Preventing unintentional injuries: a guide for all staff working with children under 5 years

This must read guidance, produced in association with the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), is for all staff working with children under 5 years including nursery practitioners and childminders and covers the 5 injury priorities:

  • choking, suffocation and strangulation
  • falls
  • burns and scalds
  • poisoning
  • drowning

The guidance also covers fire and roads.

Each injury priority includes data for England, actions for health professionals and safety messages for parents and carers. Please follow this link to download the document.

Success for Food Safety and HACCP Delegates!

HABC_Approved_CentreCongratulations are in order for all our recent Level 4 Food Safety and HACCP candidates. All candidates achieved passes at the recent exams held for the QCF accredited Highfield advanced Food Safety and HACCP awards.  This is no mean feat – well done to one and all! Interested in Food Safety or HACCP ? Then speak to our friendly team here at Apple Safety Services on 01270 258403 and get your place secured on one of our Food Safety or HACCP courses!

Relaunch of the Apple Safety e-learning website

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With Christmas fast approaching, Apple Safety Services are delighted to announce the imminent relaunch of their website www.applesafetyservices.com. The updated and upgraded software will offer potential learners a host of new benefits, including access to online e-learning packages. All our online e-learning packages are endorsed by the world renowned Highfield Awarding Body. Online learners can therefore be assured of the highest quality learning materials. A range of popular courses will be soon be accessible from the comfort of your own home or work environment, including food safety, licensing, fire safety and health and safety courses. The advantages of saving time and money by making the most of online e-learning are well known. In addition to this the delegate can progress through their chosen course at their own speed. Delegates will be able to utilise our online learning packages as either stand-alone programmes or as a learning platform to a higher qualification. The technical innovation doesn’t end there. “We will soon be offering our popular Paediatric First Aid course on a blended learning basis” said partner Michelle Carter. “This means we can offer a mix of blended e learning, which you complete at your own pace, followed by focused practical training here at our training unit. Many of our childminders and nursery practitioners will find this new approach to learning Paediatric First Aid a lot more convenient and easier to fit in around shift patterns and busy lifestyles, “confirmed Ms Carter. “All client needs are different, especially when it comes to training courses. We get a great many requests from customers for bespoke course creation which can fit in with their specific needs. Whatever the requirement maybe we have the technical expertise coupled with this additional flexibility this new platform will offer to provide our customers with the perfect blended or e-learning solution”

Other new features will include an online booking system which will enable the consumer to book places and pay for any of our open courses which will be clearly laid out on an accessible course calendar. All the course factsheets and specifications will be readily available as downloadable pdfs as well as a new First Aid Supplies and AED online shop. The new platform should be live by mid December and we are looking forward to your feedback!

Retainer scheme for businesses

Consulting ServicesApple Safety Services are delighted to announce that we have launched our Retainer scheme as of April 3rd 2016. This service is aimed at assisting business owners especially food business owners with discharging their legal obligations effectively and professionally. Compliance with safety legislation is an ongoing obligation on the part of anyone running a business. All to often though smaller businesses have no health and safety specialist on hand to guide them in their decision making and this is where our specialists at Apple Safety Services can step in and assist.  Dont take chances with your company`s health and safety- contact our helpful team here at Apple Safety Services today to discuss your needs and the services we can offer on 01270 258 403 or email us at sales@applesafetyservices.com.

TUC warns of “Brexit” risks to Health and Safety

Apple Safety BrexitThe Trades Union Congress (TUC) have released a briefing paper on what it could mean for the UK to leave the EU following a referendum. The briefing paper highlights the Health and Safety gains that have been made as a result of EU membership. Since the famous “Six Pack” Regulations came into force in 1992, there has been a massive drop in worker fatalities for example. However the paper points out that there has been a plateau  in the decline of workplace fatalities since 2010. This, the paper puts down to a decrease in UK government inspection activity. Whilst the overall effects of a UK exit from the EU are unclear, the paper predicts the possibility of further Health and Safety deregulation. Click here to see the full paper.

Apple Safety Services supports “Shine”

ShineLogoApple Safety Services is proud to once again be supporting Shine the charity for Spina Bifida this year. This year we sponsored a balloon in the Shine balloon race and although our balloon didn’t win, it is the taking part that is important as they say! If you would like to know more about Spina Bifida then have a look at the brilliant Shine website here. If you want to know more about First Aid the please don`t hesitate to contact our helpful, friendly team here at Apple Safety Services at sales@applesafetyservices.com.

Apple Safety Services now a distributor for Reliance Medical

FirstAidKit2Apple Safety Services are delighted to announce that we are now a distributor for major First Aid supplies manufacturer Reliance Medical. This means you can buy all of your First Aid supplies from us from individual First Aid refill kits through to complete First Aid kits for home or for work or travel. We will also be stocking the Mediana Defibrillator with free training included in the price. We will be attaching our complete First Aid product catalogue soon. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us here at Apple Safety Services on 01270 258 403 or email sales@applesafetyservice.com if you would like more information or to place an order.

Meningitis Awareness Day Wednesday 2 December

1512760_10152473491904554_1672036472_nThanks again to Pauline from Meningitis Now for giving up her time for another fantastic meningitis  awareness  evening held on Wednesday 2nd December here at Apple Safety Services. All delegates were brought up to speed with new developments on the meningitis vaccination front, including developments with the meningitis “B” vaccine. Included in the awareness evening was an open forum for delegates to ask any questions they had regarding meningitis and this was very well received. Thanks to Pauline for her time. If you would like to attend one of these free awareness sessions please feel free to contact Apple Safety Services on 01270 258 403, or on sales@applesafetyservices.com to confirm the next dates for this great free event.

Health and Safety in food and drink manufacture

A recipe for safety: Occupational health and safety in food and drink manufacture“A recipe for safety”,  is the updated guidance for the food and drink manufacturing industry from the HSE. The guidance covers the main health and safety hazards in the food and drink industries and gives practical advice on how to manage the associated risks. Previous guidance was drawn up in 2005 and has now been revised by the HSE with input from industry professionals. The guidance is intended for everyone in the industry, for a free copy of the latest guidance please follow this link.

Meningitis Awareness Day Saturday 6 June 2015

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Thanks again to Pauline from Meningitis Now for giving up her time to educate us all on the implications and signs and symptoms of Meningitis. Once again a very lively day starting off with a brilliant presentation followed by another lively question and answer session. As always a lovely free lunch was arranged by Michelle and included some fantastic treats. The brief afternoon session was kicked off with another lively question and answer session on the implications of Meningitis and an over view of how an outbreak is contained. If you would like more information on Meningitis or would like to know what the signs and symptoms of meningitis are please follow this link to the Meningitis Now website where they have a free downloadable app for your smartphone.