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Scam Awareness Month - How To Recognise A Scam And The Actions That You Should Take

Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

As it is June 2021, that means that it is currently scam awareness month. Especially over the past year, largely due to the pandemic, scams are becoming more and more common and that is why today we wanted to take the time to share with you some key information to help you stay safe. With this knowledge and awareness you won't be flustered and rushed by scammers who are trying to take advantage of you and therefore you won't make decisions that you later regret. Furthermore, by spreading awareness of scams you won't stay silent if you fall victim to one. Sharing your experience could potentially save others from falling into the same trap. How to spot a scam In many…

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How To Recognise Drowning And What To Do In The Emergency Of Someone Drowning

Monday 21st June 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

National drowning prevention week this year ran from the 12-19 June 2021. Although this ended only a couple of days ago officially, the risk of drowning dosen't end with it so we felt as though it was essential to always understand how to recognise drowning and how to help someone in the event of them drowning. What Is drowning? The dictionary definition of drowning is as follows: '1a : to suffocate by submersion especially in water.' There are five different categorisations of drowning and they are: Near drowning This form of drowning is defined as when the patient is rescued before the point of death or there is temporary survival. Dry drowning Dry drowning is defined as when a person sinks and…

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The Importance Of Fire Alarm Testing And How To Test Fire & Smoke Alarms

Tuesday 15th June 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Why is testing your fire alarm important? Fire is one of the leading causes of damage to homes and businesses every year and the damage that it causes can be devastating. Fires don't just cause damage though, they cause the loss of life too. To protect homes, businesses, people and livelihoods, fire alarms were invented with the role of alerting anyone in or around the property if there is a fire. This allows for the occupants to follow procedure and get to safety and the fire to be dealt with and the emergency services to be called before it can spread. Fire alarms consist of several electronic components so naturally they can become damaged, compromised or degrade. This is why it is…

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The Risks & Dangers Of Rushing

Monday 14th June 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

In the fast moving world that we live in, sometimes it can feel as though there just isn't enough hours in the day to get everything done that we want to. Because of this there is the temptation to rush and take shortcuts to get the task done quicker. Rushing and taking shortcuts may result in (but are not limited to) the following consequences: 1. Accidents which involve yourself and/or other co-workers. 2. Injuries which have the potential to disable you or one of your co-workers. This could put the person affected out of work. 3. Mistakes which can result in your customers being unhappy. 4. Materials or tasks having to be reworked. 5. Products becoming damaged or lost. 6. Failure to perform the…

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First Aid Saves Lives

Monday 14th June 2021
Direct Training GB Ltd.

The unfortunate event that took place at the Euro 2020 game this weekend and the amazing response by the medical team that attended really showed how essential and life saving First Aid knowledge is. Knowing basic First Aid in a situation allows you to do the following 3 things: 1. Promote recovery. 2. Prevent the situation from becoming worse. 3. Preserve Life. Anyone can learn First Aid at any age. If you would like to learn First Aid and have the knowledge to save a life, why not get in touch with us today. Call: - 01246 432984 Email: - info@direct-training-gb.co.uk #SaveALife #Euro2020 #CardiacArrest #LifeSaver #BeTheDifference #FirstAidTraining #FirstAidSavesLives #FirstAidTrainingNearMe #LearnFirstAid #Euro #Football

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5 Reasons Why E-Learning Is Great For Businesses & Organizations

Monday 7th June 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

The continuing growth of E-Learning is a breakthrough development in training. E-Learning maximises learning effectiveness and can be tailored and customised to the needs of a company whilst proactively and efficiently equipping employees with the specialized expertise and knowledge that they need to perform at their best.it is also beneficial to management as it gives them an insight into their employees knowledge and productivity. With the Covid-19 pandemic, E-Learning has never been more popular as it has allowed for training to take place anywhere, anytime without the risk of close human contact. Today we want to share with you 5 of the core benefits of E-Learning for organizations: 1 - Training is standardized - E-Learning allows for companies to consolidate their content…

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5 Areas Of Health & Safety That Your Business Should Be Focusing On In 2021

Thursday 3rd June 2021

1. Review your health & safety policy and risk assessment - Under the Health & Safety at Work etc. act 1974, it is a legal requirement for any business which has more than 5 employees to review their health and safety policy at regular intervals. Advice has been provided by the HSE (The Health & Safety Executive) which covers this legal requirement and advises that health and safety performance in a business be reviewed on an annual basis. This review can be done by monitoring and reviewing the arrangements in your H&S management system to ensure they are being appropriately managed. 2. Book training for you and your staff - With the growing popularity of online training, E-Learning is becoming more…

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Safety In The Sun

Tuesday 1st June 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

It is the first day of June 2021 and right now in the UK we are experiencing a few days of sun and heat. Lockdown restrictions are gradually being eased so there has never been a better time to get out and relax in the sun. However, safety in the sun is something that should always be taken seriously. Sunburn has been proven to increase your risk of skin cancer. Furthermore, sunburn can even occur when it is cloudy and there is no safe or healthy way to get a tan as getting a tan does not protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. That is why instead you should aim to strike a balance between protecting…

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8 Workplace Safety Tips That You Can Implement Into Your Next Safety Meeting

Friday 28th May 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Safety is arguably the most important thing in the workplace and is far too important to ignore. The common misconception is that safety is all about common sense, however, this is not true as there are some complex aspects to health and safety also and the more you educate your team in ways in which they can relate to or put into perspective, the better chance you stand of creating a work environment which is safer for everyone. That is why in todays blog, we want to share with you 8 workplace safety tips that you can implement into your next safety meeting and that you can use to give your team some different food for thought. 1. Recognise workplace risks -…

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5 Of The Most Common Hazards In The Workplace

Monday 24th May 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Every workplace is different and because of this they all offer a differing range of hazards. However, many of this hazards are the same across many of the different work environments and in todays blog we want to share with you what some of those hazards are and how you recognise them. By being able to recognise what can potentially cause a hazard, you can safely prevent them from ruining your day. 1. Fire - The most common businesses to fall victim to fire are those that have poor housekeeping standards, poorly maintained equipment and public access which leaves the property open to possible arson. Fire doesn't just affect the building, it also affects the people working there and the stock…

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10 Tips & Ideas To Help You Improve Your Health & Safety Inductions

Friday 21st May 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Instilling the right behaviors and understanding of the workplace in employees from day one is essential. This is because it helps to create a positive health & safety culture whilst also driving down risk and raising awareness. If your staff understand the hazards which are associated with their role and working environment, they will know how to avoid these hazards through safe working practices. Furthermore, whilst providing new employees with the proper health and safety training you are establishing a firm basis for strong safety performance and also abiding by the law as this is a legal requirement. The Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) 1974 states that employers must provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision is necessary…

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Why Training In The Workplace Is Essential

Monday 17th May 2021

Training is essential in the workplace as better training leads to better processes and as a result, better work. The current world is ever-changing and because of this the importance of training has never been greater. Workplace training truly is an indispensable way of keeping your organisation competitive. Employees are human, so naturally everyone is different and has different strengths, weaknesses and gaps in their professional skills. Furthermore, most people who are professionals specialise in one aspect of the industry or another so much of what goes on within your organisation is likely to fall outside of the training that each individual worker already has. Training can massively affect the productivity of workers which in turn will increase your company's efficiency and…

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