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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 »

Choking

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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