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How to protect your employees in extreme weather

25-11-2016

Photo shows farm land covered in snowWith the autumn progressing and winter well on its way, it’s time to make sure employees are aware of the risks that a turn in the weather can bring.

Any job has its risks but some are more inherently risky than others, such as scaffolding for instance. When harsh weather is combined with heigh…

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How hand sanitisers can help ward off winter illness

29-01-2014

image links to an effective hand hygiene guideWinter is known as cold and flu season for a good reason. In the chillier months and especially right after the holidays, people become more prone to these illnesses and often end up with a nasty case of the sniffles. It’s a common occurrence because the holidays see people in close confines with ot…

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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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iPhone first aid app available free

14-12-2011

St John Ambulance has officially announced its first aid iPhone app is now free to download. The app, which gives life saving advice, has already proved to be the difference between life and death.

Launched last year, the ‘St John Ambulance First Aid’ app has now been downloaded by nearly 43,000 peop…

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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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