Red Pressures – Controlling the Heat!

Archive for October, 2010

How Impressive are IATP Training’s Statistics

Total number of people trained during period 3635
Number trained in Asbestos Awareness 3022
Number trained in Asbestos Non-licensed work 613

Trades recorded Awarenes Training Non-licensed work
Agriculture and farming 20 12
Architects 1
Builders 326 108
Decorators 112
Education professionals 211 40
Electricians 280 17
Emergency Service personnel 35
Engineers 98
Finance managers 17
Flooring fitters 6
Groundworkers 49
Joiners 176 32
Landlords 22
Lightning conductor installers 2
Local Government personnel 485 306
Maintenance Engineers 96
PC Installers 1
Plumbers 212 3
Power Supply engineers 42
Refurbishment fitters 174 25
Replacement Window fitters 5
Roofers 32 14
Scaffolders 22
Security Engineers 6 22
Shop Fitters 39
Transport and shipping personnel 25 12
Unknown 96


Business 1
Commercial 92 24
HSE Campaign 34 2
Trade 3
Other 1


Direct telephone 1112 236
Direct website 480 150
HSE Campaign website 150 80
HSE Helpline 100 75
IATP telephone 80 40
IATP website 60 50
Referrals 368 75


Currently 42 member organisations. (Adding 3 to 5 per month.)
Newsletter circulation: 3,500 per month.
IATP would like a representative on the ALG.


Website visits 34,077
BT Tradespace visits 271


Asbestos, Trades people, Work life balance??

Check this out!!

IATP ITN newsletter issue 7

X Factor is the emotional roller coaster worth the potential rewards?

Judges House Finalists Emerge

X Factor Reveal Their Finalists

I felt quite concerned for the contestants following Sunday nights show.  I felt it was unbeliveably harsh of Cheryl to knock out such high calibre contestants in favour of two contestents who did not sucessfully complete their auditions.  Yes it is show business but at what cost to the individual?

Thought it was soul destroying for Dannii to tell Paije that he needed more personality in his performance.  Surely there are better ways of letting people down without emotionally beating them up on camera?  Is there any support provided to the families of these contestants to enable them to support their loved ones in the short, medium and long term?

Simon on the other hand was considerate and compassionate and desplayed a very sensitive and caring approach.  Well done Simon.

Louis appears to be even more emotional this serious.  His passion and compassion for his fellow country man is outstanding.  He appears to have very strong values and high degrees of compassion.

The other concern is the age and vulnerability of some of the contestants.  I  truly wonder whether any form of counselling is available for those who are not successful at Judges Houses.

Cheryl presents as such a caring and compassionate person and I truly didn’t welcome seeing her being so unfair.

Personally I found it very distressing to see Cher so broken too.

I have loved Nicole (Pussycat Doll) being on the show.  What a touch of class she has been.  She is such a physically beautiful women who displayed great wisdom, knowledge and contributed much to the show during each of her appearances.  Lets hope they bring her back too.

Red Pressures Agony Aunt

Controlling the Heat!

10 Ways to Increase Work Life Balance


5 ways to make those small but significant differences in your life

Lets talk work life balance!


1) Only work from one place in your house.  Do not allow your business or profession to spill in to every room within your home.

2) Be careful with your laptop as this business tool enables you to take your work into your bed-room. Allowing work into your private space!

3) Be very careful not to inappropriately mix business with pleasure.  There is much boundary setting when employing or working with friends or family members. These relationships are life long but can become very fragile quickly with devastating consequences!

4)  Make focussed planned time for your partner and your children.  Plan your family time and do not let your business or work interfere with that time.  For example: Don’t work on your (laptop) computer whilst watching a family programme.  Ensure you actively listen when your partner and children are talking to you.

5) Make time to connect with your thoughts and feelings everyday – if only for 20 minutes per day.  Take time to reflect and gather your thoughts. Review your time. Promote good self-care leadership and management techniques.

6) Ensure you do not neglect your key personal relationships especially your partner. The consequences can be dire. Especially if you have allowed the communications highways to be neglected!!

7) Make time for adult fun and intimacy in your life.   Natural hormones are released that help to stabilise and promote a sense of well-being.  Partners need love, affection and time and so do YOU.  A word of caution: If you loose your relationship along the journey then your children’s lives will be devastatingly affected which may impair their futures too!

8) Work on your mobile/blackberry/iPhone manners and ensure you develop family ethical ways of using this tool as this tool also has the capacity to encroach into all aspects and time within your life.

9) Try to commit to a hobby or interest outside of your relationships.  It is important to keep in touch with you.  To have time out.  Consider taking out a spa membership if you are not into a sport.  Try to take gentle exercise each and every day.  Remember that this could mean parking your car a little further away from your meeting and walking the rest of the journey.  Little strategies that can make a big difference.

10) Diary management. Ensure you plan ahead.  Put important dates in your diary including important dates for your child/ren and partner.  Such as: sports day, concerts, nativity plays, birthdays, anniversaries.

Remember, you are ultimately in charge of your life.  Don’t blame others and your life. Take small incremental steps to creating your meaningful future.  Work towards giving yourself the life you desire and deserve.

Don’t live your life in a bubble – not experiencing the world.  Break free, try new things. Engage a life coach. Value yourself, your goals and ambitions. After all, its your life and chances are that you will be responsible for the lives of others too.

Red Pressures

Controlling the Heat!

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