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Coldplay’s Chris Martin offered fire safety training after cooking blunders

Posted: December 19th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

After his actress wife Gwyneth Paltrow revealed his cooking blunders on a national TV show, Coldplay singer Chris Martin has reportedly been offered fire safety lessons by fire officials in London. Paltrow recently appeared on an episode of the cooking show Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club, during which she said of her musician husband: “He has twice cooked a meal and this is not a joke, both times the fire brigade came. I swear on my life – both… Read more »

First aider wins award after saving pensioner’s life

Posted: December 18th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A housing officer from Derby has been presented with an award from East Midlands Ambulance Service after she used her first aid training and skills to save the life of a local pensioner. Derby Homes officer Jenna Jeffrey had just arrived for work at the Sussex Circus housing office in Chaddesden when she witnessed the collapse of 77-year-old John Lambert, who suffered cardiac arrest and was in danger of losing his life. Thanks to her first aid training and quick… Read more »

Common AED questions answered

Posted: December 17th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are devices designed to administer electric shocks to people who have had heart attacks, and they can save lives. AED training is now widely available to help people to use these devices. To help beginners understand the importance of AEDs, here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked AED questions. When should AEDs be used? AEDs are designed for use when a person has suffered cardiac arrest, which is when the heart stops… Read more »

Farmers given health and safety warning

Posted: December 16th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Farm businesses have recently received a renewed warning from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) about the importance of protecting themselves whilst using machinery, after a man was killed using a faulty bale wrapping machine. The man, who was working on a farm in Shropshire at the time of the accident, tragically lost his life whilst using a machine that was faulty despite the fact that it should have been inspected and maintained as part of standard risk assessments. A… Read more »

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 »

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