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The Responsible Business Workbook Preview

The Responsible Business Workbook is designed to help organisations work through the requirements of the Responsible Business Standards.  Created with the Organisation for Responsible Businesses. This is only a preview and can be obtained in hard copy only via our Membership Advisors.  There is a charge for this guide. (more…)

Forum of Private Business Start-up Guide

Note: The new 2019 Guide is now available. As a new business starting out the Forum of Private Business believe it is critical to have the right support, advice and protection in place and that means more than just the average one size fits all business advice that is currently available. View a preview of the Business Start-up guide which is included in a Forum Startup Membership.  For more details about the Forum of Private Business Start-up membership, you can contact our Membership Advisors on 01565 626001 or find more details here (more…)

Matters of Testing MOT Guide

MOT modernisation has provided garages with a new up to date online testing system. From September 2015, garages started the switch over the process to the new, up to date web based system enabling testers to enter MOT results whilst testing a vehicle. (more…)

First Aid Requirements in a Small Business

Health and Safety legislation requires that all employers provide adequate first aid equipment, personnel and facilities to enable first aid to be given in the workplace when the need arises. the types of potential injury or illness that could arise and the degree of risk depends on the nature of the business. Failure to provide first aid could potentially result in a person’s death Recent statistics from the Health and Safety Executive state that 144 people were killed in the workplace last year. Without a health and safety management system in place, the likelihood of a costly accident increases dramatically.   (more…)

Forum of Private Business Health and Safety Guide 2018

Note: New 2019 Guide will be available from April 2019 The importance of Health and Safety within the workplace is so important.  Every year the Forum of Private Business produce the Health and Safety Guide. Updated rules and legislation is introduced into each yearly edition. Preview our latest 21st edition guide, only available in hardback and available from April 2018 to our members. If you would like to purchase a copy contact our membership advisors today on 01565 626001.   (more…)