Do you know what others might be saying about you?

Get automatic alerts If a service provider is reported to CQC for any reason i.e. a safeguarding issue CQC will put a note at the top of their webpage stating that the service is under investigation which then means that an inspection will be carried out. If you sign...

Luxury Watches

Apple has recently announced the launch of the high tech Apple Watch and whilst there is little doubt that the product will be successful, traditional luxury watchmakers are not currently viewing this as a threat to their businesses. They predict the impact will be...

New Drink-Drive Limit Arriving?

More than two-thirds (68%) of motorists surveyed by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) would like the proposed Scottish drink-drive limit to be introduced across England and Wales. Under the new proposal, the Scottish government will lower the legal drink-drive...

As the nights draw in . . .

As the nights get darker, it is common to see an increase in burglaries especially over Halloween and on Bonfire Night as householders are typically out at displays or parties. To compound this, the burglar also has the cover of darkness and loud noises and so can...

Abolition of the vehicle tax disc

From 1 October 2014 you will no longer have to display the paper tax disc on a vehicle windscreen. You will still need to pay vehicle tax and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will hold a digital record. What does this mean for me? To drive or keep a vehicle...

Fire Risk Assessments

As the ‘responsible person’ you must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe. Carrying out the assessment 1. Identify the fire hazards. 2. Identify people at...

DSEAR made more clear

Five pieces of health and safety guidance have been combined to help employers more quickly and easily understand how to protect their workers from dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has consolidated five Approved...

HSE 5th April Deadline

The Health and Safety – Information for Employees poster was updated back in 2009 and the HSE Board agreed a five-year transition period to ensure the old 1999 version was replaced with the latest poster or leaflet. The transition period has now expired and the old...