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Can E-Learning help the Environment?

Posted: March 16th, 2012 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

In April 2010 the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme was set up with the aim of persuading large companies and the public sector to use less energy. There is already a big emphasis by large organisations on saving energy as this in turn saves money. How can e-learning save energy? The CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment) has been put in place to ensure that there is a change process within energy saving and that this change is driven from the top down…. Read more »

What is asbestos ?

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

Before we became aware of the risks posed by asbestos, it was a popular building material. It could be combined with other materials to be used in a variety of ways, and offered several advantages: • It can be used as effective fire protection, and is found in coatings sprayed onto structural supports. • Asbestos has insulating properties that have proved useful in building construction. The substance can be found in insulating boards as well as pipe lagging. • It… Read more »

Following good hygiene practises

Posted: March 15th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Food safety training not only raises awareness of the potential risks associated with food preparation, but also equips those who prepare or serve food with the skills necessary to implement and maintain adequate procedures. The importance of good food hygiene practices can never be overestimated, particularly in the case of food that is to be sold to the public. Simple processes and control practices can significantly reduce the risk of an outbreak of food poisoning. When a business providing food… Read more »

Celebrity chefs or scientists: who should you listen to when it comes to cooking?

Posted: March 14th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The rise of the celebrity chef in recent years seems to be having an effect on the way we like to cook our food. Gone are the days of cooking meat until it resembles the sole of your shoe; these days, we are encouraged to leave certain meats pink in the middle for better taste and texture. Scientists have shown, however, that getting more adventurous in the kitchen can bring added risks to our health. One example is that of… Read more »

Two companies fined £190,000 after demolition worker seriously burned

Posted: March 13th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A demolition worker was left with 20% burns requiring skin grafts and resulting in permanent disabilities when his employer asked him to cut through a live 11,000 volt cable. When his machine made contact with the cable, the worker was engulfed in a ball of flames. The two companies responsible for the works were prosecuted when the HSE investigation found that communication between the two companies had been inaccurate and misleading: the worker’s employer had been told that the services… Read more »

Knit-wear company fined for exposing workers to asbestos

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

The dangers of asbestos are now well-known and well-recognised, and regulations have been put into place in order to safeguard the safety of workers and the public. One knit-wear company failed to protect visitors and workers when it decided to have an asbestos cement sheet roof removed from one of its sites. Although asbestos removal should be undertaken by asbestos-licensed contractors, the site foreman failed to adequately assess the task in hand. The roof sheet was removed, but so was… Read more »

Cameraman falls 3m on film set

Posted: March 11th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A production company has been fined £300 and ordered to pay £10,500 costs and £300 compensation after an accident on the set of a forthcoming film. One of the cameramen employed by the production company was working on the set when he fell through an opening in the floor. The set was not lit at the time of the accident, and although some temporary protective measures had been put into place, there were none to prevent a fall through this… Read more »

How many first-aiders does my business need?

Posted: March 10th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The Health and Safety Executive does not impose a particular number of appointed persons or first-aiders at work. The responsibility lies with the employers to determine the correct number and ensure that there is adequate provision. In order to assess the needs of your business, you will need to take into account your type of activity as well as the number of employees that you have on site. Look at any illnesses or accidents that have occurred in the past… Read more »

First Aid Training Explained (2)

Posted: March 9th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The Emergency First Aid at Work training will equip your appointed person with the skills needed to manage an emergency; however, if you want to ensure that you can protect your employees, First Aid at Work training covers not just emergency situations but also common injuries and illnesses. Once your employee has successfully completed first aid training and has obtained the qualification, they will be able to act as a first aider for three years, although it is generally recommended… Read more »

First Aid Training Explained (1)

Posted: March 9th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

When an employee either has an accident or falls ill while at work, it is their employer’s legal responsibility to ensure that the person receives immediate attention. Prompt treatment can make the difference between a minor injury and a major one; it can sometimes make the difference between life and death. The Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1983 stipulate that an employer is required to provide equipment, facilities and trained personnel that are ‘adequate and appropriate’. Determining the needs… Read more »

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