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Work with food? Are you washing your hands enough?

Posted: April 16th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

If you work with food, in a restaurant kitchen, a local sandwich shop or a catering company, it is very important that you follow basic hygiene rules. Ideally, you will undergo a series of food hygiene training courses, to make sure you know everything you need to know in order to protect public health and adhere to food safety regulations. However, one of the basics that all food workers need to know is when and how to wash their hands…. Read more »

London landlord narrowly avoids prison after breaching fire safety laws

Posted: April 16th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A landlord with a property in Kentish town, North West London, has narrowly avoided a prison sentence after he was found guilty of breaching fire safety laws. Fire safety officers visited a disused pub, in which landlord Anthony O’Leary rented out rooms, after concerns were raised about health and safety standards. During the January 2010 inspection, they found a number of worrying problems, such as poor escape facilities and a lack of fire detection systems. It was later found that… Read more »

Lorry drivers to undergo first aid training

Posted: April 15th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

As part of a national campaign to improve road safety, lorry drivers in the West Midlands are to undergo first aid training. It is hoped that by teaching lorry drivers the basic skills and knowledge they need to potentially save a life, they are more likely to be able to help in a collision or other road safety accident. The initiative, called Driver First Assist (DFA), is being supported by all three emergency services in the West Midlands. The Chief… Read more »

Safety and staffing concerns raised at Leeds care home

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

Following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), a care home in Leeds has been ordered to make improvements to its staffing and safety measures. CQC inspectors visiting St Lukes Care Home, which is owned by Eldercare Limited, raised concerns about the number of people on duty at certain times. There were also worries following the January inspection that the staff who were working did not have the capacity or the care training levels to be able to meet… Read more »

Dragon Bannatyne backs first aid training for hospitality businesses

Posted: April 7th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Duncan Bannatyne, one of the stars of the hit BBC show Dragon’s Den, has urged hospitality businesses to make first aid training a priority. Entrepreneur and millionaire Bannatyne, who runs a number of businesses in the UK, backed the call for first aid training in hospitality companies after having a frightening experience himself. He was suffering from chest pains when at work in his company’s head office, but recovered quickly thanks to the fast actions of his secretary, who had… Read more »

The four Cs of good food hygiene

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

When you start a food business, one of the first and most important things to do is to ensure that you and your staff members undergo as much food safety training as possible. Only with the proper training can you operate your business safely and within the letter of the law. However, there certain rules in relation to good food hygiene that everyone can remember, whether or not they have gone on a full food hygiene training course. For example,… Read more »

The importance of recording accidents and injuries at work

Posted: April 6th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Every workplace should have at least one qualified and trained first aider, if not multiple people who have been on a workplace first aid course. However, workplaces should also have a system in place for recording and reporting accidents. The accident book In a workplace accident book, all details of any accidents and injuries should be recorded. This includes minor cuts and burns, trips and falls, serious cases of illness and serious accidents and injuries. Someone should be in charge… Read more »

Forfar care home staff told to catch up on care training

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

The staff at a care home in the Angus market town of Forfar in Scotland have been told to improve their care training levels after Care Inspectorate officers found that not all were up-to-date with their mandatory training. Inspectors also found other problems at the Benholm nursing home, which has 39 beds and is owned by Four Seasons Health Care. As well as staff needing to improve their care training, not all eligible team members were registered with the Scottish… Read more »

Food safety training that complements internal promotions

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

It’s great to be able to offer members of staff in your restaurant, café or hotel promotions when they have shown their value to your business and to the team around them. It shows great business instinct to promote from within and it definitely reflects well on the outside reputation of your enterprise – it helps to make your company more attractive to work for and consequently boosts your recruitment policy. However, there is one thing that you need to… Read more »

The legal risks of failing to offer food safety training

Posted: April 1st, 2013 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

The current health and safety regulations that apply to food and service industries are such that it is very easy for complaints to be brought forward and for businesses to find themselves defending a case against them. One of the most important foundations of any defence in a food safety or hygiene case is that all members of staff involved in the case have been trained to the right standard. Too many service industry businesses fail to actually put their… Read more »

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