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Floods | What to know and what to do.

Monday 17th February 2020
Lewis Fletcher

As of the 15th February 2020, Storm Dennis has been making the headlines, causing waterways to burst their banks, resulting in severe floods and damage. In this article we are going to be discussing how to stay safe if you have been affected by a flood and what to do. What is a flood? A flood is a temporary overflowing of water onto an area of land that is normally dry. A flood is one of the most common forms of natural disaster. Types of flood Floods can be the result of several different factors such as: - The result of rain, snow or storm surges causing dams and other water sources to overflow. - Slowly developing floods or flash floods. Flash floods can come with…

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Knife Crime | What you need to know.

Tuesday 11th February 2020
Lewis Fletcher

Knife Crime is upon the highest recorded forms of crime currently in the United Kingdom. We have written the following article to give you an insight into the situation. The crime levels are shown by the statistics below: Weapons possessions - 35.9% Drug offences - 25% Violence - 7.2% Theft - 5.4% Sexual offences - 3.3% Rape prosecutions - 1.14% (These figures were sourced from the Independent and are accurate as of the 23rd January 2020.) The BBC reported a record high number of knife possession offences occurred with 14,135 (figure sourced from the Ministry of Justice) up to September. To put this into perspective, the last time we saw a number like this was 2007. However, for the second quarter running, the ONS crime statistics show that nationally…

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The Coronavirus - Everything we know

Friday 7th February 2020
Lewis Fletcher

What is the coronavirus? The coronavirus is a virus made up of a large group of viruses (also known as the coronaviruses). These viruses are commonly found in animals and can in some rare cases be transmitted from an animal to a human. What are the symptoms of the coronavirus? The viruses associated are known to cause a 'flu-like illness'. This usually includes a mild to moderate respiratory tract illness, this is similar to the common cold. Other symptoms of the coranvirus include a cough, a soar throat, a runny nose and also possibly a headache, also on some occasions it may also include a fever which is known to be able to last for a couple of days. Anyone who has…

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The Four F's of February - Week 1: First Aid

Thursday 6th February 2020

The four F's of February - Week 1 - First Aid First Aid is a very broad topic, it covers every injury that could possibly happen but you never know when you may need that key knowledge to help someone in need or even save a life. In this week's segment of our series for the month of February we have compiled a variety of essential tips to help you recognize symptoms and treat a situation. First, check the scene for danger. Look for any potential dangers to you or the casualty. Treating cuts and scrapes: Apply gentle pressure for 20 to 30 minutes onto the wound until it stops bleeding. Clean the wound by gently running clean water over it. You…

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A new weekly series is coming soon!

Tuesday 4th February 2020
Lewis Fletcher

February is here and with it we are introducing a brand new series; The four F's of February! In this series, each week we will be taking an in-depth look at a safety topic which begins with the letter F and sharing stories, tips and news articles to help to keep you and others safe. The first segment is coming very soon so stay tuned!

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Reminder

Friday 31st January 2020
Lewis Fletcher

ATTENTION⏱ If you are wanting to learn first aid we have a 3 day First Aid at Work course starting on Monday next week but it isn't too late to book your place! 📞Call: 01246 432984 💻Email: info@direct-training-gb.co.uk #NeverTooLate #FirstAid #Sheffield #Eckington #Chesterfield #Nottingham #EventsNearMe #Local #Book #Training #SaveALife #February

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Do you work with Children or infants? You need this!

Thursday 30th January 2020

Maybe you are a childminder, nanny or nursery staff. Our paediatric courses will cover how to manage an ill or injured child / infant in the event of an emergency, providing you with crucial knowledge, should you ever need it. To find out more: Visit our website - https://www.direct-training-gb.co.uk/ Give us a call - 01246 432984 Send us an email - info@direct-training-gb.co.uk #firstaid #paediatric #childcare #Derbyshire #Eckington #Sheffield #Nottingham #local #trainingnearme #UK #infant #nursery #nanny #care #DirectTrainingGB #knowledge #essential #events #eventsnearme

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Are you looking for a new career?

Wednesday 29th January 2020
Lewis Fletcher

Are you looking for a new career and require training? Or maybe you are a company with a new employee who needs some training such as first aid training, manual handling or forklift training.Here at Direct Training GB Ltd we can help with all of your training needs. We offer in-house, on-site training as well as a massive variety of over 90 online courses. What's more? You can sign up for a free trial account and try the first module of any course for not even a penny! So what are you waiting for? To book your training give us a call or send us an email: Call:01246 432984 Email: info@direct-training-gb.co.uk

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First Aid Training dates February 2020

Tuesday 28th January 2020
Lewis Fletcher

Do you or your workplace have a valid first aid certificates? We have places available on our February first aid course including: - 1 Day Emergency First Aid at Work 6th February 2020 - 3 Day First Aid at Work 3rd-5th February 2020 - 2 Day First Aid at Work Refresher 10th-11th February 2020 To book your place, Simply: Call: 01246 432984 Email: info@direct-training-gb.co.uk #Eckington #Sheffield #Chesterfield #Nottingham #FirstAid #Training #Local #LocalNews #Event #Booking #DirectTrainingGB #SaveaLife #Certificate #BookNow #February2020 #EventsNearMe #Essential

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#FridayThoughts

Friday 24th January 2020
Lewis Fletcher

It's Friday again! Gosh, the days go by so fast. Do you have that Friday feeling? Here at Direct Training GB Ltd we certainly do. Today a hashtag on the popular social network, Twitter has been trending called #FridayThoughts, and that got us thinking (as it should) and led us to pose the following question: When was the last time you did any First Aid training? A first aid certificate is valid for 3 years and every workplace which employs a number of staff must have one by law. First aid is essential knowledge and can be used to save lives. You never know what is going to happen in the workplace or at home so having that knowledge is key. We…

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