Sure Safety – A Year In Review

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As 2017 draws to a close, we reflect on some of Sure Safety’s best moments of the year. We have experienced a lot of change and expansion this year, making it exciting and action packed. We want to thank everyone who has worked with us and we look forward to working with you again in 2018! Awards Firstly, being nominated, recognised and even winning awards was a big highlight of the year. It’s great to see that the team’s hard work is paying off and we hope to continue thriving next year. Below are the awards we were recognised for:…

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Accidents in the workplace

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Avoidable accidents can happen in the workplace. Employers shouldn’t look to point a finger of blame, instead they should look to learn from the event. The more prepared you are, the better you can deal with the situation and limit any repercussions. This article will be looking at what an accident is and how you should respond. What is an accident? An accident is an unplanned or unwanted event that results in loss, damage or harm. They can range from having no impact at all to completely derailing business activity. Accidents can become part of a trend and embed into…

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Who is Eric? Meet the man on a mission

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Who is Eric? Eric is not your typical 35 year old from Caerphilly, he is a man on a mission. Eric’s sole purpose is to make the World a safer place. No job is too big or too small. From trailing leads to unreliable smoke alarms, he wants to eradicate all potential workplace hazards. But who is Eric? Eric is a Health and Safety Guru. He can spot a hazard from a mile off and always knows the exact way to deal with it. His spare time consists of reading the latest Health and Safety Regulations, whilst updating and improving…

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Slip, Trips and Fall Hazards in the Workplace

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The workplace can be a chaotic and busy place. Customers and staff can roam your premises, so it’s important to make sure they’re safe. Accidents can happen anytime, whether it is due to a slippery floor or trailing leads. These accidents can cause injury. Injuries can be minor bruises or have life changing consequences, but ultimately, they make your business liable. This article will address some of the common slip, trip and fall hazards in the workplace and advise you on how to avoid them. Firstly, we look at slip hazards, where a defect in the flooring causes people to lose…

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Elf and Safety around Christmas

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With Christmas approaching, it’s the time of year businesses like to get festive. However, getting in that festive mood can bring potential hazards into the workplace. This article will look to give advice on common issues surrounding Christmas in the workplace. Firstly, a common decoration is Fairy lights. They light up the premises but due to the wiring and use of electricity, they may be unsafe. Make sure that you buy your Fairy lights from a reputable source. This way you avoid buying faulty lights reducing the risk of fires. Furthermore, always look for a CE marking which shows the…

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Why you should hire an external Health and Safety Consultant

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Benefits of an external Health and Safety Consultant The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 state that a company must appoint a competent health and safety advisor. However, a company does not necessarily need to employ a Health and Safety Manager. Employing full time Health and Safety Managers can be expensive, therefore companies can look to an external consultant. But why else should you consider hiring a consultant? Below are few of the many benefits of hiring a consultant. Firstly, as an external consultant, we can offer a fresh pair of eyes. We are more likely to…

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Caerphilly Start-Up Business of the Year Award 2017 Finalist!

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Start-Up Business of the Year Award 2017: August was an exciting month for Sure Safety due to recent nominations for The Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. Katie was a finalist through showing ambition, vision and business success. The Caerphilly Start-Up Business of the Year Award 2017 is next having recently been nominated. This therefore shows the exciting times are continuing. The Start-Up Business of the Year Award is for Businesses in Caerphilly who show strength, innovation and the potential for future growth. Sure Safety has come a long way from cold calling and associate work, so we are now…

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August news…there’s lots of it including awards

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Hi Safety Squad,   August has been so exciting and we’re only half way through, here’s what we’ve been up to…   Wales Start Up Awards In July I was shortlisted as Young Entrepreneur of the Year with the Wales Start Up Awards!  The awards are for businesses that are less than 3 years old so it was our last chance to enter…and also my last chance to be deemed as ‘young’ so we jumped at the chance to be part of the awards.  I was shortlisted with business owners from three other fantastic companies and we all had to face a panel interview…

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And the winner is…..

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Sure Safety @ Springconf 2017 On Thursday 18th May Sure Safety Managing Director, Katie Hughes, attended Springconf as hosted by South Wales based business networking group Zokit.  Held at the Cardiff City Stadium with a number of masterclasses on offer as well as an exhibition and the business awards it promised to be a great day out.  Awards The award line up consisted of nine categories ranging from Inspiring Leader, recognising those who are leading in their field,  to Environmental Excellence,  for those putting sustainability into everything they do. Sure Safety was shortlisted in the Start Up Spark category, sponsored by Welsh ICE (Innovation…

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My Cuban adventures May 2017

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Hello there Safety Squad,   Welcome to the first Sure Safety blog.  We’re looking to give you regular updates about what we have been up to and how we are trying to make your world safer.  If there’s anything you’d like us to discuss in the blog please let us know. I’ve not long got back from my first holiday in what feels like forever, Mr Sure Safety and I went to Cuba for a lovely break with plenty of cocktails, salsa dancing and sunscreen protected sunbathing.  It’s a beautiful country, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who’s looking for their next vacation destination.  Go now before…

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