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Burton community café excels in recent food safety check

Posted: May 17th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A community café in Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire has been awarded a top rating following a recent food hygiene check by the local council, to the delight of volunteers and customers. The café, called Coffeecom, was inspected by environmental health officers from East Staffordshire Borough Council recently. The café, which is run by local volunteers, only opened in October 2012, but the results of the inspection show that it is already on track when it comes to food hygiene standards. The… Read more »

What to do in an Emergency at Work [Infographic]

Posted: May 15th, 2013 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

First aid training is a legal requirement, and can be the difference in your colleague at work staying alive. Our infographic below gives you the basics when met with an emergency, giving you the necessary processes to stay in control of the situation at hand… Want to embed this image on your site? Simply copy and paste the code below…<a href=""><img width="600" height="3697" alt="First Aid: What to do in an Emergency at Work" src="" title="First Aid: What to do in… Read more »

New health and safety event launches

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

A new national health and safety exhibition has been launched in the UK, with the aim of providing businesses with free information and guidance on everything from new policy to health and safety training. The Health and Safety Event, an exhibition and conference programme, was launched at the NEC arena in Birmingham back in March 2013. It was held at the same time as another event, the maintenance, plant and asset management exhibition Maintec. The idea behind holding the two… Read more »

Former health spa boss sentenced for breaching fire safety laws

Posted: May 12th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The former owner of a London health spa has been found guilty of breaching fire safety laws, which were discovered following a huge fire at his business in July 2010. Ron Kemeny, the owner of a company called Winsmill Limited which owns the Common Sense Natural Health Centre on Clapham Common, was given a four-month suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to a total of seven fire safety breaches. The fire that broke out at the spa, causing twelve people… Read more »

First aid basics – hypoglycaemia pt.2

Posted: May 11th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Although in many cases low blood sugar, or hypoglycaemia, can be quite harmless and easy to treat, it can be verdangerous in certain situations. In the first part of this guide, we looked at how to spot the signs of hypoglycaemia. Now let’s look at how to treat the condition, ideally using first aid training. Treating low blood sugar If you think someone has hypoglycaemia, the first aid basics to remember include the following: • You need to raise blood… Read more »

First aid basics – hypoglycaemia pt.1

Posted: May 10th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

When it comes to learning first aid, there is no substitute for an approved first aid training course. However, there are a few basics it can be useful to pick up. Whilst it may not be as common as things like cuts, bleeding and burns, or even heart and breathing problems, there is a chance that you might come across someone suffering from low blood sugar at some point in your life. This is called hypoglycaemia, and it can cause… Read more »

Five Oxford care homes fail to meet standards

Posted: May 9th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Following a recent round of inspections, a total of five care homes in Oxford have been found to be failing to provide the right standards of care to their patients. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published a number of reports into care homes in the area last month, revealing that five were not up to scratch. The homes found to be performing poorly were Jack Howarth House, Wantage Nursing Home, Home Choice Care and Real Life Options, as well as… Read more »

Borders care home nurse dismissed over lack of qualifications

Posted: May 8th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A nurse working at a care home in the Scottish Borders market town of Kelso has been dismissed from her position after it was revealed that she didn’t have the required qualification. The nurse, who worked at the Queen’s House care home, was investigated by both the Care Inspectorate and the local police. The social work department at the Scottish Borders Council was also informed of the incident. It was found that the nurse had not undergone the right care… Read more »

Halifax takeaway owners face 129 food hygiene breach charges

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

The owners of a former takeaway in Halifax are to appear in court this month to answer to a whopping 129 breaches of food hygiene laws, after a recent inspection found the premises riddled with cockroaches. Calderdale Council alleges that an inspection at the Naz’s Kebab House and Grill, which has now shut down, revealed that the interior of the building had a serious cockroach infestation. Inspectors reportedly noticed around 10 cockroach traps, each containing around 600 dead cockroaches. They… Read more »

A business owner’s guide to health and safety pt.2

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

Health and safety management is a challenge for all business owners, but it can be made easier by properly understanding your responsibilities. In the first part of this guide, we looked at a few of the steps business owners and managers must take to manage health and safety. The next few steps you must take include: • Drawing up a health and safety policy. This will become official company policy, so you must ensure all staff and managers know about… Read more »

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