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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 »

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 »

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