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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 »

Knowing your responsibilities as a fire warden

Posted: March 6th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

In every business, organisation or workplace, there should be one person (or more) responsible for fire safety. This ‘responsible person’ is known as a fire warden or fire marshal. As the fire warden for your company, you have a specific role and a number of responsibilities. You will: • Identify potential hazards in a fire risk assessment • Prevent fire from occurring by removing risks and hazards • Implement precautionary measures such as fire alarms, smoke detectors and sprinkler systems… Read more »

Ofsted report outlines success factors for children’s care homes

Posted: March 5th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A new report from the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) has identified the main factors in the success of children’s care homes, with good standards of care training for staff appearing high up in the list. The report focused on twelve children’s care homes around the UK which have an “outstanding” rating from the authority. Ofsted highlights good practice in these homes, in an attempt to encourage other providers of residential homes to raise their… Read more »

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