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TUC sets out new health and safety recommendations

Posted: February 16th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

In its latest report, entitled ‘Time for Change’, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has listed 10 recommendations for improvements to be made to health and safety practices in UK workplaces. The TUC wants the UK to take steps to improve its poor safety record, starting with introducing a new upper limit for maximum temperatures at work. The organisation’s recommendation is for maximum workplace temperatures to be set at 27°C for anyone carrying out strenuous tasks at work and 30°C for… Read more »

£13k fine for tree surgeon after dangerous wood chipper incident

Posted: February 12th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A tree surgery company based in Bracknell in Berkshire has been fined almost £13,000 after he was found to have breached health and safety regulations in an incident which caused a 16-year-old worker to be injured by a wood chipping machine. Mark Grubb, the director of Calibra Tree Surgeons, was investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after employee Connor Harfield’s toes were shredded in a wood chipper whilst he was at work. Reading Magistrates Court heard how the… Read more »

Food safety basics – hand washing

Posted: February 11th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Of all the food safety measures it is necessary to implement when you run a food-serving business, one of the most important is ensuring that strict rules are in place in relation to hand washing. Workers performing routine tasks can easily spread germs and contaminants to food and food preparation areas if they don’t take the proper care in washing their hands. Here are the essentials on hand washing you need to know: • All restaurants and premises on which… Read more »

Failing care home transformed by dedicated new owners

Posted: February 10th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home which received serious criticism from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is currently in the process of a transformation after it was taken over by dedicated new owners. Joy and Phil Gray are the new owners of the Jubilee Court Nursing Home, which was formerly called the Rufford Care Centre. Along with their experienced team of staff and managers, all of whom have undergone extensive care training, the couple now hope to turn the fortunes of the care… Read more »

Hotel owners urged to undergo fire safety training

Posted: February 9th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Hotel owners running businesses in the North Devon region are being urged to attend fire safety training, to help protect staff, guests and property at their accommodation. There have been a number of high profile outbreaks of fire across the South West region recently, including an incident at the Bideford Hotel in Tantons which resulted in the business owners being fined £40,000 for breaching fire safety regulations. This and other incidents have prompted fire safety officials to launch a number… Read more »

First aid tips for winter

Posted: February 8th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

When winter comes around, the season brings with it a greater risk of cold-weather injuries. As a first aider, you will need to know how to treat some of the most common accidents and injuries which occur at this time of year. Of course, the best way to prepare for any and all medical emergencies is to undergo first aid training. However, there are some basics you can learn about recognising and treating cold weather injuries in the meantime. Sprains… Read more »

Nursing home holds ‘day of dignity’ for residents

Posted: February 6th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A nursing home in Willington, in the County Durham town of Crook, has celebrated a ‘day of dignity’ for its residents. The residents of Brancepeth Court care home were treated to a wide range of enjoyable activities recently. These included a music quiz, cake decorating, a buffet tea and music from their favourite entertainer, Alan Hall, whilst they enjoyed cake and coffee. The aim of the special day was to mark Dignity Action Day, an annual event encouraging health and… Read more »

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 »

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