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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 »

Survey finds 80pc of us are risking our health with poor food hygiene practices

Posted: June 12th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A new survey carried out by the Food Standards Agency has found that around 80 per cent of people are putting their health at risk by failing to carry out even basic food hygiene practices. The research, carried out as part of Food Safety Week running from 10th to 16th June, involved asking people about cooking at home and whether they carry out practices and procedures commonly included in basic food hygiene training courses. A staggering 80 per cent of… Read more »

Mother urges parents to take first aid training

Posted: June 12th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A woman from Culcheth in Cheshire whose daughter survived a terrifying choking incident has urged parents to undergo first aid training. Naomi Simpson did not know what to do when her daughter Hannah began choking on a piece of apple when sitting in her high chair ten years ago. All this time later, her mother still remembers how terrifying it was to see her one-year-old turn white and her lips start to turn blue, without having the first idea what… Read more »

Criticism for Winchester care home over falling standards of care

Posted: June 11th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in the Hampshire town of Winchester has been criticised by the health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), after a recent inspection revealed that the home was failing to meet 9 out of 10 essential standards of care. The St Cross Grange care home was inspected by CQC officers in April 2013, just a month after its manager was struck off for failing to prevent an elderly woman choking to death back in 2009. The inspectors found… Read more »

Could investing in health and safety training actually save your business money?

Posted: June 11th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

In today’s tough economic climate, businesses are having to keep a close eye on their spending in order to balance their finances and stay afloat. This can mean that many business owners put some spending low on the list of priorities, such as health and safety training for example. Sending all of your staff members, or even a small proportion of your workforce, on a health and safety at work training course does require some expenditure. You might not think… Read more »

Food safety breaches uncovered at Hull care home

Posted: June 7th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The operator of a care home in Hull has been fined after pleading guilty to three food hygiene offences, which could have put residents’ health and safety in jeopardy. On a visit in March 2012, inspectors from the local council’s environmental health team found that the kitchen at the Woodford Care Home was not being managed properly. An extraction ventilation system was found to be insufficient, and the home did not have an adequate food safety management system, which includes… Read more »

West Somerset landlords take part in fire safety workshops

Posted: June 6th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Landlords in West Somerset are learning more about fire safety as part of new schemes run by the local fire service With the aim of improving landlords fire safety knowledge and making rental properties safer for tenants, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service launched a series of training workshops. This was so successful that another scheme, called Firemark, has now been started. This will be run by West Somerset Community Safety Team, with Watch Manager Andy Troak at the… Read more »

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