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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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NEWS ~ Three in Five Care Home Workers Worry About Serious Risk Of Fire

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Care Home International report that new research reveals that three in five care home workers believe their workplace is at serious risk of fire. This was released during Fire Door Safety Week to highlight some alarming misconceptions cover fire door safety and high levels of unsafe practice. Three quarters of the 1,000 current and former care home employees surveyed believed more could be done to prevent or manage a fire. Three in five reported fire safety concerns, with more than half (51%) saying unsatisfactory action was taken as a result. E-Learning Courses ~ for Fire Safety and Fire Safety in Care 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…

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NEWS ~ RICS Publishes a Fire Safety Guide to Landlords and Tenants

Tuesday 1st October 2019

The Mortgage Introducer reports that a Fire Safety Guide to highlight the responsibilities of landlords and tenants in keeping properties safe has been published by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Figures obtained by RICS show there are still a significant number of deaths and injuries from fires in residential properties each year. This fire safety guide has been written with both homeowners and residential tenants in mind and, it offers basic, comprehendible advice to minimise and manage fire safety.

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Upcoming Training Course ~ Health and Safety Course

Thursday 26th September 2019

We are holding a Health and Safety (Level 2) training course at our training facility in Eckington, Derbyshire on Friday 1st November 2019 9am - 4pm. To find out more contact the office.

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TRUE STORY ~ TRAINING WORKS! IT SAVED MY SONS LIFE!

Thursday 26th September 2019

I can't thank Ricky enough for this First Aid training which became real-life when my 17 year old son took an overdose in September 2018. My training came back to me as I had to perform CPR on him twice before the paramedics arrived. If it hadn't been for my training with Ricky at Direct Training GB Ltd I probably wouldn't have known what to do. I am so lucky this was a happy ending.

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MESOTHELIOMA AWARENESS DAY

Thursday 26th September 2019

The primary cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. Asbestos is probably the most dangerous building material ever used. Thousands of people every year fall ill and die because of previous asbestos exposure to asbestos. Asbestos was used until the year 2000 by the construction industry. Cancer is the result after years of damage from asbestos fibers getting lodged in the lining of the lungs or abdomen. Some common symptoms include dry cough and shortness of breath. To find out more about different types of Asbestos and essential training for anyone who may be exposed to Asbestos see our online Asbestos Awareness course.

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NEWS ~ Most children likely to sleep through smoke alarms!

Wednesday 25th September 2019

A very disturbing study from the University of Dundee in collaboration with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, carried out the experiment on 644 children. In the experiment just 28% of youngsters were woken up by the sound of an alarm in their home. The University and Derbyshire Fire Service said manufacturers should make parents aware of the risk that sleeping children may not hear the alarm. An alarm at a lower frequency combined with a voice recording managed to wake up 75% of children in the study. The study found children respond better to different tones and frequencies than in standard alarms. The research was featured on the BBC One show Watchdog on Thursday, with the experiments repeated on eight children under the…

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NEWS ~ Children's Favourite Fireman Sam Sacked

Wednesday 25th September 2019

"Great fires of London!" I've been sacked! Children's TV favourite Fireman Sam has been sidelined by a fire service for being "outdated" and not "inclusive" enough. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will instead use blue, red and yellow fire extinguisher characters Freddy, Filbert and Penelope at promotional events due to the service receiving complaints from the public about using the character. He said: "Firefighters nationally and residents locally have raised some concerns that Fireman Sam doesn't reflect the fire service today, in terms of both the job itself and our workforce. It's important to us that our open days and community events don't make anyone feel excluded and therefore we took this decision." He added: "We always make sure that we include plenty of activities…

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NEWS ~ Free Fire Advice to fast food outlets in the run up to Christmas

Wednesday 25th September 2019

As part of a campaign to improve safety in the run-up to Christmas Oxfordshire County Council is offering free Fire advice to fast food restaurants and takeaways. The aim of the project is to provide business owners with the knowledge to prevent fire incidents in the workplace. Special advise is given for premises with sleeping accommodation above or adjoining where the escape route is through the main building. Dave Bray, fire protection and business safety manager at Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service, said: "If a business on the ground floor has bedrooms on the upper floors, and the staircase descends to ground floor where it discharges through the takeaway or restaurant, a fire on the ground floor could trap people…

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NEWS ~ First Aid to be added to School Curriculum

Wednesday 25th September 2019

Fantastic news that lifesaving skills will be added to the school curriculum from next year. Following a 10-year campaign by the British Red Cross schoolchildren across England will learn first aid skills which could help save a life. If has been found that 23 per cent of children have been in a situation where someone required first aid, and 62 per cent saying they would not know what to do if a person required treatment. Research released on World First Aid Day found that 9 out of 10 agreed that knowing some first aid would be practical. At primary school, pupils will be taught basic first aid, such as how to call the emergency services or aiding someone with a head injury. Older students…

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