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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 »

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 »

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