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First Aid Apps

Posted: April 26th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The smart phone has become an indispensable tool for many people in recent times and the ever-increasing range of applications now includes a number of first aid apps. Some have been created by organisations such as St. Johns Ambulance and The Red Cross, and they can offer valuable information in a handy format. Such apps can provide advice for those faced with an emergency, and could make all the difference in the case of sudden illness or accident. According to… Read more »

Threat of custodial sentence for Stroud butcher

Posted: April 26th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

When inspectors visited a Halal butchers in Stroud, they discovered such a long list of food safety breaches that the owner has been threatened with a custodial sentence in the vent of future breaches being identified. Employees without food safety training were found to be handling raw and cooked meat without washing their hands first, creating a high risk of cross-contamination and food poisoning. They also appeared to be using window cleaner instead of a disinfectant… These raw and cooked… Read more »

Restaurant manager banned from food business for 7 years

Posted: April 25th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

When you read stories like this one, the Food Standards Agency’s new food hygiene rating seems like a real godsend… Council food safety officers visited the Thai restaurant in Stockbridge four times last year, and each time they returned, they found that the conditions there were leaving food products unfit for human consumption: • Mouse droppings, insects and even a snail shell were found next to open food containers or even inside containers. • Members of staff were not washing… Read more »

Bedford dry cleaners fined for putting workers at risk

Posted: April 24th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

In July of last year, inspectors from The Health and Safety Executive received an alert from an Environmental Health Officer at Bedford Borough Council. When they visited the premises of the dry cleaning chain, they were horrified to discover that the gas-fired steam boiler presented a risk to those who worked there. The boiler was found to be severely corroded and several burners were not working correctly. The flue was cracked and damaged, and inspectors concluded that both workers and… Read more »

Plan your summer first aid cover now

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

This year is an exceptional one for the U.K. Not only will we be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June, but then Olympic fever will engulf us just a month later. This could mean that businesses will experience high demand for holiday leave during these periods. If this is the case, it is important to ensure that your business will have adequate first aid cover during these periods. Accidents and illness can occur at any time, and first aiders… Read more »

One star rating for Peter Andre’s café

Posted: April 23rd, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A café bar in Sussex, owned by the pop star Peter Andre, has failed to achieve more than one star following an inspection by food safety inspectors. The rating must be a blow for the café which only opened in November last year. The manager of the café, Andre’s brother, maintains that the café is always spotless, and that the inspectors’ concerns were addressed immediately. When inspectors visited the café, they found that major improvements were needed and decided to… Read more »

Lack of training has tragic consequences for tree feller

Posted: April 22nd, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Tree felling is an obviously high risk activity, requiring knowledge, expertise and the right equipment. It is important to provide operatives with adequate health and safety training so they are able to carry out tree felling work in a safe and effective way. Unfortunately, this was not the case in Worksop in 2009, where a sixty year old man was participating in the felling of a large tree. The tree did not fall in the direction the workers had anticipated,… Read more »

How first aid training saved a toddler’s life

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

A toddler from Middlesbrough had a stroke of luck that saved her life after having a seizure at her home. Her grandmother had carried the unconscious girl into the street outside the house in a desperate attempt to get help. Luckily, she was seen by a bin man who was on his rounds. Even luckier, the thirty four year old man had recently completed a first aid training course. He reacted quickly and decisively, administering the kiss of life before… Read more »

All that glitters cannot be eaten

Posted: April 21st, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The Food Standards Agency has released a warning over glitter and other decorative elements used on baked products. It is advising both food businesses and consumers to avoid using products that are marked non-toxic or for ‘food contact’, as they may unsuitable for consumption. As the cup-cake comeback continues the demand for food products that are decorated with glitters and dusts is also increasing. Decorative designs are increasingly elaborate and imaginative, but that has also resulted in the use of… Read more »

Sushi causes salmonella outbreak in U.S.

Posted: April 20th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Sushi has been growing in popularity in recent years, and has become a familiar sight in sandwich bars and supermarket sandwich aisles. It is easy to forget, however, that eating raw fish can be risky. A fish processor in California has been forced to recall nearly twenty seven thousand kilograms of yellowfin tuna products recently, due to an outbreak of salmonella poisoning. The products are sold to restaurants and supermarkets rather than to individuals, but this may make it more… Read more »

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