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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 »

A business owner’s guide to health and safety pt.1

Posted: May 5th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure all of your employees, as well as customers, clients and anyone else who visits your premises is kept safe. This means managing risks and implementing health and safety policies and practices, so as to prevent accidents and adhere to the law. Managing health and safety is a big job, and it isn’t something you can just ‘fix’ once. It is an ongoing process that constantly needs monitoring and adjustment, but… Read more »

Appeal for first aiders who saved lorry driver’s life to come forward

Posted: May 4th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Following a serious road traffic accident in Swansea, the family of a lorry driver who had a heart attack at the wheel is calling for the first aiders who helped the injured man at the scene to come forward. The accident happened at the end of April 2013, when 61-year old Norman Mander suffered a heart attack whilst driving his lorry. The vehicle collided with the central reservation on Fabian Way. Immediately following the incident, it has been reported that… Read more »

Yorkshire textile firm fined for health and safety breach

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A textile firm based in the West Yorkshire town of Elland has been fined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after one of its workers was crushed by a pallet. The firm, THS Industrial Textile Limited, was investigated after an 18-year-old employee was crushed by double-stacked pallets weighing more than a small car. This happened in March 2012, when the worker and his colleagues were removing pallets from a container using a forklift truck. The injured employee was inside… Read more »

Russian nightclub owner prosecuted following fatal fire

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Following a tragic fire at a Russian nightclub which killed more than 150 people, the owner of the Perm city centre business has been found guilty of negligence. The fire, which took place back in December 2009 and caused the deaths of 156 people, was found to have been caused by sparks from a pyrotechnics show which set fire to wicker wall and ceiling coverings. The co-owner of the Lame Horse night club in Perm, Anatoly Zak, has now been… Read more »

Three Nottingham takeaways receive zero food hygiene ratings

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Following a recent round of inspections undertaken by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), three takeaways in Nottingham have received food hygiene ratings of zero out of five. This zero star rating means that urgent improvements are needed before the business can continue serving food to the public. The takeaways, two of which are on Nottingham Road and one of which is on Leslie Road in Nottingham, were inspected by FSA officers in January and February 2013. A series of worrying… Read more »

First aid training FAQs answered pt.2

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

In the first part of this guide, we looked at some of the most commonly asked questions relating to first aid training, along with their answers. Let’s take a look at a few more: Is first aid training suitable for treating children? Most training courses cover first aid skills suitable for treating adults, but there are separate courses designed for treating children under a certain age. Many of the same skills and topics will apply to both adult and child… Read more »

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