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Care Commission report calls for better end-of-life care training

Posted: March 22nd, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care (also known as The Care Commission) has released a new report which calls for improvements to be made in end-of-life care training. In the report, entitled Palliative and End of Life Care, the Care Commission says that care homes are increasingly involved in caring for people at the end of their lives. To match this increase, the report urges care home owners to take advantage of the latest palliative care training programs… Read more »

Government to review all health and safety laws

Posted: March 21st, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

In what will surely be good news to all business owners, the government is planning to conduct a full review of all health and safety laws to make it easier for all businesses to adhere to and implement them. Ministers have said that they will focus on high risk/hazard sites, as well as targeting employers who neglect their duties in the review, rather than the majority of British businesses. The government also wants to get rid of unqualified health and… Read more »

Employee engagement is key to safe working environment, says BSC

Posted: March 20th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The British Safety Council (BSC) has said that in both SMEs and larger corporations, employee engagement can be the key to maintaining a safe working environment. The BSC suggested that by improving communication between workers and management, and involving the workforce in managing risks, businesses can boost employees’ motivation and willingness to follow health and safety policies. What the BSC is suggesting is that rather than relying on a supervisor or colleague to take sole responsibility for health and safety… Read more »

Wokingham restaurant owner charged for 12 fire safety breaches

Posted: March 20th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The former owner of the Pad Thai restaurant in Wokingham has admitted breaching up to twelve fire safety rules and putting staff and customers in danger. Patipat Kansikam, who formerly owned the Red Lion pub, was the registered owner of Pad Thai in Market Place when inspectors visited the premises in March last year. He has since sold the restaurant, but is nonetheless liable for the safety problems uncovered by fire safety inspectors. The Royal Berkshire Fire Authority’s officers found… Read more »

Understanding your responsibilities as a bar staff member

Posted: March 19th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

If you work in a bar, restaurant or any other premises that serves alcohol, you have a responsibility to fully understand licensing laws and apply them to your work. So, what do you need to know as a member of a bar team? • What alcohol is and how it effects the body and its functions • The key points of the Licencing Act (2003) • Your duties to prevent the sale of alcohol to people who are underage (protecting… Read more »

CQC orders two Bristol care homes to improve quality standards

Posted: March 19th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has ordered two care homes in Bristol to take steps to improve quality of care standards or they risk facing closure. According to a CQC spokesperson, the authority’s inspectors visited both Hazelhurst care home in Filton and St David’s Lodge in Lodge Causeway following “serious concerns” raised by South Gloucestershire and Bristol councils. Following the visits, both homes were found to be failing in their duty to meet certain essential standards in terms of safety… Read more »

Former nurse uses first aid training to save best friend after collapse

Posted: March 18th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A former nurse from Bristol used the first aid training she received years ago to save the life of her best friend after he collapsed in the street. Mother-of-one Jane Williams, 40, was walking in the town centre of Nailsea when she spotted a crowd gathered around a man who had collapsed at a bus stop. Running over to offer her assistance and experience as a former nurse, Ms Williams quickly realised that the man on the ground was her… Read more »

Is it time to review and revise your company’s fire safety plans?

Posted: March 18th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon 1

On any basic fire awareness training course, you will learn of the importance of conducting a full and thorough fire risk assessment (or arranging for a fire safety consultant to do it for you). You will also be advised of the importance of making proper records of your risk assessment, including what problems were found and what improvements have been made. However, you still have responsibilities once the risk assessment has been completed. It is a legal requirement to review… Read more »

CQC publishes first Deprivation of Liberties Safeguard report

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

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has this week published its first report on how effectively the Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards have been implemented within the UK care sector, one year after they were first introduced. The Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards were implemented in April 2009 for all care environments (i.e. hospitals, care homes). The aim of the Safeguards was to protect the most vulnerable people within the UK care system by making care providers and operators seek… Read more »

Vietnamese restaurant in Deptford fined for food hygiene breaches

Posted: March 17th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A Vietnamese restaurant in the south-east London town of Deptford has been fined by the local council after pleading guilty to numerous food hygiene breaches. The Chung Viet restaurant, on the High Street, was inspected by environmental health officers from Lewisham Council., who found a serious of worrying food safety issues at the premises. They found: • Infestations of both cockroaches and mice • Food preparation areas contaminated with rodent waste • Staff caught smoking in the kitchen • Inadequate… Read more »

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