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What is COSHH?

Posted: July 5th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

COSHH is a law that pertains to the Control Of Substances that are Hazardous to Health. It obliges employers to take certain measures to protect the lives and health of their workers. Which industries does COSHH regulation relate to? Many businesses use substances or products that could be harmful to human health. Even common substances such as paint or bleach need to be handled with care and workers should not be exposed to them without the necessary precautions. Other businesses… Read more »

Eighteen free tips for better time management

Posted: June 27th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Time management is an important aspect of co-ordinating any work based project.  Simple tasks can detract from the overall organisational goal if time is not planned effectively.  Below we offer 18 simple tips for improving your working life, tips that can allow you to focus on any given project and declutter the mind. 1 ) Stop multi-tasking.  Focus on a single task rather than many. 2 ) Set deadlines. Set realistic deadlines for both the project being managed as well… Read more »

How to treat burns – First Aid

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Burns are the most common household injury and unfortunately a regular occurrence in certain work environments. More than 1 million people in the UK seek medical treatment for burn-related injuries each year.  50,000 people are hospitalised due to burn-related injuries.  4,500 people die from burn related injuries. Burns should always be treated as serious regardless of severity.  Before treating a burn-related injury however, it is important to first determine the type and degree of the burn. There are four different… Read more »

Child Care – What to do if a baby is choking

Posted: June 17th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Like adults, children and babies also are at risk from choking. A choking baby is every parent’s biggest fear but it is also a serious risk to those that work in child care.  At TutorCare we offer courses covering a wide range of First Aid topics including Basic Paediatric First Aid Training that includes training on how to deal with a child choking. Depending upon the childs age there are two different approaches to choking. The following is a guide… Read more »

First Aid – What to do for electrical burns

Posted: June 13th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Electrical burns can be caused either by low or high voltage current.  High voltage currents can jump distances of up to 18 meters (known as “arcing”).  In such instances do not approach the casualty; stay at least 25 meters away until the power source has been turned off and contact emergency services. With all electrical burns, there may be visible wounds on the skin where the electric current has entered and shocked the body.  Internal damage to the body may… Read more »

What does DET mean in training?

Posted: May 21st, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

The Diploma in Education and Training (DET) has now replaced the Diploma in Teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector (DTLLS) qualification in the UK. The DTLLS was a qualification that was designed for anyone planning to become a full teacher (or working as) in further, continuing or adult education. The DET qualification that has replaced it is effectively an “in-service” qualification and is available at dedicated training centres across the UK or via e-learning at www.tutorcare.co.uk. The new courses… Read more »

Protective Work Clothing

Posted: March 27th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Protective Work Clothing is the attire that is worn in place of regular clothing or over regular clothing to protect an individual or their clothing from damage or abnormal soiling or to maintain a high sanitary environment. This clothing includes items ranging from serving aprons, surgical gowns, farm coats, laboratory coats, shop coats and other dresses. They may also include uniforms worn for visual identification of personnel, for instance, those used by the military, the police, medical practitioners and guards… Read more »

Five Tips For Time Management and Staying Focused

Posted: March 11th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Distractions are a slippery slope and before you know it, hours or precious minutes have slipped by. Stay away from websites unless you have set aside time for browsing or while enjoying free time. To help you stay focused, we’ve put together a list of five tips for your own personal time management.   Tips that can be used in your private life as well as your professional one.   Be Determined Time management is like a diet, only a tad… Read more »

The Difference Between Sprains, Strains and Breaks

Posted: March 1st, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon 2

In the workplace accidents, can happen at any time. Continuing our recent articles on health and safety this article covers some basic observations to help identify the differences between sprains, strains and breaks. Any injury in the workplace can be costly If you cannot identify the problem, then getting the solution becomes even more daunting and hectic. Sprains, strains and breaks are all related and if you have experienced either of them, then you know what severe pain is. The… Read more »

Role of Health and Social Care Workers

Posted: February 13th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon 2

Social care is a term used for help that is provided in terms of physical and emotional support. The main aim is to help people live their lives in a happy and healthy manner despite their disabilities; either physical or emotional. Life is unpredictable and people can have the need for such support at any point. Health and social care is required to maintain people’s independence, control, and dignity. Working in Social Care A job in the social care sector… Read more »

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