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Country club given scathing review for cleanliness

Posted: November 27th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

An upmarket leisure resort and country club near Barton-under-Needwood in Staffordshire has received a scathing report on its hygiene and cleanliness, following an inspection by the council’s environmental health team. Earlier this month, the Wychnor Park Country Club was visited by a council inspector, who found a number of breaches of food safety regulations. These included blocked drains, dirty dish washing areas, broken crockery left lying around, dirty floors, broken refrigerators and some improper storage of food items. In response… Read more »

West Cumbrian care home falling short of required standards

Posted: November 26th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in West Cumbria has been identified as falling short of the required quality standards, and new admissions to the home have been suspended as a result. The Riverside Court Care Home in Maryport, which is run by Four Seasons Health Care, was inspected by council officials and was found to be failing at least 17 different care criteria. There were issues with dispensing and stocking medication, as well as care training and supervision for staff, quality monitoring… Read more »

South Yorkshire construction firm wins health and safety award

Posted: November 25th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A construction firm with offices throughout the UK has won a prestigious health and safety award at the Celebrating Construction in South Yorkshire Awards Ceremony. At the event, held in Sheffield’s Cutlers’ Hall, the high calibre of work within all tiers of Yorkshire’s construction and property industry was celebrated. Everyone was present from building firms and development companies to designers and end-users, but the one to scoop the coveted Health and Safety Award was VINCI Construction UK. After all entries… Read more »

A quick guide to retail and licensing training and qualifications

Posted: November 24th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

If you are a manager or a supervisor of a licensed premises, you will to undergo certain training in order to legally meet the demands and responsibilities of your position. The same goes for staff members hoping to obtain a promotion to one of these positions. There are two main qualifications available in England and Wales. There are separate qualifications available for people who work in licensed premises in Scotland, where regulations and licensing laws are different. National Certificate for… Read more »

New first aider helps car accident victim

Posted: November 23rd, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A newly qualified first aider was able to put his skills into practice just an hour after completing a first aid training course when a 12-year-old girl was knocked down by a car. Ben McAdam had just completed a three-day first aid training course when he saw a young girl hit by a car in Chester-le-Street. She had run out from behind a bus when she was struck by the vehicle, leaving her lying on the side of the road… Read more »

Paignton Zoo owners praised for food safety standards

Posted: November 23rd, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The charity which runs Paignton Zoo along with a number of other enterprises has been praised by official bodies for excellent food hygiene standards at its premises. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, which is based in Devon, received a five-star rating from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for catering facilities and food hygiene standards in both Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts in Torquay. Paignton Zoo’s Amanda Smallshaw commented on the award, saying: “We are delighted to be among Torbay’s five-star… Read more »

South Tyneside care home criticised over fire safety standards

Posted: November 22nd, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of a care home for the elderly in South Tyneside have been criticised by officials from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for failing to ensure fire safety standards are up to scratch. Dr Veena Vinayak and Dr Paul Vinayak, the owners of the Marina Rest Home in Hebburn, were told that “essential standards” most be improved to protect the home’s residents from harm. Upon visiting the home – which is one of the oldest private care homes in… Read more »

How often should you refresh your first aid training?

Posted: November 20th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

First aid training can be extremely useful in a huge number of different situations, and especially in workplace environments. If you are a teacher, health and social care worker or you look after children for a living, first aid training is even more vital. It is up to you to act in an emergency when you have vulnerable people in your care, which is why first aid skills are so important. It isn’t enough to undergo a first aid training… Read more »

Flixborough company fined employee suffers after accident at work

Posted: November 19th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A North Lincolnshire construction company has been prosecuted and fined for safety breaches, which lead to an employee sustaining severe burns to his arms, chest and face. Along with another colleague, Richard Baisley, 26, had been working at the Kim Barker Construction Ltd site on the Flixborough Industrial Estate when the incident occurred. He had been told to dig two holes for a new sign, but when he took his turn operating the drill, he hit an underground cable. The… Read more »

Sleaford care home ‘failing its residents’

Posted: November 18th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in Sleaford has been told that its standards must improve or it may be closed down by official bodies. Guardian Care Homes (UK), the owner of the Roxholm Hall Care Centre, was issued with a formal warning from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after a series of unannounced visits were made to the home. Inspectors found a host of problems, mainly relating to staffing levels and care training standards for staff. There were not enough staff on… Read more »

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