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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 »

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 »

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