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Teenage first aiders help to save lives at Seaford car accident scene

Posted: January 13th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Kayleigh Matthews and her boyfriend Matthew Templeman have been commended for their initiative after they used skills learnt on a first aid training course to tend to a couple at the scene of a car accident caused by poor weather conditions. The two teens, who are both age 17, came across the scene on the A259 coast road in Seahaven just before Christmas. They were on their way to do some Christmas shopping when they noticed a car lying on… Read more »

How can I benefit from taking an NVQ course?

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

If you decide to take an NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) course, you will have taken an important step to improving your career prospects. This sort of course can open up a world of opportunities for you, as well as helping you to develop your skills and knowledge ready for a new challenge. Health and Social Care NVQs – benefits Approved by the Qualifications Curriculum Authority, NVQs in Care are nationally and in some cases, internationally recognised by employers. This is… Read more »

New Fire Safety CIEH Courses

Posted: January 12th, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Three new CIEH qualifications have been launched to help organisations meet their duties under current fire safety legislation, and protect both people and premises from fire. CIEH Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness: provides essential knowledge about fire safety and helps candidates to understand how to prevent fires from starting, as well as what actions to take if a fire does break out. CIEH Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles: allows candidates to develop their basic fire safety… Read more »

Former North Wales takeaway owner admits food hygiene offences

Posted: January 12th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The former owner of a takeaway near Wrexham in North Wales has admitted a series of food hygiene offences, which could have lead to a serious E.coli outbreak in the area. The Llay Fish Bar, previously owned by Ramazan Aslan, was accused of being the most likely source of the 2009 outbreak, after a number of people became seriously ill after eating at the fast food outlet. One of these was Karen Morrisroe-Clutton, who contracted the illness after eating a… Read more »

Three employees fall through skylights at Warrington industrial building in one month

Posted: January 11th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of an industrial building in Warrington has been fined more than £5,000 and ordered to pay £9,000 in court costs after no less than three workers fell through roof skylights in the space of one month. The first incident at the Bizspace building involved a caretaker – and employee at the company – falling through a skylight whilst attempting to clean it. He suffered bruising and broke several ribs as a result of the fall. A second caretaker… Read more »

Two Calerdale care homes blacklisted over falling standards

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

Two care homes in Calderdale have been blacklisted by the local council after they failed to comply with contract obligations and current care standards. The facilities – Lands House in Rastrick and Woodfield Grange in Greetland – have been removed from the Calderdale Council list of approved care homes, after a report found that they and a number of homes in the region were not meeting standards. The council’s health and social care panel is preparing to publish a new… Read more »

Why it’s worth taking a First Aid at Work course

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

Every workplace needs a qualified first aider, in case of accident, illness or injury during working hours. As they will be the first port of call in both minor and emergency situations, this designated person needs to undergo proper first aid training. What will you learn on a First Aid at Work course? The main aspects of basic first aid training courses (and refresher courses) help you to learn how to: • Manage incidents • Examine casualties • Provide basic… Read more »

Steel manufacturing firm fined by HSE after tank falls on worker

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

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has prosecuted a steel manufacturing company in Gainsborough after one of its employees was crushed by a three tonne process tank. The firm – Wefco (Gainsborough) Ltd of Britannia Works in Spring Gardens – was fined a total of £15,000 and ordered to pay court costs of £5,000 after the tank fell on employee Edward Baxter, 29, in March 2008. The process tank was being lifted via overhead crane at the time of the… Read more »

Punch Taverns fined £27,000 for fire regulation breaches

Posted: January 9th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Punch Taverns, which runs more than 8,000 pubs and bars in the UK, has been fined more than £27,000 after one of its establishments was found to have breached fire safety regulations. The case – brought by the London Fire Brigade – centred on the Milestone pub in east London. Officers visiting the Mile End premises in 2008 uncovered numerous violations of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, including: • Insufficient fire-fighting equipment • No emergency plan • No fire… Read more »

Own a bar, club or restaurant? Ensure your staff undergo the right training

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

If you own a bar, nightclub, restaurant or any other premises (i.e. supermarkets, sports and social clubs etc) which serves alcohol, you or your managers will need certain qualifications to ensure you adhere to current licensing laws. These qualifications can be acquired through the right training courses. So, what qualifications will you need to obey the letter of the law when opening your own premises? Depending on the nature of your premises and the staff you are responsible for training,… Read more »

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