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What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and how does it affect carers?

Posted: January 18th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

If you work within the health and social care sector, it is very important that you are up to date on all the relevant legislation affecting the rights and care of your patients. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is one of these important pieces of legislation, as it aims to provide a legal framework for those wishing to act on behalf of people who are unable to make certain decisions for themselves. The legislation, which came into effect in England… Read more »

Quarry owner fined after health and safety failings cause worker injury

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

The owner of a quarry in Warwickshire has received a fine of over £13,000 after his health and safety failings led to the serious injury of an employee. The worker in question, 47-year-old Nicholas Enston from Bidford on Avon in the south of the county, was working alone at Stanley’s Quarry near Shipston when the incident occurred. Mr Enston suffered serious injuries to his leg after stone blocks fell on him at the site. As he was alone, he was… Read more »

The benefits of basic health and safety training for work experience candidates

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

If you are starting a work experience placement, it is extremely important for your progress to grasp the basics of health and safety in your new workplace. This is where basic health and safety training courses are useful, as they offer an easy-to-digest overview of the main points you need to know. Will I gain a qualification? The qualification you will come out with is a CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) Level 1 award in Health and Safety, an… Read more »

Sussex construction firm fined over employee hand injuries

Posted: January 15th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of the GJ Bream & Son Ltd joinery workshop near Bury St Edmunds in Sussex have been fined more than £10,000 after a worker cut off his finger and thumb using a piece of machinery. The victim of the accident was 24-year-old bench joiner David Head, who was shaping a timber piece at the Chevington workshop when it became caught in the cutter he was using. Mr Head’s left hand was dragged into the blades of the machine,… Read more »

Care Commission investigates standards at Fife Council care home

Posted: January 14th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

As part of ongoing investigations into standards at Fife Council residential care homes, the Care Commission is reportedly focusing its attention on one Glenrothes facility in particular. According to a report in The Courier, Alan McLure House in Glenrothes is under close scrutiny from the Care Commission (CC) after a sudden drop in care and management standards was uncovered in a recent investigation. The home has garnered “good” and “very good” reports from previous investigations throughout 2010, but an unannounced… Read more »

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 »

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