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BSC launches safety in the workplace campaign

Posted: July 28th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The British Safety Council (BSC) has recently launched a new campaign to help people understand the issues related to workplace health and safety. The campaign, entitled ‘Changing the Habits of a Lifetime’, will be an ongoing strategy on the part of the BSC to decrease workplace accidents and injuries. It focuses on bad habits that many businesses and their workers have developed without noticing, some of which could pose a serious risk to health and safety in the workplace. On… Read more »

Fire safety fine for Mansfield restaurant

Posted: July 27th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A restaurant in the Nottinghamshire town of Mansfield has reportedly been fined more than £8,000 after it was found to have breached fire safety regulations. The restaurant, Il Rosso, was visited by an off-duty fire safety inspector in July 2011. The inspector noticed that the main entrance of the restaurant was locked, despite it being marked out as a fire exit. The inspector identified himself and pointed out the problem, and management temporarily unlocked the door. However, they later locked… Read more »

Care training is an ongoing process

Posted: July 27th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

As a care worker, your training should never stop. You can get by in a care environment with basic training and a staple set of skills, but to really provide exceptional care and to become amazing at your job, you should always be looking to learn new skills and knowledge. It is important, however, not to take on too much at once. You should focus on one care training course at a time, mastering your new skill before moving on… Read more »

Teenager saves a life with first aid skills after party collapse

Posted: July 26th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A 16-year-old college student from Hampshire has been hailed as a bit of a hero in the local area after he used his first aid training to save the life of fellow party-goer. George Johns, who is currently a student at South Downs College, used the skills he learnt on a recent first aid training course to come to the assistance of a teenager who collapsed at a party he was attending. The victim had apparently slipped into semi-consciousness, and… Read more »

UK Coal fined for fatal health and safety breaches

Posted: July 26th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Following the death of a coal miner at a pit in North Yorkshire in 2009, the company known as UK Coal has been fined a total of £200,000 for breaching health and safety regulations. 46-year-old Ian Cameron lost his life at the Kellingley Pit when a powered roof support (PRS) lowered suddenly and crushed him against large amounts of debris that had been left on a walkway. The cause of the incident was believed to be a defective and worn… Read more »

What training do you need for working with young people?

Posted: July 25th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Working with young people in the health and social care sector has its own set of unique challenges. This is why it is important for carers to get the right training, so that they can professionally and competently deal with every situation that occurs. The following are just a few of the issues you need to learn about as a carer working with children and young people: • Eating disorders • Self-harm • Safeguarding of children and child protection •… Read more »

Boy band The Wanted use first aid skills to help fainting fan

Posted: July 25th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Whilst they may be known for their looks, their chart-topping singles and their singing ability, a recent event has proven that two members of the boy band The Wanted have a secret skill – first aid knowledge. When the band members arrived at Glasgow airport following a recent gig, they were met by a crowd of screaming fans. In the chaos, one teenage girl fainted and hit her head against a wall. This triggered a seizure. Luckily, it seems that… Read more »

Demolition firm fined for endangering workers

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

A demolition firm based in Lancing in West Sussex has reportedly been ordered to pay fines and costs exceeding £6,500 after it was found guilty of breaching health and safety regulations and endangering its workers. Officers from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) took the decision to prosecute Rabbit Demolition and Excavation Ltd, along with its director Colin Bell, after a member of the public reported unsafe working practices. In Worthing Magistrates Court recently, it was revealed that a passer-by… Read more »

What can happen if you don’t train food business staff in food hygiene?

Posted: July 24th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

There is a very good reason why food businesses are legally required to train their staff members in all areas of food safety and hygiene. In fact, there are many different reasons. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should take food hygiene seriously: Food poisoning and ill health As a food business, you must be thinking of the health and safety of your customers before anything else. If you neglect food hygiene standards and practices, your… Read more »

Brighton café fined £14k for food hygiene violations

Posted: July 23rd, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of a café based in Brighton have reportedly been fined more than £14,000 after environmental health inspectors uncovered a number of food hygiene violations. The North Road café, called Tiffany’s, was inspected by Brighton and Hove City Council officers in February last year and March this year. In the earlier inspection, problems such as damage to equipment, lack of food safety training and a risk of cross-contamination were uncovered. The situation was not looking much better in the… Read more »

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