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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 »

CQC criticises five Cheltenham care homes over standards of care

Posted: June 25th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The health watchdog known as the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has criticised the management teams running five care homes in the Cheltenham area after recent inspections raised concerns over a number of key failings. CQC officers carried out a round of inspections at the homes, taking place between March and May 2013. They uncovered a number of problems, including: • Elderly residents not being treated with dignity and respect • Staffing levels which could put people at risk • Patients… Read more »

Council disappointed at poor food hygiene standards in 3 of its premises

Posted: June 24th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A cabinet member at Swansea Council has admitted being very disappointed that three premises run by the authority have received a food hygiene rating of just one out of five, the second lowest score it is possible to get. June Burtonshaw spoke at a recent council meeting about the failures of the Fforestfach Adult Training Centre, the Dylan Thomas Centre and the Guildhall Kiosk to achieve an acceptable rating for food hygiene. She said: “It was very disappointing to read… Read more »

HSE issues revised work experience health and safety guidance

Posted: June 24th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

As part of an ongoing campaign to clear up confusion, myths and misconceptions surrounding health and safety regulations in the UK, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has now issued new guidance to employers taking on work experience students. The revised guidance is designed to provide employers with clarity on vital health and safety regulations for work experience placements, particularly in regard to their own obligations. It should explain clearly to bosses how to carry out risk assessments, correcting the… Read more »

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