Advice & Guides

With the Rental Property Market in the South East of the UK positively booming, those with second properties or a selection of small properties are finding more instant and appealing ways to advertise their listings. Huge, interactive comparison websites in the property market now offer free listings for both buying and rental, even seeing estate agents around the country utilising this tool to its full potential. The House Shop are a sleek, modern, online sales and rental site, that [...]

When it comes to building a new orangery, conservatory or garden room, there are numerous health and safety issues to consider. It is, after all, highly important that you consider the health and safety aspects of your orangery before building it. That way, you will enjoy the benefits of your new extension, without worrying too much about coming into any harm or causing any accidents. Health and safety issues during the construction process Just as with any building project, there are [...]

At its heart, professional stores management is about process and order and when done properly can make a significant impact on the financial performance in a manufacturing organisation. With the right system in place, manufacturers can ensure that they maximise production whilst minimising stockholding and wastage. Utilising Just In Time (JIT) techniques coupled with professional stores management firms can see massive efficiency and productivity gains. How should stores be organised for maximum efficiency? Professionally managed Stores typically have a reliable process and [...]

At one stage, the world belonged to the baby boomers; now they increasingly have to compete with the millennials – the generation born after 1985 – that have very different ideas about how the world and the office should be run. This is a generation unwilling to be shaped to fit in, one which instead seeks to shape its surroundings. It’s a generation comfortable with change, sociable yet competitive, ambitious yet keen to work more ethically and give something [...]

Safety within the work environment is an essential thing particularly if your career is listed among what some call ‘hot works’. Hot works are jobs that employ the use of dangerous equipment and generally present a dangerous working environment for the worker. Welding for instance is a hot work that involves the use of a hot oxy/gas equipment and acetylene, other similar jobs include construction jobs, air-arc gouging ad many others. The dangerous working environment can be at times very [...]

The workplace is full of equipment and other factors that are dangerous to workers. It is therefore important to know the things, equipment or processes that can harm you. This is called a risk assessment. In definition a risk assessment is a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm. A risk assessment is thus a [...]

Road safety is a topic that most of us shrug off as boring or as common sense. However the case for re-education on road safety is very strong, particularly at this point in time. Statistics say that road crashes account for 1.3 million deaths all over the world every year. If you break this down this result to 3500 deaths daily, 150 every hour and up to three deaths on the road every hour. This number is set to [...]

Working at height can be very dangerous. They contributed to 26% of all the fatal injuries in construction in 2010/2011. It is however notable that these types of injuries are completely preventable and thus every party involved should take steps to make sure that work related injuries are completely eliminated. A place is said to be at height if the person could be injured by falling form it. Also, access and egress to such a place can be classified to [...]

In UK, the number of injuries that re taking place in office jobs is slowly escalating to alarming levels. One may be fooled to think that people working outside of offices are the ones in danger but this is turning out not to be the case. A total of about 10million people work in offices in UK. There is therefore a need to come up with safety measures that will help reduce the chances of accidents occurring in office [...]

Accidents are inevitable at workplaces, and this affects the both the employees who are usually directly involved in the accidents and the employers who cover the medical bills after such incidences. Taking precautions can be a way of significantly reducing such risks and so employers are obliged to take steps that can assist in reducing accidents and enhancing the safety of the employees. First, it is imperative to have an immediate response to an accident to avoid exposing the accident [...]