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Holiday Fire Safety

Monday 6th December 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Even dating back to its earliest incarnations, Christmas and the holiday period has always and probably always will be, a time to invite light and warmth into your home. In earlier years, one of the ways that this was achieved was using candles. Candles are a great way of banishing the winter chill whilst bringing a glowing warmth into your home. In modern days, whilst candles are still used, electric holiday lights are much more prominent and much like candles, electric lights can be extremely dangerous if they are used incorrectly or not properly respected. In today's blog, we are going to be sharing with you some of the ways that you can keep your home safe from fire…

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3 Seasonal Safety Tips To Keep You Safe In The Workplace

Tuesday 30th November 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

It's officially December and for many, that means that it is the start of the holiday season. With this new season it is also crucial to think about how staff and their families might be affected during this time. This often means that there are additional responsibilities to consider and lots of at-home tasks for everyone to catch up on, think about and even sometimes worry about. All these things can be factors in affecting workplace performance and potentially impact the safety of other employees. To help you stay safe this holiday season and keep everyone around you safe too. Here is a list of the biggest holiday safety considerations that you should keep in mind this holiday season. 1. Drunk and…

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Password Safety - Keeping Hackers Out This Holiday Season

Monday 29th November 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

The first defence between you and an intruder or imposter who is wanting to steal your online information is a strong password. With the holiday season right around the corner, due to the pandemic, more and more people will be shopping online. As convenient as this is for you to shop, it is equally as convenient for someone who is looking to steal your personal information or card information. In today's blog, we will be sharing with you a few quick tips to help you to make your passwords stronger and keep your accounts secure this holiday season. 1. Use a nonsense phrase as your password Whilst long passwords are good, what's even better is a long password that makes no sense.…

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Safety In The Snow

Friday 26th November 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Snow is in the forecast and because of this we wanted to share with you a quick blog to help ensure that you are safe whilst you are out and about this weekend. Today is Black Friday and all this weekend, through to Monday, there will be some great deals out and about. With Christmas also on the horizon it is guaranteed that the highstreets will be packed with shoppers, no matter what the weather. Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, it is reported that 7,128 people in the UK were admitted to hospital for injuries caused by slips and falls which involved ice and snow. This statistic came from NHS England. Out of this 7,128 more than half…

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Holiday Decoration Safety

Wednesday 24th November 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

With exactly one month until Christmas Eve, the holiday season is in full swing. The holiday season is celebrated by lots of people such as those who celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and even sometimes all three. One thing that is common however across all holiday celebrations is decorations. Decorations are seen as an expression and celebration of the holiday season and can really help to get you into the festive mood. These jolly decorations do come with a danger though. Whilst you are getting caught up in the festivities it can be easy to lose track of safety. That is why, to ensure that you have a safe, happy and holiday season that is shared with your friends and family, in…

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The 10 Scams Of Christmas

Friday 19th November 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

With the holiday season drawing in closer, the number of scams that are taking place is unfortunately only set to increase. To help to protect both you and your loved ones from fraud this holiday season, here are 10 common scams that you should look out for. 1. Fake gift cards One of the main ways that scammers like to receive payment is in the form of gift cards. This is because gift cards are a form of transaction that are very hard to trace and refund. They are also faked in order to steal money from innocent consumers. Never buy a gift card from a third party seller such as a retailer which you are unfamiliar with who is selling Amazon…

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Christmas Shopping Safety

Tuesday 16th November 2021

Christmas is just over a month away and with that, now is the time when many people will be hitting the shops to do some seasonal shopping, and hitting the shops hard at that! This time of year is the busiest season for shops and unfortunately with that it is also the perfect time of year for thieves. Furthermore, the disorientation and distraction which is caused by the hustle, bustle and loud noises of the shops gives these thieves the perfect cover. Because of this, police forces begin issuing increased crime prevention messages to inform shoppers of the risks that are associated with Christmas shopping. In this blog, we will be sharing with you our top tips for helping to…

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Winter Safety Driving Kit - 10 Things to Put in Your Car This Winter

Tuesday 9th November 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

As the mornings become chillier, car windows become frosted and driving requires even more caution that usual. Being prepared for the road in the winter is essential as anything could happen. In this blog we are going to be sharing with you 10 must have items that you should keep in your car at all times throughout the colder months as you never know when any of them might come in handy. 1. First Aid Kit Whilst still being essential year round, a first aid kit is still one of the most important things to keep in your car, especially during winter. This is even more so the case as during conditions such as snow, emergency vehicle response times may be slower.…

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How To Recognise If You Or Someone Else Has Been Spiked/Drugged & What To Do

Friday 29th October 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

In the UK, the last few weeks have seen an increase in the number of people who have been reporting that they have had their drink spiked or that they have been spiked by injection whilst they are out in nightclubs and bars. If you or your friends start to have a reaction to alcohol which is different to normal whilst you are on a night out then this may be an indicator that you have been spiked. In today's blog we are going to be sharing with you everything that you need to know about spiking such as the signs, symptoms and what to do if you think that you or someone else has been spiked/drugged. What drugs are usually used…

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Bonfire Night Safety

Tuesday 19th October 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

In England, the 5th November marks Bonfire Night. Bonfire Night (Also known as Guy Fawkes Day), commemorates the failure of the gunpowder plot of 1605. The gunpowder plot conspired to blow up the Houses of Parliament which would have killed everyone inside including the King. The plot was foiled and is still celebrated to this day as an English tradition. It is named Guy Fawkes day as the most famous conspirer involved was Guy Fawkes. In celebration of the tradition, every year on the 5th November, families across England have/attend bonfire and firework displays. Whilst these bonfires and fireworks can be a fantastic spectacle, the nature of them makes them extremely dangerous. On average, 127 fires in homes and building fires…

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