A guide to fire safety signs in the workplace
Fire Safety is crucial in any workplace, staff need to know what to look for in the event of an emergency, this guide will help readers clarify what the different fire safety signs mean and what action they should take.
Marriott Hotels Facing £99m Fine After GDPR Data Breach
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has declared their intent to fine hospitality group Marriott International £99.2 million after a data breach reported in November 2018.
Record £183m Fine Set to Hit British Airways After Data Breach
After a data breach of the details of around 500,000 customers, British Airways are facing the possibility of receiving a record £183.39 million fine, the largest ever given by the ICO.
Virtual College Finalists in EdTechXGlobal All Stars Awards 2019
Virtual College were chosen as one of twenty finalists out of 250 applicants in the EdTechXGlobal All Stars Startup Awards for education and training companies who have shown the most revenue growth momentum over the last three years.
Uber Eats tightens hygiene standards for partners after BBC fake takeaway exposé
Uber Eats has recently come under fire after the BBC were able to establish a fake takeaway using their platform without valid food hygiene credentials or identity checks.
UK Could Face CO2 Shortage Again This Summer
Last year saw food manufacturers struggle with their CO2 supply, and the same could happen in 2019. What’s causing it and why is it a problem?
How to minimise the risk of fires in schools
Fire safety is important in any workplace. But with kitchens and hazardous materials regularly in use, and large numbers of staff and pupils to protect, fire safety is an important duty in a school. Unfortunately fires in schools are not unusual. Here we have listed several common ways in which a fire could start. Do you recognise any of them as areas that need addressing in your school?
The Principles of Safer Recruitment
If you employ staff or even volunteers to work with children, young people or vulnerable adults, you have a duty to ensure that you’re protecting your charges by adhering to safer recruitment practices. The exact nature of these practices is laid out in statutory guidance such as Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 but in this article we’re going to go through the underlying principles.
What is the role of safeguarding?
Here in the UK, we have a wide range of laws and associated governing bodies that help ensure that children and other vulnerable people get the care and attention that they need. Safeguarding is one of the largest and most important parts of this, and it’s something that workers need to be aware of in a large number of business types.
What is an IOSH Safety Passport?
Health and safety is an important consideration for all workplaces, but competency is particularly necessary in certain industries such as construction, in which accidents and injuries are more likely. As a result there’s a big focus on ensuring that workers have the right skills and knowledge to carry out their job safely.