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Delta Air Lines in trouble after needles found in sandwiches

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

The airline company Delta Air Lines and its suppliers are in very hot water after needles were found in some of the sandwiches it served to passengers. What appeared to be sewing needles were found in five sandwiches on four Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to destinations in the US, including flights to Seattle, Atlanta and Minneapolis. One person was injured, and another affected passenger told ABC News: “When I pulled it out of my mouth it was very… Read more »

A quick look at retail licensing qualifications

Posted: July 17th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

When you work within the licensed retail sector, there are certain qualifications you may need to attain. If you are feeling a little confused as to what all the qualifications are and which you need to go on a retail licensing training course to attain, this guide should prove very helpful. SCPLH This is the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) Level 5, and it is for anyone who is in a role in which they are required to… Read more »

Northumberland company fined after fatal worker accident

Posted: July 17th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A firm based in Northumberland has been sentenced and fined for health and safety failings, which lead to a teenage employee suffering a fatal accident. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 18-year-old employee Jamie Lee Duddin lost his life when he was working for Scotts of Whittington Ltd. He was working with another employee to repair roof lights at a Heddon on the Wall barn in July 2010 when a roof panel collapsed and he fell 20 feet… Read more »

Food poisoning affects guests at Abu Dhabi wedding

Posted: July 16th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A suspected case of food poisoning has been reported in Al Marfaa in Abu Dhabi following a wedding reception, when 37 guests were admitted to hospital. The incident, which occurred earlier this month, was described by wedding guest and 22-year-old student Huda Al Hossani: “A friend of mine attended the event, and started feeling a pain in her stomach as soon as she returned home. So she went to the hospital, where she encountered many other guests with the same… Read more »

Forgotten all your first aid training? It’s time for a refresher course

Posted: July 13th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

If you have undertaken First Aid at Work training or Emergency First Aid training, you will now be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to react properly in an emergency and potentially save lives. Over time, however, you may find yourself forgetting what you learned on your first aid training course. After all, first aid incidents don’t (or shouldn’t) happen every day, so there isn’t a chance to keep the knowledge fresh in your mind. This is why… Read more »

North East London building sites fail health and safety spot checks

Posted: July 13th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A new inspection initiative carried out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has found that nearly half of the building sites around the area of Stamford Hill in North East London are failing to put the proper health and safety measures in place. HSE officers visited a total of 22 refurbishment construction sites in North Hackney and South Tottenham, Haringey as part of a one-day inspection. At the end of the inspection, the following results were revealed: • 6… Read more »

Hospitals Trust celebrates top patient experience rating

Posted: July 12th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The Peterborough and Stamford NHS Foundation Trust is currently celebrating after it received top marks in a recent patient experience assessment. The Trust, which was assessed by the Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT), received an ‘excellent’ rating in the areas of focus of Food, Privacy and Dignity and Environment. This achievement is no doubt down to hard work on the part of the Trust in implementing new policy and providing on-going care training and training in food hygiene for care… Read more »

Warwickshire the top UK county for fire safety

Posted: July 12th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

According to new figures, the county of Warwickshire is one of the safest in the UK when it comes to fire safety. An audit of 42 fire and rescue authorities in the UK was carried out, and it was found that there are fewer accidental house fires taking place in Warwickshire than in any other county. There are just 7 accidental (non-malicious) house fires in Warwickshire per 10,000 homes, whereas the national average is 12 per 10,000 homes. The figures… Read more »

Advice on first aid provision for event organisers

Posted: July 11th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

When you are in charge of organising an event of any size, there are always a million and one things to remember. One of the most important things to arrange, however, is first aid provision, and you should do this before you do anything else. The level of first aid cover you need depends on the size of the event and the number of people attending, as well as the number of people working at the event. The following are… Read more »

Worker’s arm broken by bakery conveyor belt

Posted: July 10th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A night shift cleaner ended up with both bones in her right forearm broken when she followed instructions to clean a particular conveyor production line at the bakery where she works. Although the line was running, the worker started to clean a moving steel pressure roller using a metal scraper blade. When the blade slipped, the woman’s hand was drawn into the machine, between the steel roller and the moving conveyor belt. Her injuries required surgery and extensive physiotherapy, which… Read more »

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