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19th February 2021

Hotel And Night Porter Prosecuted Following Fatal Fire

In December 2017, a fire at Loch Lomond Hotel Cameron House resulted in the death of two residents.  CCTV footage from the reception area showed a Night Porter clearing ash and embers from a fireplace, before decanting them into a plastic bag and placing it in a storage cupboard.  The cupboard contained newspapers and other […]

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17th February 2021

Get to know our Service Advisor

If you’ve ever wanted to know about the Lighthouse team now’s your chance. Each month we will be shining a spotlight on someone from the team and hitting them with some quick-fire questions. Next up is Dave Armstrong, our Service Advisor. How long have you been working for Lighthouse? Only since April 2018, having previously […]

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17th February 2021

Get to know our Administrator

If you’ve ever wanted to know about the Lighthouse team now’s your chance. Each week we will be shining a spotlight on someone from the team and hitting them with some quick-fire questions. Next up is Rhianna Wood our Administrator (aka jack of all trades, master of none). How long have you been working for Lighthouse? […]

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17th February 2021

HSE Outsources COVID-19 Inspection Visits

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has taken the tact of employing contractors to undertake routine inspections on UK employers to ensure that they are following the latest coronavirus rules.  Change Of Tact Historically, the HSE has not engaged with external organisations for this type of work. If you received a call from an HSE […]

10th February 2021

Home-schooling Is A Walk In The Park, If The Park Is Jurassic Park

Millions of workers with younger children have reprised the role of home-schooler or learning facilitator for the January lockdown – and many are beginning to feel the strain.  March 2020 offered a vanilla experience of home education for temporary school closures; the novelty was palpable while families baked bread, exercised with Joe Wicks and crafted […]

8th February 2021

Get To Know Our Managing Partner 

If you’ve ever wanted to know about the Lighthouse team now’s your chance. Each week we will be shining a spotlight on someone from the team and hitting them with some quick-fire questions. Next up is Chris Hall our Managing Partner. How long have you been working for Lighthouse? We started Lighthouse back in September 2008, so […]

3rd February 2021

Rekindling The Office Romance

In recent employment history, workers have campaigned for their employers to embrace home working; trusting the employee to work independently and to offer an environment that promotes work life balance and improves mental health.  Many flirted with the notion, some paid lip service while others went further; viewing the arrangement as a Golden Ticket to […]

27th January 2021

Iconic Bradford Hotel Fined £24,000 For Health & Safety Breaches

The owners of the famous Midland Hotel in Bradford City Centre have been found guilty of four breaches of Health & Safety legislations following an investigation by local environmental health officers (EHO).  The authorities were first alerted to the issues by a departing general manager who had raised concerns about the pace of action being […]

19th January 2021

A Crisis Is A Terrible Thing to Waste

This year demonstrated that when companies are forced to change through necessity, rapid business transformation can occur; many employers and employees have shown a willingness and ability to innovate rapidly, adapting to the evolving landscape. Smart businesses are using the pandemic as an opportunity to ‘stop and think’, pausing to profoundly review their customer proposition, […]