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Bri-Stor opens their facility to the community for Paediatric First Aid Training

First Aid at Bri-Stor

Kayleigh Whitehouse and Laura Froggart from the local community of Hixon, near Stafford, have undertaken a level 3 Paediatric First Aid Course which has been facilitated by Bri-Stor Systems.
Both ladies wished to develop their understanding of paediatric first aid both on a personal level in their role as mums and on a career level in the childcare sector where a first aid qualification is paramount. The course has developed their confidence in their ability to assess an emergency situation and to identify the most appropriate course of action.

Both ladies expressed their gratitude at the opportunity to undertake the qualification and provided excellent feedback in relation to the course.

Kayleigh said "I really enjoyed doing the first aid course, Will was really friendly and approachable.”
Laura said “This was a really good first aid course, Will made me feel at ease with the paper work and using the mannequins.”

To be able to deliver First Aid At Work Courses within the business, William Davies-Hill has completed an instructor course which now enables him to deliver the following courses:

  • Emergency First Aid At WorkFirst-Aid-2
  • First Aid At work
  • Oxygen Therapy Administration
  • Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Automated External Defibrillation

The course also saw him complete his Level 3 Award in Education and Training Certificate and an Assessor for Quality Assurance CPD Training.

Team Building at Bri-Stor Continues for 2nd Day

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Following on from the successful and eventful team building day on 8th August, another 15 Bri-Stor employees spent the next day doing the same training, organised and presented by Elan Valley.

Combating different tasks, the main objective was to work together as a team and learn how to bring these team building skills back in to the work environment.

Everyone who took part in this course have thoroughly enjoyed it, including lots of friendly banter and needless to say it brought out the competitiveness of some people.

Bri-Stor Successfully Complete Transition to ISO14001:2015

ISO14001 Logo

During August, Bri-Stor Systems completed the transition from ISO14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015 along with sister companies Alpha Manufacturing and Atlas Coating.

The ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System revision was released in September 2015, replacing the former ISO 14001:2004 revision. As an organisation this enhances our environmental performance.

All Businesses that are registered to the 2004 revision had until September 2018 to complete the transition to the revised standard, as the Bri-Stor Group endeavours to protect the Environment and Ecosystems through a proactive approach, we set out our objective to attain certification to the 2015 revision by September 2017.

Why was ISO 14001 revised?

All ISO standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is required in order to keep it current and relevant for the marketplace. ISO 14001:2015 is designed to respond to latest trends and ensure it is compatible with other management system standards.

What are the main changes to the standard?

The key changes relate to:
• Increased prominence of environmental management within the organization's strategic planning processes
• Greater focus on leadership
• Addition of proactive initiatives to protect the environment from harm and degradation, such as sustainable resource use and climate change mitigation
• Improving environmental performance added
• Lifecycle thinking when considering environmental aspects
• Addition of a communications strategy

Over the last 12 months, The Bri-Stor Group management teams have collectively engaged in revising their current working practices and procedures to meet the requirements of the new standard, whilst still remaining compliant to their other existing obligations.

With thanks to all employees and the management team for their dedication and commitment to protecting the environment, which ensured we successfully gained this certification.

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First Day of Team Building at Bri-Stor goes down a storm


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Following on from the successful 3 day team building course at Elan Valley in Wales earlier this year, Bri-Stor have invited Elan Valley to our facilities for a development course to improve the communication between various departments.

In this development course, Elan Valley provide a variety of team building exercises - these help individuals to progress transferable team-working skills and gain an in-depth understanding of the underlying behaviours that create a culture of high performance.

The benefits are huge, developing a team that communicates well, is effective, consistent and reliable with a high work output of the right quality. A strong teamwork culture creates inspired team members who continuously strive for excellence and to improve performance. Being a part of such a team is a great place to be, if it’s done right it becomes engrained in everyday working practices and being good is no longer good enough!

Despite the typical British weather conditions, all members of the team have thoroughly enjoyed this course and it will certainly help to develop relationships in the working environment.

Team-Building day 1

Well done to our employees on completing a 48 mile bike ride with Team Raleigh GAC

On Friday 28th July, 4 employees from Bri-Stor took part in a 48 mile bike ride with Team Raleigh over the hills of Derbyshire.

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All participants met at Kedleston Hotel at 9am to register and fuel up on bacon butties before setting off in relevant group stages depending on their level of experience.

Nick Tomlinson, Technical Engineering Manager said "A very friendly welcome by Team Raleigh, Smith Coopers & HUUB events in a lovely setting at Kedleston Country House Hotel. After a bacon roll and a cup of coffee we were split into groups of ability and hit the road. The course was very scenic for the main however I found myself with my head down staring at the tarmac on quite a few of the challenging climbs. The Team riders were always nearby and offering friendly support. We managed to finish just before the drizzle started having completed the route in a respectable time.To cap the day off we had a delicious hog roast. Very enjoyable day all round!"

Neil Andrews, Group IT Manager said “A great and well organised event through 48 miles of Derbyshire Countryside.  Challenging hills, especially the 20% Two Dales!  Riding alongside professional riders makes you appreciate how good they really are.  All riders that took part had nothing but praise for the event, the support and fellow riders.  Thank you Team Raleigh GAC, Smith Coopers & HUUB!”

Sam Jackson, 1st Year Apprentice said "It was a fantastic opportunity for cyclists to ride alongside the pros from Team Raleigh GAC. It was great to ride the route with world champions and to see just how fast they were! The route was tough with the headwind coming back over the Peak District, but it was signposted really well and the hog roast at the end was great. Thanks to Raleigh and HUUB events for putting such a great event on."

In total, there were 60 cyclists that took part in the ride and all 60 completed the course and returned back to base to indulge in a hog roast. 

Thanks to Team Raleigh GAC for the experience of cycling with the team and also to HUUB Events for organising the event.

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Bri-Stor Employees Gear Up with Team Raleigh and Friends 2017 Sportive for 48 Mile Bike Ride

Team Raleigh and Friends Sportive - Cover

Having officially been invited by Team Raleigh GAC, 4 Bri-Stor employees will be taking part in a 48-mile circular route on Friday 28th July around Derbyshire. An early start will begin at Kedleston Country House and will continue on public roads which will include a number of imperfections and pot holes. On route the keen cyclists will encounter some steep descents and sharp bends, adverse camber and other hazards.

Group IT Manager, Neil Andrews says “I’m really looking forward to the challenge of the hills and experience of riding with Team Raleigh GAC”.

We wish all riders a successful and enjoyable ride and are pretty sure the hog roast at the end of the day will be enough to keep those tired legs going.

Team Raleigh and Friends Sportive - Map
48 mile route which the riders will cycle.