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Lighthouse Safety News

Starting the movement to improve LGBT equality in construction

October 10, 2019

Whenever I teach, talk, research or discuss anything relating to mental health I am always stuck by the fact that keeps coming up again and again – minority groups, such as LBGT+ are at a higher risk of experiencing poor mental health, including depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and alcohol and substance misuse.

So, I am reaching out. To anyone who works in the construction industry who either identifies with the LGBT community and/or anyone who wants to help us make the positive changes we need.

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Our Charity Golf Day

September 6, 2019

We had a fantastic day yesterday at Boughton Golf Club raising money for 4th Gillingham Sea Scouts, Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, Versus Arthritis, Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and Darent Valley Hospital: Little Buds Fund as part of our Lighthouse15K campaign.

We are delighted that we raised £5,000 for the charities and would like to thank all the players that came along, those that donated to our raffle & auction, and of course to our sponsors A&A Electrical, All Health Matters Ltd, Gullands Solicitors, Porsche Centre Tonbridge, Hi-Way Services Ltd & Wiltech Engineering Limited

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Simply The Best! We are a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner

August 30, 2019

NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health)have recently launched a new Learning Partner Programme.
We are delighted that Lighthouse Safety have greatly exceeded the requirements for the Learning Programme and achieved Gold Status.

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World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September

August 30, 2019

Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds.

Every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend or colleague. For each suicide approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected. This amounts to 108 million people per year who are profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviour.

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The Sun has got his hat on… and so should you

August 1, 2019

At present we have glorious weather in the UK, however working in this heat isn't the same as relaxing in it, especially if outside. The HSE states that 4,500 skin cancers a year are a result of outside working.

So, is there a maximum temperature in workplaces?

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 says that your employer must maintain a reasonable temperature where you work, but it does not specify a maximum temperature.

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Lighthouse15k

July 18, 2019

To celebrate our 15th year of business we are aiming to raise £15,000 for a selection of charities chosen by our team members.

Lighthouse Club Construction Industry Charity, Versus Arthritis, Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, Darent Valley Hospital - Little Buds (Special Care Baby Unit) and 4th Gillingham Sea Scouts

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Charity Golf Day

July 11, 2019

Join us for our Charity Golf Day

Thursday 5th September
Boughton Golf Course
Brickfield Lane
Boughton-Under-Lean
Kent
ME13 9AJ

As we are celebrating our 15th year, we have decided to raise £15,000 for our chosen charities

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Our Open Day – 12th July

July 5, 2019

Come along to our Open Day on July 12th. We're extra excited about opening up the doors of our humble abode and supply refreshments whilst highlighting some important environmental factors including the new Environment Bill. Will your business be compliant post Brexit, and how to apply for a grant to make your business more environmentally friendly and sustainable via LoCASE

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Our Maiden NVQ Voyage

June 6, 2019

Louise has had her first NVQ Student complete and pass their NVQ Level 6 in just 8 months!
We started offering the NVQ in May 2018 and already have 23 candidates working through their units. I am not going to lie, the Level 6 is a challenge, but it feels like such an achievement, both for my candidate and myself. I cannot explain how proud I am of him for all the hard work he put into in and finally receiving his certificate.

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Booking a course on our website

June 3, 2019

We love or shiny new website, but not everyone likes change so we've put together a video overview on how to book training courses via the new system.

If you have any problems don't hesitate to call the office on 01634 260631 or email smedia@lighthousesafety.co.uk

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