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Staffordshire paint firm fined over employee burns accident

Posted: April 28th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A paint stripping firm in Staffordshire has been fined thousands of pounds after an employee suffered serious burns in an avoidable workplace accident. The 24-year-old employee was working for Enviro-Strip (UK) Ltd in Tamworth at the time of the incident. He was using an industrial oven – generally used to strip paint from metal surfaces and with a maximum temperature of 400 degrees – when he was burned by a flash fire from the open door of the equipment. The… Read more »

What is an AED?

Posted: April 27th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

If you are embarking on first aid training for the first time, you are more than likely to come across something called an AED. You may even undertake AED training as part of your course. But what is AED and what part does it play in first aid? An AED is an automated external defibrillator, a piece of equipment used to detect and treat a variety of potentially life-threatening heart conditions such as cardiac arrest. These conditions generally come on… Read more »

CQC inspectors order Hastings care home to improve

Posted: April 26th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has ordered a care home in Hastings, East Sussex, to improve after inspectors reported that residents had been put at risk due to falling standards. Inspectors visited the Lauriston Christian Nursing Home in St Leonards last January, following an incident in which a resident was harmed. In the subsequent report, a total of 13 standards the home’s owner Southern Cross Healthcare was failing to meet were listed. These included a number of issues usually covered… Read more »

Do you know what to do if your colleague falls ill?

Posted: April 25th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

First aid skills can be useful and potentially lifesaving in whatever situation you find yourself in, whether it’s at work, on the train or at a public event. Within the workplace, your employer has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are protected from harm and are healthy, safe and comfortable at all times. Part of this responsibility is appointing someone to be responsible for first aid and sending them on the appropriate first aid training course. However, it can… Read more »

Inquiry rules fire safety plans were defective at Rosepark care home

Posted: April 24th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of 14 people in a fire at the Rosepark care home in January 2004 has concluded that fire safety plans at the facility were defective and that had they been better, lives may have been saved. The fire broke out in a cupboard at the home on the night of January 31st, 2004. It ripped through the building and eventually caused fourteen Rosepark residents to lose their lives and four more to sustain… Read more »

Which? study raises concerns over care home standards

Posted: April 23rd, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A study conducted by the consumer rights group Which? has uncovered some worrying practices in care homes throughout England, prompting concerns that high quality care training may not be a top priority for some facilities. As part of the investigation, Which? sent in undercover actors to pose as residents in four randomly selected care homes in various locations in England. One of these homes was rated as poor, two satisfactory and one as good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)…. Read more »

Getting ahead: food safety training at a supervisory level

Posted: April 22nd, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

If you want to get ahead in your career within the food or hospitality industry, or any sector in which food is prepared or manufactured, you will need the right training. To progress to a supervisory level, the CIEH Level 3 Award in Food Safety is an essential. This three-day training course is perfect for those wanting to make the jump from staff to supervisor. It is suitable for people working within a range of different industries (i.e. retail, catering,… Read more »

Businesses encouraged to improve workplace fire safety training levels

Posted: April 21st, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon 1

Isle of Man firm sends staff on fire safety course

Posted: April 21st, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The staff at a leading firm in the Isle of Man now consider themselves to be some of the best trained on the island after undergoing a fire safety course. Capital International Group sent its staff on the course after moving to new premises. As part of the move to Circular Road, the company also called in fire safety consultants to conduct a thorough fire risk assessment. Staff at Capital underwent a full-day fire safety awareness course, in which they… Read more »

Hampshire roofing firm fined for health and safety

Posted: April 20th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The boss of a roofing firm in Hampshire has been fined in Staines Magistrates Court for failing to implement the correct health and safety measures on a construction site. Dan Shea, the owner of Blackmoor Roofing, reportedly arranged for his company to remove used roof tiles from a house in Surrey that was being dismantled by a demolition firm. A neighbour who lived opposite the Esher property alerted the HSE after spotting workmen in removing the tiles in an unsafe… Read more »

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