Monthly Archives: August 2016

August 31, 2016   //   No Comments

Learn about Compliance and Risk at SAIF’s Education Day on 2nd November

Do you know the rules and regulations relating to web-cams and in-house camera surveillance?  Are you aware that you have...

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August 31, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Meeting in Chelmsford on 7th September

SAIF Members are invited to join us at our Regional Meeting on 7th September at The Essex Cricket Ground...

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August 30, 2016   //   No Comments

Conference on Sudden Death and Breaking Bad News – 27th September in Newcastle

Child Bereavement UK are holding a conference in Newcastle on 27th September on ‘Sudden Death and Breaking Bad News.’ ...

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August 26, 2016   //   No Comments

Scam warning update from SAIF

A SAIF member recently brought to our attention a scam which involved an official looking email which appeared to...

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August 26, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Business Centre Availability Today

We apologise that we won’t be able to respond to emails this morning, between approximately 9 am and 12...

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August 25, 2016   //   No Comments

The challenges we face as funeral directors

When I was installed as President in March, I was advised that August is traditionally a quiet month in...

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August 24, 2016   //   No Comments

Conference on The Future of Ageing on 9th November in London

The International Longevity Centre – UK will be hosting an annual full day conference to bring together representatives from...

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August 23, 2016   //   No Comments

First UK Global Dementia Friends Ambassador announced

Actress Carey Mulligan has been appointed as the first UK Global Dementia Friends Ambassador by Alzheimer’s Society and Jeremy...

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August 22, 2016   //   No Comments

Does your company need a first aider for mental health?

Training a member of staff as a designated first aider in any workplace is common practice which many will...

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August 19, 2016   //   No Comments

Introducing Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish was set up in 1992 to meet the needs of bereaved children, young people and their families. ...

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August 18, 2016   //   No Comments

BBC survey suggests Britons prefer cremation to burial

The BBC reports on an online survey of 1,546 adults surveyed, 58% prefer cremation when they die, in comparison...

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August 18, 2016   //   No Comments

FBCA endorses FFMA Coffin and Casket protocol

The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA) recently announced that they were endorsing the Funeral Furnishing Manufacturers Association...

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August 17, 2016   //   No Comments

Success for Team Allcock

Congratulations to SAIF President Paul Allcock and his team who yesterday successfully completed the Caledonian Canal Canoe Challenge.  The...

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August 16, 2016   //   No Comments

Results from the Community Life Survey show a sustained level of volunteering

The Cabinet Office recently released the results of the 2015 to 2016 Community Life Survey, which shows that charitable...

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August 15, 2016   //   No Comments

Headline speaker announced for SAIF Education Day 2nd November

The headline speaker for SAIF’s 2016 Education Day has been announced as HM Senior Coroner for Leicester City and...

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August 12, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF welcomes new member Kevin Foster Funeral Service in Northumberland

Based in Blyth town centre, Northumberland, Kevin Foster Funeral Service opened at the end of November last year.  The...

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August 11, 2016   //   No Comments

Who is eligible for a Fit for Work referral?

A Fit for Work referral is for employees who have been off sick from work for four weeks or more....

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August 10, 2016   //   No Comments

Need to know about Portable Appliance Testing?

There are many common myths about portable appliance testing (PAT) – find out the key facts about the inspection...

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August 9, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF responds to funeral director’s breach of trust

In response to the sentencing of funeral director Alison Pople, who stole more than £14,000 donated to charity, Terry Tennens, Chief Executive...

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August 8, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Member Bennetts Funeral Directors celebrates 125 years

With premises in Brentwood and Billericay in Essex, independent company Bennetts Funeral Directors has gained a vital place at...

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August 5, 2016   //   No Comments

Questions to ask SAIF’s President before the webinar on 10th August?

Research among members showed a great interest in how the funeral profession will develop and what changes may be...

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August 4, 2016   //   No Comments

IFD College launches Autumn Course Schedule

The IFD College has just released course dates from September through to December 2016.  Courses include: Health and Safety...

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August 3, 2016   //   No Comments

Cambridgeshire’s first digital autopsy facility moves a step closer

Plans have been signed off for a revolutionary Digital Autopsy Facility (DAF), which will offer non-invasive post mortems to...

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August 2, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Member G Seller wins Midlands Business Award

Family Business United has announced that G. Seller & Co. Ltd, the Hinckley based Funeral Directors, won the Midlands...

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August 2, 2016   //   No Comments

What’s in store for the funeral profession? SAIF National President will give his views at our webinar on 10th August

SAIF’s second webinar will take place on 10th August at 3pm and will feature an interview with National President...

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August 1, 2016   //   No Comments

Professionalism in the funeral industry is non-negotiable!

SAIF’s Chief Executive Terry Tennens explains the importance of following the SAIF Code of Practice. SAIF upholds the principles...

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