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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 »

‘Customer care’ training given at Colten care homes

Posted: March 27th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Care workers at all Colten Care homes throughout the UK are to be given new care training to help them provide consistently good standards of customer care to residents. Colten Care has 19 care homes in a number of locations on the south coast of the UK, and it has committed to sending all of its 1,500 care workers and staff on new customer care training courses. The aim is to teach staff how to welcome and address residents and… Read more »

Fine for scaffolding company over apprentice injury

Posted: March 27th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A scaffolding firm based in Halesowen has been more than £10,000 after an apprentice without the proper experience or health and safety training fell and broke his back. The decision to prosecute Harris Scaffolding Limited was taken by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was made following an incident in which the 18-year-old trainee suffered a serious fall. The apprentice, who had joined the firm just five weeks earlier, was working on scaffolding at a construction site in Worcestershire. He… Read more »

Why good care training is excellent for care homes

Posted: March 27th, 2013 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

The care industry is always under more pressure to uphold standards than other industries especially when it comes to health and safety. This is only natural considering care homes and institutions are supposed to be professionals in health and care – this is their field and they ought to excel in it. That’s why varied and comprehensive health and safety training with a specific focus on the care home environment is essential for modern institutions. The more varied and the… Read more »

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