A-Plan Blog

teen drivers
08 Oct

#BeSafe: 4 safety tips for teen drivers

Passing your driving test is a rite of passage, but the learning doesn’t stop when you pick up the keys to your first car. As many as one in five new drivers are involved in accidents during their first year of driving, so the latest post in our #BeSafe series takes a look at what

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winter health and safety
01 Oct

#BeSafe: Winter health and safety at work

As the nights start drawing in and we wake up to the first frosts of the season, it’s a good time to start thinking about winter health and safety for your workplace. Here are some tips for preparing for winter so that your staff stay happy and healthy during the cold weather. Winter bugs While

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subsidence
01 Oct

Subsidence surge: here’s how the heatwave harmed your home

The abnormally hot weather and lack of rainfall this summer created a disastrous combination for homeowners, according to industry experts. Recent data revealed that subsidence claims have seen a 350 per cent increase throughout the UK within the last six weeks alone. Not to mention, the number of claims are up 20 per cent compared

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drive safely
24 Sep

#BeSafe: How to drive safely in heavy rain

With autumn here and the first named storms already rolling in, the first in our #BeSafe series on road safety looks at how to drive safely in heavy rain. Before you set out into the worst the Great British weather can throw at you, read these tips to make sure you’re familiar with the ins

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21 Sep

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Competition

For the chance to win a hamper worth £50, you need to bring your cupcake(s) into these branches: Macclesfield, Kingston-upon-Thames, Ipswich and Ruislip The closing date for entries is Friday 28th September 2018 Only one entry per person The winner of the hamper will be judged by a member of the branch team in A-Plan.

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autumn
20 Sep

Preparing your garden for autumn

These are the jobs that you need to be doing this autumn, before the weather turns colder: Flower beds Start to divide herbaceous perennials as the weather cools. Make sure you water in the new divisions well. Plant spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils, crocus and hyacinths now. Plant out any biennial plants sown earlier in

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