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Asbestos Awareness Week 1-7th April 2014

It’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week. Each day this week ADAO will highlight a different asbestos topic to raise awareness about Asbestos and illnesses related to it. Today the topic is “Asbestos – what is it?”.  You might also want to take a look at Asbestos – the hidden killer  article that we published.

If your staff work in areas where they may be exposed to Asbestos then we offer cost effective online Asbestos course which has recently been approved by Rospa. Many of our clients need to prove they have completed an Asbestos Awareness course before they are allowed … Continue Reading

Asbestos – The Hidden Killer

Asbestos Awareness training

The HSE estimate that up to 4000 people a year die from Asbestos related illnesses. That includes 20 tradesmen a week  -  approximately 8 joiners, 6 electricials and 4 plumbers die every week and many people are still unaware of the risks they face daily.  In the North East alone 1,446 people have died from mesothelioma (Asbestos related cancer.)   It can be hard to appreciate the danger when it might take 40 years to have an have an effect.

Up to nine million UK homes and one and a half million workplace properties have some … Continue Reading

e-learning – 6 ways manufacturers can take advantage of it

 manufacturers and e-learning

Manufacturers need to work smart to stay ahead of their competition. They innovate and take advantage of technology to improve efficiency and reduce waste.  Their processes are geared to minimise downtime and ensure staff are productive for as much of the working day as possible as well as reducing their impact on the environment. Is your training department keeping up with the pace of change?

In many of the north east companies I’ve been talking to recently … Continue Reading

Personal Safety And The Small Business Owner

Personal safety
Would you give a complete stranger your phone number if you’d only met him 5 minutes earlier?

What about your home address?

Have you ever met someone face to face after a ‘chatting’ with them online?
We’re shocked when we hear that children and young people are doing this yet many of us do it without thinking – whilst we’re at work. When you set up your businesses I’m pretty sure that personal safety wasn’t high on your agenda. But, when you work for yourself in a … Continue Reading