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Health and safety essential for food and drink manufacturers

Posted: March 16th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned food and drink manufacturers that they must take health and safety seriously, after around ten per cent of all fatal workplace accidents in 2011/12 took place in the food manufacturing sector. The HSE has releases statistics showing that in 2011/12: • There were 31 fatal injuries within the food and drink manufacturing industry • The number of fatalities within this 12 month period was slightly higher than the five year average of… Read more »

Carnival Cruise Lines launches fire safety review following ship blaze

Posted: March 15th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Carnival Corp, the owner of Carnival Cruise Lines, has launched a comprehensive fire safety review of its entire fleet after a blaze broke out aboard one of its shops last month. The fire on the Carnival Triumph, which was sailing in the Gulf of Mexico with around 4,000 passengers and crew members aboard, is believed to have started in the engine room. The blaze left the vessel adrift and its passengers stranded, and the incident made news headlines worldwide. Following… Read more »

10 firms closed by Irish food safety authority

Posted: March 14th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reportedly closed down 10 food businesses in the last month over fears that they could be endangering public health. The FSAI shut down the following firms over failed inspections, lack of food safety training, standards and practices and repeated failures to make improvements: • German Cakes and Snacks restaurant in Cork • Amerta Chinese Restaurant in County Dublin • Jimmy’s Take Away in Laois • At the Office Catering in Dublin •… Read more »

How is paediatric first aid different to adult first aid?

Posted: March 13th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

If you are thinking of going on a first aid training course, it is important that you choose the most appropriate one for your situation. For example, if you will be working with children, or if you have children yourself, you will need to take a paediatric rather than an adult first aid training course. Paediatric first aid is quite different from adult first aid training for the following reasons: • Paediatric first aid is for children who haven’t yet… Read more »

Dementia training in Nottinghamshire care homes gets a funding boost

Posted: March 8th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Dementia training amongst care homes and care workers in the Nottinghamshire region is set to get a boost, after Nottinghamshire County Council announced a new investment of £350,000 in dementia-related care training. The local authority has recognised that dementia is set to be a growing challenge in the region in the coming years, as the number of people living with the syndrome in Nottinghamshire is predicted to rise from 9,700 to 15,000 by the year 2025. To cope with the… Read more »

BASW calls for social workers to undergo training to understand self-harm

Posted: March 7th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has called for more training on the issue of self-harm to be provided to social care workers, along with greater awareness of the problem in the UK. Nushra Mansuri, a professional officer for BASW, has said that whilst people working in the field of mental health have a reasonable understanding of self-harm, social workers are not getting enough care training to be able to deal with the issue. She said: “Whatever client group… Read more »

Fatal health and safety breaches lead to fine for Bristol firm

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

A property development firm based in Bristol has been fined more than £125,000 after health and safety breaches were found to have led to the death of an employee. Birakos Enterprises Limited was prosecuted and brought before Bristol Magistrates’ Court following the death of 23-year-old Danny Edwards, a plumber from Bristol. Mr Edwards had been installing a washing machine in a kitchen in Pollacks House in Clifton when he was fatally electrocuted. It was later found in a Health and… Read more »

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 »

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