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Ignoring fire safety may lead to prison

Posted: June 27th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

As we’ve been highlighting lately, fire risk assessments are a must now for the workplace.  In the most serious cases ignorance can lead to injury or death but failure to comply to the 2005 Regulatory Reform of the Fire Safety act can mean a possible prison sentence.  A recent case saw a Preston landlord end up before a judge for putting lives at risk for failure to abide by fire safety rules and told he could end up in jail. A… Read more »

Fire Safety risk assessments

Posted: June 21st, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 1

The Fire Safety regulatory reform order 2005, requires all premises used for non-domestic purposes (with a few small exceptions) to undertake regular fire risk assessments. Companies must have a designated “Responsible Person” whose job is to make certain specific actions are carried out to prevent fires and injury / death if a fire actually occurs.  It is estimated that there are nearly 20,000 commercial fires in the UK each year and the act was passed to ensure companies take fire… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips for the workplace (part 3)

Posted: June 15th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

The final part in our Fire Safety Tips for the workplace covers fire detection, prevention (such as fire doors) and warning systems. We also include a list of useful links regarding fire safety law and legislation at the foot of the post. Invest in Fire Detection and implement warning systems • Place standardised and compliant notices next to phone and fire points, paying particular attention to emergency exits displaying evacuation plan. • Ensure emergency phone numbers, full company address and… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips for the workplace (part 2)

Posted: June 13th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

Following on from our article last week, please find below part 2 of our Fire Safety Tips in the workplace. Establish Safe Practices in the business once the plan has been prepared • Keep staff up to date on the most recent practices. Get used to adding an item to weekly or monthly meetings that covers safety in general. This will ensure staff have been made aware of any changes to policy. • Ensure any machinery in the workplace /… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips for the workplace

Posted: June 8th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

Today sees the first of a three part series of posts on Fire Safety in the Workplace. We hope you find them useful for your business. As a business owner and more importantly as an employer you are required by law to ensure that your property has been assessed for the risk of fire and that related policies / procedures are in place mitigating such risks. The responsibility not only extends beyond your employees but also to anyone visiting the… Read more »

First Aid and accidents in the Workplace

Posted: June 1st, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 1

Accidents in the workplace although rare do unfortunately happen. While you can take precautions to minimise occurrences of such accidents when they do take place you may need to act quickly to avoid further injury or in the worst case save a life. In addition any accidents no matter how serious can also have a negative impact on productivity and output for the organisation itself. Making your workplace safer can involve training, raising awareness regarding potential risks and installing safety… Read more »

The importance of fire safety in a care environment

Posted: April 19th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

Fire safety rules and regulations are designed to save lives and protect both people and property. As the owner of a business, organisation or facility, you are responsible for fire safety and the health and safety of all people on the premises. A crucial part of fire safety is the fire risk assessment, which is designed to flag up potential hazards and help you to eliminate them through implementing fire safety measures.  TutorCare offer a BSC award in Fire Risk… Read more »

Registered care home managers: what qualifications you will need

Posted: February 4th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

If you have the ambition to become a manager or supervisors in a care home, you will need certain skills, qualities and qualifications. This is the case in any position of responsibility, especially in the care sector where the welfare of other people is at stake. Disposition To progress in a managerial role in the care sector, you will need to be a certain kind of person. You will need to have integrity, be responsible, organised and honest, and be… Read more »

Social media helps Public Health England in food poisoning investigation

Posted: March 12th, 2014 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Twitter and Facebook aided investigators from PHE (Public Health England) in an investigation into the cause of an outbreak of food poisoning at the Street Spice Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne last year. The street festival took place between 28th February and 2nd March 2013 and investigators used the social media sites to identify individuals who were showing symptoms of food poisoning in the area. Through the help of social media PHE investigators managed to connect the sufferers with a… Read more »

Report shows half of dementia patients suffer malnutrition

Posted: March 10th, 2014 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A study, conducted by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), found that malnutrition affects over half of dementia patients – 70% of those in hospitals, 30% in care homes and 10% of those living at home. There are around 800,000 dementia sufferers in the UK, more than half of which suffer with Alzheimer’s. Of the research that was studied for the purpose of the report it was found that half of care residents didn’t eat enough and almost half didn’t drink enough… Read more »

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