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Leicestershire refurbishment firm fined over asbestos safety breach

Posted: March 11th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A refurbishment firm based in Leicestershire has been fined by Loughborough Magistrates Court after reportedly exposing the public and its workers to hazardous asbestos. Shengxuan Company Ltd was involved in converting a Castle Donington shop into a restaurant in June last year when the danger was discovered. A random passer-by, who happened to have experience in proper asbestos disposal, noticed that the workers on the site were dumping the hazardous material into a skip. The issue was reported to the… Read more »

Care sector workers: how much do you know of child protection issues?

Posted: March 10th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

As a care worker with the responsibility of looking after children, it is essential you are aware of child protection issues. The best way to learn how to safeguard children from harm, deal with child protection situations and improve your skills as a carer is to go on a child protection training course. These care training courses can last just three hours or a full day, depending on how in-depth you want to go in learning about child protection issues…. Read more »

Birmingham bar shut down for serious fire safety breaches

Posted: March 10th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A basement bar in Birmingham has been shut down after the city council and local fire brigade uncovered serious fire safety breaches at the premises. The Basement Bar and Restaurant, on Livery Street, was inspected by fire officers in September 2010. During the visit, a number of serious safety issues were uncovered. These included: • Faulty fire alarms • Flammable curtains and soft furnishings • Broken emergency exit lights • Blocked fire exits • Inadequate fire extinguishers All of these… Read more »

Scunthorpe nursery receives five-star food hygiene rating

Posted: March 9th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A nursery in Scunthorpe has been awarded a five-star rating for food hygiene from the local council, just one year after scoring just three stars in the 2009 inspection. The Do Re Mi Nursery, on Chapman Avenue in Scunthorpe, was awarded the five-star rating following a visit by inspectors from North Lincolnshire Council last year. The manager of the nursery, Jayne Kenny, attributes the glowing food hygiene report to the hard work and dedication of the chef at Do Re… Read more »

Understanding the three stages of dementia

Posted: March 9th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

As a care worker, it is essential that you are trained and experienced in providing care for particular types of illnesses. If you chiefly care for people with dementia, it makes sense that you need to understand all about how the condition starts, affects people and what care is needed. You can get all of this information as part of a dementia awareness course, during which you will also learn about the three stages of dementia. These are as follows:… Read more »

Truro shopkeeper prosecuted over food hygiene offences

Posted: March 9th, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

RoSPA urges companies to address health and safety issues

Posted: March 8th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Following a landmark corporate manslaughter court case, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is urging companies of all sizes to ensure their health and safety measures are up to scratch. Last month, a company called Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings was fined a total of £385,000 (to be paid over ten years) for health and safety failings which contributed to the death of geologist Alex Wright in September 2008. Wright, 27, died after a deep trench on a Stroud… Read more »

Cornish roofer fined for health and safety training failures

Posted: March 8th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a roofing firm in Redruth, Cornwall, has been fined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after he failed to undergo the correct health and safety training. Nathan Michell, the owner of All Roofs, was ordered to improve safety measures within his company after an inspector from the HSE visited a housing development site in Pool. An Improvement Notice was served to Mr Michell, after the inspector identified a number of serious safety issues at the site…. Read more »

Health and safety training for managers and supervisors – what do you need to know?

Posted: March 7th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

If you are responsible for health and safety within your business, it is essential that you undertake the correct training to perform your duties properly and prevent putting people’s safety at risk. Whether you are senior safety personnel, owner of a business or a supervisor with responsibilities for managing health and safety issues, you need to know about: • Auditing and monitoring of health and safety in businesses • How to design safe procedures and practices, as well as liaise… Read more »

“Catalogue of failures” uncovered at Bristol care home

Posted: March 7th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of a private care home in the Bristol town of Ashton have been ordered to make improvements in the standard of care after inspectors reported a “catalogue of failures” after a recent visit. At the 171-bed Amerind Grove nursing home, which is run by Bupa care homes, inspectors uncovered a number of problems. These included poor and unsafe practice on the part of care workers, who were also found in some cases to be ignoring or mishandling patients…. Read more »

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