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Durham firm fined for working at height safety breaches

Posted: March 31st, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A firm in County Durham has received a £2,000 fine for breaching health and safety regulations and failing to prevent a worker from falling and seriously injuring himself. The worker, a 25-year-old from Hartlepool, was working at Murton Hall Farm in summer 2011 when the incident occurred. He was clearing debris from the roof of a barn, at the highest point of two boards that had been placed on the roof. Once he’d finished his task, he stepped off the… Read more »

Food hygiene breaches found at Ansley restaurant

Posted: March 31st, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A restaurant in Ansley, a village in Warwickshire near Nuneaton, has been caught breaching food hygiene regulations and potentially putting its customers at risk. The owner of the Hoar Park restaurant, John Lea, has now been fined £4,876 after admitting two breaches of food safety laws. When inspecting the restaurant in September 2012 as part of a routine check, environmental health officers from North Warwickshire Borough Council found a number of problems, including: • Fridge and freezer temperatures that were… Read more »

More first aiders means a safer office

Posted: March 31st, 2013 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

The office seems like a pretty safe place to be but it is actually the scene of most of the emergency situations people face in their lives. This is largely because people spend so much time in the office. It’s good to know that there is someone on site who is able to administer emergency first aid once you are aware of how frequently emergency situations do arise within the confines of an office. Emergency first aid training is something… Read more »

Care providers urged to sign the Dementia Pledge

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

Providers of health and social care services are being urged to join up with 360 other care providers in signing the Dementia Pledge, which is a commitment to provide exceptional support and care for people with dementia. The Dementia Pledge, which was commissioned by the Department of Health National Dementia Work Force Advisory Group, was launched last month. A total of 360 care providers throughout the UK have already joined the campaign, committing to adapt their services in order to… Read more »

Darlington shopping centre staff get fire safety training

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

Workers at a shopping centre in the County Durham town of Darlington have been given fire safety training, with the aim of improving safety standards at the mall and protecting both shoppers and staff from harm. Around 20 staff at the Cornmill Centre, working in areas such as management, cleaning and security, underwent fire safety in the workplace training. They were taught how to identify and deal with fire hazards, as well as how to use different types of fire… Read more »

Record fire safety handed to Blackpool care home owner

Posted: March 29th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a care home in the Lancashire town of Blackpool has been given a landmark fine for fire safety breaches after a court ruled that he put the lives of his residents at serious risk. David Moseley, the owner of the firm DM Care and the Ambassador Care Home in South Shore, was prosecuted after a fire broke out at the property in January 2012. This is when a large number of fire safety breaches were discovered at… Read more »

Preserving safety standards in the construction sector

Posted: March 29th, 2013 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Construction sites are inherently dangerous places to be. It is absolutely vital that everyone on the site has the right level of health and safety training to make them an asset to the team rather than a risk. It is well documented that accidents are far more likely to happen in settings where heavy machinery is used (agriculture is another sector affected by this statistic) and so it’s essential that everyone is protected. One way to protect members of the… Read more »

Brave woman uses first aid training to save motorist’s life

Posted: March 28th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A woman who was travelling on a busy motorway was able to use her first aid training to come to the aid of a driver in trouble. Neeley Lewis was in a van with her boyfriend when she saw another vehicle veer off the road into the central reservation barriers before swerving back over into the slow lane. She quickly realised that something must be wrong with the driver and instructed her boyfriend to stop the van. Ms Lewis jumped… Read more »

Aerospace firm fined for health and safety breaches

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

An aerospace company based on the Isle of Wight has been fined thousands of pounds after it was found to have breached health and safety rules and failed to prevent staff from suffering permanent nerve damage. GKN Aerospace, in East Cowes, apparently identified back in 2011 that members of staff were having problems using high vibration tools, but failed to address the problems, re-assess the risks associated with these kinds of tools or put new controls in place to assess… Read more »

Food safety courses are the perfect accompaniment to inclusive recruitment

Posted: March 28th, 2013 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

When you run a business in the service industry with a very open-minded and inclusive recruitment policy, it is absolutely essential that you have the means to deliver the right sort of training to the new talent that you bring on board. This is partly to increase the skillsets of your workforce, but it is also essential to meet the requirements of your industry when you provide food and drink. Entry level food safety courses exist which allow new members… Read more »

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