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Harrow bagel firm fined for worker finger injury

Posted: January 28th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of a bagel factory in Harrow have been fined at the City of London’s Magistrates Court earlier this week for health and safety breaches, after an accident led to one employee losing the tips of his fingers. Ixxy’s Bagels factory worker Raakesh Patel was trying to clear a dough blockage in a machine in November 2007 when the incident occurred. A moving blade sliced off the tops of the middle and ring fingers on Patel’s right hand, resulting… Read more »

Paediatric first aid training: an essential for childcare workers

Posted: January 28th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

If you are aiming to work within the childcare sector, paediatric first aid training is one of the first and most important steps you will take on your career path. It is crucial to know what to do in an emergency when children are in your care; it is an intrinsic part of your job. Basic paediatric training is not enough to satisfy the Ofsted requirements for working with children, so you will need to take a more in-depth, advanced… Read more »

Dundee neurodisability centre under scrutiny after Care Commission inspection

Posted: January 27th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A specialist care home in Dundee has been ordered to improve standards in relation to patient care, after the Care Commission conducted an unannounced inspection at the end of last year. The Commission’s inspectors were not impressed with what they found upon visiting the Linlathen Neurodisability Centre, which is located just north of Broughty Ferry in Dundee. A report produced after the inspection explained that the quality of patient care and support at the home was not up to scratch…. Read more »

Learning how to work safely with an IOSH training course

Posted: January 27th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

If you want to learn more about health and safety at work in a general sense, an IOSH Working Safely course could be extremely useful to you. These one-day courses offer anyone from any sector the chance to learn about or brush up on their health and safety knowledge. They are specially designed for people without any particular managerial or supervisory responsibility. IOSH is the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety, the British accrediting organisation for health and safety professionals…. Read more »

Landlord in Newquay fined for breaching fire safety regulations

Posted: January 26th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The landlord of a property in the seaside resort of Newquay has been prosecuted and fined for breaching fire safety regulations. The property in question, a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) on St Mary’s Road in Newquay, was inspected by the Private Sector Housing Team at Cornwall Council. A number of problems were uncovered, such as failures to fit fire alarms, fire doors and emergency lighting. The landlord of the house, Amanda de Gonville Morrison, was also accused in Bodmin… Read more »

Hazardous substances training: the COSHH basics

Posted: January 26th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

If you work in or manage an environment where hazardous substances are stored or handled, the right health and safety training is absolutely vital. Without proper knowledge of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, the safety of both employees and visitors could be at risk. What is COSHH? COSHH is the set of regulations for employers governing how hazardous substances are controlled in the workplace. According to the regulations, employees can be protected from these substances… Read more »

The Globe Bar in Hertfordshire gutted by fire

Posted: January 25th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The Globe Bar in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, has been nearly completely destroyed in a fire that occurred last week. The fire at the High Street bar – located above the Villa Romana restaurant – broke out on the morning of Monday 17th January. Fire crews were called to the property at around 10.20am, but found that the fire had burnt out before they arrived. This was not necessarily a good sign however, as Rickmansworth watch commander Nick Ashman explained: “The flames… Read more »

Yate father thanks first aid training for ability to save son’s life

Posted: January 25th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A father-of-two from Yate in South Gloucestershire has thanked first aid training for being able to save his young son’s life when he stopped breathing. Justin Blackett, 30, and his wife Charlie were able to give their son Finley mouth-to-mouth when he was taken ill and stopped breathing at just a few months old. Mr Blackett learned first aid at the tender age of nine, and now works for Bristol Children’s Hospital. He attributes the skills learned in his early… Read more »

Is it time to review your firm’s health and safety policies?

Posted: January 24th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

There are countless rules and regulations to adhere to as an employer, especially when it comes to health and safety. Whilst they may seem overwhelming – leaving you wondering exactly where your responsibilities lie – health and safety rules are necessary to protect your employees whilst they are in the workplace. Health and safety risk assessment To adhere to the law, you or a “competent person” designated by you must undertake a health and safety risk assessment. This encompasses an… Read more »

Luton care home closed due to CQC safety concerns

Posted: January 24th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in Luton, Bedfordshire, has been closed down by its owners after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reportedly claimed it was unsafe for residents. The Griffin Care Centre has now been emptied of its 57 residents by owners Southern Cross, who received a warning from the CQC previously. The public body expressed concern over the standards of training for care staff at the nursing home, particularly with regards to how medication was administered. In one particular example, the… Read more »

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