Is London Prepared for an Emergency?

London is generally a very safe place – however there are a number of hazards and threats that could impact the city, and the people and businesses based here. This includes outbreaks of infectious disease, extreme weather and terrorism. Every few months representatives from the emergency services, local authorities, health services and other emergency responders in London gather at City Hall to review the risk of emergencies. The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places duties on emergency responders to carry out and publish risk assessment; in London this is coordinated by the London Resilience Team. Continue reading

Becoming an Ofsted Registered Child Minder

Interested in Becoming an Ofsted Registered Child Minder?

Becoming an Ofsted Registered Child Minder – you need to contact your local authority. Remember, if you work as a childminder without being registered you are breaking the law. Anyone who cares for children for more than 2 hours per day for reward must be registered and inspected by Ofsted. You can visit the Ofsted website for more information about inspections and registration. Continue reading

So you want to be a train driver on the London Underground?

Recently travelling to London on a train from Manchester I overheard two passengers discussing a recent medical they had taken a few day previously. Interestingly, from their conversation I became to realise that they were both off duty Train Drivers from the London underground. Continue reading