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First aid training FAQs answered pt.1

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

If you have never taken a first aid course before, it is understandable that you will have some questions. Let’s try to answer some of them here (continued in part 2 of this guide): Can I learn first aid online? You can read about first aid online and find a limited amount of information, but the only real way to learn about first aid is to do it. This is why first aid training courses are so useful, because they… Read more »

Increase in care homes using doll therapy to help dementia patients

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

According to a recent report in the Guardian, a growing number of care homes in the UK are starting to use ‘doll therapy’ to help dementia patients. Doll therapy is a controversial approach to dementia care, and not everyone is agreed on whether it is the right approach. ‘Empathy dolls’ are designed to comfort and soothe patients, as well as bringing back happy memories of parenthood when they were wanted and needed. This, according to Caroline Baker, the head of… Read more »

Takeaway owner admits breaching food safety laws

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

The owner of a takeaway in Weston-Super-Mare has admitted breaching food safety regulations, resulting in him being handed a large fine by the courts. 28-year-old Kawa Abdullah, the owner of Best Kebab and Pizza, was prosecuted after the takeaway was linked to a case of food poisoning. Environmental health officers from North Somerset Council investigated the issue, and during inspections found a number of worrying food hygiene breaches at the takeaway. Issues included: • Failure to effectively clean equipment •… Read more »

Bride saves wedding guest’s life using first aid skills

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

A quick-thinking bride managed to save the life of a guest at her wedding who collapsed on the dance floor, using the skills learned during first aid training to give him CPR. 24-year-old Kylie Cox, who had received first aid training whilst training to be a staff nurse, was dancing with the 28-year-old man at her wedding when he suddenly collapsed. Acting fact, she administered CPR on the stricken man and gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until the emergency services arrived… Read more »

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 »

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