Articles, Food Hygiene

Serving Medium Cooked Burgers – Safety Guidance

Adding medium cooked burgers to your menu is a great way to attract new diners. You may even end up being one of the few local places that serve them, meaning all the burger enthusiasts pick you over the competition. However, you are not ...

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Articles, Safeguarding

Drugs in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

Managers and HR staff are in a unique position to tackle substance misuse in the UK. In fact, because employees spend so much time at work, managers, and colleagues are on the front lines of prevention because they are situated to spot and ...

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Articles, Food Hygiene

What is a “Clean As You Go” Policy?

A clean as you go policy is a cleaning strategy used to minimise risks to hygiene, health, and safety. The clean as you go method involves taking opportunities to clean continually throughout the working day and making cleaning part of your daily routine to ...

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Articles, Safety

What Does TILE Stand For? The TILE & LITE Acronyms

If you have to carry out any sort of manual handling during your work activities, it’s likely that you’ve undergone training in the correct manual handling practices and procedures, and even more likely that you’ve come across the TILE, TILEO or LITE acronyms. ...

Articles, Food Hygiene

How to Appeal a Food Hygiene Rating

Your food hygiene rating has a huge impact, and a bad inspection can turn away customers in their droves. On the other hand, an excellent rating is a selling point and displaying the result of your check on a window or your door will ...

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Articles, Business

The Cost of Presenteeism & Why It’s Not Just About Money

Presenteeism is an increasingly common issue that affects all types of workplaces. In fact, it’s often cited as the biggest threat to workplace productivity in the UK, and is characterised by tired, unmotivated and sick employees who turn up to work regardless of how ...

Articles, Safeguarding

Methods of Human Trafficking and Recruitment

This article explains the human trafficking recruitment process and the tactics used by human traffickers to exploit vulnerable people. Human trafficking is a highly organised crime. Traffickers take people from one area of a country to another or across borders, and when they arrive, they ...

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Articles, Business

Using Key Phrases in Performance Reviews & Appraisals

The Problem with Generic Phrases The internet has lists and lists of generic performance review phrases ripe for managers who just need to insert X employee name here, Y there. However, let this be said: Average managers depend on generic phrases to do the review for them. ...

Articles, Safety

The Most Common Office Injuries and How To Prevent Them

The 2016 CIPD Absence Management survey found that the average employee takes 6.3 sick days each year, costing businesses around £522 per person. However, most of these are easy to prevent providing that you have basic health and safety procedures in place. Even relatively ...

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Articles, Business

Training Calendars: Why Your Company Needs One

What’s a powerful way to increase your employees’ ownership of learning, stay on top of compliance training, and create a culture of personal development? A training calendar. Getting and maintaining a training calendar is a tiny workplace adjustment, and it can reap a lot of ...

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Drug and Alcohol Policy Template

Substance misuse is a sensitive issue, and when a problem appears, you have to handle it in a timely manner and with a proportionate (and fair) response. You need to know the ins and outs of ...

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Business

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Writing A Professional Development Plan – Example & Template

A Professional Development Plan (PDP), also known as an Employee Development Plan or an Individual Development Plan, are used to document career goals and set out a strategy on how to meet them. Creating a PDP takes ...

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Nutrition

Changes in Eating Habits Over the Years: Comparing Diets Now & Then0

Changes in Eating Habits Over the Years: Comparing Diets Now & Then

Can you learn from your grandparents’ food choices and lifestyle? Over the last century, our eating habits have changed dramatically, with our diets becoming almost unrecognisable to those of our grandparents and great-grandparents. The way we shop, ...

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Food Hygiene

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Food Safety Myths and Facts

We’ve all been there: you accidentally drop your favourite food on the floor and feel your heart sink watching it fall to its fate. We just can’t stomach throwing it in the bin, so we find ...

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Share your Certificate for a Chance to Win!

Share your Success to Win Have you recently completed an online training course with High Speed Training? You’re in with the chance of winning some great prizes! All you need to do is show off your hard-earned ...

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Safety

What Are the Consequences Of Poor Health & Safety Procedures?0

What Are the Consequences Of Poor Health & Safety Procedures?

Sometimes it feels like there are too many Health and Safety requirements to handle. Pushing back your legally required cleaning schedule or missing one routine machine maintenance might not seem that important at the time, but ...

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Safeguarding

Promoting Social Development in Children Through Structured Group Play0

Promoting Social Development in Children Through Structured Group Play

Structured play (or playing with a purpose) is an activity or game that allows toddlers and preschoolers to gain skills, such as sharing, turn taking, or counting to three. Structured play tends to be led by ...

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