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Lift firm fined over safety failings after worker fatality

Posted: April 25th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A company specialising in lifts and elevators has been fined for health and safety failings following the death of one of its engineers. ThyssenKrupp Elevator UK Ltd (TKE) was prosecuted after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched an investigation into the death of 53-year-old engineer Steven Loake in October 2010. Mr Loake was attempting to fix a fault on a lift in Pentonville Prison in North London when he came into contact with a live conductor and suffered a… Read more »

Council calls for more Scilly islanders to take basic first aid training

Posted: April 24th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has called for more islanders to undertake basic first aid training, and the subject could even start being taught in the island’s schools. At a recent meeting of the Council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, it was revealed that in some medical emergencies, bystanders and witnesses often do more to save a person’s life than trained ambulance crews. The South Western Ambulance Service said that it is a national policy for ambulance crews… Read more »

Health and safety training pays off for West Sussex nursery

Posted: April 24th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A nursery in the West Sussex town of Haywards Heath is celebrating after winning a prestigious health and safety award, beating hundreds of other nurseries to the top prize. Busy Bees nursery in Southdowns Park, Haywards Heath, was awarded the ‘Commitment to Health and Safety’ award at the company’s annual awards ceremony after demonstrating exceptional safety standards and a top level of health and safety training for staff. Alice Vine, the manager of the winning nursery, was presented with the… Read more »

3 important reasons why your business needs to implement fire safety training

Posted: April 24th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Every workplace needs at least one person that is trained in fire safety. This means a person, or a team of people, who have been on a fire safety in the workplace training course and who is able to act as a fire marshal in an emergency. On such a training course, the person would learn how to identify and remove fire hazards as well as what to do if a fire broke out. There are three important reasons why… Read more »

Care workers in Wales to undergo ‘end of life care’ training

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Care workers and health professionals in Wales are to undergo more advanced care training focused on providing end of life care, after the Welsh government launched its ‘Delivering End of Life Care’ plan. In the plan, the government sets out its expectations of NHS Wales and its partners to ensure that standards of end of life care remain consistently high throughout the whole of the country. One of the aims laid out in the plan is to improve the training… Read more »

Food firm workers in Huntingdonshire complete food hygiene training

Posted: April 18th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Anyone visiting a food outlet in the Huntingdonshire region can be reassured that the food they are buying is prepared in hygienic and safe conditions, as workers from across the area have now undergone food hygiene training. A total of 23 food workers, from a range of businesses in the Huntingdonshire region, went on the food safety course, and they all received a Level 2 qualification at the end of it. The kinds of topics covered on a typical food… Read more »

Southwark grocery shop fined for food hygiene breaches

Posted: April 17th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A grocery shop in the London Borough of Southwark has been fined at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court after a number of food hygiene failings were uncovered at the premises. Environmental health officers from Southwark Council visited the Harper Road shop in February as part of a routine inspection, but they were shocked at what they found. Along with poor cleanliness levels and an evident lack of food safety training, there was also what appeared to be a serious mouse infestation… Read more »

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 »

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