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Analysing your Training Needs

Posted: October 3rd, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 1

Successful businesses survive by adapting.  As customer requirements shift, the successful organisation has already laid the framework to facilitate change. Products may age but a keen eye ensures the company product range evolves. Smart organisations stay ahead of the market by responsible analysis of all company endeavours from common practises such as SWOT analysis to internal programmes such as continuously evaluating training needs. The training needs of your organisation has two defining features: 1) It can be overcome or reduced through learning… Read more »

Health and Safety: Managing the process

Posted: September 13th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

Management of the health and safety process involves setting a policy, creating a supportive organisational culture, developing and implementing a health and safety plan and evaluating the plan’s performance. We have recently talked about what is required in a plan but evaluating the plan’s performance is just as important.  In order to take this further it is important that as a business owner you understand fully the benefits and issues relating to the process. Advantages Managing health and safety effectively… Read more »

Training to become an activities coordinator in a care environment

Posted: September 3rd, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

Care workers with responsibility for a number of service users have generally undergone extensive training in areas such as medication dispensation, infection control and nutrition awareness. These and many other areas are all vital to keep residents or patients safe and healthy. However, just as important to quality of life for people in care environments is regular, stimulating activity. Activities coordinators in care environments are often just as important as care workers and nurses, as they ensure that the people… Read more »

Understanding Anaphylactic Shock can save lives in the work place

Posted: September 1st, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

If you are the designated first aider in your workplace it is best to be prepared for every eventuality.  Whilst most accidents or illnesses at work or generally minor, some things like anaphylactic shock can be lethal.  Understanding this rare reaction to allergies can ultimately save a life.  In the workplace or at home knowing the causes, the symptoms and what to do can make all the difference. What is anaphylaxis? Anaphylaxis is a severe and extreme allergic reaction.  It… Read more »

Treating minor cuts and scrapes in the workplace

Posted: August 28th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 3

Unfortunately minor cuts and scrapes are a part of everyday life.  While these are more common around the home, they do from time to time happen in the workplace.  If a wound is deep, has something embedded in it or bleeds heavily you should seek immediate medical attention.  Most businesses have a policy regarding accidents in the workplace and while there are legal obligations for the employer regarding health and safety, including a responsible dedicated first aider (ideally trained) there… Read more »

How to Stop a Summer BBQ from Going Bad

Posted: August 8th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 1

Summer is here and what better way to celebrate it than with a barbecue in the garden with your friends and family. But be aware of the dangers that lurk when firing up one these bad boys. Food safety and preparation is paramount. A small guide in in BBQ food safety: Want to embed this image on your site? Simply copy and paste the code below… <a href=”http://www.tutorcare.co.uk/bbq-safety/”><img width=”600″ height=”2973″ alt=”BBQ food safety” src=”http://www.tutorcare.co.uk/images/bbq-food-safety.jpg” title=”BBQ food safety” /></a><br /><a href=”http://www.tutorcare.co.uk/”>Infographic… Read more »

Why do care workers need such good observation skills?

Posted: August 7th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

A person who works within the health and social care sector will need to have a wide range of skills and knowledge in a number of areas. However, one of the most important skills you will ever learn in your career as a care worker is observation. With good observation skills, you will able to provide a better service for the people under your care. You can even use your observation skills to make the care environment safer overall. Good… Read more »

What is SOVA and why is awareness so important?

Posted: August 3rd, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

It is a sad fact that abuse does occur within the care sector, often to individuals who are already in a vulnerable position. Abuse needs to be properly identified, dealt with and prevented, which is where SOVA awareness training courses prove to be useful for care workers. SOVA stands for Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (formerly Protecting Vulnerable People / Adults, or POVA). It is a concept and a training course, designed to help care staff properly protect the people in their care…. Read more »

Managing Conflict in the Work Place

Posted: July 29th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 2

There are many areas in the workplace where conflict can arise and the reasons for these may not be straightforward.  However the main issues tend to revolve around perceived unfair treatment or a lack of awareness regarding internal structure.  Issues that can cause conflict include; Unfair treatment of an employee Poor man management (or management on the whole) Unclear job specifications / role Inadequate training Poor working conditions or work environment Lack of equal opportunities Bullying and harassment Poor communication… Read more »

Fire Safety Law and what to expect from a fire safety inspection

Posted: July 4th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

Business owners legally have to abide by The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order of 2005 and as a result need to designate a Responsible Person (RP) to co-ordinate things in the event of a fire. They are also responsible for preventative measures and ultimately an evacuation plan should the worst happen. The Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) conduct regular inspections on high risk, none domestic premises to ensure companies comply with the order and take the necessary precautions to minimise… Read more »

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