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Health and safety advice – temperatures in the workplace

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

Some buildings, offices, factories and other work environments can be hotter or colder than others, which can in some cases make the people who work in them uncomfortable, stressed or even ill. The guidance of Regulation 7 of The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, rules which you will learn more about on a health and safety training course, state that: “During working hours, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings shall be reasonable.” This doesn’t give employers, or… Read more »

First aid trained passers-by came to the aid of Birmingham stab victims

Posted: January 26th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

In a shocking incident which took place in Birmingham earlier this month, two men were stabbed in the city centre and died of their wounds at the scene. However, it is now come to light that some members of the public who witnessed the incident, which took place at around 6pm on Friday 11th January, tried their very best to save the lives of the men using first aid training. There were many witnesses to the incident due to the… Read more »

HSE busts health and safety myths

Posted: January 25th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

As anyone who owns a business or runs an organisation will know, health and safety is very important. Workers and members of the public need to be protected from harm using appropriate measures, all of which can be learnt on health and safety training courses. However, it can often be the case that health and safety laws and measures can be misinterpreted and exaggerated, leading to some of the most ludicrous myths and misconceptions about health and safety. In addition… Read more »

CIEH warns of ‘cowboy’ online food safety courses and exams

Posted: January 24th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has issued a warning about online food safety training companies which provide individuals and businesses with “poor advice and incorrect guidance”, stating that they could be a danger to public health. Whilst most food safety training companies have a website and many more supplement their food hygiene training courses with E-Learning opportunities, some training firms are operating solely online without the proper quality assurance mechanisms in place. The courses they offer may not… Read more »

Northeast London pub faces Christmas dinner food poisoning accusations

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A pub in East London is currently facing a serious investigation into its food safety training standards after one woman fell ill and died two days after eating a Christmas Day meal on the premises. Della Callagher was one of thirty people who fell ill after eating at the Railway Hotel in Hornchurch, but the 46-year-old woman was the only suspected food poisoning victim to die of her illness. The day after eating a Christmas Day turkey dinner at the… Read more »

First aid tips – suspected poisoning

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

The only way to learn how to properly react in a medical emergency is to undergo first aid training. However, it can be useful to have a little knowledge of basic first aid before you start your first aid training course. In this guide, we will look at some of the basic things you need to know to react to cases of suspected poisoning. • If you suspect that someone has ingested or inhaled poison, you will need to contact… Read more »

[Infographic] Staying Alive with Health & Safety

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

It is unfortunate and startling how many injuries, illnesses and deaths are related to the work place every year. In the UK alone there were approximately 12,000 deaths last year that may have been caused by past exposure from work – primarily from being exposed to chemicals and dusts. In a lot of cases it is recognised that if employees had been health & safety trained then a lot of these incidents could have been prevented. Check out our new… Read more »

Power supplier prosecuted over fatal work accident

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

A power supply company based in London has been prosecuted for health and safety failings after one of its employees died in an explosion. UK Power Networks (Operations) Ltd was prosecuted following the death of 59-year-old Colchester resident John Higgins, who was working for the company at its site in Essex when the fatal incident occurred. Mr Higgins was working to manually adjust voltage ratios on a device in May 2008 when it exploded. The explosion caused a fire, and… Read more »

Care home makes improvements after CQC warning

Posted: January 21st, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in Workington has made urgent improvements to the standards of care it delivers to residents after being issued with a formal warning from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Branthwaite Nursing Home was reportedly visited by CQC officers in a surprise inspection in August 2012, and again later in the year. Following the visits, the following problems were revealed: • One instance in which a diabetic patient with mental health problems was not given medication on time, causing… Read more »

Bangladesh garment factory received two fire safety warnings before blaze

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

A factory in Bangladesh which burned down in November 2012, in a huge fire which also killed 112 employees, had previously received two serious warnings to improve fire safety measures. This new information about the factory, which was used to produce clothes for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., was provided by emergency services officials. In a recent statement to the press, the director general of the Fire Service and Civil Defence, Abu Nayeem Mohammad Shahidullah, said that the factory was also operating… Read more »

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