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‘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, 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 »

Hylands Hotel owners fined £40k for breaching fire safety rules

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

The owners of a hotel in the Cheylesmore suburb of Coventry have been fined nearly £40,000 after breaching fire safety regulations. Cumberland Court Ltd, the company which owns the Hylands Hotel on Warwick Road, was prosecuted after inspections from the local fire service uncovered a series of shocking safety breaches. Officers from West Midlands Fire Service found a range of problems, including non-functioning fire alarm systems on all levels of the building and blocked, locked or poorly maintained fire exits…. Read more »

Study raises concern over anti-psychotic medication in NI care homes

Posted: February 25th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The results of a new study carried out in care homes in Northern Ireland has raised concerns that powerful anti-psychotic medication is being overused. The research, which was conducted by scientists from Queen’s University in Belfast, involved the analysis of the prescribing records for around 250,000 people. The data used in the study was from people aged 65 years or over living in Northern Ireland care homes and private properties between 2008 and 2010. What was found in the study… Read more »

First aid tips – heart attacks

Posted: February 25th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Of all the medical emergencies that can happen in everyday life, a heart attack can be the most frightening to experience. It can also be very scary to witness. In such a situation, there really is no substitute for proper first aid training. If someone appears to have a heart attack in front of you, you must immediately call 999 to request an ambulance. The pain from a heart attack will not simply go away on its own – a… Read more »

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 »

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