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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 »

Gateshead boys save grandmother from house blaze after completing fire safety training

Posted: February 13th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Two young boys from Gateshead have been credited with saving their grandmother’s life after a fire broke out at her house they battled smoke and fumes to get her safely out of the house. Brothers Keinan, 9, and Evan Eccleston, 10, were asleep at their grandmother’s Beacon Lough house when the fire broke out on Wednesday (9th February). They awoke to find their room rapidly filling with smoke, and immediately thought of their grandmother Jacqueline’s safety. After having recently undergone… Read more »

Preserving liberties and protecting patient’s best interests with care training

Posted: February 12th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Working within the care sector means that you have understand and adhere to a number of regulations. These rules, specially designed to cover the particular demands of the care sector, are set up to protect people in care and those responsible for their well-being. A number of care regulations fall into the category of human rights, relating to the Mental Capacity Act 2005. One important area is Deprivation of Liberties Safeguarding, a set of regulations protecting the best interest and… Read more »

Why epilepsy awareness is an essential part of care training

Posted: February 11th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

If you work in the care sector and are (or may be in the future) responsible for the well-being of someone with epilepsy, it is vital that you get the right training before commencing your duties. You need to understand what the condition is, how it is treated and managed and what the person with epilepsy needs from you as their care worker. Equally as important, you need to know what to do for someone with the condition in an… Read more »

Fife care home investigated over “grave medication error”

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

Fife Council has reportedly launched an investigation this week at a Cowdenbeath care home over what has been described as a “grave medication error” involving a resident. Online local newspaper, the Tayside and Fife Courier, reported that the Valley House care home in Fife is being investigated by the council’s health and social care department. It is alleged that there was an incident involving a severe medication error and one of the Hill Street home’s elderly residents, although it is… Read more »

CQC chief warns that cuts could mean falling standards in care homes

Posted: February 10th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The recently appointed head of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned that government spending cuts could lead to a deterioration in standards in care homes for the elderly. Dame Jo Williams, who was appointed the new chair of the CQC in October 2010, recently said that financial constraints could directly impact quality standards in care homes. As care home operators look to cut costs and make savings, there is likely to be less money available to spend on training… Read more »

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