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Penwortham school staff use emergency first aid training to save child’s life

Posted: April 9th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The staff at a school in Penwortham in Lancashire have been praised for using the skills learnt in their emergency first aid training to save the life of a 13-month-old girl who suffered a fit. The incident occurred last Friday (1st April) outside Whitefield Primary School. Baby Caitlyn Newman was being pushed in her pram by her aunt Kirsty Edwards, who was picking her own daughter up from the Big Oaks Little Acorns (BOLA) after-school club at Whitefield. Caitlyn apparently… Read more »

Nutrition awareness training – what will I learn about?

Posted: April 8th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

As a care worker, you are responsible for meeting the needs of the people under your care. This includes eating and drinking, making it vital that you learn about nutrition. Nutrition awareness training courses are designed to give those working within health and social care environments a better understanding of the importance of good nutrition. Those who take this kind of care training course can then go on to apply their knowledge and develop their understanding of nutrition by working… Read more »

Swindon takeaway owner fined for health and safety breaches

Posted: April 7th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a town centre takeaway in Swindon has been fined more than £2,000 after the council’s environmental health officers uncovered a catalogue of health and safety failures. The owner of the Best Burritoz takeaway, Ranjit Matharu, was accused of: • Failure to keep premises clean and well-maintained • Failure to protect food products from contamination • Failure to ensure areas in contact with food were clean and hygienic • Failure to arrange for staff to undergo the proper… Read more »

Fire safety problems found at Punch Taverns pub

Posted: April 6th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Environment health officers from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council have uncovered a number of health and safety issues and fire safety problems at a pub in Leek. The Swan Pub is owned by Punch Taverns but was run until recently by licensee Barry Birch, who was evicted last week due to a rent dispute. Mr Birch, 58, claims that he stopped paying his rent partly because of the company’s failure to act on his health and safety concerns. Speaking to This… Read more »

Do you have what it takes to be a fire marshal?

Posted: April 5th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A fire marshal, or fire warden, is a person who has been appointed by a company or an organisation to take responsibility for fire safety. The person who takes on this job will need to be: • Organised – to be able to effectively plan fire safety measures • Responsible – someone who can be trusted to take fire safety seriously • Observant – so as to spot fire hazards and risks • Conscientious – as even the smallest details… Read more »

CQC identifies ‘infection risk’ at Westbury care home

Posted: April 4th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in the Wiltshire town of Westbury has been named an ‘infection risk’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection. CQC inspectors visited the Greengates care home, on Redlands Lane, last January. They found problems with maintenance, cleanliness and hygiene, as well as with staffing and care training. Additional issues included: • Insufficient support for those with dementia, to help them engage with others • Residents’ needs not being met • Poor procedures for maintaining personal… Read more »

Devon landlord faces £2m costs after breaching fire safety laws

Posted: April 3rd, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A landlord from the Devon village of Berrynarbor is facing potential costs of over £2 million following a fire at his property. The fire broke out at the Hillsborough Terrace house in 2008 in what police suspect was an arson attack. No one was hurt in the blaze, but the residents of seven rented rooms lost their possessions and the building itself sustained severe damage. Following the fire, the landlord, 66-year-old Joseph Draper, was found to have breached fire safety… Read more »

NVQ training options for care service managers

Posted: April 2nd, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The management of a care service or facility can be an extremely challenging and complex task, and only a person with particular abilities and advanced levels of training will be able to do it. If you plan to advance in your career to management level, you need to start looking at your training options. The right training can equip you with the skills and knowledge to get a management role and excel in it. The best option for those responsible… Read more »

Refuse collector uses first aid skills to save toddler’s life

Posted: April 1st, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A refuse worker from Stockport has been hailed a local hero after he used his first aid skills to save the life of a choking toddler. Dave Hammond, 54, had undergone first aid training as part of a previous job, but found these skills very useful when a woman rushed outside with her choking son whilst he was working. Hammond rushed to help Rachel Fitton and her one-year-old son Calvin, who was choking on some food and had turned an… Read more »

Health and safety tips for small businesses

Posted: March 31st, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Maintaining excellent standards in health and safety is crucial in any business, no matter how large or small. However, small firms often face more of a challenge as they have limited resources, as well as being less able to cope financially with the cost of fines and compensation claims relating to health and safety failings. Health and safety needn’t be a challenge, but it is important that you make every effort to protect the safety of your employees and members… Read more »

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