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Chippenham care home makes improvements after CQC warning

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

A care home in Chippenham has been busy making improvements to the training levels of its staff, the cleanliness of its premises and its care and welfare policies after it received a formal warning from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Kingsley Road care home, which is owned by Mencap and which accommodates eight people with learning difficulties, was given the warning by CQC officials after an inspection in May 2012 revealed a number of failings. As well as failing… Read more »

Fire safety advice for landlords

Posted: July 22nd, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Anyone who owns and leases property has a responsibility to adhere to fire safety regulations and protect their tenants from the outbreak of fire. As a landlord, you should know your responsibilities with regards to fire safety. If you don’t, then the following advice is extremely important and relevant to you. Fire risk assessments Landlords are responsible for making sure that a full and thorough assessment of all fire risks and hazards is carried out on their property. Based on… Read more »

Darlington care home staff undergo bereavement and loss training

Posted: July 22nd, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Staff at a care home in Darlington have recently completed a course of bereavement training, to help them know what to say and do when a person has lost a loved one. The course, which featured a number of different learning techniques including role play, was taken by nine members of staff from the North Park Care Home. Each received a certificate for completing the course. The course was carried out by Saint and Forster Funeral Directors Ltd, who are… Read more »

9 avoidable accidents that could happen at work pt.3

Posted: July 21st, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A vast number of workplace accidents are preventable, but they still happen. This is because businesses are not taking the right precautions or giving their staff the right health and safety training. In parts 1 and 2 of this guide, we looked at the following workplace accidents, all of which can be prevented: 1. Slips, trips and falls 2. Falling from height 3. Accidents whilst cleaning equipment 4. Manual handling and lifting accidents 5. Electrical accidents 6. Workplace fires Now… Read more »

9 avoidable accidents that could happen at work pt.2

Posted: July 21st, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Many of the accidents that happen in the workplace can be prevented simply by putting a few extra safety measures in place and by giving employees and managers the correct health and safety training. In part 1 of this guide, we looked at three of the most common and avoidable workplace accidents: 1. Slips, trips and falls 2. Falling from height 3. Accidents whilst cleaning equipment Let’s look at a few more and how they can be prevented: 4. Manual… Read more »

9 avoidable accidents that could happen at work pt.1

Posted: July 20th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A startling number of the accidents that take place in the workplace can be easily prevented. Despite this, companies still aren’t investing in health and safety training or putting the appropriate safety measures in place to protect employees from harm. The following are a few of the most common preventable workplace accidents and how they can be avoided (continued in pt.2. and pt.3) 1. Slips, trips and falls. These are the most common workplace accidents, and most could be prevented… Read more »

Road accident widow urges people to take first aid training

Posted: July 20th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A woman from the Berkshire town of Bracknell whose husband was killed in a road accident has urged members of the public to take first aid training. Nicci Hazel, a 37-year-old mother of three daughters, lost her husband Steven in 2010 when he was fatally injured in a motorcycle crash. She says that a passing driver who had previously undergone first aid training was able to give her husband chest compressions, keeping him alive long enough to be taken to… Read more »

7 Plymouth food businesses failing on food hygiene standards

Posted: July 19th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Following a recent inspection, it has been revealed that a total of seven food-selling businesses in the Plymouth region are failing to adhere to food safety and hygiene standards. The Plymouth Herald reported that the businesses, which include the Cliff Edge Café and the Saltram Club in Plymstock, were all given zero ratings for food hygiene and safety. This means that the businesses require ‘urgent improvement’ but do not represent an immediate threat to the health of the public. A… Read more »

Health and safety training could save your business from huge fines

Posted: July 19th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

There are many different reasons why businesses should make health and safety training a priority. As well as preventing accidents, adhering to rules and regulations and improving workplace safety records, health and safety training can help your company avoid sizeable fines from the authorities. Virtually every day, a new case is reported where an employee or a member of the public has been injured at work and the company is fined for not putting the right health and safety measures… Read more »

10% of Scottish house fires caused by chip pans

Posted: July 18th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

According to new figures, around one in ten house fires in Scotland is caused by hot food pans or chip pans being left unattended. The Scottish Conservatives released figures which showed that in 2011, a total of 10.4 per cent of house fires were caused by chip pans. This is higher than the previous two years, where the figure stood at 9.6 per cent. In the Lothian and Borders area last year, a massive 22.7 per cent of house fires… Read more »

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