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Dustin Hoffman helps jogger struck by heart-attack

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

Dustin Hoffman was taking a stroll one morning in Hyde Park when he saw a jogger suddenly collapse, falling forwards onto his face and frothing at the mouth. The emergency services were called and Hoffman waited with the stricken man until they arrived and were able to use a defibrillator. Emergency services say that Hoffman’s eyewitness information was valuable and helped them during the resuscitation, which took fifteen minutes. The story made me wonder how many of us would know… Read more »

Canley car parts firm suffers damage from fire

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

Fire fighters were called to a car parts firm near Coventry when a fire was discovered in a mezzanine switch room located on the top floor of the three-storey building. When they arrived, employees had already been successfully evacuated, but the incident needed 12 fire engines and nearly sixty fire fighters to bring the blaze under control. The full extent of the damage is not yet known but the chief fire officer has credited the reactions of his staff with… Read more »

Would your business survive a fire?

Posted: May 5th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

If you have invested your money, time, energy and passion in the creation and survival of your business, then surely you would do anything to avoid seeing it go up in flames? Imagine, just for a moment, what would happen if a fire started in your business premises; would it survive? It’s not just a question of losing objects: desks and computers and equipment can be replaced eventually. But fire can wipe out everything that allows your business to be… Read more »

Huge fine for carvery pub

Posted: May 4th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A popular pub in Leicestershire was left reeling after a visit from food safety inspectors last year, who qualified the condition of the kitchen as ‘filthy’ and ‘extremely poor’. Inspectors found dirty pots and pans piled on the floor as well as evidence of insufficient cleaning: cooking utensils (ready to be used) were found sitting in dirty water with food (and even a fly) stuck to them, shelves in a fridge had blood and raw meat stuck to them, food… Read more »

Flintoff comes to rescue of unconscious cyclist

Posted: May 4th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Freddie Flintoff is currently on a charity bike ride that started at the site of the Olympics in ancient Greece and will finish at the Olympic Stadium in London. Unfortunately, the start of the bike ride was overshadowed by illness when fellow cyclist and Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton lost consciousness and fell from his bike. Thankfully for David, Flintoff had received first aid training and knew exactly how to react. He administered emergency first aid and moved Mr Yarnton… Read more »

Falmouth Beach Hotel fire not thought to be suspicious

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A fire devastated a large and popular seafront hotel in Cornwall earlier this week leaving the town of Falmouth with one hundred and twenty fewer rooms for visitors (and a smouldering eyesore) right at the beginning of the tourist season. It took more than seven hours and a hundred fire fighters to bring the fire under control, with the complicated layout of the hotel making the task in hand very difficult. The strong winds also hampered efforts as they fanned… Read more »

The importance of keeping hands clean

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

It may seem like a rather silly statement: if you work in a food outlet, you need to keep your hands clean in order to prevent the contamination of food or the spread of infection. Once you start to read reports of recent prosecutions for breaches of food hygiene regulations, you begin to realise just how difficult it seems to be to maintain clean hands. In some places, employees are not even provided with the basics: a washbasin, soap, hot… Read more »

Don’t let fire threaten your business’ survival

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

It is hard enough for many businesses to stay afloat in these straitened times: the difficult economic climate is challenging even the most successful companies. It is important, therefore, to ensure that your business is adequately protected against incidents that could destroy it in a matter of hours. Take the Sheffield Ski Village, for example. Despite a fire that destroyed its adventure playground last year, and fierce competition from new high tech ski indoor ski centres, the timber-framed ski village… Read more »

What is the difference between a first aider and an emergency first aider?

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

First aiders and emergency first aiders are the two types of first aider as set out by the Health and Safety Executive. All employers must ensure that they provide adequate first aid facilities and personnel in order to protect the lives of their employees in the event of an accident or illness at work. In a nutshell, an emergency first aider’s role is to maintain life and prevent the situation from worsening while waiting for the emergency services to arrive…. Read more »

Supermarket fined for failure to control pests

Posted: May 2nd, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Inspectors visited a branch of Sainsbury’s in Scotland last year when they received an anonymous tip-off about the substandard hygiene in the store, despite a £9 million refurbishment. When the inspectors arrived, they found that certain food packages showed signs of having been chewed by mice. Despite this, the affected products were on the shelves and available for customers to purchase. The company was subsequently prosecuted for failing to effectively prevent rodent infestation and for failing to deal with the… Read more »

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