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Health and safety awareness week for staff at leading paper packaging firm

Posted: June 30th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Staff members at the Mold office of Smurfit Kappa, a leading paper packaging firm, have taken part in a health and safety awareness week. The aim of the week-long event was to teach employees the basics of health and safety at work and at home. On the very first day of the awareness week, the company’s CEO Tony Smurfit, operations director Stuart Gilder and regional director Andy Burrows gave presentations on the theme of ‘I Choose to Look the Other… Read more »

Wick shopkeeper flouts food hygiene laws

Posted: June 30th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A shopkeeper in the West Sussex region of Wick has been prosecuted for breaching food hygiene regulations, after inspectors discovered out of date food products on sale in her store. Suventhiny Kanapathipillai, the owner of the Wick Parade Mini Market, was prosecuted at Worthing Magistrates’ Court after environmental health inspectors from Arun District Council uncovered a number of problems at her Wick Street shop. As well as out-of-date food being on display and offered for sale, there was a problem… Read more »

Esso-owned oil refinery admits safety breaches

Posted: June 29th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

After being prosecuted over the death of one of its workers, bosses at an Esso-owned oil refinery in Fawley have admitted breaching health and safety rules. Winchester Crown Court, where the case is being held, heard how worker Juan Romero was crushed to death by a huge fuel pipe falling on top of him when he was working on a fuel tanker docked at the site in August 2008. Following the tragic incident, the police launched an investigation and found… Read more »

Health and safety gold award for air traffic control firm

Posted: June 29th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The air traffic control firm NATS has been awarded a prestigious gold award for health and safety for the second year running, which a testament to the company’s commitment to health and safety training. NATS received the award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) at its annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards, which was held in Birmingham recently. The gold award aims to recognise and honour businesses which reach a standard of excellence in health and… Read more »

Re-designed home first aid kit can be used with just one hand

Posted: June 28th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Many homes and businesses have a first aid kit, stocked with the basics a person with first aid training would need to bandage wounds and treat injuries. However, in an emergency, these kits can be tricky to use, especially by untrained and panicking people. They are especially difficult to use if it is you who has sustained the injury and are trying to treat yourself. A British designer has now come up with a brand new first aid kit for… Read more »

The food hygiene rating scheme – what your business needs to do to score full marks

Posted: June 28th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A large number of food-serving businesses in the UK are a part of the food hygiene rating scheme, and more are receiving their certificates and a rating (from 0 to 5) every day. By awarding and publicly displaying food hygiene ratings, the scheme aims to keep standards high within food businesses and give customers more information about the places they shop and eat. If your food business wants to score highly in your local food hygiene rating scheme, you will… Read more »

Panorama research exposes ‘worrying’ standards of care in children’s homes

Posted: June 27th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

New research carried out by the investigate journalism programme Panorama has uncovered ‘worrying’ standards of care in some children’s homes in England. In a recent report, Panorama claimed that one in four children in residential care is living in a home that has either been rated ‘inadequate’ or simply ‘adequate’. Programme makers used Freedom of Information requests to find out about standards in 134 councils which manage children’s care services in England. A total of 87 councils responded to the… Read more »

Advice for creating a fire evacuation plan in your workplace

Posted: June 27th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

One of the most crucial things a business can do to ensure that all of its employees are safe in case a fire breaks out is to come up with and practice a proper evacuation plan. In an emergency, everyone needs to know where to go, what to do and who is in charge. You will learn all about emergency fire evacuation plans if you take a fire safety training course, but there are some basics it would be useful… Read more »

Borough council receives health and safety award

Posted: June 26th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, a local authority in Kent, has achieved a prestigious award in recognition of its efforts to promote health and safety in the workplace. The council received the prize, a Gold Award, from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). A special ceremony was held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, which is situated at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, for the prize-giving. The management team at Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council are… Read more »

Everyday first aid – dealing with nosebleeds

Posted: June 26th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The correct way to treat everyday injuries like cuts, scrapes and burns is one of the first things you will learn when you take a first aid training course. Such minor injuries may not seem like a big deal, but they can worsen and turn into something more serious (especially if the affected person is a child) if not properly treated. Amongst the most common everyday medical problems you are likely to come across are nosebleeds, which nearly everyone will… Read more »

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