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Teenager saves classmate’s life with first aid skills

Posted: March 6th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A 16-year-old from the Derbyshire village of Etwall has been praised for using his first aid training to help save the life of a classmate after she suffered a seizure. Joe Gundel, a pupil at the John Port School in Etwall, rushed to the aid of fellow pupil Ffyon John when she had a seizure, her first during school hours, during a physics lesson. Using what he learned in first aid training, Joe acted fast to move furniture out of… Read more »

Fire safety advice for school business managers

Posted: March 5th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

At the recent Birmingham Bursars’ Group Conference, representatives from West Midlands Fire Service addressed school business managers and reminded them of their responsibilities in relation to fire safety. The fire service also offered advice on how schools can improve fire safety awareness training levels and avoid common mistakes. A number of key issues and tips were raised during the conference. School managers were advised to: • Make everyone aware of who the ‘responsible person’ is. Apparently, in many schools not… Read more »

Hygienic and safe handling tips for different types of foods

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

As anyone who has undergone food hygiene training will know, there are different ways to handle different types of food. If you work or own a business which serves, sells or prepares food, you need to know the right way to handle different food products. Raw meat When handling raw meat, you must: • Wash everything that has touched the meat after handling it, from chopping boards, knives and surfaces to your hands • Defrost and store it in the… Read more »

Food business owners – what to expect from a food hygiene inspection

Posted: February 28th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

As the owner of a food business, you have certain responsibilities in relation to maintaining high standards of food hygiene and safety. Not only do you risk the health of your customers if you neglect these responsibilities; but you also face the wrath of the authorities. To ensure that all food safety regulations are being met, councils carry out regular inspections of business and premises which serve, prepare, manufacture or distribute food products. To prepare for these inspections, your business… Read more »

Yorkshire pie factory guilty of breaching health and safety rules

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

The owners of a pie factory in Leeds have been found guilty of health and safety breaches after an explosion on the premises caused the death of an employee. David Cole, who had worked for the company for around 12 years, lost his life in 2009 when an explosion took place at the Andrew Jones (Pies) factory in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. An investigation was launched into the explosion and the death of the 37-year-old employee by the Health and Safety… Read more »

HSE publishes guidance ahead of first aid changes

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

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has provided businesses with new guidance which will help them understand and implement the changes to UK first aid laws that may come into effect in October 2013. The organisation plans to amend the First Aid Regulations (1981) in a number of ways, and the new guidance will prove very useful in helping business owners come to terms with the proposed changes. The principal change relates to first aid training and will call for… Read more »

‘Dirty’ Liverpool restaurant closed by environmental health

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

A restaurant in Liverpool city centre has been closed down by the local authority’s environmental health officers after it was found to be putting the health of its customers at risk. The Buffet Star restaurant, a self-service buffet specialising in Thai and Chinese cuisine, was inspected several times by officers from Liverpool City Council between March and October 2012. On each visit, serious breaches of food safety regulations such as the following were uncovered: • Lack of routine cleaning in… Read more »

How a proper fire drill should be conducted

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

As part of fire safety measures business owners are required by law to take, a fire drill should be carried out on a regular basis. This is an essential measure, as it ensures that all of a building’s occupants know where to go and what to do in case of a fire. However, some businesses and organisations are neglecting to carry out fire drills altogether. Some of those that do have a semi-regular schedule of fire drills are not carrying… Read more »

Poll finds that most parents lack first aid training

Posted: February 26th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A new poll has found that seven out of ten parents lack basic first aid training and skills which woiuld help them to save their child’s life in an emergency situation. The survey, carried out by OnePoll on behalf of Findababysitter.com, involved asking a total of 1,000 parents who had at least one child under the age of 10 years old about their first aid knowledge. The results of the poll were surprising and also quite worrying, as it was… Read more »

Care home closed following CQC inspection

Posted: February 26th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), a care home in the Greater Manchester town of Bolton has been temporarily closed until it can make improvements to the quality of care it offers to residents. CQC inspectors arriving unannounced at the Ladymead Nursing Home found a number of very worrying problems, including: • Residents with level four bedsores, the most severe type of ulcer and one that can cause life-threatening infections • Poor odour control in bedrooms •… Read more »

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