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Bureaucrat loses her compensation claim after sex injury

Posted: November 1st, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

After suffering an injury in a motel room while having sex on a work trip, an Australian bureaucrat has lost her bid for compensation. The woman, who cannot legally be named, had been meeting staff and taking part in training at a regional office before checking into a motel room that had been booked by her employer. In the November 2007 incident, she required hospital treatment after a glass fitting above the bed fell onto her while she was having… Read more »

Food snack van found to have breached hygiene rules

Posted: October 31st, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A van selling snacks to the public in the Staffordshire town of Burton-upon-Trent has been found to be ignoring food hygiene rules, potentially putting the health of local customers at risk. East Staffordshire Borough Council sent members of its environmental health team to inspect Deano’s Snack Van and found a number of serious food hygiene lapses. These included food being stored at the wrong temperature, in a fridge that wasn’t working, and that there was no provision for cleaning down… Read more »

How first aid training could save lives at your office Christmas party

Posted: October 31st, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

You might not think that anything worse could happen at your Christmas party than embarrassing yourself with bad dancing in front of your boss, but this isn’t strictly true. A medical emergency can happen at any time, so it could potentially happen while you and your colleagues are celebrating the festive occasion. Someone could fall ill or fall over and injure themselves at your office Christmas party, or have an allergic reaction to some of the food and go into… Read more »

London care home found to have violated fire safety rules

Posted: October 30th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Following an inspection by the local fire brigade, a care home in the south London district of Addiscombe has been found to have breached fire safety regulations. London Fire Brigade (LFB) inspected the Iyanala Residential Home in September 2013, and published the results of the inspection recently. The home was found to have committed nine offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which included: • Failure to provide staff members with adequate fire safety training • Failure to… Read more »

Fine for Hull nursery over health and safety breaches

Posted: October 30th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A nursery in Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, has received a hefty fine after an accident occurred at the premises, and an investigation revealed failings in its health and safety policies. The nursery, run by Lilliput Lodge and located in Sykes Street, was investigated after an incident involving an infant falling from a nappy changing unit was reported. The accident, which happened in September 2011, took place when a nursery worker was alone with three infants in the… Read more »

Elland takeaway fined £17,000 for food hygiene breaches

Posted: October 29th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A Chinese takeaway in Southgate, Elland, has been fined more than £17,000 after it was found to be breaching food safety rules and putting its customers’ health at risk. The Welcome Chinese Takeaway was inspected by environmental health officers from Calderdale Council back in April 2013. A number of serious issues were uncovered, including: • A lack of up-to-date records of food safety checks • Equipment and fittings in a state of disrepair • Dirty and unhygienic kitchen surfaces and… Read more »

Red Cross urges young drivers to learn first aid

Posted: October 29th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The British Red Cross is encouraging young drivers to undergo first aid training so that if they are in a crash or come across a road accident, they will know what to do. The UK government is currently mulling over proposals to increase the age when a person can get a driving licence to 18, in an attempt to reduce the number of young people who end up in road accidents. However, the Red Cross believes that this isn’t the… Read more »

How the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order applies to your business

Posted: October 28th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A number of years ago, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect, and it is this set of regulations that governs how businesses today manage fire safety risks and protect their staff from harm. If you are a business owner, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order applies to you. It states that you, or another person within your company who you designate as being responsible for fire safety (known as “the responsible person”), has a duty to:… Read more »

Health and safety fine for UK coal over fatal mine collapse

Posted: October 25th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The energy firm UK Coal has been fined £200,000 by Leeds Crown Court after it was found to have breached health and safety regulations. The breaches related to a collapse at a Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire, in which a worker tragically lost his life. Father-of-two Gerry Gibson, 49, died of asphyxiation in September 2011 after a section of roof collapsed on him whilst he was working 800m underground. Following the incident, which occurred after another collapse just days before,… Read more »

Reports reveal poor food hygiene standards at UK hospitals

Posted: October 24th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A new report has revealed that a large number of UK hospitals are breaking food hygiene regulations, potentially putting the health of patients at risk. The MailOnline website has analysed reports, obtained via a Freedom of Information request, from environmental health officers on a total of 769 hospitals. The publication’s researchers found that as many as 581 hospitals across the country were actually breaking food hygiene regulations. The figures showed that: • 62 hospitals were stocking food that was out-of-date… Read more »

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