Businesses Urged To Train New Staff

This week is business fire safety week in Berkshire.

The Business Fire Safety Week is an initiative by the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS). It runs from Monday, September 7 to Sunday, September 13

One reason for Berkshire’s Business Fire Safety Week held in September is that it’s now the time were many businesses in the area take on seasonal staff in preparation of the upcoming holidays.

Many of those often temporary employees don’t have the same level of fire safety awareness as the other employees.

This is a great opportunity for businesses in Berkshire along with their staff to learn about fire safety.

There had been 5561 fires in commercial and retail buildings in the last two years in the United Kingdom. More than 2000 of those fires had been in industrial premises and 1898 fires in house and educational premises.

What’s worth noting is that the cost due to fire damages in the United Kingdom is increasing even with the number of fires itself decreasing.

The head of prevention protection at the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said to the press that it as more important than ever today that businesses go over the fire risk assessment, in particular in the busy periods of the year. Fatalities, injuries and significant financial losses could be prevented.

“RBFRS is supporting Business Fire Safety Week in order to encourage business owners to be extra vigilant and make sure that all fire precautions are taken to ensure a safe lead up to the seasonal period.”, he added.

You can learn more about the business Fire safety week at  If a commercial kitchen is part of your business operations you can also see Ansul fire suppression system for more information.

The Totally Thames Art Festival in London

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London’s river Thames will come to life at this year’s Totally Thames festival!

The art festival in the city will go on all throughout the month of September.

One of the festival highlights this year is the The Rising Tide underwater art exhibition by world renowned sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor.

What makes this exhibition stand out is that the sculptures are concealed and revealed by the daily ebb and flow of the tide. At low waters, the river is revealing four horses and riders.

The sculptures intend to highlight the role of the Thames as the lifeblood of the British capital.

Along with many art exhibitions and galleries, The Totally Thames Festival also features music, boat rides and plenty of opportunities to sample great food and drink along the river.

Check out the festival’s official website at

Great Musical Entertainment with the Singing Waiters

If you haven’t heard of The Singing Waiters yet, I think it’s time you should!

Maybe you know that surprise entertainers, such as singers and dancers that disguise themselves as waiters or performances such as flash mobs are currently very popular in the UK, especially in the bigger cities including London.

singing waitersI had the fortune to see the singing waiters a couple of times now and I can definitely see why they are so popular.

What impressed me most about the singing waiters was that they can do excellent performances with all sorts of musical styles.

There was one wedding reception which was very “fancy”, where the singing waiters made an excellent addition to the entire event. The other reception I attended was a lot more casual, this is where the singing waiters really got the crowd going.

Both times the guys appeared out of nowhere about late afternoon right after toasts. And of course, every time the singing waiters started with their performance, all the guests were entirely floored and had been cheering and clapping. And would you believe it or not, at both wedding receptions the singing waiters got standing ovations and it seemed to me as that the guests really didn’t want them to leave at the end :)

If you ask me, I know from experience that some folks spend a lot of money on their weddings and wedding receptions. And if you’re already worrying about so many things to make your wedding reception perfect you should definitely not ignore the musical entertainment. Don’t just book some average guys for your wedding reception.

You should Hire Singing Waiters – it will be more than worth it because they will turn your reception into an unforgettable event for everyone, take my word for this!