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Safety First

When specifying Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) which includes Respiratory Protective Devices (RPD) it is important to consider the role of Fit2Fit and the needs of the user in addition to the performance characteristics of the RPE. The importance of protecting … Continue reading

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Buisnessman and company owner jailed for “Flagrant” breaches of fire safety laws

A Businessman and owner of a 14th century Cheshire wedding venue has been jailed for 20 months at Chester Crown Court for violating serious fire safety rules. Mohammed Isaq, 56 of Davenport Hall, Hale Barns, pleaded guilty to nine charges … Continue reading

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Spectra ISO Management Systems

MANY OF OUR CLIENTS USE ISO CERTIFICATION AS A PROACTIVE TOOL TO TENDER, WIN AND RETAIN CONTRACTS THROUGHOUT THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS Spectra’s Management System includes complete options for: •    ISO 9001 Quality Management             • ISO 14001 Environmental Management … Continue reading

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Facilities Matter

Think back to “the best days of your life” as your parents would say, your only worries were getting your homework in on time and who was the latest band or team to support so you didn’t feel out of … Continue reading

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Many school buildings in the UK contain asbestos

It is important to be aware of asbestos and what it is Asbestos was a very popular building material in schools for many years because of its durable characteristics. It can block noise as well as insulate buildings and adds … Continue reading

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Legionella outbreak makes news headlines again

All too often we hear in the news that there has been yet another discovery of legionella bacteria, a bacterium that can cause illness collectively called legionellosis. This includes the most serious illness, legionnaires’ disease, a potentially fatal form of … Continue reading

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Recent major fires highlight the need for regular risk assessments

In the UK we have seen a number of serious fires break out over the past two years, from the Grenfell Tower tragedy to yesterday’s major blaze at the Primark store in Belfast. Whilst it will be some time before … Continue reading

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Right to Work Checks

Right to Work Checks Right to work checks are a legal requirement that UK companies must carry out, regardless of size. The law states that a right to work check must be undertaken before employment begins for every new recruit, … Continue reading

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Reducing Absenteeism Costs

Talking to clients, we are only too aware of how disruptive absence can be for a business, whether it’s due to sickness or child care. Not a week goes by when we don’t receive a call from a business owner … Continue reading

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July Seminar Round Up

July Seminar Round Up It was great to see some familiar and also new faces at our HR and H&S Seminar at Whitefield Golf Club last month, and a big thank you for all of your positive feedback. For those … Continue reading

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