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Hotel owner fined for breaching food hygiene rules

Posted: February 24th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a hotel in the Cambridgeshire city of Ely has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 in fines and costs after admitting five breaches of food safety regulations. Upon visiting the Nyton Hotel in August and September 2012 on a routine inspection, environmental health officers from East Cambridgeshire District Council found a number of worrying problems with food safety regulations. These issues included: • Unacceptable storage of food – inspectors found raw shell eggs being stored above… Read more »

2 out of 3 Sussex businesses failing on fire safety

Posted: February 24th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

According to results from the latest round of tests in East Sussex, around two out of every three businesses are putting lives at risk by neglecting fire safety measures. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service inspected a total of 119 public and commercial buildings in the area, carrying out the checks between October and December 2012. The results were surprising, as it was revealed that only 35 were meeting fire safety regulations. The remaining 84 were not up to scratch… Read more »

ABTA launches new industry health and safety guides

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has released a health and safety guide for the travel industry, and it is planning to release another next month (March 2013). The aim of the guides is to address the challenges and issues the travel industry is currently facing in relation to health and safety, and hopefully improve health and safety training, practices and policy. According to an ABTA survey, around 89 per cent of the Association’s members believe that when it… Read more »

First aid tips – treating burns

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

In an emergency situation, there is no substitution for proper and thorough first aid training. However, there are some basic tips that everyone should know, regardless of how much first aid training they have undergone. Burns are amongst the most common types of injury you are likely to encounter. Serious burns should only be treated by a trained first aider or medical professional, but you can deal with minor burns simply by remembering the following advice: • The best way… Read more »

Social landlords in Southampton urged to improve fire safety

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

Landlords of social housing developments in Southampton have been urged to improve fire safety measures at their properties after two firefighters died fighting a blaze at a tower block back in April 2010. The incident which prompted the call for fire safety improvements took place at the Shirley Towers block in Southampton, when a fire broke out in the building. After becoming entangled in cables that had fallen from ceilings, an occurrence which was dangerous and should have been prevented… Read more »

How the right training can help to reduce construction accidents

Posted: February 21st, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The construction industry has a higher rate of accidents, injuries and fatalities than any other industry. This is due to the more dangerous and hazardous nature of the work, but it could also be down to insufficient training and poor health and safety practices. Every construction company owner or site manager should be looking to do everything they can to reduce workplace accidents. It all starts with proper health and safety training, and there are many courses available to help… Read more »

Building firm denies allegations in HSE prosecution

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

A building company with its head office in Oxfordshire has denied allegations that it breached health and safety regulations in an incident that led to the serious injury of a worker. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) made the decision to prosecute JB Leadbitter after a sub-contractor suffered serious head injuries when working on a development in Plymouth known as the ‘Village by the Sea’. The worker, David Windsor, was reportedly hit by a vehicle when working on foot at… Read more »

First aid tips – seizures and epilepsy

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

Finding yourself in the midst of a medical emergency can be a frightening experience, especially if you are the only one around to help. This is why it is so important to undergo first aid training, so that in a scary situation, you can swing into action with the knowledge and skills to potentially save a life. One of the most alarming types of medical emergency to witness is a seizure, which can be recognised by convulsive movements, arching of… Read more »

Formal warning for Hampshire care home over faulty equipment

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

A care home in the Hampshire town of Hythe was issued with a formal warning by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after inspectors visited the property and found a problem with emergency call equipment. CQC inspectors visiting the West Cliff Hall care home found that the emergency call bell system, with which residents can summon help if they are ill, injured or in distress, was faulty. This left residents in danger of not receiving the right support and care from… Read more »

Nottinghamshire firms warned to comply with fire safety laws

Posted: February 18th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Companies in the Nottinghamshire area are being advised of the importance of complying with fire safety regulations, after a retailer in Mansfield was prosecuted for breaching them and putting staff and customers at risk. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has warned businesses that they must take their responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 seriously, or they could face prosecution and even fines of hundreds of thousands of pounds. Besides this, a lack of fire safety awareness training… Read more »

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