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What it means to be a personal licence holder

Posted: February 18th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

If you own a personal licence, it means that you are legally responsible to authorise the sale of alcohol according to the requirements of the 2003 Licensing Act. Without this licence, you will not be able to work as an on-duty manager or supervisor in bars, pubs, restaurants, off-licences, nightclubs, supermarkets, sports and social clubs or gig venues. Being a personal licence holder comes with a number of important responsibilities. For example, you will be accountable for: • The responsible… Read more »

Sheffield care home operator fined over resident death

Posted: February 17th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home operator in Sheffield has been fined a total of £15,000 for health and safety breaches which resulted in the death of a resident. A resident of Newfield Care Home, which is operated by Palms Row Healthcare, died after accidentally drinking toxic toilet cleaner that was left in his room by care staff. The patient, 80-year-old retired accountant Derek Johnson, had symptoms of dementia and was registered blind. At a hearing in Sheffield Magistrates Court recently, it was… Read more »

Conducting manual handling tasks safely with the right training

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

If you work in a job that requires you to undertake manual handling of any kind, you need to ensure that you get the right training before you start work. Fail to do so, and you could risk injury to yourself and other people. Similarly, if you own a company which employs people for manual handling work, it is your responsibility to get all workers up to speed with the right health and safety training. Manual handling training courses are… Read more »

HSE to clamp down on health and safety on construction sites

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

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has begun a month-long clampdown on health and safety at construction sites throughout the country. The HSE figures show that in Greater Manchester, 392 workers were injured in construction sites in 2009/10. One fatality was reported in the town of Bury. In the East Midlands, four workers lost their lives due to failures in health and safety training and procedures on construction sites. A further 645 suffered injuries. In response to these regional figures… Read more »

Controlling infection in care environments

Posted: February 16th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A major issue in hospitals and care homes and facilities these days is cleanliness and the need to prevent infections. The people receiving care in these environments may be more vulnerable to infection that others, so all infection control measures must be taken to protect them. If you work in a care environment, you need to know how to prevent, fight and contain infection, to protect the health of people under your care as well as your colleagues. An Infection… Read more »

St Albans food supply company director fined for food hygiene breaches

Posted: February 15th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The director of a food supply company in St Albans has been fined more than £5,000 for breaching food hygiene regulations when supplying goods to a pub in Wheathampstead. Khameleon Restaurants Ltd was hired to supply food to the Cross Keys pub in Gustard Wood, but the company now no longer trading after director Ashley Jones pleaded guilty to seven food hygiene offences in Watford Magistrates Court. The charges, brought by St Albans District Council, related to food supplied to… Read more »

Residents of Angus care home evacuated by staff as fire breaks out

Posted: February 15th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The staff of a care home in Kirriemuir in Angus were praised last week for using their fire training skills to evacuate dozens of residents safely after a fire broke out at the building. The fire at the Lisden Care Home was discovered at around midnight on Thursday 10th February by staff, who immediately rang the emergency services and began evacuating residents. A total of 35 of the home’s residents were evacuated, the rest being allowed to remain in their… Read more »

What do you need to know as a fire warden or fire marshal?

Posted: February 14th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Performing the duties of a fire marshal or fire warden in your office, company or organisation is a great responsibility, as there will be a whole building of people relying on you for their safety. As the ‘responsible person’ for fire safety in your office, you will need to have the knowledge to be able to carry out your duties properly. This is why it is crucial to undertake fire marshalling training; in fact, it is virtually impossible to become… Read more »

Hampshire hotel fined for food hygiene breaches

Posted: February 14th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of The Lismoyne hotel in the Hampshire town of Fleet have been fined a total of £21,000 after admitted a total of seven food hygiene and safety breaches. The hygiene problems in food preparation areas of the Church Road hotel were uncovered by environmental health officers from Hart District Council, who were conducting a routine food hygiene inspection in January 2010. They found that: • The kitchen area was dirty, disorganised and poorly maintained • The delivery area’s… Read more »

QCF Diploma NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care

Posted: February 14th, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon 1

At long last the Care Sector has caught up with the rest of the country following the introduction of the QCF Diploma NVQ at Level 3 in Health & Social Care. For most Learners, this will be their second rung of the vocational ladder as most will already have an NVQ Level 2 under their belt. However, for the overseas Learner (notably those coming her on a Student Visa) Level 3 is very often their first step. These vast array… Read more »

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