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The 12 Days Of Christmas Safety

Thursday 3rd December 2020
Direct Training GB Ltd.

The 12 days of Christmas is a very well known theme for this festive time of year but no matter what holiday you celebrate at this time of year or whether you don't celebrate one at all it is still essential to keep both yourself, your friends and your loved ones safe as safety is a precious gift that cannot be wrapped in a bow. Therefore to keep you safe this holiday period we have put together a list of our top 12 tips to keep you and everyone around you safe. 1. Whether your Christmas tree is real or fake, when you come to put it up ensure that it is placed away from all sources of heat. It is…

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Common Workplace Injuries

Monday 23rd November 2020
Direct Training GB Ltd.

Every year, There are hundreds of thousands of accidents that occur in the workplace each year, many of these accidents result in serious injuries. Thats why we have put together a list of the following ten injuries that commonly occur in the workplace. 1- Slips, trips and falls:- Whether you work in a setting such as a shop, an office or a factory, at some point during your time at work you are likely to encounter some form of a slippery surface. Because of how common slippery surfaces are it is not unlikely that you may come a cropper on one. Furthermore, there is an additional risk for those who work at height and that is the risk of falling from a…

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General Workplace Safety Mistakes Which You Should Avoid.

Thursday 19th November 2020
Direct Training GB Ltd.

Every year, thousands of accidents occur in workplaces across the UK. Some are fatal and some are minor but the common reason for these accidents is general things that could have easily been avoided. To make you aware of some of these mistakes and to give you some tips on how to reduce the risk of them occurring we have put together a list of general workplace safety mistakes. The improper use of ladders:- As simple as it is, once of the most common (and dangerous) workplace safety mistakes is the failure to correctly use a ladder. One of the most common ladder mistakes that people make is using ladders which are unsteady. This occurs when the ladder has not…

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Drinking Safely At Christmas

Monday 16th November 2020
Direct Training GB Ltd.

We are mid-way through November and the Christmas month of December is fast approaching. For many, the December month is one of the peak times of the year for drinking alcohol - from office Christmas parties to catch-ups with friends. This is all before the family festivities and the big day itself, then later into the month comes New Year's Eve. With all of this in mind, it's easy to see how for some a few units of alcohol here and there can all add up. However, what might be not as clear at first is how this can have an effect on not only your health but also your wellbeing. Because of this, we wanted to put together a…

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Staying Safe With Christmas Decorations

Thursday 12th November 2020
Direct Training GB Ltd.

Its the middle of November and for many people, this is the perfect time to begin putting up Christmas trees, lights and joining in with the festivities but did you know that this activity is also the cause of a lot of injuries. It is estimated that in the UK, 350 people per year suffer injuries as a result of incidents such as falls from putting Christmas lights and decorations up high, electric shocks, burns and so much more. To help to keep you safe from injury this Christmas we have put together a selection of our top tips for staying safe whilst putting up Christmas decorations. Electric Shocks:- - When considering putting up Christmas lights, ensure that you test the lights…

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Safety In The Dark - Top Tips To Stay Safe At Night.

Monday 9th November 2020
Direct Training GB Ltd.

It's November and the clocks have gone back and as a result of this, the nights are starting to get darker. In this blog, we want to share with you some tips and advice to help to keep you safe in the dark both at home and whilst you are out and about. At home:- - When you are at home at night, ensure that you only answer the door to someone that you are expecting. - If you have a peephole in your door try to use this to see who is outside. Alternatively, you can look out of the window first. - If you have a door chain, ensure that you use it when you are answering the door to any callers.…

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Bonfire Night Safety

Monday 2nd November 2020
Direct Training GB Ltd.

Its December and that means that Bonfire Night here in the UK is coming fast on the horizon. Due to Covid-19 Bonfire Night may be very different this year in the sense that the second lockdown happens on the same day and big events such as bonfires and firework displays will not be taking place but people will still be having personal fireworks in their gardens and using things such as sparklers so bonfire night safety still needs to be taken very seriously. One of the most common injuries on bonfire night is burns. In todays blog we are going to be discussing how to identify the different types of burns, how to avoid them and how to treat each…

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Second Lockdown Update

Monday 2nd November 2020
Direct Training GB Ltd.

As you will most likely be aware at this point, as of Thursday 5th November the United Kingdom is going into a second lockdown due to Covid-19 and therefore here at Direct Training GB Ltd we wanted to take the time to update you on whether or not our training will still be commencing. As we are classified as being a part of the education sector we are therefore allowed to remain open which means that our training will continue and will do so under the exact same measures as previously. A full list of our Covid-19 measures can be found on our website. If you require any further information or assistance please do not hesitate to contact us as we…

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Direct Training GB Ltd. Covid-19 Safety Measures

Monday 26th October 2020
Direct Training GB Ltd.

Here at Direct Training G.B. Ltd. it is one of our key priorities to keep you safe during the Covid-19 pandemic and now that our training has started up again we have put together a full list of safety measures that we have put in place to ensure the safety of everyone who attends our training courses and to adhere to government guidance regarding the virus. Below you will find a full list of safety measures that we have put in place here at Direct Training G.B. Ltd.to keep everyone who is attending our courses safe with regards to Covid-19: - Our maximum course capacity has been reduced from 12 people to 6 people. We have done this to accommodate correct social…

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Halloween Safety - Choking Risks

Tuesday 13th October 2020
Direct Training GB Ltd.

It's the middle of October and Halloween 2020 is fast approaching. Although this Halloween may be a little different due to how the world currently is one thing is still for sure. Children (and adults alike) will be enjoying lots of sweets and treats around this spooktacular evening, even if things are a little different to the common tradition. Whilst Halloween can be fun, like many other things it does come with its risks and one of those risks is choking. In today's blog we are going to be discussing the risk of choking, how to recognise choking and what actions you can take in the instance of it happening. What is choking? First of all, let's start with the basics.…

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