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Commercial buildings shut down over fire safety breaches

Posted: November 15th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A number of commercial buildings on an industrial estate in Brent have been closed by the local fire service after officers uncovered some of the worst fire safety risks they had ever encountered. Six prohibition notices were served on the six buildings, which were being used as living accommodation for around 150 people. The London Fire Brigade was alerted to problems at the buildings after a fire broke out in one. When firefighters burst in to rescue people from the… Read more »

Food safety fears over Loyd Grossman curry sauces

Posted: November 14th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The TV presenter Loyd Grossman’s line of curry sauces is facing a food safety probe after one jar was contaminated with a toxin which causes botulism. After two people in Scotland fell ill after consuming one of Loyd Grossman’s curry sauces, there are fears that a further 47,000 jars may be affected. These have now been recalled by health officials, and an investigation has been launched into how the jars came to be contaminated. As part of the investigation, conditions… Read more »

Youngster called on to use first aid training twice in a matter of weeks

Posted: November 13th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A nine-year-old girl from the Chesterfield suburb of Walton in Derbyshire was called upon to use the skills she learnt in first aid training twice in a matter of weeks, after her mum fainted and then later, a young boy collapsed in a shop. Emily Salmon first needed her first aid training when her mother collapsed in the bathroom. The youngster knew instantly what to do, and was able to put her mother in the recovery position, call an ambulance… Read more »

Dumbarton care home falls short of Care Inspectorate standards

Posted: November 12th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in the Dunbartonshire town of Dumbarton has been critiscied by the Care Inspectorate after a recent inspection revealed a number of worrying problems. The council-run Willox Park home was subjected to a spot check by Care Inspectorate officers in September 2011, at which time it was graded as ‘weak’ in its quality of care and support, and for its environment. Although general cleanliness levels were deemed to be satisfactory, inspectors nonetheless found leaking showers, mould on some… Read more »

Campaign calls for mandatory health and safety training for UK agriculture workers

Posted: November 11th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A new campaign promoting mandatory health and safety training for those working in the UK agriculture industry has been launched. Spearheading the campaign is ELA, the business support consultancy, which insists that the high rates of accident and injury in the UK farming industry could be addressed by placing the emphasis on employers to ensure all employees are trained in basic health and safety principles. As well as bringing the accident rate down within the industry, ELAS is also hoping… Read more »

What training do you need as a food business owner?

Posted: November 10th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

As the owner of a food business, it is very important that you understand what is going on at every level in your business. It is also up to you to set an example to your employees, and to ensure that the highest standards are maintained at all times. However, unless you have undergone at least a basic level of food safety training, or have a trusted advisor who has, you will not fully comprehend your responsibilities as a business… Read more »

£20,000 fire safety fine for Norwich landlord

Posted: November 10th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The manager of a four-storey property in Norwich has been fined more than £20,000 after breaching fire safety rules. As the licence holder and manager of a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), Abdul Bashir was responsible for undergoing fire safety training and ensuring the health and safety of all tenants of the Prince of Wales Road property. However, when Norwich City Council inspected the property, which was home to a restaurant on the ground floor and staff members residing in… Read more »

Suffolk warehouse directors fined for breaching fire safety rules

Posted: November 9th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon 1

The directors of a furniture warehouse in the Suffolk town of Newmarket have been ordered to pay more than £12,000 in fines and court costs after they found guilty of breaching fire safety regulations. The owners of the Showhouse Furniture warehouse, Edward Babington and Francoise Guillambert, were prosecuted after inspectors from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service uncovered numerous fire safety breaches at the premises. The inspection took place following a fire at the warehouse last October. As well as poorly… Read more »

First aid training essential for businesses during Christmas rush

Posted: November 9th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The British Red Cross is urging business owners and employers throughout the country to ensure all staff have undergone basic first aid training in the run-up to Christmas. The national charity said that first aid cover is essential during the busy Christmas period, especially when employers are taking on extra staff to handle the workload. All businesses need to meet certain legal requirements relating to first aid provision and health and safety at work, no matter what time of year… Read more »

Welsh pub loses food safety appeal

Posted: November 8th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The former owner of a pub in the Welsh village of Tintern has lost his appeal against fines he was ordered to pay for breaching food safety regulations. In August 2011, Stephen Williams pleaded guilty to four food safety offences, all of which related to his former ownership of The Fountain Inn. Mr Williams ran the pub until October 2010, but whilst he was still in charge the premises was visited by food safety inspectors from Monmouthshire council. The results… Read more »

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