Accidents – I’m only Human – Why accidents still happen

Accidents still happen in the workplace on a daily basis despite the rigorous controls of safety measures such as ‘in house’ risk assessments and ‘real time’ daily safety supervision.

accidents in the workplace and why they happenSo why do accidents still occur? Everyone can make errors no matter how well trained and motivated they are. However in the workplace, the consequences of such human failure can be severe. Analysis of accidents and incidents shows that human failure contributes to almost all accidents and exposures to substances hazardous to health. Continue reading

Bonfire Night – Fire Safety in Liverpool

Bonfire Night the importance of Fire Safety across LiverpoolLiverpool fireworks and bonfire displays are ready to make sure November 5 goes off with a bang across Liverpool and Merseyside.

Thousands of families are expected to flock to organised displays which are taking place in parks and other venues across Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral and Knowsley.

Whatever you do on Bonfire Night, the number one aim is for you and your kids to have loads of fun. But while you do, please follow some basic safety rules to make sure no-one ends up in tears or at A&E! Continue reading

Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Managing Mental Health in the WorkplaceMental health is becoming increasingly important in the workplace. Once thought of as something that happened to an unfortunate few, we now know that it is incredibly common: at least 1 in 4 people now experience a mental health problem at some point in their life.

In this age of austerity and focus on the bottom line can organisations really afford to ignore mental health in the workplace? Continue reading

Why has there never been a disabled candidate in the Apprentice?

The Apprentice is back on television screens for its 10th series but there has never been a visibly disabled person in the programme. Why?

Why has there never been a disabled candidate in The Apprentice?Over the years The Apprentice has ensured an incredibly diverse group of candidates.

There’s always been a 50/50 gender split between men and women and a broad range of religions, sexualities, races and social backgrounds.

But disabilities do not get the same level of representation in the programme, there has never been a wheelchair user, deaf person or any visibly disabled person in the ten series. Continue reading

Injuries and Accidents at work, the Statistics

Rates of injury at work have reduced substantially in recent years. There have been falls in both self-reported injury and injuries reported by employers.

Injuries and Accidents at work, the StatisticsAccidents at work can happen to anybody at anytime. In certain environments, specific types of accidents can be more common than others.

For example, you’d be more likely to suffer burns or breathing problems from working with Dangerous Substances than if you worked in an office. Continue reading

One Million people to be trained to spot early signs of Dementia

Dementia training for care staff and the publicDementia is the name for a group of illnesses that affect the brain. There are several types of dementia of which the most common is Alzheimer’s disease.

The typical early signs of dementia are someone becoming forgetful and confused – forgetting people’s names or how to get home. Later, people are likely to find everyday tasks – such as shopping or cooking – difficult. They may also find social situations hard to manage. Continue reading

Should cycle helmets be made compulsory for Liverpool Citybike users?

You may have already seen the new Liverpool Citybike ‘Bike Stations’ appearing at many locations throughout Liverpool and it does look like a success since its launch in May 2014.

Should cycle helmets be made compulsory for Liverpool Citybike users?The Liverpool Citybike scheme will initially consist of around 100 bikes at 10 stations across the city – rising to 1,000 at 100 stations by 2015.

The bikes can be hired by businesses, tourists and members of the public to get round the city. Continue reading

What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly.

Glucose comes from the digestion of starchy foods such as bread, rice, potatoes, chapatis, yams and plantain, from sugar and other sweet foods, and from the liver which makes glucose. Continue reading

The Dangers of Asbestos after a flood

The dangers of asbestos after a floodIn the aftermath of torrential rain and flooding any clear-up operation carried out by any Company must be carefully planned out and accompanied by a risk Assessment if possible.

Understandably, businesses and landlords are keen to get back onto a normal footing as soon as possible.  However, before refurbishment is carried out, steps must be taken to ensure that asbestos isn’t disturbed. Continue reading

Lifesaving app launched by South Central Ambulance Service

Lifesaving app launched by South Central Ambulance ServiceAs part of its ongoing ‘Start a Heart‘ campaign, South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to be the first ambulance trust in the UK to launch a Lifesaving app that locates the nearest Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Continue reading