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5 Common Unhealthy Habits

Thursday 20th January 2022
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

It's January 2022 and for many people, a New Year's Resolution may be to make an effort to be healthier. However, there are some common habits which, without you knowing, could be sabotaging your efforts. In today's blog, we will be sharing with you 5 of those unhealthy habits and ways in which you can avoid them. It should be noted that you don't have to expect yourself to change all of these habits at once, nor should you fret if you occasionally fall off the wagon and slip back into one of them. What matters the most is that you get back on top 1. Snacking when you're not hungry - When you lose touch of your body's…

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General Fire Safety

Thursday 13th January 2022
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Having correct fire safety precautions in place is essential and can potentially be the difference between life and death, both at home and in the workplace. In today's blog, we will be sharing with you some tips to keep you and everyone around you safe from fire. Smoke Alarms Fitting and testing smoke alarms can be a crucial step in helping you and your family escape from a potentially deadly home fire. Smoke alarms should be fitted on each level of your home and the batteries should be tested every week and changed every year. The batteries should never be removed apart from when they are being replaced. Cooking More than half of all accidental fires that take…

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The Danger of Distractions in the Workplace

Tuesday 11th January 2022
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Distractions are one of the most dangerous things in the workplace. There are many types of distractions and in todays blog we will be discussing each type of distractions and ways in which you can avoid them. 1 - Mental distractions and inattention - Mental distractions are one of the leading causes of accidents in the workplace. Mental distractions can range from talking to a co-worker whilst performing a hazardous task to replaying or fantasising scenes in your head. Mental distractions are extremely dangerous because they lead to inattention and these inattentions could result in either you or a colleague becoming seriously injured or even killed. The best way to avoid mental distractions is to stay focussed at all times,…

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5 Tips For Cooking Safely This Christmas

Friday 10th December 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Christmas is right around the corner and up and down the country, friends and families will be sharing Christmas dinner. It's a time for festivities and cheer but cooking that same dinner can also be extremely dangerous, especially when a bit of Christmas wine is involved! In today's blog, we will be sharing with you a quick selection of cooking safety to tips to help ensure that your Christmas dinner is as safe, merry and festive as possible. 1. The danger of kitchens - the kitchen can be a very dangerous place, especially for young children whilst food is being prepared. Never leave children alone in the kitchen whilst something is cooking on the hob. Additionally, you should…

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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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