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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 »

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 »

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