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Food safety and first aid advice for new ventures

Posted: March 26th, 2013 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Setting up a new company in the service industry is a great idea if you have a working business plan and you feel you are able to exploit a gap in the market. However, if you are planning to serve food and drink and you are hoping to serve the public then you need to be absolutely sure that you take care of all the various areas of responsibility that will fall to you. The members of staff that work… Read more »

Thorough risk assessors are an asset to companies

Posted: March 25th, 2013 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Risk assessment training is a vital part of running a business. Safety in the workplace is one of the most central responsibilities of any outfit and before business can really start in earnest, all risks need to be looked at and assessed by someone with the proper training to conduct a thorough investigation of each procedure. Conducting a risk assessment can be very tricky. It involves a very particular set of skills and few companies can really expect members of… Read more »

Infection control starts with proper training

Posted: March 24th, 2013 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Infection control is one of the major areas of focus for care homes and medical institutions. A great deal of attention has fallen on the issue of infection control in recent times because of the high profile cases of ward closures and temporary care home closures that have been enforced due to the spread of certain viral infections in a bid to contain them. Perhaps the most important factor in the fight against infection is proper care training. If members… Read more »

Top Teesside hotel fined £20,000 for food hygiene offences

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A top hotel based in the Teesside town of Yarm has failed inspections undertaken by the local council’s food safety team and has been fined over £20,000. The kitchen at the Tall Trees Hotel was inspected by officers for Stockton Council as part of a routine food hygiene check in September 2012. Uncovered in the inspection were problems such as: • Food that was past its use-by date, • Broken floor tiles and missing ceiling panels • Grease and dirt… Read more »

First aid is a cornerstone of responsible workplaces

Posted: March 21st, 2013 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

It’s absolutely essential that a member of staff in the office has some form of formal training in first aid. Designated first aiders have an important role in offices regardless of the size of the workforce they are part of. This is because they manage all aspects of first aid within the office environment – they are the go-to person when incidents need reporting and when first aid needs to be administered. Being a first aider represents a measure of… Read more »

Charities call for better dementia training in wake of CQC report

Posted: March 21st, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Following a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) which highlighted failings in the quality of UK care for dementia patients and people using mental health services, there has been a call for improved care training from dementia and age charities. The CQC Care Update primarily criticised services for people with independent learning disabilities, mental health issues and dementia. The CQC’s chief executive David Behan said: “The majority of services are delivering good quality care; however care providers must do… Read more »

First aid tips – choking

Posted: March 20th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Choking can happen very suddenly and it can be a very frightening thing to witness. However, because it can happen so fast, you need to be equally in quick in using whatever first aid training you have to clear the obstructing object and stop the person choking. Speed and first aid skills are especially important when it is a child that is choking. What happens when someone is choking? Mild blockage of the airways can be cleared by the person… Read more »

London sushi store caught breaking food safety laws

Posted: March 20th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a sushi and grocery store in New Malden, in the south-west London borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, has been prosecuted after she was caught breaching food hygiene regulations. After inspecting the premises and finding multiple breaches of food safety laws, the local council made the decision to prosecute. As well as failing on general standards of food hygiene training, the violations found at the Jin Mi store included: • Failure to provide handwashing facilities for staff in food preparation… Read more »

Government plans to introduce compulsory care training

Posted: March 19th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

In order to raise standards in the basic care that care home residents receive and to protect elderly and vulnerable people from neglect and abuse, the Government is planning to introduce compulsory care training for all care home staff. The measure was announced by Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat Minister for Care and Support, who said that a lack of training left pensioners in the hands of some people with “no idea what they are doing”. He also said: “I… Read more »

TUC warns that workplace health and safety is ‘getting worse’

Posted: March 17th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The Trades’ Union Congress (TUC) has warned that the UK’s safety record appears to be getting worse, and that a ‘hostile’ climate to health and safety issues could be to blame. The TUC has said that fewer visits and inspections are being made to workplaces by inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and that local authority safety inspection teams are also having to make do with “substantially reduced” funding following government budget cuts. This is despite the fact… Read more »

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