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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 »

Fire Safety Tips for the workplace (part 3)

Posted: June 15th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

The final part in our Fire Safety Tips for the workplace covers fire detection, prevention (such as fire doors) and warning systems. We also include a list of useful links regarding fire safety law and legislation at the foot of the post. Invest in Fire Detection and implement warning systems • Place standardised and compliant notices next to phone and fire points, paying particular attention to emergency exits displaying evacuation plan. • Ensure emergency phone numbers, full company address and… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips for the workplace

Posted: June 8th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Today sees the first of a three part series of posts on Fire Safety in the Workplace. We hope you find them useful for your business. As a business owner and more importantly as an employer you are required by law to ensure that your property has been assessed for the risk of fire and that related policies / procedures are in place mitigating such risks. The responsibility not only extends beyond your employees but also to anyone visiting the… Read more »

First Aid training provides vital skills

Posted: May 16th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

First aid training can equip people with much more than knowing how to put someone in the recovery position and administer CPR; a first aid at work course covers first aid priorities, managing incidents, basic life support, examination of a casualty, unconsciousness, control of bleeding, fractures, burns and scalds, common illnesses, heart attacks, eye injuries, dressings, recording and reporting, regulations and first aid kits. All of this information can prove invaluable in the event of an accident or illness, as… Read more »

The importance of keeping hands clean

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

It may seem like a rather silly statement: if you work in a food outlet, you need to keep your hands clean in order to prevent the contamination of food or the spread of infection. Once you start to read reports of recent prosecutions for breaches of food hygiene regulations, you begin to realise just how difficult it seems to be to maintain clean hands. In some places, employees are not even provided with the basics: a washbasin, soap, hot… Read more »

Don’t let fire threaten your business’ survival

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

It is hard enough for many businesses to stay afloat in these straitened times: the difficult economic climate is challenging even the most successful companies. It is important, therefore, to ensure that your business is adequately protected against incidents that could destroy it in a matter of hours. Take the Sheffield Ski Village, for example. Despite a fire that destroyed its adventure playground last year, and fierce competition from new high tech ski indoor ski centres, the timber-framed ski village… Read more »

What is the difference between a first aider and an emergency first aider?

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

First aiders and emergency first aiders are the two types of first aider as set out by the Health and Safety Executive. All employers must ensure that they provide adequate first aid facilities and personnel in order to protect the lives of their employees in the event of an accident or illness at work. In a nutshell, an emergency first aider’s role is to maintain life and prevent the situation from worsening while waiting for the emergency services to arrive…. Read more »

Supermarket fined for failure to control pests

Posted: May 2nd, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Inspectors visited a branch of Sainsbury’s in Scotland last year when they received an anonymous tip-off about the substandard hygiene in the store, despite a £9 million refurbishment. When the inspectors arrived, they found that certain food packages showed signs of having been chewed by mice. Despite this, the affected products were on the shelves and available for customers to purchase. The company was subsequently prosecuted for failing to effectively prevent rodent infestation and for failing to deal with the… Read more »

How a passing first-aid trainer saved a woman’s life

Posted: May 2nd, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

When Lynda Donaldson suffered from cardiac arrest outside her restaurant in County Down, she had been feeling fine and having a great day. She was just arriving back at her restaurant with her husband, when she suddenly felt dizzy. She didn’t even have the time to explain this to her husband before she collapsed. A passing nurse stopped to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but the real stroke of luck came when a first aid trainer drove past the scene. In his… Read more »

300 sub-standard food outlets in Wales

Posted: May 1st, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon 1

We have already mentioned the Food Standards Agency’s new food hygiene rating scheme as the national roll-out continues. For the most part, reports have been positive, but it is now clear that they may already be showing just how they will be useful for the protection of customers’ health! Inspections have been going on throughout the country in order to award the relevant scores, which range from 0 to 5. A score of 0 or 1 indicates sub-standard quality and… Read more »

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