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The Dunning-Krueger Effect

Excessive confidence A respected professional colleague recently wrote a Blog entitled ‘Is what you don’t know putting lives at risk?’; referring to the work of a pair of American psychologists named Dunning and Krueger who established around 15 years ago...

Unexpected Behaviour…

Could you be caught out by unexpected behaviour? I was at a Business Networking event recently, listening to a very good speaker who gave an excellent talk on what might be loosely termed Motivation in Business. At the end of the 45 minutes or so presentation, having...

Why Electrical Socket Covers are a danger.

UK Electrical Background Most people are familiar with Electrical Socket Safety Covers, but why are they sold in the UK and why are they dangerous? Around the world, electrical systems differ widely, not just in voltage but in the various national/regional ways that...

How does CDM2015 affect small traders?

If you’re a small construction business, what does CDM2015 mean to you? There’s a very good chance that you don’t know what it is, or you don’t think it applies to you. After all, you’re just an Electrician, Plasterer, Chippie, Plumber, Window Installer, or Kitchen...

Workplace First Aid Training

Something I get quite passionate about is First Aid training, whether for the workplace, or the community at large. For the workplace, it could be that final mitigation for life over death when all other measures have failed. Appropriate First Aid coverage is a legal...

SARAH’s Law…

Has this new legislation passed you by? The last government in the guise of justice secretary Chris Grayling claimed it would “slay much of the ‘elf and safety’ and jobsworth culture that holds back so much of our society”. With the press covering stories of people...