How SMEs Can Demonstrate Social Value

by Michael Addison in Lunchtime Read, Small Business Tips | posted:

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In a recent declaration by Lancashire city council, they have opened the floodgates for small businesses in the region. Allowing them the opportunity to bid for contracts to supply food to the committee and its schools. On one condition.   Bidders will have to demonstrate their “social value”. This isn’t just some thrown-together buzzword to […]

Clinical Waste Bins

by Michael Addison in Waste Disposal | posted:

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Accidental needle stick injuries are a real hazard to healthcare professionals. It’s estimated between 11-14 injuries happen per 100 hospital beds per year. Without taking into account other industries like tattooists, beauticians and veterinarians, the potential number of injuries could be much higher.     There is a chance that being stuck with a used […]

Asbestos School Survey

by Michael Addison in Health & Safety | posted:

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  Asbestos is a well-documented danger. The threat it poses to school buildings is colossal. Research by the BBC found over half of the schools in the North West contain asbestos. Ask yourself this. How do you prepare the bright minds of the future if they are to be cut down by dangers of the […]

Why hire a skip?

by Michael Addison in Waste Disposal, Waste Management | posted:

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Skip Hire Rental: Direct365 If you’re planning a massive clearout or in charge of a construction project, a skip will come in plenty handy when dealing with the bric-a-brac collected and in dire need of disposal. As a business owner here’s what you’ll need to know before hiring a skip, and what we can do […]

Glue Boards

by Michael Addison in Pest Control | posted:

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Are Glue boards illegal? Animal welfare campaigners believe these devices are cruel and inhumane, leaving mice and rats trapped to their death. Supporting this impression, 68% of the public would support a UK ban. New Zealand and Ireland have already led this change by banning them altogether. While it seems fair to acknowledge the cruelty […]

Fly Zappers

by Michael Addison in Pest Control | posted:

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No-one enjoys flies buzzing around. The pests flit around your face, ruin food and cause general distress. One community in Llanelli has faced “biblical” amounts of flies. The cause of this catastrophe?   It’s said to be because of the poor pest control management of a local scrap metal site. Leading droves and droves to […]

Mosquito Pest Control

by Michael Addison in Pest Control | posted:

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Did you know mosquitoes kill more people in one day than sharks killed over the last 100 years?   The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) says the recent spate of wet weather, coupled with a rise in the temperatures provides a breeding ground for mosquitoes to flourish. Mosquitoes need out blood proteins so they can […]

Stealing From the Hearts of the Nation: AED Theft

by Melissa McNamara in Defibrillators | posted:

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How to Prevent AED Theft Every week there are reports of missing or damaged Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), and the problem is only getting worse. AEDs are public medical devices designed for immediate first aid to sufferers on Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SDA) – for more information on AEDs, check out our FAQ article here. Basically, […]