Darren Cook     23rd August 2017

Operation of Parliament, Voters, Elections and Role of Political Peers

Operation of Parliament The main functions of the UK Parliament are to: Check and challenge the work of the Government (scrutiny) Make and change laws (legislation) Debate the important issues of the day (debating) Check and approve Government spending (budget/taxes)   Parliament is made up of three central elements: the House of Commons the House of Lords the…

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Darren Cook     21st August 2017

Driver CPC Hours – How Not to Get Caught Out!

When I have been out and about visiting customers, there has been some confusion around the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC). It seems that everybody is aware that all drivers have to complete 35 hours training in a 5-year period. For those that did their CPC when it was first introduced the 5-year…

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Darren Cook     17th August 2017

Work Related Stress

Well-designed, organised and managed work is good for us but when insufficient attention to job design, work organisation and management has taken place, it can result in work related stress. Work related stress develops because a person is unable to cope with the demands being placed on them. Stress, including work related stress, can be…

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Darren Cook     9th August 2017

Pregnancy and Maternity Leave

It is unlawful for your employer to dismiss you because you are pregnant or for reasons connected with your pregnancy or maternity leave. It is also unlawful for your employer to deny you access to holiday pay, sickness pay, training or any other contractual benefit that all employees are entitled to. Pregnancy is not an…

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Donna-Marie Brown     8th August 2017

The Green Cross Code

The Green Cross Code was created to raise awareness of pedestrian road safety in the United Kingdom. Even though the Green Cross Code is taught in schools it needs to be reinforced at home by parents/guardians practicing and explaining the code to children. In 2015, 39% of child road casualties were pedestrians that is 6,280. Help stop your child being…

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Donna-Marie Brown     4th August 2017

What to Do at a Road Traffic Accident

Hopefully you will never be involved in a road traffic accident but what if you are? What would you do if were the first, or the only, person to arrive at the scene of an accident? Do not panic we have some basic advice to help keep yourself safe and save lives. Warn Others Park…

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Darren Cook     4th August 2017

Katy’s Blog – part 1

We  thought the best way for everyone to understand what goes on during an apprenticeship was to get one of our apprentices point of view. Katy is doing her Supply Chain Warehouse Operative apprenticeship with us and has very kindly agreed to keep you all up to date.   I started my Supply Chain Warehouse Operative…

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Darren Cook     4th August 2017

Is Apprenticeship the Right Word?

Being new to a training provider company (SP Training) part of my own learning has been understanding the new apprenticeships and the Levy payments for businesses with a £3 million plus wage bill. My first impression of apprenticeships was ‘this is a scheme for 16 -19 years old who are starting work and to help…

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Darren Cook     2nd August 2017

Health & Safety – Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a general term used to describe the pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse.  Repetitive action is when you do the same movement over and over again for long periods of time. Where it first causes strain, and then injury. Which is why we…

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