BLOG

10 Healthy Habits That You Can Do Daily

Friday 14th May 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Previously we shared a blog where we highlighted 12 unhealthy things that you might be doing daily. To follow up to that we want to share with you 10 healthy habits that you can do daily! 1. Wake up early - Waking up early has been proven beneficial for optimal for health. This is because the human body and brain have evolved to follow a circadian rhythm that helps to regulate sleep and wake patterns. These are set out by our natural environment, this is specifically the rising and the setting of the sun. This corresponds with the body's natural cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone which is well known for its role in our metabolism, stress response, immune system and…

view more »


5 Reasons Why E-Learning Is Great!

Tuesday 11th May 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Described in one of it's simplest form, E-Learning (online training) is the art of transferring knowledge through the internet from anywhere in the globe. It can be specifically targeted at an audience who have chosen to learn a particular topic or subject. There are two versions of online training. Free training and paid training. Today we wanted to share with you some of the top 5 reasons why E-Learning is excellent and how it could be highly beneficial to you whether you are a company looking at training for your staff or an individual simply wanting to learn a new skill. 1. Flexibility - One of the consistent demand that comes with technology is the need for newer updates and faster…

view more »


12 Unhealthy Things That You Might Be Doing Each Day

Thursday 6th May 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

There are things in life that some of us do every day, sometimes even without realizing, but did you know that these things could potentially have unhealthy implications. Here are 12 everyday things that you may do which are unhealthy: 1. Biting your nails - Nail biting is something that many people do, sometimes without even realizing and there are many scientific reasons for why this happens. However nail biting is an unhealthy habit for more reasons than just being unsanitary. Nail biting can damage the skin around the nail, this increases the risk of infection. Because it is unsanitary it can increase the risk of colds and other infections as it spreads germs from your fingers to your mouth. Nail…

view more »


The History Of Saint George's Day

Friday 23rd April 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Today is the 23rd of April 2021 and as many of you know, that means that it is Saint George's Day. Saint George's Day is also called the Feast of Saint George and is celebrated by various Christian Churches in several nations, cities, countries, and kingdoms. Saint George is also the patron saint of England, Georgia, Bulgaria, Spain (Catalonia and Aragon), and Portugal. Whilst Saint George's Day is typically celebrated today, on the 23rd of April, it has exceptions when it coincides with other religious holidays such as Palm Sunday and the Sunday after Easter Day. Saint George's Day is celebrated on the 23rd of April as this is traditionally accepted as the date of the Saint's death which occurred during the…

view more »


5 Quick Tips That Could Save A Life

Monday 19th April 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

We live in a world where anything can happen at any given time, sometimes without warning. That is why it is always good practice to be prepared for anything by having the knowledge to save a life. Whether this is your own life or someone else's. Today we want to share with you 5 quick tips of knowledge that could make a huge difference if the worst was ever to happen. 1. Learn the Heimlich maneuver - This is a very basic yet effective technique to learn and is something that could be the difference between life or death. Say you are in a crowded room and somebody begins choking. By being the person who knows this basic skill you…

view more »


5 Tips To Help You Shop Safely

Monday 12th April 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

The day is finally here, It is the 12th April 2021 and that means that here in the UK all non-essential retail can now reopen as well as places such as pubs and café's (for outdoor seating) and gyms. With this reopening, it is easy to imagine that there will be a noticeable increase in how busy the high-street is in your local area. That is why we wanted to share with you five tips on how you can be safe whilst shopping over these coming weeks. 1. Shop during times when the store is quieter - One of the easiest ways to shop safely is to go in the stores during their quieter times of the day. The best way…

view more »


5 Tips To Creating a Better Workplace Environment

Thursday 8th April 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

As many businesses begin to consider the possibility of moving work back into the workplace it is essential that the work environment is one where everyone feels comfortable and has the right tools they need to get the job done. By doing this they will be more productive and happy at work. That is why today we wanted to share with you some of our top tips to help you create the best workplace environment possible. 1. Celebrate when your team makes a win - As the motto goes, "A team that celebrates together stays together!" This is because most of the successes that are accomplished in the workplace are not done so by one singular person but rather by the…

view more »


BBQ Fire Safety

Tuesday 6th April 2021

April 2021 is here and much like last year, the sun is starting to shine and the temperatures are beginning to rise in preparation for the warm months such as May, June, and July. Furthermore, the lockdown restrictions here in the UK are beginning to ease and the rule of 6 has now come back into action meaning that more and more people are enjoying the sun with friends and family by host BBQs. However, if done incorrectly or irresponsibly, these barbeques can be extremely dangerous and therefore add extra strain on the fire service. That is why today we wanted to share with you some simple precautions that you can take to keep everyone attending, your home, and the…

view more »


Fun In The Sun - The Five S's Of Sun Safety

Thursday 1st April 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

Here in the UK, the weather recently has been wonderful and warm. However this weekend is due to be a bit on the cooler side but with Summer right around the corner, you can never be too sure what the weather is going to do. Now that the National Lockdown here in the UK is easing and more people are likely to be out and about enjoying the nice weather, we wanted to share with you some sun safety tips to help keep you, your friends, and family safe. There are five S's to sun safety and in this blog, we want to share those with you and talk you through what each one means: Slip on a shirt - It may…

view more »


Lockdown Easter Fun - Great Ideas Of Things That You And Your Family Can Do This Easter Weekend!

Monday 29th March 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

It's almost the end of March 2021 and what does that mean? You guessed it! Easter is right around the corner. However, just like last year, this Easter weekend is going to be a little different to the norm here in the UK. The UK is still in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic so we thought that it would be a great idea to share with you some ideas of fun things that you can do with your kids and family during the Easter school holidays during lockdown. The classic Easter Egg Hunt - With a twist! - The classic Easter egg hunt is one of those activities that absolutely had to make the list. However this year you will…

view more »


5 Health & Safety Tips Every Employer and Employee Should Know In 2021

Friday 26th March 2021
Direct Training (GB) Ltd.

The Covid-19 outbreak forced organizations to face some substantial shifts in how things operated around the workplace. In todays blog we want to share with you 5 of our top tips and pieces of advice that every employee and employer should know in 2021. 1. Report any unsafe conditions as soon as possible - You are the key to fixing unsafe conditions and preventing bad things from happen before they can escalate. As an employee you can do this by reporting any unsafe conditions that you find to your managers as soon as you possibly can. Your manager is legally obligated to create a work environment which is safe so therefore if an employee reports something which is unsafe it is…

view more »


5 Tips for employers and their employees to create a safe work environment as the workforce returns.

Wednesday 17th March 2021
Direct Training GB Ltd.

It is currently mid-March and for many, this means that the return back to the workplace is getting closer. For some, this will be a very tough and maybe even scary transitions so that is why today we wanted to share with you our five tips for both employers and their employees when transitioning their work back into the workplace. Tip 1 - Ensure that you carry out a Covid-19 risk assessment. - Before employees are asked to return to the workplace it is the responsibility of their employers to ensure that: - The risk assessment which is carried out must be in line with the guidance which was provided by the HSE. - Employers first consult with their trade unions or…

view more »