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A Day In The Life Of: James Ross At Lake Garda, Italy
May 9, 2019

A Day In The Life Of: James Ross At Lake Garda, Italy

We Interviewed our Safety Advisor and Medic, James Ross on his latest rock climbing marketing campaign in Lake Garda, Italy. He gave us an insight into the health and safety procedures and precautions that had to be put in place for this adventurous project.
The Royal Opera House loses its appeal against Viola Player
April 26, 2019

The Royal Opera House loses its appeal against Viola Player

The  Royal Opera recently lost its appeal against Viola player, Mr Chris Goldscheider whose hearing was permanently damaged whilst rehearsing, Wagner’s Die Walkure. This case will bring further scrutiny to the potential hazards of noise in performing groups and employers will need to ensure they are managing the risks effectively.
Mental Health: A Timely Reminder For The Television Industry
April 26, 2019

Mental Health: A Timely Reminder For The Television Industry

The Mental Health Foundation states that the leading cause of death in the UK, for young people aged 20 to 34, is suicide. Statistics shows that men are 3 times more likely to commit suicide compared to women and the recent death of Love Island contestant, Mike Thalassitis, has highlighted the need for television productions to ensure that full support and aftercare is given to cast and crew members for their mental health and well-being. 
First Aid Training In The Workplace
April 17, 2019

First Aid Training In The Workplace

1st Option's Marketing Assistant, Vandana Thanki took part in the Level 3, Emergency First Aid at Work training course last month and shared her experience and why you should train your organisation in First Aid.  

Atlanta Hostile Environment Training
April 5, 2019

Atlanta Hostile Environment Training

The 1st Options training team arrived at Banning Mill in Atlanta in early March 2019 to deliver a 4 day Hostile Environments and first aid training to 17 delegates from CNN news based out of Atlanta US.
Welding Fume Safety Update
April 2, 2019

Welding Fume Safety Update

The Health and Safety Executive have just issued updated guidance on their expectation regarding the control of exposure to welding fume.  Those employers found not following the guidelines should expect to receive enforcement action from HSE inspectors.  Those employers providing welding facilities on their site or employing staff who weld should review and revise their risk assessment(s).