News Archive 2006
This is where you will find archived stories of interest from 2006. All items were originally on the latest news page.
Fire Safety Order
As you may be aware there has been the introduction of some new fire safety legislation. The Fire Safety Order has brought about some new changes for business, and will reinforce some old ideas, such as Fire Risk Assessment.
Whilst a lot of the changes should not be too difficult to deal with inside your business, there is now a requirement for you to manage your own day to day fire safety arrangements. More Details >
Our new website has passed all current W3C validation requirements, ensuring we are providing a user-friendly website for you, our customers. To show you that we have taken the care to create an interoperable Web page, the W3C permits us to display their logo (see right) as a mark of recognition. Our Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) which controls the visual layout of the site also passed all current W3C CSS validation requirements, and so we are also permitted to display that logo too (see right).
The W3C Markup Validation Service is a free service that checks Web documents in formats like HTML and XHTML for conformance to W3C Recommendations and other standards. The W3C CSS Validation Service is a free service that checks Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in (X)HTML documents or standalone for conformance to W3C recommendations.
Northwest Business Club
The press interest surrounding SafeCom continues, this time with an article featured in this month's Northwest Business Club newsletter. Click here to read it.
The Northwest Business Club was originally formed to capitalise on the benefits of staging the Commonwealth Games in Manchester. It proved to be a successful platform for Businesses from across the globe to network both on-line and at Business Club events, and offers huge opportunities and wide-ranging benefits to businesses.
Once again we are in the press - this time SHP magazine have written a brief piece about SafeCom, our safety training and management software, in their August issue. The article is available to read in full (please click the image right to enlarge) and will hopefully increase awareness of SafeCom within the industry over the coming months.
SHP (the Safety and Health Practitioner) magazine is the official magazine of IOSH with the largest circulation, over 29,000, in its field. To find out more please visit the SHP Magazine website.
Brian Gregory of Safety Management (UK) recently gave a talk at a conference in Loughborough on the subject of dealing with accidents and effective emergency management.
The talk was a huge success and as such resulted in Professional Safety magazine running an article on the subject of accidents. Click the image (right) to enlarge and read the article in full.
On Friday 21st July, the Lancaster Guardian newspaper ran an article in the business section about Safety Management (UK) focusing on SafeCom, our safety training and management software. The article looks at how we have grown as a business resulting from SafeCom, and gives a brief overview of how SafeCom is helping our customers. The piece is available to read at your leisure (see picture right - click it to enlarge), and is a timely reminder of the growing success of SafeCom.
It is always reassuring to receive a positive response from the local press. To read more local news please visit Lancaster Today, the official website of the Lancaster Guardian.
During the initial development of our SafeCom software in 2005, various members of the Safety Management team took time out to attend networking events hosted by bodies such as the Lancashire Digital Development Agency (LDDA) and the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWRDA) in order to analyse our existing IT setup and make informed decisions about where we needed to be. The first key decision resulting from this was our switch to broadband, and there have been several press releases focusing on our success.
Here are two examples:
My name is Kyle Bateson and this week (3rd - 7th July) I am taking part in the Work Experience Programme at Safety Management (UK). Hopefully I will gain an insight into the running of an independent safety management business as I have been given the opportunity to go out into the world and try something new. I'm looking forward to an exciting week. It should be interesting seeing health and safety from a different point of view.
I have already seen the wide range of diversity of the clients that Safety Management UK deal with. So far I have seen the health and safety issues involved when running a volunteers' bus company, a builder's yard and a pub. In the next few days I am visiting an Architect and several other businesses.
I hope to get a lot out of this week such as seeing how companies need health and safety to carry on with their business, as well as seeing how business work in the world of today.
During his stay with us, Kyle took some interesting photographs of the surrounding area and helped put together a brief guide to our location.The images, and accompanying article, can be seen here.
Thursday 4th May saw the finals of the Young Enterprise Company Programme for the South Lakes Area, held at Kendal Town Hall.
Queen Elizabeth School (QES) Kirkby Lonsdale company RIIR put in a very strong performance, and after a hard year's work, along with a little guidance from a business advisor (Safety Management's Brian Gregory), RIIR finished a magnificent second overall.
With Managing Director Alec Spencer guiding the ship, RIIR spent the last eight months as an events management company; their flagship event being Q Factor, with guest judges Jim Bowen and Emmerdale's Tom King.
Safety Management (UK) is proud to support Young Enterprise, who's motto is "Learning by doing", and wishes all RIIR's Company Directors every success in the future.
Safety Management (UK) is constantly growing as a business and as a result the time has come for us to recruit additional staff to aid our development.
We are pleased to announce that our final IOSH Managing Safely course of 2005 finished successfully with all attending delegates from Lancaster City Council achieving passes.
This has given Safety Management a 100% pass rate over 2005, a record we are proud very of. We currently have planned five IOSH Managing Safely courses for 2006, with four IOSH Working Safely courses programmed in for 2006.
If you would like to share in our success and would like further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively call +44 (0)1524 784356.
Good job, very nice people and happy with the work SMUK do for us (Bank of China)