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Archive for the ‘Health and Safety Topics’ Category

Training Hub – articles for training

Posted: September 8th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

We are shortly retiring all content from this section of the site. A new section Training Hub is now available.  All relevant content is being moved here and will have the latest up to date articles regarding training programmes and platforms tha Tutorcare offers.  Comments have now been disabled in this blog but are available from the Training Hub. New articles in the tutorcare training hub include;   Abuse: Vulnerable adults and common signs Personal skills – what do health… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How To Properly Care For A Minor Workplace Injury

Posted: February 12th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Minor cuts, scrapes, bruises and burns… they’re a part of daily life with most of them taking place in the home. However, it’s not uncommon for them to occur in a place of employment. A majority of companies have some type of accident policy (with risk assessment) that dictates what happens in these types of cases. For instance, if a wound is extremely deep (is in need of stitches) or something foreign has become embedded in the body, medical attention… Read more »

The Importance of Health & Safety in the workplace

Posted: February 3rd, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

A healthy and safe atmosphere exerts positivity and relaxation irrespective of the fact whether it’s your workplace or your home. However, employers need to take special care for the health, safety, and well-being of their employees. Not only does it increase the productivity of their employees but it is an obligation that they must follow and non-adherence to it can get them in trouble legally. There are many benefits that an employer can derive by giving their employees a safe… Read more »

Developing basic knowledge of health and safety in the workplace

Posted: February 2nd, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Regardless of your job or the sector or industry you work within, it is always useful for you to have basic knowledge of health and safety in the workplace. Understanding how to work safely can help to protect both you and the people you work with, and it could possibly prevent major incident or injury. On a basic training course, Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 1 (CIEH), you will get a good introduction to the principles of working… Read more »

Food Safety In Restaurants

Posted: January 29th, 2017 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

You are what you eat. Everyone loves food, in whatever way it comes, we all need food and crave it. First, comes the hunger, the imagination of the desired meal, the anticipation of the meal, the sight, the colours, the texture, the aromas, and then the climax of that first taste.   Eating is one experience to be enjoyed and savoured as much as it is a necessity for sustenance. The importance of food can never be overemphasized.   The… Read more »

How to tell if someone is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted: December 29th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 2

As people get older they often forget things.  Day to day occurrences like forgetting names, appointments or how to use the microwave are common place as we age. Adults in the developed world are today, living much longer than they were 40 years ago.  As a result, an increase in brain cell death has been found in those over 50.  Like all types of dementia, Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory or reasoning skills. … Read more »

The Benefits Of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

Posted: December 26th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Nonviolence crisis intervention is an important aspect of every business. Most businesses rely on the day to day interaction between humans from all walks of life. While it is never good to start a conflict, preparing your team to learn how to stop crisis through peaceful means will do your business a lot of good.   At TutorCare we specialise in training and certifying individuals for a number of care related courses.  One of these is in the area of nonviolent means… Read more »

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