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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 »

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 »

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