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Jack Wills shop in York fined for fire safety breaches

Posted: December 21st, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A Yorkshire branch of the retail chain Jack Wills has reportedly been fined by the local fire service after breaching fire safety regulations. The Jack Wills shop in York was first inspected by officers from the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (NYFRA) back in January 2011. At the time, store owners were informed that the premises was breaching fire safety rules and that improvements urgently needed to be made. Problems at the store included: • Damaged fire doors •… Read more »

Christmas food safety tips pt.2

Posted: December 20th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

In the first part of this guide, we discussed the importance of food safety in the home and of food safety training in food-providing businesses. We also looked at the first three Christmas food safety tips published by Edinburgh Council. Now let’s take a look at a few more things you need to know to stay safe and healthy during the festive period: 1. Follow defrosting guidelines carefully, and don’t cut corners 2. Keep raw meat separate from vegetables, cooked… Read more »

Christmas food safety tips pt.1

Posted: December 20th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Christmas is a time of the year that is all about food and drink. Our holiday celebrations centre on Christmas dinner, as well as a Boxing Day buffet and a range of other festive meals. Due to the amount of food we buy, store, cook and prepare at Christmas, food safety is more important than ever. This is why the Food Standard Agency (FSA) has launched an advent calendar of food safety tips, one for each day in December leading… Read more »

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 »

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