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The 12 Days Of Christmas Safety - Day 3: Driving

Sunday 15th December 2019

The Journey begins! You've done the decorating and the shopping so now the driving begins. You might be heading home for the Christmas season or planning road trips to get away or catch up with friends and family. However in reality, driving at Christmas isn't always fun and games so its important that you are prepared for the road ahead, after all, nobody wants to have to deal with a Christmas breakdown so to help you on your journey's here are our top tips to see you driving safely into the New Year. Make a list and don't forget it Christmas is a time where everything is written on a list. Present list, food lists and guest lists so why not have an…

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The 12 Days Of Christmas Safety - Day 2: Shopping

Saturday 14th December 2019

The Christmas decorations are up and the lights are glowing like the flame of a candle, so what do you need to do next this festive season? Go Christmas Shopping! Hats, gloves and coats are on. The Christmas classics are playing and all around you everyone is flurrying around, trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone. All of the shops are decorated merrily and your warm cup of hot cocoa is helping to get you right into the Christmas spirit. Its a happy time but it can also be a dangerous time. To help to keep you safe on your Christmas shopping spree we've put together a list of our top tips: When you are Christmas shopping try to…

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The 12 Days Of Christmas Safety - Day 1: Electric Shocks and what to do in the instance of one.

Friday 13th December 2019

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun! Its that time of the festive month where you might be starting to put up the Christmas lights, the homes are sparkling and the lights are twinkling but did you also know that one of the most common accidents to happen at this time of year is people receiving electric shocks? Today we are going to be discussing what causes electric shocks, how to avoid them and also what to do if someone receives one. What are the most common causes of electric shocks? There are several factors that can cause electric shocks at any time of the year, not just at Christmas. Here is a list of the most common causes: Appliances which…

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The new year is coming. Are you and your staff's certificates still valid?

Wednesday 4th December 2019

The new year 2020 is just around the corner. Are you and your staff's certificates still valid or have they expired? There is still time to renew them before the new year. Get in touch today to arrange classroom training or why not take a look at our 87 online courses. We are also taking booking for 2020 now! Contact us at: Tel: 01246 432984 Fax: 01246 432987 Mobile: 07813 891840 Email: info@direct-training-gb.co.uk

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Something festive is coming...

Wednesday 4th December 2019

The Christmas season is upon us and to celebrate this festive time, starting on the 13th December we will be counting down the 12 days of Christmas. Each day we will be posting a new topic, packed full of tips on how to stay safe this Christmas from shopping safety to electric shocks we have it all so stay tuned and check back each day for more interesting information, or for more in depth training why not give us a call on 01246 432984 or check out one of our 87 online courses. Stay safe and happy Holidays!

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Fire Safety at Christmas. What are the do's and don'ts of being safe with electrical decorations?

Friday 29th November 2019

Its that festive time of year again, Bonfire night and Halloween have just passed us and everyone is starting to bring out the Christmas decorations. Fairy lights and ornaments are twinkling and everyone is spreading some holiday cheer! But how are these lights being powered? That's right! Electricity. Without knowing it you could potentially be taking some dangerous risks which are putting yourself and others in danger. To help keep both you and other safe this merry holiday season we've put together some simple top tips of the things that you should and shouldn't be doing when it comes to electrical fire safety. Do: Always check that your Christmas lights have not become damaged or broken whilst they have…

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TIP ~ FREE Smoke Detector fitting service

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Do you have a working Smoke Detector? A working smoke detector SAVES LIVES and it reduces damage to property. Some Fire Services offer a free smoke detector check. To find out if your local fire service provide this service - contact them now! A correctly fitted detector will go into alarm mode in the very early stages of a fire, in fact most will sound with the invisible products of combustion before the visible smoke is seen. Detectors used in conjunction with an escape plan will give the occupier valuable minutes to escape the property and allow an early call to the fire service. Protect your family and your property - Act now! This could save a life Please don't put this off!…

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NEWS ~ Scottish Fire and Rescue Service - Free Home Fire Safety Visits

Tuesday 15th October 2019

This is a fantastic idea: New mums and dads are being encouraged to ensure their homes are fire safe by local health visitors who are helping busy parents to access this service. Advise on fire escape plan and information about smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms. The idea for this partnership between SFRS and local health visitors came from new parents Stephen and Erin Anderson. Stephen is himself a watch commander in Glasgow.

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RESTART A HEART DAY - 16th October 2019

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Today is Restart A Heart Day Make sure you have the skills to act if an emergency happens. CPR is taught on all of our First Aid courses.

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E-Learning Courses ~ for Fire Safety and Fire Safety in Care

Tuesday 1st October 2019

We currently have 85 E-Learning (Online) courses for more information see our website. Basic Fire Safety £9.50 + vatFire Marshall £9.50 + vatFire Safety for Care £9.50 + vatFire Marshal for Care £9.50 + vat As with all of our courses we offer a Free Trial before you buy allowing you to sample the first module of each course completely free, to see if it is suitable for your needs, before commiting to buy.

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