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Major construction projects help improve understanding of health risks

New research suggests that major construction projects can play a critical role in workers’ understanding of occupational health risks. Funded by IOSH, the research explored the management of health, safety and wellbeing interventions. During the project, key health and safety processes, personnel, documentation, events and activities were monitored. The resulting paper, titled ‘Raising the bar […]


Skills for Care in support of Health for Care’s social care policy

In a statement published on their website, Skills for Care have backed Health for Care’s sustainable, long term settlement for social care. Health for Care is a coalition of 15 organisations joining forces to make the case for a sustainable, long-term settlement for social care. “Finding a long-term, sustainable solution to how we pay for […]


‘Children’s homes’ should be regulated to safeguard the most vulnerable

Unregulated children’s homes are an increasing concern for leaders in the Early Years sector as the number of unregistered homes grows. Often, unregulated and unregistered homes care for the most vulnerable of children. But why are they a concern? If unregistered a home does not receive regular inspections from Ofsted. Although unregulated homes are not […]


The First Response Training team toughed it out in the mud for mental health

A team of employees from leading national training provider First Response Training completed the arduous Tough Mudder 5K challenge last weekend to raise money for mental health charity Mind. Ten members of staff from First Response Training (FRT) and its parent company, Spirit Ventures Limited, bravely headed down to the Badminton Estate in South Gloucestershire […]


Asthma deaths in England highest in a decade

In 2018 deaths from asthma attacks reached 2.5 in every 100,000, equating to more than 1,400 adults and children dying from the condition in England and Wales. In the past ten years, more than 12,700 people have died from asthma. Lack of staff and basic care checks have been blamed for the rise. Charity Asthma […]


New research could reduce MSDs in waste management

A new research study has identified ways of reducing staff absences as a result of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the waste management sector. The research, by Dr David Thomas from the Environmental and Waste Management Group Committee at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), and the University of Greenwich, looked at the link […]


Construction firm fined £35K for multiple welfare and safety failings

During property renovation works,  a construction firm has been fined thousands for failing to ensure the welfare and safety of it’s workers. The company’s workers were put at ‘serious risk of personal injury or death’ during December 12th 2015 and June 14th 2018, while working onsite in Blackpool, Preston’s Magistrates’ Court heard. By not taking […]


Skills for Care committed to tackling poor mental health

For the first time agencies including Skills for Care are coming together to make preventing poor mental health a priority. The Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health, co-ordinated by Public Health England (PHE), brings together agencies from the care and community sectors to help promote good mental health. Skills for Care recognise importance of better […]


HSE clarifies standards for First Aid at Work training

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released a statement for employers and training providers to clarify the standards for First Aid at Work training. The notice, jointly developed with the First Aid at Work Quality Partnership (FAWQP) addresses concerns that many employers seeking to commission First Aid at Work training courses are requesting that […]


NSPCC warns against leaving children home alone this summer

The NSPCC has warned parents and carers against leaving young children home alone during the school summer holidays. The national children’s charity has revealed that it received 5,737 calls and emails to its helpline last year from adults who were concerned about young children being left home alone and unsupervised. Reports ranged from children being […]


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We as an organisation have used First Response for a number of years to deliver training to our staff team. We have looked at other services but found First Response stands out from above them all. From the initial booking to the delivery of training we have found First Response to be professional. We have full confidence in them and feel the trainers are of high quality with a vast amount of knowledge, and able to deliver positive training experiences at an affordable price.

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