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Working with asbestos

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

The regulations concerning handling and working with asbestos are clear: it is classed as a hazardous substance with serious health implications, and those working with it need to be aware of the risks involved and how to manage them in compliance with the regulations. Unfortunately, for a family undertaking a home refurbishment in Bradford-on-Avon, the contractors they had employed breached these regulations, putting the inhabitants and workers at risk. The company’s employees had failed to recognise that ceiling boards were… Read more »

Good news for restaurateurs and hoteliers

Posted: February 20th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

There has been much made of Trip Advisor reviews in recent times, as business owners begin to fight back against potentially harmful and inaccurate anonymous reviews. Now, however, there is a real opportunity for restaurateurs and hoteliers to really fight back against unsubstantiated claims of food poisoning. The Advertising Standards Agency has already ruled that Trip Advisor cannot claim to offer trustworthy reviews. This ruling is due to reports that some reviewers do not leave objective reviews, while others use… Read more »

Circular saw removes man’s finger tip

Posted: February 19th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A company that produces air conditioning units has been fined after an employee sliced off the tip of his finger while using a circular saw. The Health and Safety Executive’s subsequent investigation found a catalogue of errors that resulted in prosecution for the offending employer: • The top guard of the saw was incorrectly positioned • Protection devices were not being used • An emergency stop control button on the circular saw did not work • Braking on the machine… Read more »

Working at height awareness reduces the risk of injury from falling

Posted: February 18th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Those working in the construction and agricultural industries may be called upon at some point to undertake some kind of working at height. In this case, they need to be made aware of the risks this type of work involves. These industries are among the most dangerous, and falls from height represent the most common cause of both fatality and serious injury, making adequate health and safety training and safety measures absolutely indispensable. This is illustrated by the case of… Read more »

The danger of moving machinery parts

Posted: February 17th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Injuries caused by moving machinery parts can be devastating and life-changing for those who have accidents. They can also cost employers very dearly, especially if they are found to have failed to implement safety measures to prevent such incidents. A fencing company has found this out to their cost, despite having received advice and warnings in the past about their safety measures in place on machines. A worker was attempting to mend a wire break on a wire drawing machine,… Read more »

Protect your employees and business with fire safety training

Posted: February 17th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

It is essential for any business to fully understand the risk of fire at their premises, whatever their industry or activity. Fire is a real threat, whether in offices or warehouses, and the risk can only be reduced if a risk assessment is carried out and employees receive fire safety training. When a fire breaks out, the consequences can be devastating and far-reaching, as demonstrated by a fire that broke out in warehouses in London at the end of January…. Read more »

Neglect at Manchester care home results in death of war veteran

Posted: February 16th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

AN inquest into the death of an eighty-three year old war veteran has been told that his death was the result of neglect on the part of care home workers who should have been looking after him. The inquest heard that when the man developed an ulcer on his leg, the care home failed to take care of him properly. Although they called the man’s GP on first noticing the ulcer, they did not call the doctor again or notify… Read more »

How to wash your fruit and veg

Posted: February 15th, 2012 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Most people probably wash their fruit and veg by sticking them under the cold tap and giving them a quick rub. Some people even believe that a little bit of soil can’t do any harm and don’t wash their veg at all. Unfortunately, this is not the right way to reduce the likelihood of food poisoning. Food safety training can provide the knowledge and skills needed to prevent food poisoning and contamination, but here is a quick overview of how… Read more »

Manual Handling Principles and Practice

Posted: February 14th, 2012 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations set out certain requirements for employers who expect their workers to undertake such activities. They must either avoid manual handling where an injury is possible or if the activity can be avoided; or, they must carry out a risk assessment before commencing the work. Employers must also respond appropriately if an employee complains of injury caused by a process or raises concerns about an aspect of their work. Employees must also take responsibility for their… Read more »

Watermelons may be the cause of salmonella outbreak in the UK

Posted: February 14th, 2012 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

An outbreak of a particular strain of salmonella first detected in early December last year could potentially be linked to the consumption of water melons, say the Food Standards Agency. There have been numerous cases, in the UK and elsewhere: • Twenty-six in England • Three in Wales • Four in Scotland • One in Northern Ireland • Five in the Republic of Ireland and • Fifteen in Germany For the moment, there has only been one fatality linked to… Read more »

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