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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 »

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 »

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