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Survey reveals worrying number of neglect cases in care homes

Posted: December 15th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A new survey has revealed that a worrying number of nurses and healthcare assistants have been involved in or witnessed acts of neglect in health and social care situations. The study, conducted by the National Centre for the Protection of Older People at the University College Dublin (UCD), involved a survey of more than 1,300 nurses and healthcare workers in nursing homes. The results showed that: • 57 per cent of staff surveyed had observed neglectful acts involving patients in… Read more »

Pizza restaurant owner fined for food hygiene offences

Posted: December 14th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a pizza takeaway restaurant in Woolwich has received a hefty fine after environmental health inspectors found a number of food hygiene breaches at his premises, including mouse droppings found inside pizza takeaway boxes. Pizza Inn, owned by Wagas Amin and situated on Woolwich High Street, was inspected by Greenwich Environmental Health Officers in October. They found the following issues, most of which are covered as part of basic food hygiene training courses: • No hot water supply… Read more »

What is PASMA training?

Posted: December 13th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

If you work within the construction industry, you may have undergone working at height training. This training is essential for all businesses where working at height is a requirement, as it enables them to adhere to the 2005 Working at Height Regulations. These regulations also require businesses to properly train workers in the safe assembly, movement, alteration and dismantling of mobile access towers. These towers are regularly used in the construction industry, and they can also be dangerous if the… Read more »

Jarrow woman becomes dementia training champion

Posted: December 12th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A care worker from Jarrow in Tyne and Wear has become one of the first people to undergo a specialised dementia training course, which aims to teach health and social care workers all they need to know to handle the specific demands and challenges of the syndrome. Rebecca Robinson, a 41-year-old senior carer at Windsor Nursing Home in Hebburn, has now attained a Level 3 Diploma in Dementia, along with 69 other students. This is one of the first large… Read more »

Festive fire safety warning issued by Fire Service

Posted: December 12th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

As Christmas rapidly approaches, firefighters up and down the country are issuing an important warning about festive fire safety. In Hartlepool, the local fire service has launched a fire safety campaign called Stay Safe and Celebrate. The campaign focuses on the kitchen area in particular. During Christmas, people tend to cook more frequently and they may also be more likely to drink alcohol – a combination which could potentially lead to the outbreak of fire. Speaking at the official launch… Read more »

Age Cymru calls for patient dignity training amongst care workers

Posted: December 11th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The older people’s charity Age Cymru has called for all hospital and care staff to receive care training on the importance of patient dignity. Age Cymru spoke out after an incident at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff, where the husband of a Welsh MP was allegedly treated with “coldness, resentment, indifference and contempt” by nurses shortly before he died. Cynon Valley MP Ann Clwyd claimed that before her husband Owen Roberts died, he was cold, uncomfortable, cramped… Read more »

An introduction to HACCP training

Posted: December 11th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Anyone who works within a business which produces, packages or otherwise provides food and drink products will have undergone some form of food safety training. There are many different levels of food hygiene training you can undergo, but not all of these may be relevant to your specific business environment. This is why a range of new food hygiene training courses have been introduced. The aim of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) training is to tailor food safety… Read more »

£20,000 fine for newsagent over fire safety breaches

Posted: December 10th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of a newsagent shop in Southampton have been handed a £20,000 fine after they admitted numerous breaches of fire safety law. McColl’s store in Sholing, owned by Martin McColl’s Ltd., was visited by officers from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service after a small fire broke out at the premises. Whilst inspecting the shop, officers uncovered a number of issues, most of which are normally covered as part of fire safety training courses. The main problems at the newsagents… Read more »

10 key things everyone should know about first aid

Posted: December 9th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

To have the confidence, skills and knowledge to be able to administer first aid in an emergency, you need to undergo a full first aid or a first aid at work training course. However, there are some basic do and don’ts that everyone should know about first aid, whether they’ve been on a course or not. For example: 1. The only thing you should ever put on a burn is cold water 2. To treat a burn, run it under… Read more »

Zoo fined £70,000 for health and safety breaches

Posted: December 8th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A zoo run by Colin MacDougall and his wife, TV personality Anna Ryder Richardson, has been handed a £70,000 fine for breaching health and safety regulations. Manor House Wildlife Park in west Wales was prosecuted after three-year-old Gruff Davies-Hughes was injured on the premises in August 2010. He was hit by a tree bough that was blown down in strong winds, suffering head injuries so severe that he had to spend three days in intensive care fighting for his life…. Read more »

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