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Winter safety advice

13-11-2013

photo shows a road covered in snowGoing out in the winter can be hazardous, especially if you will be driving. Then again, staying in has its risks too. Make sure you stay safe this winter with these helpful tips:

Driving in the winter is very different than at other times of the year. Adverse weather and longer periods of darkness…

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Improving fire prevention in the home

20-05-2013

Photo shows firefighters tackling a house fireFire prevention is very important to all homeowners both inside and outside of the home. More than 3,500 people are killed in house fires every year in America and over 18,000 are injured due to lack of preparation or improper maintenance of fire-preventing materials and tools (Source: USFA).

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Business Advice Open Days - Free events

09-01-2012

Nationwide - free quality advice and information; helping you run a successful business.

Business Advice Open Days are the largest cross government business support roadshows of their kind, dedicated to providing free information and support to your business.

You can find out about your legal obli…

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Winter driving tips – advice and information

07-12-2011

car driving in snowDriving in the winter is very different than in other times of the year. Adverse weather and longer periods of darkness (especially after the clocks go back at the end of October) makes driving more hazardous. Sometimes conditions can be extreme, as we have found out over the last two winters in par…

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Are you ready for winter?

24-10-2011

The Red Cross is "encouraging people to get ready for the potential big freeze in the next few months".

The Red Cross reports that "last year’s severe weather caused real disruption to thousands of lives, but the good news is that it’s easy to make sure you’re prepared for the worst – by preparing …

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OSHCR launched

23-03-2011

The online Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) was launched on 21 March 2011. As explained in an earlier post, OSHCR was created to increase employers' confidence that they are receiving good quality, proportionate health and safety advice (for times when they need external h…

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Health and Safety News - 30 November 2010

30-11-2010

Clearing snow and ice from pavements

New guidance published on the Directgov website today, regarding clearing snow and ice from the pavement, makes it clear that "there's no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces". It also tries to ease p…

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