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First aid tips for summer – treating bites and stings

Posted: June 21st, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

They may not seem like one of the biggest hazards to your health during the summer, but insect bites and stings can be incredibly annoying and quite painful. In some extreme cases, they can be very dangerous. The best way to learn how to treat stings and bites, as well as to deal with any incidents of anaphylactic shock in people who have allergies, is to undergo first aid training. However, you can also learn a few of the basics… Read more »

Care worker achievements recognised at annual Care South awards

Posted: June 21st, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The achievements of care workers employed by the care provider Care South have been recognised as part of the company’s annual awards ceremony, in which 11 staff members and two care homes were honoured. Care South, which is a registered charity organisation responsible for 18 care homes in the South of England, holds a ceremony every year to praise deserving staff and care homes. This year, the winners of the third annual Star Awards included ‘Home Carer of the Year’… Read more »

Derby train-maker wins second consecutive health and safety award

Posted: June 20th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The well-known train manufacturing firm Bombardier, which is based in Derby, has won prestigious gold awards for health and safety for the second year in a row. Representatives from Bombardier headed to an official ceremony in Birmingham to receive the gold awards on behalf of the company, which were given by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents to recognise companies that do all they can to keep workers safe at sites all around the UK. The first award… Read more »

Fine for Suffolk restaurant for food hygiene offences

Posted: June 20th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A restaurant in Stowmarket in Suffolk has been fined £15,000 after food and safety officers from the local council uncovered a number of serious food hygiene issues. The problems at the Saffron restaurant were uncovered as part of an unannounced but routine inspection undertaken by officers from Mid Suffolk District Council (MDSC), who turned up at the premises in September 2012. They found that the restaurant was lacking a proper food safety management system, that the premises were dirty and… Read more »

North Tyneside care workers undergo fire safety training

Posted: June 19th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Care workers in the North Tyneside region have recently undergone fire safety training so that they will able to advice their home-based clients on how to stay safe. The fire safety training was delivered by the local fire service, although other carers wanting to improve fire safety awareness and knowledge can turn to private training companies for comprehensive courses too. The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service delivered basic training to people involved in organisations such as Care Call,… Read more »

Care home in Morecambe awarded Gold Standard

Posted: June 19th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in Morecambe has received the prestigious Gold Standards Framework (GSF), an industry accreditation for excellence in providing people with end of life care. The Mayfair Residential Home, a family run facility capable of housing 45 residents, was given the award by the National GSF Centre after it proved that it is delivering the very highest standards of end of life and palliative care to its residents. All of the 40 staff members at the Mayfair had undergone… Read more »

Laundry firm fined for health and safety breaches following worker fall

Posted: June 18th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A laundry firm based in Northamptonshire has been prosecuted and fined for health and safety breaches along with a North West London linen hire service, after an employee fell from a ladder and shattered her ankle. The employee was attempting clear a blockage in an industrial washing machine at AAA Linen Services’ Park Royal headquarters when the ladder slipped, sending the female worker plummeting to the floor. She shattered her left ankle and required 13 screws in her foot to… Read more »

First aid tips – concussion

Posted: June 18th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Whenever a person has received a significant bump or knock on the head, they should always be checked over just in case they have concussion. A person with concussion, caused by the brain being ‘shaken’ within the skull by a blow to the head, may seem fine at first but may develop more serious symptoms later on. If you have first aid training, you will be able to recognise the potential signs of concussion in a person who has had… Read more »

Newlyn seafood business accused of breaching food hygiene laws

Posted: June 13th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A seafood processing business in the southwest Cornwall town of Newlyn is to be taken to court for prosecution over allegations that it breached food hygiene laws, possibly putting the health and safety of the public at risk. The owner of the crab processing business, Jacek Sylwester Fester, has pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the allegations made against him at Truro Magistrates’ Court. The local council is claiming that the business failed to provide employees with wash basins which had hot… Read more »

CQC issues damning report on West Yorkshire care home

Posted: June 13th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in Heckmondwike, a town in the West Yorkshire borough of Kirklees, is the subject of a damning new report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after it failed a recent inspection. The Claremont House care home, which is a council-run facility, was inspected by the CQC in February and March of this year. The inspections aimed to discover whether the home’s management had made improvements which had been noted in a previous inspection. During this inspection, the… Read more »

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