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
The hot weather is something we all welcome as we head for the summer clothing to wear and set our target on the local park or beach to parade our new found sun tan. But when it’s too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn’t harm you or anyone you know. Continue reading
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
Paramedics provide an immediate response to emergency medical 999 calls. They are usually the first senior healthcare professional on the scene and they are responsible for assessing a patient’s condition and providing treatment and care prior to hospital admission. Continue reading
Experienced climbers strive hard to know their own limitations and because of this the sport enjoys remarkably low accident rates. Incidents that make news headlines often involve individuals operating in environments for which they were ill-prepared, and this can give a somewhat skewed impression of the dangers involved in the sport. Continue reading
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