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Staff Bulletin

Pet Insurance discount

Pet Insurance discount for all Employees! PET INSURANCE Get 15% off when you buy on-line today! Exclusive for IVC Employees Only COVER With Premier lifetime choose either £4,000 or £12,000 of vet fees per year We have a wide range of cover levels so you can pick one that’s right for your pet and pocket Get 5 Star Defaqto Rated Cover With our Premier Cover LOOKING AFTER YOUR CLAIM On average 94% of all claims are paid, and we can pay your vet direct Subject to your vet’s agreement, excess applies. M> claims Sept 16 – Sept 2017 START YOUR QUOTE > https://pet.redirect.morethan.com/quoteAndBuy.do?affinity=MT001&subAffinity=1064

Health and Safety Update Is your Annual Gas Safety Inspection up to date? A number of practices that I have visited seem to miss this, but it is one of the most important factors to consider. If your practice has gas and does not have and in-date gas safety inspection, please instruct a local gas safety engineer immediately to carry one out. There is a legal requirement on you to have all gas appliances safety checked by a registered engineer annually and you also need to maintain gas pipework and flues in a safe condition. This is UK law. Safety Media Online Training Most staff (except for those whom have recently joined IVC) should be well on their way to completing, or have already completed the five courses on Safety Media. I know it may seem like a pain or feel like it’s a “next week” kind of job because we’re all too busy, but remember it is for your benefit as well as IVC’s. Personally, I think this is a great tool to ensure all staff are fully aware of how to avoid H&S dangers etc throughout the workplace and a great way to provide a written record (not to mention the snazzy certificate you get when you pass ). It also has the added bonus that by using Safety Media's H&S training, you can add CPD Credits to your personal development scheme. If you haven’t already completed it, put some time aside, make a brew and enjoy! Link: https://www.safetylearning.co.uk/login/independentvetcare Accident Statistics There is a new way to send your results in! (details were sent by Becky Blackmore last month) via Google Survey. These are to be submitted every quarter (at the end of Mar/Jun/Sept/Dec) so please don’t forget as the statistics enable us to evaluate group wide incidents and implement any improvements where necessary. Remember, all employees have a duty to take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your actions at work. If an employee notices anything that may affect yourself or anyone around you at work it is their responsibility, as well as the employers, to report it. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will gladly assist. Stay Safe Ian Morley, IVC Health and Safety Support Officer (imorley@independentvetcare.co.uk)