff the national minimum wage for any hours they spent training, but this requirement has been lifted now. One condition that remains though, is that the training can’t be…

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fire safety training

Fire safety training is an essential element of staff training for all business across the United Kingdom. Not only can fire safety training help you to understand the various risks associated with a workplace fire, but it will also teach you exactly how to respond to a fire and the correct processes you should be…

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fire safety training

At this time of year, we all want to liven up our workspace with a little festive cheer. From hanging paper chain garlands to buying a singing, dancing snowman to sit on your desk, there are lots of ways to introduce some holiday magic into your office. But before you start decorating, be sure you’re…

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hotel room

If you run or manage a hotel you have a responsibility to ensure your fire safety is up to date. This is more than a responsibility to the safety of your guests, it is a legal requirement. The law is very clear, and the penalties range from a fine through to actual imprisonment. Basically, this…

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As with any safety procedure, fire safety has some fixed guidelines and statutory requirements that everyone must follow. Despite what it may seem like on a cold November morning, when you are standing at the outside assembly point for a whole school fire drill, these rules and guidelines are there for a reason. They reinforce…

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