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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 »

Bexhill rest homes score top marks in food hygiene rating scheme

Posted: April 18th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A number of care homes in Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex have been awarded top marks in the local council’s newly introduced Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. Rother District Council, which was one of the first to pilot the national scheme, awarded a five-star rating to more than ten care and rest homes in the area. A rating of five is the highest mark it is possible to get under the scheme, indicating that the facility has “very good” food hygiene standards…. Read more »

London taxi drivers get first aid training

Posted: April 17th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Taxi drivers, especially those working in busy city centres, often take fares who are drunk or otherwise intoxicated. They see a lot of injuries, especially when waiting in taxi queues outside busy nightspots. This is why one group of taxi drivers has decided to better prepare themselves for their weekend work around the pubs and clubs of London, by attending a first aid training course. Explaining why his taxi firm has decided to get first aid training, operations manager Tony… Read more »

How much do you know about schizophrenia?

Posted: April 16th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

As someone working within the health and social care sector, it is very important to gain at least a basic understanding of some of the conditions and illnesses you are likely to encounter. One such condition is schizophrenia, a mental disorder that is often misunderstood or wrongly classified as something else. To improve your working knowledge on the subject of schizophrenia, it is recommended that you take a short schizophrenia awareness training course. Specially designed for people who either work… Read more »

It’s First Aid Awareness week

Posted: April 15th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

This week is First Aid Awareness Week (11th – 15th April). To mark the occasion, St Johns Ambulance has released some startling statistics which demonstrate just how important first aid skills are in the workplace and in public areas. The research showed that one in five people have actually witnessed someone having a heart attack whilst at work. It was also found that of the 30,000 people who suffer heart attacks in close proximity to hospitals and other medical environments,… Read more »

Building firms fined £400,000 for fatal breach of health and safety laws

Posted: April 14th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Two building companies from Glasgow have been fined a total of £400,000 for health and safety breaches after a worker fell from scaffolding and suffered fatal injuries. The incident occurred in April 2007, when 50-year-old James Kelly was erecting stonework on a sports extension at Glasgow Academy. He was on the third level of a scaffolding loading tower, about 30 feet up in the air, when he fell. Mr Kelly was rushed to hospital, but later died due to his… Read more »

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