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Booths denies food hygiene breaches at Lytham store

Posted: February 5th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The supermarket chain Booths is denying that there are any food hygiene concerns at its flagship store in Lytham St Anne’s in Lancashire, despite being accused of more than 20 breaches in a recent court case. The company, which has its head office in Preston, is being prosecuted by Fylde Borough Council over allegations relating to hygiene standards for certain foods sold at the Lytham store, which include: • Polish meat • Pate • Cured beef • Sunblush tomatoes •… Read more »

Cardiff care home criticised over fatal health and safety incident

Posted: February 4th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Health and safety training standards at a care home in Cardiff have come under scrutiny after an elderly patient died and a carer was injured falling down a lift shaft. 96-year-old May Lewis lost her life in the incident at the Pontcanna House care home, which took place last year. Carer Carole Conway used an emergency key to open the lift doors, not noticing that the lift platform was still on the ground floor. She fell backwards into the 20ft… Read more »

Fine for Oxfordshire restaurant over fire safety breaches

Posted: February 4th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A restaurant in the Oxfordshire town of Witney has been fined for breaching fire safety rules, after inspectors found potentially dangerous conditions at the food-serving premises on the town’s High Street. Fire safety inspectors from Oxfordshire County Council uncovered a number of problems at The Raj restaurant, including fire escapes blocked by gas cylinders. Other issues, which may not have occurred had the restaurant’s owners implemented the appropriate fire safety training, included failure to carry out a risk assessment, disabled… Read more »

Do your employees know how to work safely in confined spaces?

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

In the construction industry, there is a greater level of risk facing workers on an everyday basis than in other sectors. There is also a wider range of hazards, such as those associated with working in confined spaces, for example. Regardless of whether your construction team is currently working on a project or site which requires work in confined spaces, it is vital that you send all of your workers on an appropriate health and safety training course. It is… Read more »

Lincolnshire restaurant found guilty of 14 food hygiene offences

Posted: January 31st, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

An Indian restaurant in the Lincolnshire region of North Hykeham has been prosecuted and fined after pleading guilty to a total of 14 food hygiene offences. The Sarga restaurant on Newark Road was inspected by health and safety officials back in October 2012. Inspectors found a number of worrying problems, including: • Dirty equipment • Chicken left defrosting in a bucket • A bag of flour that was covered in mouse droppings and gnaw marks • Food that had obviously… Read more »

First aid tips – suspected broken bones

Posted: January 30th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

If you happen to be on the scene when someone is injured, the only way to learn how to deal with the situation appropriately is to undergo first aid training. This is particularly the case when dealing with a person with a suspected broken bone or fracture, as it can be dangerous to try to treat such an injury without in-depth first aid knowledge. However, there are a few basic facts about treating suspected broken bones that everyone should know…. Read more »

Nottinghamshire taxis checked for fire safety and first aid provisions

Posted: January 29th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Taxis in the Mansfield and Ashfield regions of Nottinghamshire have been checked for first aid and fire safety provisions, as part of a new campaign by the local council and police forces to ensure public safety. Ashfield District Council, Bolsover District Council and Nottinghamshire Police all teamed up with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to carry out a day of spot checks on local taxis. As well as checking the condition of the vehicles, including tests on tyres,… Read more »

It’s a new year – time to revisit your workplace risk assessment

Posted: January 29th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

One of the most important things to do as a business owner in order to adhere to health and safety laws is to conduct a full and thorough risk assessment. This means going over your work premises and practices with a fine-tooth comb, identifying hazards and taking steps to make work conditions safer for your employees. However, a risk assessment is not just carried out once. Business owners must review and revise health and safety measures on a regular basis,… Read more »

Premier League football teams criticised for lax food safety standards

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

A recent round of inspections has revealed that food safety standards are not as high as they should be at some of the country’s richest and most famous football clubs. Premier League clubs up and down the UK were inspected by local authorities, and not all demonstrated the levels of food hygiene training, cleanliness and food safety management practices that are expected of them. Swansea City’s catering facilities were criticised by local council inspectors, who found that one of the… Read more »

Inspection uncovers ‘serious risk’ at Ashcroft Care Home

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

Ashcroft Care Home in Essex has been thoroughly investigated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after its inspectors uncovered a ‘serious risk’ to the safety and wellbeing of residents. Following an initial CQC inspection, Essex County Council took the decision to remove all 25 residents from the privately-run home last year. The CQC has now made a report available which outlines the many serious problems at the home, including the following: • Staff working illegally in the UK • Dementia… Read more »

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