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Week Commencing 29/07/2021 – In The News

Hackers Demanding $50m from Saudi Aramco Over Data Leak Saudi Aramco, the world’s most valuable oil producer, has confirmed that hackers are attempting to extort the company over leaked data. The hackers are demanding $50m (£36.5m) in cryptocurrency but it remains “unclear who is behind the ransom plot.” Attacks like these serve to reinforce longstanding […]

Heart Attacks

What is a Heart Attack? A heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of the blood to the heart is suddenly blocked. This lack of blood may seriously damage the heart muscle and can be life threatening. Over time fat, cholesterol and other substances build up and form a plaque in […]

Week Commencing 19/07/2021 – In The News

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£30K Fine For Company After Worker Injured by Forklift Truck A facility services company operating at Winchester prison has been fined after a worker suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a forklift truck (FLT). On 23 May 2019, the Gov Facility Services Limited employee was carrying out inspections of drain covers adjacent […]

Safety Spotlight – Cyber Security & Phishing Awareness

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For the month of July, we are putting in the spotlight two key areas relating to our Hazard of the Month, Cyber Attacks. These key areas are Cyber Security and Phishing Awareness. Cyber Security An increasing number of organisations are being seriously impacted by cyber incidents; in just the last week, there has been instances of […]

Week Commencing 12/07/2021 – In The News

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Gang Behind Huge Cyber-Attack Demands $70m in Bitcoin Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, as shown by a massive attack led by a gang last week which affected 200 firms. The REvil group claims its malware, which initially targeted US IT firm Kaseya, has hit one million “systems”. This number has not been verified and […]

Do You Know How to Spot a Phishing Email?

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What is Phishing? Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly common and more sophisticated; one of their most common, everyday forms is Phishing attacks. Phishing is when attackers attempt to trick users into doing ‘the wrong thing’, such as clicking a bad link that will download malware, or direct them to a dodgy website. Phishing can be […]

Week Commencing 05/07/2021 – In The News

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Elephant & Castle Fire: Safety Fears About Railway Arches Raised Two Years Ago Safety concerns about railway arches were raised in a safety report two years before last week’s fire near Elephant & Castle station in south London. Around 100 firefighters and 15 fire engines tackled the “serious” blaze, with London Fire Brigade confirming that three […]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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What is PTSD? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt. These symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have a significant impact on the person’s day-to-day […]

Week Commencing 28/06/2021 – In The News

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Serious Mitre Saw Injury Leads to £21K Fine for Construction Company A construction company has been fined after a worker’s hand was severed by an inadequately guarded mitre saw on a construction site in Bolney, Sussex. On the 9th January 2019, a worker installing skirting board in a new build house was using a powered […]

Anaphylaxis

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What is Anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction, it can occur when someone is exposed to something they are allergic to (known as an allergen). Reactions normally begin within minutes and progress rapidly, but they can be delayed by up to 2-3 hours. Anaphylaxis is potentially life-threatening and always requires an emergency medical response. […]