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The Importance of Training

Thursday 18th June 2020
Direct Training GB Ltd.

Why Is Training Important? Training is essential because it is designed to allow someone to be able to strengthen the skills that are needed to be able to improve and develop. This improved development allows for all employees to be brought to a higher level so that they all have a similar set of skills and knowledge. Training is also great for allowing a person numerous opportunities such as to acquire new skills, sharpen existing skills, increase productivity by performing better and also be a better leader. Training can also be a requirement. This means that typically it is done for practical reasons such as being able to keep up with industry standards or be mandatory when someone new is hired…

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We Hope That You Are All Well!

Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Direct Training GB Ltd.

Hi Everyone, With the current world situation due to Covid-19 outbreak and the lock-down restrictions during these uncertain and unprecedented times, here at Direct Training GB Ltd we just wanted to take the time to say that we hope that everyone is safe and well. Here at Direct Training GB Ltd, safety is our key priority and that is why when we are allowed to re-open we have put additional measures in place to allow us to abide by the 2m social distancing measures. In the meantime, we still have over 90 E-Learning courses available online starting at just £9.99. These courses cover a wide variety of topics from First Aid to Food Safety and can be done from the comfort of…

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Are your certificates due to expire soon?

Friday 27th March 2020
Lewis Fletcher

March is drawing to a close and April is just around the corner so we thought we would take a moment to remind you that your certificates may be due to expire soon. If you find that they are, please get in touch today and we will be more than happy to help you renew them. Call: 01246 432984 Email: info@direct-training-gb.co.uk We hope that you are all well and safe and we look forward to seeing you in the future!

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Caring for the Elderly

Thursday 19th March 2020
Lewis Fletcher

With the coronavirus pandemic causing people to self-isolate there has never been a better time to pay that extra special bit of care when caring for the elderly. Unfortunately, aging is a fact of life and it affects all families. As adult children, when imagining our parents as elderly citizens, we may not fully comprehend the extent to which their aging will affect them or how it will affect us. Indeed, if they are already elderly citizens and still in good health and living independently we may not feel any dramatic changes or concerns. However, the time does come when effects of aging become more evident and long-term care may be needed. This can be for many reasons. For example, an…

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Workplace Health | Week 6 - Workplace Violence

Friday 13th March 2020
Lewis Fletcher

What is workplace violence? The term workplace violence describes any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or any other such threatening disruptive behaviors that occur in the place of work. Workplace violence can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults as well as homicide. The violence can have an effect on people such as clients, customers, employees and visitors. In the United States, acts of violence and other injuries are the third leading cause of fatal occupational injuries. Furthermore, in the United States of America, according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), out of the 5147 fatal injuries that occurred in the United States in 2017, 458 cases of this…

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Workplace Health | Week 5 - Mental Health Part 3. The Conclusion

Wednesday 11th March 2020
Lewis Fletcher

As part of our Workplace Safety series, part 3 of Mental Health at work is here and it also marks the conclusion of this segment (at least for now). Over the past couple of weeks, we have begun to explore in depth mental health in general as well as in the workplace and how you can recognize and help someone who is suffering as well as how to look after your own mental health. In this week's segment we are going to be explaining further how you can help to support a colleague or someone who is suffering as well as providing you with a checklist for creating a mentally healthy workplace. So, without any more being said, let's get…

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Workplace Health | Week 4 - Mental Health Part 2

Thursday 5th March 2020
Lewis Fletcher

Why don't people talk about mental health? Worldwide, awareness of mental health is increasing but even so we still live in a world where people who suffer from mental health problems face discrimination and can therefore face challenges seeking the help that they need. Because of this, many people who are experiencing distress try and keep their feelings hidden because they are afraid of the response which they will receive from other people In the workplace, the fear of discrimination and the feeling of shame are among some of the top reasons people gave when surveyed for not telling their colleagues about their mental health problems. A method of tackling this situation is by creating workplace cultures where people can be…

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Coronavirus update and how to stay safe

Tuesday 3rd March 2020
Lewis Fletcher

What is the current Coronavirus? The current Coronavirus is Covid-19. The illness started in Wuhan, China and is caused by a member of the coronavirus family. It has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, It has come from animals. Many of those who were initially infected either worked or were frequent shoppers at the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city. What are the symptoms that this coronavirus causes? The virus can cause pneumonia. Those people who have fallen ill are reported to suffer from coughs, breathing difficulties and also fever. However, in severe cases there can also be organ failure. Because this is viral pneumonia, using antibiotics won't have much affect as the antivirus drugs…

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Workplace Health | Week 3 - Mental Health Part 1

Friday 28th February 2020
Lewis Fletcher

Mental Health at work - Part 1 For many people, work is a major part of life. Work is where we spend much of our time as it is the place where we get our income from as well as being the place where we make most of our friends. Therefore, having a fulfilling job can be very good for your mental health as well as your general wellbeing. There are times in life where everything gets on top of us. Sometimes these problems are work-related such as deadlines or travel. However, sometimes it can be something else - our health, circumstances or relationships. Protecting and addressing mental health is therefore vital for those who have existing issues, for those who…

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Workplace Health | Week 2 - Drugs

Friday 21st February 2020
Lewis Fletcher

Drugs at Work As an employer you have a legal duty to protect your employee's health, safety and welfare. By understanding the signs of someone misusing drugs and alcohol you will be able to manage health and safety risks within your workplace and be able to develop a policy which deals with drug and alcohol related problems whilst supporting your employees. What are the issues and what should you be looking out for? First of all, it is key to note that the words misuse and dependence do not mean the same thing so therefore should not be confused. When drugs and alcohol are misused it is the use of illegal drugs and the misuse of alcohol, medicines and substances such…

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