Why we need to take gin wheel safety more seriously

We don’t often pick out news stories to feature on the blog, but this one felt particularly resonant. A young girl suffered life-changing injuries when a piece of timber fell almost 10 metres from a scaffold, striking the child in her pram. The timber was being lifted using a gin wheel, but had been improperly… Read More

The Most Unsafe-Sounding Places in the World

If you read our recent piece on asbestos trivia, you might remember that there are a couple of towns that take their name from asbestos. Well, you may not be shocked to hear that the one in Quebec, Canada has decided that a name change might be in order, despite some opposition. According to the… Read More

SAMS is an ELCAS Approved Learning Provider!

No, we haven’t uploaded the same post twice – SAMS has gained another honour! We’re delighted to announce that SAMS is now an Approved Learning Provider under the Ministry of Defence’s Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) scheme, administered by ELCAS. Enhanced Learning Credits are a way for Service Leavers and Service Personnel to gain skills and… Read More

5 tips to keep your workplace safe in the winter

We all have to adjust a bit in the winter months. The weather is one thing, but the change in mood is also palpable, with darkness falling before many people have left work. As well as being generally unpleasant outside, winter brings with it a raft of new considerations around safety – particularly if you… Read More

SAMS is now a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner!

We always aim to make each year at SAMS better than the last – bringing better training, better prices, bigger events and more courses to our clients. Part of this involves looking at what we can do better, and honing our skills to make sure our standards continue to improve. This hard work has paid… Read More

Christmas Sale: Get 10% Off Asbestos, NEBOSH & Video E-Learning!

Maybe it’s just the large bottle of sherry touring the SAMS office, but we’re feeling very festive. With the success of our recent Black Friday promotion, we’re feeling just as generous as Christmas approaches – and we wanted to share that seasonal spirit with our loyal and lovely customers. From today until 3rd January, we’re… Read More

Big discounts in our Black Friday safety sale!

It’s every spendthrift and super-shopper’s favourite time of the year this coming week – Black Friday! Just for the occasion, we’re launching our first-ever Black Friday sale – and it’s a safe bet that you’ll find plenty of mouthwatering discounts. We’re pleased to announce that for one day only, you can get 10% off the… Read More

Why fire safety is about more than protecting people

Fire safety is usually about securing routes of egress, stemming the progress of fire and giving people – both on site and first responders – as much time as possible to react and respond. However, the impact of a fire can last far beyond the initial effect on people in the locality, particularly if the… Read More