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Common first aid misconceptions pt.2

Posted: August 14th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

If you want to be prepared for an emergency medical situation, you need to take a first aid training course. This is where you will get the right information and knowledge about how to carry out first aid. By undergoing first aid training, you will avoid having to fall back on common first aid misconceptions such as these: • Misconception: limbs that can’t be moved must be broken (and vice versa) You should always try to prevent unnecessary movement with… Read more »

Common first aid misconceptions pt.1

Posted: August 13th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

If you haven’t undergone the proper first aid training, you may find yourself at a loss for what to do in an emergency situation. In a panic, you may end up falling back on first aid knowledge you think you know or you have heard somewhere else, and this may not be correct. The following are a few of the most common first aid misconceptions: • Misconception: the best treatment for bleeding is to put the wound under a running… Read more »

Salford off-licence issued landmark fire safety fine

Posted: August 12th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of an off-licence in Salford, Greater Manchester, has been handed the biggest fine for breaking fire safety regulations ever issued in the area. The landmark fine of £22,000 was issued to Tahair Mahmood Arif, from Levenshulme, for a total of nine fire safety offences at his off-licence on Liverpool Street. Inspectors from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service visited the premises in April 2011, and found the building so dangerous that they issued a Prohibition Notice to prevent… Read more »

Olympic health and safety practices could cut construction industry deaths

Posted: August 11th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

New research has suggested that if construction companies followed the health and safety methods used to build the Olympic park for London 2012, it could drastically cut the fatality rate within the industry. The study, which was conducted for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), highlighted five key action points: 1. Competent supervisors need to be developed, involving intensive health and safety training 2. A positive and open safety culture should… Read more »

Is the food industry washing its hands properly?

Posted: August 10th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

One of the fundamental parts of any food hygiene training course is the importance of hand washing by all staff dealing with or preparing food. It is food safety and hygiene at its most basic level, so why are so many food companies still getting it wrong? According to a report published by the Health Protection Agency in May 2012, poor personal hygiene and poor hand washing facilities were amongst the main contributory facts in around 17 per cent of… Read more »

Care home owners guilty of flouting fire safety rules

Posted: August 9th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of a care home in Barnsley have been fined more than £10,000 for breaching fire safety rules, despite receiving a warning from the local fire service. Park Care Ltd, the company which owns the Park Grange Nursing Home in the Barnsley village of Kendray, was prosecuted after a total of three fire safety breaches were uncovered. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service (SYFR) visited the nursing home last year and found a number of problems. These included failure… Read more »

Tata Steel fined £500,000 for health and safety failings

Posted: August 8th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The steel company Tata Steel has reportedly been fined £500,000 after admitting health and safety failings which lead to the death of a worker. Tata Steel employee Kevin Downey, 49, lost his life when he fell into molten waste back in 2006. Before the accident, it has been reported that there were concerns about excess steam in the site and about leaving troughs uncovered. The troughs even had been described before the 2006 incident as ‘potential killers’. At Swansea Crown… Read more »

Why use a consultant for your company’s fire risk assessment?

Posted: August 7th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A vital part of fire safety precautions and policies in any work environment is the fire risk assessment. With this assessment, any and all fire safety risks and problems can be flagged up and steps taken to reduce or remove them. The risk assessment also helps the business to put the appropriate fire safety precautions and preventative measures in place. As you can gather, the fire safety risk assessment is very important. It is also a huge undertaking, which requires… Read more »

Suspended prison sentence for Blackpool restaurateur over poor food hygiene

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

A restaurateur from Blackpool has been handed a fine and a two year suspended prison sentence after food hygiene inspectors found serious problems in the kitchen of his restaurant. Iqbal Nooree was prosecuted after inspectors visiting The Akash Indian Restaurant in October 2011 found accumulations of food debris, dirt and grease in the kitchen. Hygiene standards were low on work surfaces, shelving, chopping boards, fittings and kitchen equipment, as well as in a food-containing freezer. Another inspection was undertaken in… Read more »

Bradford dentist saves brother’s life thanks to first aid skills

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

A dentist based in Bradford has urged members of the public to undergo first aid training after he was able to use his own first aid skills to save the life of his brother. With the help of his dental nurse, Dr Shabir Bashir, was able to assist his brother and colleague Rangzab when he fell to the ground and suffered a cardiac arrest. He also hit his head on a sink when he collapsed. Forcing the door open, Dr… Read more »

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