Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 31, 2014   //   No Comments

Health and safety simplified

You may think that health and safety issues only concern larger companies and that it’s far too complicated.  We’ve...

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July 30, 2014   //   No Comments

Premises inspections for SAIF Scotland Members

All members of SAIF should have their premises inspected once every three years to maintain the high standards upheld by SAIF and...

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July 29, 2014   //   No Comments

Do you have staff training requirements?

Whether basic training for employees new to the funeral profession or more in-depth continuing professional development for experienced staff...

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July 28, 2014   //   No Comments

Using Donated Tissue for Medical Research

SAIF thanks Aidan Hindley, Research Tissue Co-0rdinator at the University of Leeds for his interesting presentation at our Wakefield Regional...

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July 25, 2014   //   No Comments

CoSHH: do you know your obligations?

SAIF thanks Simon Bloxham of the OSS group for this update on Hazardous Substances – CoSSH. CoSHH stands for...

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July 24, 2014   //   No Comments

Need help with employment contracts?

SAIF Business Centre has recently we’ve received enquiries from members requesting help with employment contracts and staff handbooks. We...

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July 23, 2014   //   No Comments

Book your places on the SAIF Education Day

We are delighted to announce the SAIF Education Day, to be held on 5th November 2014 at the Leicester...

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July 22, 2014   //   No Comments

Help SAIF to help you – keep your inspection appointment

At SAIF we are proud of our Quality Assurance Programme.  It represents a significant portion of our outgoings, paid for by your subscriptions.  Please...

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July 21, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF to support Two National Charities

SAIF Executive Chairman Alun Tucker writes, “I am delighted to announce that SAIF is to work with two national...

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July 18, 2014   //   No Comments

Do first aiders need refresher training?

Although strongly recommended, there has never been a specific requirement for an annual refresher training course under the Health...

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July 17, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF greetings from Swansea and Wakefield

SAIF’s regional meeting road show goes from strength to strength, visiting Swansea and Wakefield in June Thank you to...

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July 16, 2014   //   No Comments

Reminder of Northern Ireland DVLA Changes

As previously reported by SAIF, the changes to the DVLA in Northern Ireland will come into effect on Monday...

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July 15, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF Supports New Child Funeral Charity

SAIF is proud to support the official launch of the Child Funeral Charity at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire on...

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July 14, 2014   //   No Comments

Run, Forrest!

SAIF National President Mark Woollard writes,”On the 12th of June, I competed in the 2014 Crisis Square Mile Run,...

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July 11, 2014   //   No Comments

New template available for SAIF Members

SAIF Business Centre has been approached recently by members asking for a sample first call sheet to ensure that...

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July 10, 2014   //   No Comments

Hugely successful SAIF road show

This year’s SAIF Regional Meeting road show has proved very popular with attendee numbers exceeding 2013’s figures. The Newmarket meeting...

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July 9, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF Award Nomination Result Due 10th July

As previously reported, SAIF was delighted to have reached finalist status for entries in the Trade Association Forum’s Best...

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July 9, 2014   //   No Comments

Changes to Flexible Working Regulations

On 30 June 2014 the Flexible Working Regulations were amended.  The right to request flexible working is now extended...

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July 8, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF supports Worcestershire Palliative Care Conference 10th July

SAIF will be an exhibitor at the 14th Annual Worcestershire Palliative Care Conference at Worcester Rugby Club on 10th...

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July 7, 2014   //   No Comments

Cancellation of Contracts

SAIF Business Centre recently reported about The Consumer Contracts Regulations, which came into effect on 13th June 2014. The regulations...

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July 4, 2014   //   No Comments

Message from Pancreatic Cancer UK

SAIF Business Centre has received a message from Pancreatic Cancer UK about their contact details. Claire Walsh from the charity...

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July 3, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF Dialogue with Dept. of Work and Pensions

Letter from Alun Tucker to Members: I have recently received a letter from the Department of Work & Pensions...

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July 1, 2014   //   No Comments

Low-cost funeral options discussed in The Guardian

On 28th June The Guardian featured an article about the rise of low-cost, no thrills funeral services providers. The...

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July 1, 2014   //   No Comments

Tour de France in the UK – check how it may affect you

There will be three stages of the Tour de France held in England this year. Check the routes here...

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