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Paediatric first aid training FAQs pt.1

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

If you are considering taking a paediatric first aid training course, there are certain things you may need to know. The following are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions relating to paediatric first aid. Who needs to take paediatric first aid training? Although any parent may find it useful to take paediatric first aid training, people in the following professions may be legally required to take a training course: • Teaching • Childcare and child-minding •… Read more »

Fine for construction firm for numerous health and safety failings

Posted: August 23rd, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that a construction company based in the Welsh town of Ammanford has committed a number of health and safety failings and has received a fine. The problems with T Richard Jones (Betws) Ltd.’s business practices were uncovered during a routine inspection of a site in Swansea back in summer 2011. HSE inspectors were informed upon their arrival that the site manager was on holiday, despite the fact that it is a requirement… Read more »

12 Irish food companies hit with closure orders

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A record number of food businesses in Ireland have been issued with closure orders by the local authorities, after inspectors found serious food safety and hygiene issues. A total of 12 businesses, including restaurants and cafes, were handed the orders, with the authorities claiming that food safety and hygiene standards at each premises were so low that they presented an immediate or grave danger to the public. In addition, one business was handed a Prohibition Order, which officially bans it… Read more »

What training do events volunteers need?

Posted: August 21st, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The type of training events volunteers need depends largely on the nature of the event, as well as the duties the volunteer will be undertaking. However, there are a few basic types of training that volunteers at all kinds of events can benefit from. These are: • First aid training. The skills and knowledge you gain from going on a first aid training course can be used in a wide range of everyday situations. They can be especially useful during… Read more »

Oxfordshire landlord fined for fire safety breaches

Posted: August 20th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a property in the Oxfordshire town of Abingdon has been fined more than £2,000 by the local authorities after he ignored warnings about dangerous fire safety breaches. Dong Lei, was prosecuted and fined by the local council after fire safety inspectors found serious problems at his Stert Street house. The main issue was that he was allowing people to sleep on the top floor of his property, even though tenants could be at serious risk if a… Read more »

Businesses warned about first aid gap during summer holidays

Posted: August 19th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Business owners all over the UK have been warned about a potential ‘first aid gap’ during the summer holidays, when many employees are off on annual leave. According to St John’s Ambulance, there is a risk that some businesses may not realise that their designated and trained first aiders have taken leave for holidays and child care during the summer. This could leave what has been described as a ‘first aid gap’, where there is no first aider on the… Read more »

How much could slips, trips and falls cost your company?

Posted: August 18th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Health and safety is, or should be, a top priority for all businesses no matter how small or large they are. There are three reasons why it is so important to have the right health and safety measures in place: 1. To protect employees from accidents and injuries 2. To help the company meet its legal responsibilities and adhere to government regulations 3. To prevent expensive lawsuits If you don’t take health and safety seriously within your business, it could… Read more »

Former baker banned from food industry for food hygiene breaches

Posted: August 17th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The former owner of a bakery in Modbury has been formally banned from managing a food business after he pleaded guilty to a number of food hygiene offences. William Abbot appeared before South Devon Magistrates Court in Torquay, pleading guilty to 12 food hygiene offences and agreed to have a further 36 taken into consideration. The charges related to Mr Abbot’s former business, Fox’s Bakery, which he ran in Modbury between 2003 and 2011. Amongst the food hygiene offences were… Read more »

Businesses encouraged to have their say on fire safety enforcement

Posted: August 16th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The Government is currently urging all business owners to have their say on fire safety enforcement and how they think practices can be improved, as part of a new Focus on Enforcement campaign. Small and medium business owners are the key targets of the campaign, which aims to gather evidence from companies on how fire safety enforcement is being carried out by fire safety officers visiting business premises. Input on all issues relating to fire safety is welcomed, with businesses… Read more »

Food hygiene standards improving in Hinckley and Bosworth

Posted: August 15th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Following a massive round of inspections, nearly all the food businesses in Hinckley and Bosworth have been given top food safety ratings. Inspectors from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council’s environmental health team visited 467 food businesses, including cafes, takeaways and restaurants, in 2011. They also took a total of 389 water, food and environmental samples from food businesses in the borough. At the end of the round of inspections, it was revealed that 87 per cent of the food businesses… Read more »

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