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With us witnessing the hottest day of the year in 40 years recently, there are many occupations that can be affected by Heat Exhaustion.

The sun can be the main cause of a hot working environment, but occupations that involve working with machinery such as bakeries, factories, laundries and kitchens.

On the 28th June, a company has been fined £135,000 and ordered to pay costs of £37,653.12 due to a major fire incident in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Teesside Crown Court heard of the large fire that engulfed the premises of a company in the early hours of 14th May 2014. The fire involved a number of dangerous substances, one of which was drums of Vitride, causing each one to burst open and cause a large fireball.

In recent news, the disaster of the Grenfell Tower has triggered emergency safety review across UK's 4,000 high-rises with claims of the results being 100% failure on 60 high-rise safety tests. 

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO) legislation is actively ensuring business owners and management are responsible for the safety of their staff.

Two companies have been fined after unsafe asbestos work was carried out on a property in Surrey.

Staines Magistrates’ Court heard how Kingsley Asbestos Services Limited (KAS), although a licensed asbestos removal contractor, was sub contracted by Bourne Valley Construction Services Limited (BVCS) to complete a project.

Theresa May’s letter has delivered to the European Council President to formally start the UKs Departure.

All newly qualified child carers with a level two or three qualifications are now required to hold a paediatric first aid certificate within the first 3 months of starting work.

We now offer this as part of our First Aid at Work Courses!

From recent news, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have announced that Defibrillator training will be included in Workplace First Aid Training from 1st January 2017.

As you may have noticed, our website has changed. This is the first stage of a new look First Rate Training.

As a company we are constantly growing, more customers, more staff and an enhanced portfolio of courses in the pipeline.  All this with the same ‘First Rate’ service! We are still conveniently based in South Wales just off the M4 between Swansea, Bridgend and Cardiff.  However we have trainers based all over the UK so we can still offer a UK wide service where distance is never an issue.