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Key facts about working at height

Posted: July 30th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

If you work at height as part of your job, it is very important that you undergo the proper health and safety training before starting work. You also need to wear the right safety clothing to work at height, and to have the right safety equipment with you. Your employer also needs to put the right protective measures in place. If any of these safety measures are missed out, your health and even your life could be in danger. Here… Read more »

New Inverclyde fire safety partnership launched

Posted: July 29th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A new partnership has been launched in Scotland to raise awareness of how people with drug and alcohol issues could be more at risk from fire hazards. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Inverclyde Addiction Services (IAS) to launch the partnership, which will be targeting high risk groups with alcohol and drug problems. The partnership was launched after recent figures revealed that addiction issues, excessive consumption of alcohol and mental health problems are the major contributing factors… Read more »

Harborough nursing home wins award for high care standards

Posted: July 29th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A residential care home based in the Leicestershire town of Harborough has been given an award for the high standards of care it provides to residents. The Willows Nursing and Residential Home, which is based on Harborough’s Coventry Road, was awarded the Quality Assessment Framework. It was only one of 19 similar facilities across the whole of the country to receive such an honour. The County Hall cabinet member of Adults and Communities for Leicestershire County Council commented on the… Read more »

Basic hygiene and safety advice for people working with food

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

If you are starting a new job in which you will be working with food, you should seriously consider going on a food safety training course. Many of these also offer industry-recognised food hygiene qualifications, which can be useful in helping you advance in your career. However, there are basic food hygiene and safety rules that every food worker should know about, whether or not they go on a training course. Bear these in mind at all times when working… Read more »

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 »

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