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St. Albans gastro-pub fined for food hygiene breaches

Posted: January 5th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A gastro-pub in St. Albans has reportedly been fined over £10,000 for food hygiene and health and safety breaches, after failing to take action on advice issued by environmental health offices. The owners of The Cock, a popular establishment located on the corner of Hatfield Road and St. Peter’s Street in St. Albans, were found guilty at Watford Magistrates Court of four offences relating to food hygiene. It is not clear whether these related to improper food hygiene training or… Read more »

HSE issues New Year message to safety-conscious employers

Posted: January 5th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has started 2011 with a New Year message for employers up and down the country, urging them to make health and safety a real priority in the year to come. Despite the fact that the figures for work-related deaths are at a record low at present, the HSE has warned employers not to be complacent when it comes to health and safety training and implementing preventative measures. The regional director for the HSE in… Read more »

Care training: what are the Common Induction Standards?

Posted: January 4th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

If you are considering a career in social care, or you want to advance in an existing career with the help of care training, you need to be aware of the Common Induction Standards. The Common Induction Standards (CIS) are incredibly important; they are the principles by which the sector operates and all care training courses must abide. Launched by the employer-led independent charity and organisation Skills for Care, the CIS have been updated recently. The CEO of Skills for… Read more »

Bristol employer jailed for health and safety breach in fireworks accident

Posted: January 4th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A fireworks display organiser from Mangotsfield in Bristol has been sent to jail after failing to pay compensation to an employee who was blinded in one eye in a fireworks accident. Jason Edgecombe, 30, from JWP Fireworks was ordered to pay former employee Chris Hignell, 53, a total of £5,000 in compensation after it was found that he breached health and safety regulations at a fireworks show which resulted in horrific injuries to Mr Hignell. A professional grade mortar exploded… Read more »

Fire prevention advice for businesses

Posted: December 31st, 2010 by Craig comment-icon 1

All businesses and organisations in the UK are legally obliged to adhere to certain rules and regulations regarding fire safety, as well as general health and safety. It is incredibly important to protect your staff, your building and its contents and your local community from the devastating effects of fire. This means you need to implement a few essential fire prevention measures. Fire risk assessment This is the first and most important fire prevention measure you can take. It involves… Read more »

Care home operator fined for training failures which led to patient death

Posted: December 26th, 2010 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The operator of a Grimsby nursing home has been fined a total of £80,000 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after it was found that care training failures led to the death of a patient. The incident at the Old Vicarage nursing home in Stallingborough took place back in October 2004 and involved patient Anthony Pinder, 42, who suffered from behavioural and learning issues. In what was described as “difficult circumstances”, Mr Pinder was physically restrained for a total… Read more »

Greggs fined £50,000 for serious fire safety breaches

Posted: December 22nd, 2010 by Eloise comment-icon 2

Bakers chain Greggs has reportedly been fined more than £50,000 at Isleworth Crown Court in London after a number of serious fire safety breaches were discovered at one of its outlets. The company was prosecuted by the London Fire Brigade after investigators auditing a Greggs shop in Brentford in 2008 uncovered a number of potentially dangerous problems. Fire safety officers found: Corridors and fire escape exits at least partially obstructed by plastic crates A fire exit locked with four strong… Read more »

Food safety training: how it can help you to get ahead

Posted: December 22nd, 2010 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

In most industries, two things are true – you can never do too much training, and the right training can really help you to get ahead. This also applies to careers in the food and catering industry, where the proper qualifications are everything. Whilst entry level jobs in the food industry do not generally require many qualifications, you will often find that employees that are higher up in the company they work for are in possession of a raft of… Read more »


Posted: December 10th, 2010 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

A foreign object that is stuck at the back of the throat may block the throat or cause muscular spasm. Young children especially are prone to choking. A child may choke on food, or may put small objects into their mouth and cause a blockage of the airway. If the blockage of the area airway is mild, the casualty should be able to clear it; if it is severe they will be not be able to speak, cough or breathe and… Read more »

Food Safety Tips

Posted: December 10th, 2010 by TutorCare comment-icon 1

Food that goes in the fridge Some food needs to be kept in the fridge to help stop bacteria from growing on it, such as food with a ‘use by’ date, cooked food and ready-to-eat food such as desserts and cooked meats. Make sure your fridge is cold enough You need to make sure your fridge is cold enough otherwise food poisoning bacteria will still be able to grow. Your fridge should be between 0ºC and 5ºC. Here are a… Read more »

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