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If you work at height, you need the right health and safety training

Posted: May 1st, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

There are many tasks you can carry out in the workplace that could be hazardous to your health, but one of the most dangerous is working at height. Thousands of people all over the UK work at height as part of their day-to-day work, but not all of them have undergone the right health and safety training. Working at height training is essential for anyone who works at height, as well as for the managers, supervisors and businesses which employ… Read more »

National support programme for care managers launches

Posted: April 30th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A new support programme has been launched in England to help managers of adult care homes to develop leadership skills, as well as to establish local and national networks of support for care managers who feel “professionally isolated”. The programme has been designed by the National Skills Academy for Social Care and builds the academy’s leadership framework, which laid out for the very first time the behaviours and qualities needed to become a successful leader in the care sector. As… Read more »

Flintshire church volunteers undergo food safety training

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

The staff members at a church in the Flintshire town of Saltney in Wales have all undergone food hygiene training in order to make sure that hygiene standards at the church’s community café are up to scratch. To date, a total of 12 volunteers at the church have completed food safety training, and all have managed to achieve a Level 2 Food Safety in Catering qualification. The staff either work at A Different Taste, the church’s community café, or at… Read more »

What health and safety facilities do employers need to provide?

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

To ensure that all employees are safe, healthy and comfortable during their time at work, employers will need to provide certain facilities and equipment. As well as fire detecting and fire fighting equipment for emergency situations, there are smaller, more everyday facilities you should be providing for your staff members. For example: • A fully stocked first aid kit – this is a workplace essential and a legal requirement, but you will also need someone with first aid training to… Read more »

Newspaper campaign prompts hundreds to sign up for first aid training

Posted: April 27th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A campaign run by the Derby Telegraph has succeeded in prompting hundreds of local residents to sign up for first aid training, where they will learn skills that could potentially save lives in the future. The Derby Telegraph’s Save a Life campaign, which was launched back in October 2012, offered discounts on local first aid training courses as well as raising awareness of the importance of learning basic life-saving skills. The paper published numerous stories about people whose lives have… Read more »

Landlord admits fire safety breaches following fatal fire

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

The landlord of a North Yorkshire block of flats in which two people lost their lives in a fire has admitted breaching fire safety regulations. Back in September 2009, a fire broke out at the Buckrose Court block of flats in Malton, trapping Jan Wilson and Jamie Kyne inside. The pair were sleeping on the upper floor of the building whilst the fire, which was set by an arsonist, blazed inside. The man who set the fire, Peter Brown, was… Read more »

Crawley care home urged to make further improvements

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

A care home in the West Sussex town of Crawley has been told that it still needs to make improvements, after a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) revealed that not enough been done to bring quality levels up to scratch. CQC inspectors visited the Oakhurst Grange Nursing Home in October 2012. Due to a number of problems, particularly regarding record-keeping, care training levels amongst staff and the prescribing of medicine, the watchdog issued the home’s owners with… Read more »

Complaints over poor food hygiene standards on Masterchef

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

It may be one of the most popular programmes on TV, but some viewers of BBC One’s Masterchef have complained of what they have described as “stomach-turning” breaches of food hygiene. On the Points of View page on the BBC website, many fans of the show, which is presented by Gregg Wallace and John Torode, left complaints on a message board of the many examples of poor food hygiene standards they’ve spotted during the recent series. Complaints included: • Contestants’… Read more »

Information, training and supervision – the keys to a healthy and safe workplace

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

There are many things you must do as an employer to ensure that everyone who works for you is kept healthy, safe and protected from harm. One of the most important is to carry out a risk assessment. However, the steps that follow can be just as crucial. After you’ve carried out your risk assessment, you must: 1. Inform and instruct It is important to let your workforce know of the risks you found in your risk assessment, as well… Read more »

Court told that fire safety breaches at Swansea hotel put lives at risk

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

A court in Swansea has heard that breaches of fire safety regulations at The Grand Hotel in Swansea city centre could potentially have put the lives of customers and staff at risk if a fire had broken out. An inspection at the hotel, which is owned by Ivey Place Limited, took place in 2011. During their time at the hotel, fire safety officers discovered a number of worrying problems, including: • A fire door leading to the street outside that… Read more »

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