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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 »

British Red Cross urges parents to take first aid training

Posted: December 7th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The British Red Cross has launched a new campaign to urge parents to undergo at least a basic level of first aid training, just in case an emergency medical situation should affect their children or children’s friends. Studies have shown that only a fraction of parents have undergone first aid training, and two thirds of adults are not confident administering CPR, dealing with bleeding and treating burns. This means that the majority will not be able to step in and… Read more »

Wilful negligence alleged in care home injury

Posted: December 7th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A team leader of a care home in Beaumont Leys, Leicester, has been accused of ‘wilfully neglecting a person who lacks capacity’, after she left a dementia sufferer under her care in agony for four hours with a broken thigh. It has been alleged that team leader Sarah Bewley, who works at the George Hythe House care home, was asked to attend an elderly female resident, who had dementia and was unable to communicate or speak, who had suffered a… Read more »

The new Driver CPC qualification and first aid training

Posted: December 6th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Anyone who is a professional LGV or PCV driver will know that there are now a new set of regulations to adhere to when it comes to training. To meet the terms of the new EU Training Directive, all drivers must have a Driver CPC Certificate. For new drivers, this means passing the initial qualification and for all other drivers, it means completing 35 hours of periodic training every five years. There are many training courses you can do to… Read more »

Restaurant owner handed £20k fine for ‘shocking’ food safety breaches

Posted: December 6th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a restaurant and takeaway in south London has been found guilty of a number of ‘shocking’ food safety breaches, resulting in a £20,000 fine and a business which has been closed down until it can be cleaned up. Rajakumar Rajalingam, the owner of the New Chutney Express in Tooting, managed to shock food safety inspectors used to witnessing the most heinous of food hygiene crimes. During a routine environmental health inspection, Mr Rajalingam killed a rat right… Read more »

Who needs to undergo anaphylaxis first aid training?

Posted: December 5th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Anaphylaxis first aid training is now available along with other first aid courses, and it can be hugely beneficial and potentially lifesaving for people working in certain situations. As you may know, anaphylaxis is simply a term for a severe allergic reaction. Training for anaphylaxis teaches you how to deal with such an allergic reaction in adults and children, covering topics such as resuscitation, how to use an auto-injector, communication and casualty care and what to do with an unconscious… Read more »

Shropshire schools and businesses win 5-star food hygiene ratings

Posted: December 5th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

According to a report in the Shropshire star, a host of businesses and food-serving premises within the Shropshire area have been awarded a five-star rating in recent weeks as part of the council’s Food Hygiene Scheme. Amongst the businesses and premises which the council has deemed to be excelling at food safety training and hygiene are schools, colleges, cafes, restaurants, shops and other food businesses. The list of five-star establishments named in the last few months includes: • Harlescott Junior… Read more »

Fire safety failings uncovered at Hereford hospital

Posted: December 4th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Inspectors visiting Hereford County Hospital have reported that the fire safety measures at the facility are ‘inadequate’, potentially putting the lives of patients, staff and visitors at risk. Following the inspection, which was carried out last month by officers from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, a number of problems were flagged up. Some parts of the hospital building were found to be in violation of fire safety rules, and inspectors also found that if a fire broke out… Read more »

Rise in cases of Salmonella Typhimurium DT193

Posted: November 28th, 2012 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

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