Commercial Hair Dryers UK

by Michael Addison in Business Supplies, Small Business Tips | posted:

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Are you in the market for a new hairdryer for your business? Let us share some insight into the range of hair dryers Direct365 have to offer. Wall mounted hair dryer Valera Professional Hair Dryer With Fitted Plug The Valera hair dryer is a great choice for salon owners. With three air temperature settings, two […]

Defibrillators: Commonly Asked Questions

by Michael Addison in Defibrillators | posted:


What is a defibrillator and how do I use one?   Defibrillators save lives by giving a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall when someone is in cardiac arrest. They are called defibrillators because atrial fibrillation is the medical term for an irregular or abnormally fast heartbeat: the cause of […]

UK PAT Testing

by Michael Addison in Small Business Tips, Workplace Safety | posted:

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What is PAT testing, what’s the law and how often is it needed? PAT (portable appliance testing) means conducting routine safety checks on electrical appliances; this is especially important in commercial premises. Pat tests ensure that everyone from employees to customers isn’t at risk of any injury. Visual examination is an essential part of the […]

Rats in the UK

by Michael Addison in Pest Control | posted:

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Changes in the waste collection have seen an increase in rat sightings across the UK. If left to their own devices one pair can breed 2,000 rats within one year. Like some Maslovian nightmare, rats only need food water and shelter before they begin making a problem. But, we’ve got cats to take care of […]

Corporate Manslaughter explained

by Michael Addison in Health & Safety, Workplace Safety | posted:

corporate manslaughter explained

It’s been ten years since the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter at work act. Since then only 25 companies have faced prosecution; albeit small organisations.   What spurred the act on was the first successful case of corporate manslaughter in UK law,  the Lyme Bay Canoeing Tragedy.  Following gross negligence of the site owner, public […]

Not part of the Job

by Michael Addison in Retail, Small Business Tips | posted:

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  Violence shouldn’t happen in any job. Well, unless you’re a boxer or UFC fighter that’s expected. For those who work in the retail sector, violence and abuse at work have become “just part of the job”, with 92% of retail workers in Scotland having endured physical and/or verbal abuse at work.   There are […]

Office Meeting Tips

by Michael Addison in Small Business Tips | posted:

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  How to NOT conduct an office meeting   The meeting goes ahead even with staff missing. A slow shuffle to the boardroom, the group gathers together to discuss the weekly period review. The muddy powerpoint template laid upon a backwash of Times New Roman font and monotone delivery drains the room of all energy. […]

Data Day: GDPR 25/08/2018

by Michael Addison in Data Protection | posted:

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  Inboxes filled to the brim with GDPR opt-in emails. Dozens of “GDPR consultant” roles propping up from nowhere. Waiting hours on the phone to speak with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).   It’s been a mad dash this week for last-minute GDPR readiness. Thankfully, ICO seems to have everything under control… Since November last […]

Sorry, I don’t take cash.

by Michael Addison in Retail, Small Business Tips | posted:

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  When was the last time you paid for something with your card?   Card and contactless have ended up overtaking notes and coins as the principal payment method for purchases. That’s everything from fuel, shopping and trips to the pub.   Although, It’s unlikely your local car-boot sale or farmers market has access to […]