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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 »

HSE pinpoints Wales as most dangerous place to work in the UK

Posted: November 6th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Officials from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have identified Wales as the most dangerous place to work in the UK, with the country having more workplace accidents than anywhere else. According to the HSE, Wales has the highest rate of major or fatal injuries per 100,000 people. Compare to England’s 97.2 and Scotland’s 114, figures for Wales show that there were 121.3 workplace injuries per 100,000 workers in 2010/11. Overall, the number of injuries taking place in Welsh workplaces… Read more »

Shropshire businesses warned to check fire safety

Posted: November 5th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a fire safety warning to businesses in the area after discovering that many premises do not have the right safety measures in place. The fire service believes that many business owners do not fit integrated fire alarm systems because they believe them to be too expensive, despite the fact that there are many affordable systems available and that fire alarms can save lives. As well as urging business owners to fit fire alarms… Read more »

Hackney teen saves baby’s life using first aid training

Posted: November 4th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A teenager from Hackney has been praised for coming to the aid of a frantic mother whose 14-month old baby had stopped breathing. Naa Kai Laryea, 16, was passing by the home of Gianna Gudsell, who was washing baby Hector in the bath, when the incident occurred. The baby slipped over and hit his head, which knocked him unconscious. Not knowing how to revive him, a panicking Ms Gudsell rushed out onto the street looking for help, where she encountered… Read more »

Fireworks Safety With Mario Balotelli [infographic]

Posted: November 3rd, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon 1

Fire safety is always important, especially when fireworks are involved. Having someone qualified is always beneficial, and if not, make sure you listen at what Mario Balotelli has to say. No really, we’re serious. After the Man City striker’s silly escapade a few weeks ago, involving fireworks and his bathroom, he has decided to be a bit more sensible – by heading up his very own firework’s campaign. He is reminding himself and others that fireworks are not toys, and… Read more »

Care home holds activity week to celebrate dignity of residents

Posted: November 3rd, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home situated in the Warwickshire village of Bidford-upon-Avon has held a special week of activities to celebrate the dignity of its residents, as well as raising awareness of the issue. The staff at Waterloo House Care Home, who have no doubt undertaken numerous care training courses on the subject, organised events based around the theme of dignity. The activities were fun and cheerful but also had an important message, as Tracey York, from the company which runs the… Read more »

Are your staff members fully trained in food safety?

Posted: November 2nd, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

All businesses have a responsibility to keep their staff healthy and safe at all times, but there is also the obligation to ensure that your customers are protected too. What this means for businesses which manufacture, make, sell or serve food is that strict food safety and hygiene measures need to be put in place. It is crucial that all of your staff members are properly trained in food hygiene. Even one weak link, a new employee or even someone… Read more »

Preston landlord fined for fire safety breaches

Posted: November 1st, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A landlord from the Lancashire town of Preston has been fined a total of £28,000 after he breached fire safety regulations at one of his properties. Lee Pemberton was prosecuted along with his property development firm, PemCo Investments Ltd, after officials from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service visited one of his properties on Lune Street. The property, which was located above a shop, was found to be in breach of a number of fire safety regulations. In fact, fire safety… Read more »

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