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The Importance of Health Surveillance

Liz Preston and Kerry Greenwood recently attended The Health & Safety Event in Birmingham where it was brought to our attention that health surveillance is not taken up within companies as an important issue. Every year it costs billions of pounds to cover workers that are off work due to physical illness, mental illness or injury. We feel that by keeping on top of your health surveillance it can easily avoid all of the issues associated with bad health. 

If your employees are affected by noise, vibration, dust, fumes or any other substances that are hazardous to health then it may be an idea to keep track of your employees health by using health surveillance questionnaires or by simple changes within the work place. Keep up to date with any issues staff may have to raise with you. To read more about health surveillance visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/health-surveillance/index.htm or call us to discuss any issues raised.

Viking scoops Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Award

Viking are delighted to be one of six Companies hand picked by Theo Parphitis (he of Dragens Den, Rymans, Red Letter Days etc) for his Small Business Sunday Awards for their Tweet submitted last Sunday.

This highly sought after accolade opens up doors to Theo Parphitis's many Twitter followers (450,000+ and counting) and increases brand awareness overnight.  'Clearly we hope it will lead to sales but the brand awareness by association to such a well known name will do for now'.  And what was the winning Tweet about I hear you ask - Printed Tape

Interested in having a pop at it yourselves?  @theopaphitis #SBS

Craven Safety Services Walking The Herriot Way

Craven Safety Services have decided that after the success of our charity walk last year that we would take on another for May 2016 .. Liz Preston, Debbie Gomersall and Kerry Greenwood are walking the 52 mile Herriot way with 3 overnight camping stops to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity, we would appreciate any donations from small to large, last year £916.50 was raised, we would love to get over the £1000 mark this year! Go to https://www.justgiving.com/CravenSafety/ to kindly donate!

AWB Charlesworth Newsletter

In this issue we continue our series on ‘Selling your Business’ and ask the question “Is your website legal?”. Finally, our Wills and Trusts Partner Liam O’Neill provides useful commentary on how business owners can protect and enhance their personal position.

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