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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 »

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 »

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