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Gordon Ramsay restaurant breaches food hygiene rules

Posted: May 3rd, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

According to recent press reports, the celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s London restaurant has breached a number of health and safety regulations. Claridges was inspected by environmental health officials in March 2009 and inspectors found a number of food hygiene issues. For example, a vacuum packing machine was covered with grease and mould was found on fridges and sinks. A customer also reportedly found a piece of cling film in his meal whilst dining at the luxurious Mayfair eatery. This isn’t… Read more »

A closer look at care training and its benefits

Posted: May 2nd, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Health and social care is a challenging yet extremely rewarding sector to work in; its many demands meaning that workers with a wide range of skills are sought after almost all of the time. You can get all the skills and knowledge you need to be truly excellent at what you do by combining your on-the-job experience with the right care training courses. In your career, you may need training in particular areas (i.e. different medical conditions) in order to… Read more »

Sefton lifeguards administered first aid to 20 people last Easter weekend

Posted: May 1st, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

According to a report in the Crosby Herald, the lifeguarding teams patrolling beaches in Sefton had a very busy time of it last Easter weekend, administering first aid and generally keeping people safe. Due to the good weather, thousands flocked to UK beaches to soak up the sun and enjoy water-based activities. However, this inevitable led to accidents, some of which could have been fatal. For example, over in Ainsdale-on-Sea (near Southport), lifeguard Ben Johnson used his initiative and his… Read more »

Land Rover fined for failing to assess health and safety risks

Posted: April 30th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The vehicle manufacturer Land Rover has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and fined more than £20,000 for failing to conduct a proper risk assessment for workers and equipment at one manufacturing plant. An investigation of the Solihull Land Rover factors uncovered a number of safety issues. Firstly, a full and thorough risk assessment for workers using vibrating hand tools was not carried out by the vehicle manufacturing firm. Employees using these hand tools did so for… Read more »

What do you need to know to conduct a fire risk assessment?

Posted: April 29th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

In any workplace or business premises, a fire risk assessment must be carried out in order to remove or reduce risks, protect employees and visitors and safeguard against emergency situations. It is a very important procedure, one that you are required by law to carry out. There are two options for conducting a fire risk assessment – you can hire a trained and experienced consultant to do it for you, or you can undertake some fire safety training and learn… Read more »

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 »

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