Fire Safety Month (Offices) – Office Fires: What to do and how to prevent

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Office Fires: the common causes The first step in fire prevention is identifying the potential hazards in your office workplace. The fire safety advice centre suggests offices are a moderate fire risk primarily due to worker carelessness. The four main causes of an office fire are the following: Smoking Materials carelessly discarded Cooking Appliances left on and […]

How to prevent a data breach

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

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Personal information is the currency of the digital age. Companies compete with one another to market accordingly to the consumer. However, storing such information has led to many breaches over the years. In the wake of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a data breach can destroy a company’s reputation and finances. How could your data […]

What is Legionnaires disease? Five most common questions

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Legionnaires disease

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia. It is a lung infection caused by inhaling small droplets of Legionnaires contaminated water. Contrary to popular belief, it cannot pass from one person to another.   How does my business get contaminated?   Legionella originates in fresh water environments, like lakes and streams. It can become […]

Is your business prepared for winter weather?

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Winter-Safety

Winter weather arises a host of issues for employers and employees alike. Anything from sickness to car trouble and everything in between. One thing you can control is the safety of your businesses premises.   Why is winter safety important? The ‘Health and Safety at Work act 1974’ requires employers to take appropriate steps to […]