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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

Thirty people left ill after Sussex County cricket match

Posted: November 9th, 2012 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Risks for construction workers and how to reduce them pt.2

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

According to official statistics, people who work within the construction industry face more risks and hazards than those who work in other sectors. Although the figures may suggest that this industry is more dangerous than others, there are ways that managers and workers can improve safety and prevent accidents. In pt.1 of this guide, we looked at some of the most common accidents and how they can be prevented. Let’s look at a few more: • Injuries from falling objects…. Read more »

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 »

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