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Risks for construction workers and how to reduce them pt.1

Posted: August 31st, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous to work in, but the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other official bodies are working hard to improve the situation. Many workplace injuries and fatalities in this industry are entirely avoidable, but managers, supervisors and workers need to work together to put proper safety systems in place. Construction industry risks and hazards The following are some of the most common risks and hazards facing people working within the construction industry,… Read more »

Sewerby Hall and Gardens celebrates food hygiene success

Posted: August 30th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Staff at Sewerby Hall and Gardens are currently celebrating their success in food hygiene training after the Food Standards Agency has awarded the property’s Clock Tower Tea Rooms a top rating for food hygiene and safety. The inspection result and rating given to businesses by the FSA reflects the standards of food hygiene found at the time, and runs from one to five, with one being the lowest standard and five being the highest possible award. The Tea Rooms at… Read more »

Brighton fish and chip shop fined over food safety violations

Posted: August 29th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a fish and chip shop in Brighton has been fined more than £20,000 for breaching fire safety laws. Samantha Coull, the owner of the Beach Break Café in Brighton, was prosecuted after fire safety officers uncovered a series of problems at her business. At Brighton Magistrates Court, it was revealed that there was only one smoke alarm on the premises and it was faulty. The shop owner had also failed to carry out a proper fire risk… Read more »

Working at height safely – what you need to know

Posted: August 28th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Falls and injuries from working at height are amongst the most common kinds of accidents in the construction industry, but incidents involving working at height can also affect people in other industries. For example: • Window cleaners • Satellite engineers and installers • Roofers • Painters and decorators Health and safety training If any part of your job requires working at height, even for a short period of time, you need to undergo health and safety training to enable you… Read more »

Construction safety campaign launched in West Midlands

Posted: August 28th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

In the next few weeks, construction sites in the West Midlands will be the target of a new health and safety campaign aiming to reduce workplace death rates and injuries within the industry. The focus of the campaign will be scaffolding and the measures put in place by businesses to protect workers from harm. According to the official figures, there were 250 injuries and 3 fatalities relating to mobile of fixed scaffolding in the West Midlands, Warwickshire and Worcestershire between… Read more »

Manchester bar owner fined for breaching fire safety rules

Posted: August 27th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a shisha bar in Manchester has been found guilty of ten food safety offences and will be sentenced in Manchester Crown Court in September. Nowaf Mohamed Khalif Al-Anazi, the owner of the Fatoosh Café in Rusholme, was prosecuted after fire safety regulators inspected his premises and found shocking fire safety breaches. Problems at the bar included many of the basics included in fire safety training courses, such as: • A propane cylinder and wood (a flammable substance)… Read more »

Do you know your first aid ABCs?

Posted: August 26th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

At the heart of first aid is cardiopulmonary resuscitation, also known as CPR. There are three basic components in CPR, and these are airways, breathing and circulation. For people undergoing first aid training, the easiest way to remember this is through the acronym ‘ABC’. Do you know your ABCs? For those who do not know or who need a refresher, here is what each of the letters of the ABC in first aid stands for: Airways (A) In unconscious patients,… Read more »

Former meat wholesaler director fined for food safety breaches

Posted: August 26th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The former director of a meat wholesale business in Huntingdon has been prosecuted and fined more than £5,000 for breaching food safety and hygiene regulations. Abdus Subhan was prosecuted for breaching food hygiene regulations when he was the director of Bioset, which was trading as Ahmed Bros. A surprise routine food hygiene inspection by Senior Environmental Health Officer from the local council uncovered a host of food safety failings at the Ahmed Bros premises, including vacuum packed minced meat bags… Read more »

Hugh-Fearnley Whittingstall signs up to promote fire safety

Posted: August 25th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, best known for his River Cottage series of TV programmes, has signed up to promote a brand new fire safety campaign. Fearnley-Whittingstall was prompted to team with local firefighters after a fire broke out in the kitchen of his 400-year-old barn in Axminster last February. The blaze ripped its way through the kitchen and required 80 firefighters in 8 fire engines to eventually extinguish it. The fire was not treated as suspicious and there were… Read more »

Paediatric first aid training FAQs pt.2

Posted: August 24th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Paediatric first aid training is very different to first aid training designed for adults. If you are thinking of taking a course, you may have some questions that you need answering. In part 1 of this guide, we looked at the kinds of people who may need to take paediatric first aid training, as well as the length of typical training courses and the differences between paediatric firs aid and first aid for adults. Now, let’s move on to other… Read more »

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