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The 10 things care workers need to know about infection control

Posted: January 19th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

In health and social care environments, cleanliness and hygiene are hugely important. Knowing how to maintain exceptionally high hygiene standards in care environments is the key to preventing the outbreak and spread of infection. The best way to learn about infection control is to undergo a relevant care training course. For now, here are the 10 most important things you need to know about preventing and controlling infection: 1. The importance of infection control 2. How people become infected 3…. Read more »

Record number of food safety warnings issued by FSAI

Posted: January 18th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has revealed that in 2012, it handed out a record number of official warnings to businesses caught flouting food safety regulations. The FSAI handed out a total of 109 Enforcement Orders to food premises and other food serving businesses, after carrying out investigations and finding breaches to food safety regulations. The body has also revealed that: • 3 food businesses were simply ordered to improve standards • 15 businesses were give Prohibition Orders… Read more »

Berkshire labels firm handed health and safety fine

Posted: January 17th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A company based in Berkshire has been fined at Reading Magistrates Court after breaching safety regulations and failing to prevent an employee being injured. The firm, Berkshire Labels Limited, was investigated after an employer lost one of the fingers on his right hand and broken another finger after getting his hand caught in a machine. The employee was reportedly trying to clean a coating roller on a finishing machine when the incident occurred. Although the machine was working, the employee… Read more »

Why safety and first aid training is essential for teachers

Posted: January 16th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

In a school environment, teachers and teaching support staff temporarily take on the roles of parents in ensuring that all pupils are safe and well looked after. This is known as acting in loco parentis (in the place of a parent). As teachers are responsible for the health and safety of children during school hours, it is vital that all teaching staff undergo the right safety training to prepare them for any emergency situation that may occur. By undertaking an… Read more »

North Yorkshire businesses perform poorly in fire safety audit

Posted: January 15th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

According to the latest figures, many businesses in North Yorkshire are not properly adhering to fire safety regulations, potentially putting staff and customers in danger. North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service recently completed a lengthy fire safety audit of businesses operating in the area. For audits taking place between April 2011 and March 2012, a total of 1,416 businesses failed their fire safety audits. Nearly 40 of these underperforming businesses were handed enforcement orders by the fire service, requiring them… Read more »

Poole care home criticised by CQC over medication management

Posted: January 14th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in Poole has been criticised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after an announced inspection revealed poor management of residents’ medication. The Shores care home in Poole, which cares for people with learning disabilities and has a capacity of up to seven residents, was visited by CQC officers in November 2012. The inspectors found a few worrying problems relating to medication awareness training and management. For example: • Out of date medication was left in people’s medicine… Read more »

Swansea shop fined over food hygiene offences

Posted: January 14th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A convenience store in Swansea has been fined £5,000 over a series of food hygiene breaches, which included neglecting food safety training for staff and failing to keep the premises clean. The Premier Store in Fforestfach, which is managed by a firm known as Actseen, was found guilty of seven food safety breaches of the Food Hygiene (Wales) Regulations 2006. Officers from Swansea Council’s environmental health team visiting the shop in May 2012 on a routine inspection found a host… Read more »

First aid tips – asthma attacks

Posted: January 13th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

As part of a first aid training course, you will learn how to deal with all kinds of allergic reactions. Asthma, a long-term condition which can be triggered by allergens and irritants in the environment, is amongst the most common you are likely to come across in everyday life. Most people with asthma have become adept at managing their condition and reacting to attacks. However, there are still situations in which your first aid training may be able to help… Read more »

Lincolnshire landlord fined over fire safety breaches

Posted: January 12th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A landlord with a property in the Lincolnshire market town of Grantham has been prosecuted and fined after he was caught breaching fire safety regulations and endangering the lives of his tenants. Mr Hussein Dag was brought before Grantham Magistrates Court following an inspection by officers from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service in 2012. A number of problems were found at Mr Dag’s property in the town’s Westgate area, indicating that the landlord had not taken the time to undergo… Read more »

Suffolk company fined over dangerous electrical fittings

Posted: January 11th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A plastics manufacturing firm based in Suffolk has received a fine from Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found dangerous electrical fittings at its site. The company, Techplas, was first inspected by HSE officers in October 2011 over an unrelated issue. However, whilst visting the site in Sudbury, inspectors found a number of problems with the construction and maintenance of electrical system. Amongst the many problems found at the production site were the following:… Read more »

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