Some Extreme Sports to Try on Your Summer Holiday

Part of the fun of any holiday is the opportunity to get out and try new things. The stimulation of the mind and body that is caused by new experiences helps us to respond better to the stress of our daily lives back at home and triggers endorphins that offer a natural high. One sure fire way to garner all the benefits that this type of experience has to offer is to try an extreme sport while you are away on your favourite camping trip or summer holiday. Many Devon Holiday Parks offer extreme sports and other activities.

Popular Extreme Sports

So called extreme sports really can run the gamut of physical and mental fortitude, making it possible for everyone to find something that is suited to his or her interests and abilities, even kids. Some of the most popular sporting activities offered around the country today are:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Pool Kayaking
  • Parascending
  • Quad Biking
  • Mountain Boarding
  • Water Skiing
  • Kiddy Karts
  • Combat
  • Go Karts
  • Surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • WaterWalkerz
  • Twista Bikes
  • Climbing
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Bungee Running

And these are really just a few of the options that are out there waiting for you on your vacation.

Planning an Extreme Sports Vacation

If you are looking to get the blood pumping and the adrenaline running with some extreme sports experimentation during your next trip then try actually planning the trip around a particular type of sport or opportunity. Research the type of activity that you have in mind and then arrange your trip to take you to one of the better places to engage in it. Visit your favourite mountainous or hilly area, for example, in order to try climbing or mountain boarding activities.

If you’ve never had any experience with the activity, then you should make a point of looking for facilities or companies that can offer you guidance, supervision, or training at the site in question. Alternatively, you could pick up the necessary pointers for a beginner ahead of time. You could also consider joining a group of extreme travellers in order to get a buddy experience.

If you are an experienced practitioner of one or many extreme sports, then consider trying something new on your trip. While you may love your chosen sport, chances are that a new twist on the old pastime will offer an even better adrenaline rush.

Ask the Traffic Accident Expert

Matt from Claims For You

Matt

After an accident there are many things that need to be addressed. What condition is the car in? Is anybody hurt? And will the insurance cover this? These are all important questions that need to be dealt with yet you might find that you have sustained injuries that are not apparent right after the accident; after all, your health should be paramount.

Trouble sleeping could build up to stress and a lack of sleep could mean difficulty getting through the days, as these problems will escalate and can make life very hard to balance everything you need to do.

So what should you do?

Well, the first step would be to contact a professional. Speak to some one who has a history of dealing with injury claims like Matt (pictured above). He will be able to access your situation and whether you will be entitled to an accident compensation claim.

There is a team of professionals like Matt that are on hand to help you through the claim process and they all offer a ‘no win no fee‘ service that is backed with a team of professional and qualified solicitors.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident then you might be entitled to a no win no fee claim that will provide you with compensation for any injuries sustained. My advice would be to get in touch with Matt or any of his co workers at Claims For You and see if they can help you today.

Asbestos Compensation Claim

There are many hazards with in a working environment and some more apparent than others and one such hazard that can often be overlooked or ignored is that of asbestos.

Asbestos is a fiber that is a fireproof material that was used in building materials across the UK as a step towards improving health and safety and making buildings more fire proof. It was hoped that by using this fireproof material would allow people more time to leave buildings and ultimately save lives. Ironically it is now the asbestos that is causing all the health problems. The asbestos fibers can cause long term health problems when breathed in. The fibers sit in the lungs, sometimes as long as 40 years with out any problems and then over time these fibers can harden and restrict movement of the lungs. This can be fatal in some cases and can often cause lung and throat cancer.

It is important that people who come into contact with asbestos are made aware of the scale of any potential problems that asbestos can cause. It is advisable that protective equipment is worn at all times when dealing with asbestos and should be disposed of in the correct manor. It is also advisable that companies provide their employees with enough training to deal with and work with asbestos if their job means that they are likely to come into contact with it.

There are rules and regulations that need to be adhered to in order to remove asbestos and a survey can be done in order to establish the condition and type of asbestos that might be present in the building. The removal of asbestos has to be done following strict guidelines and procedures and must be disposed of using the correct techniques and methods.

If you are working in the building trade or perhaps you are an electrician and may have to drill through suspicious materials than an asbestos awareness course would be advisable in order to help you identify any possible places in which you might find asbestos in order to allow you to become aware of any risk.

Asbestos can be found in the following materials: toilet seats, toilet cisterns, bitumen, floor tiles, fascia boards and even guttering. As there is a broad range of materials that asbestos can be found in and care should be taken on an ongoing basis when working near or on materials that could potentially contain asbestos.

If you are looking for a no win no fee solicitor or looking to make a Compensation Claim for an asbestos related disease that you may have established whilst working for a company look for a company with a good reputation that will be able to deliver you the best service available.

Health and Safety Tips for the Workplace

Around 5 million people suffer workplace accidents in Europe which result in more than 3 days off work. Studies show that the risks are much higher in smaller and medium sized business especially with ones having less than 50 employees.

workplace accident

These accidents can often be avoided with some simple procedures. In this blog post we will look at some ways to help stop unnecessary accidents.

  • Housekeeping – Low standards of cleaning is one of the main causes of trips and slips at work. Work areas should be kept clean and tidy with access routes especially clear of objects and obstacles. Rubbish should also be taken to appropriate areas outside the workplace building.
  • Flooring – All floors should be even and level and checked regularly for damage. If simple things like loose carpet tiles are present in the workplace, they should be fixed as soon as possible as these can still create some nasty falls. Slippery surfaces should be replaced with less slippery surfaces if possible.
  • Lighting – Good lighting can also stop a lot of common accidents from happening, you are much more likely to fall over something if you can’t see it in the first place. Good lighting is especially important on staircases and access routes.
  • Spills – All spillages should be reported and cleaned up as soon as they happen. Appropriate signs should be provided so all spills can be seen by employees.
  • Cables – Any trailing cables should not be left around access routes or anywhere which could possibly cause trips. Cable ties and covers should be used to avoid these hazards.
  • Stairways – All stairways should have secure handrails that will avoid accidents when travelling up and down them.

There are many more specific tips that can be used to stop other accidents from happening, but these few general ones should hopefully raise awareness and avoid employers having to deal with accident compensation claims.