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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 »

Olympics construction firms commended for health and safety records

Posted: October 31st, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) last week expressed its satisfaction that the construction firms and contractors involved in the London 2012 Olympic Games project are adopting such a good attitude towards health and safety. The Olympics Delivery Authority (ODA) was also commended by the HSE for taking such a ‘no-nonsense’ approach to health and safety training, to the management of health and safety risks at Olympic sites, and to the appointment of contractors with good safety records. When deciding… Read more »

Northampton sandwich shop fined for food safety violation

Posted: October 31st, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Landlord criticised by tenants over fire safety failures

Posted: October 30th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The residents of a block of flats in North West London have spoken out to Inside Housing in criticism of their landlord, over accusations that fire safety measures are not being taken. Brent Housing Partnership (BHP), the owner of Landau House in Kilburn, has been accused of ignoring resident’s requests to install more fire doors in the building. These requests were made following a fire which broke out at the building, as well as a recent assessment by a contractor…. Read more »

Somerset boy uses first aid training to help injured skateboarder

Posted: October 29th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A schoolboy from the Somerset city of Wells has been praised for using his quick wits and first aid training to help a skateboarder who had broken his leg. Patrick Woods, 11, was visiting a skatepark in Watchet with his brother and grandmother when the incident occurred. He noticed that a teenage skateboarder had fallen and injured himself, and rushed to his aid. Patrick, who had undergone first aid training since the age of five, was able to assess the… Read more »

Do I need training to plan events and activities for care home residents?

Posted: October 29th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Activities and events are crucial to the wellbeing and even the health of people who use care services. There is nothing better for maintaining an exceptional quality of life, and new skills and knowledge can even be learned through these stimulating activities. However, if you are work in a care home, nursing home or hospital, and you would like to plan events and activities for the people under your care, it is very important that you undergo specific training first…. Read more »

Swindon takeaway blamed for food poisoning

Posted: October 28th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A Chinese takeaway based in the Wiltshire town of Swindon has been fined more than £14,000 after several customers complained its products had given them food poisoning. Environmental health officers moved in to investigate the New World Express restaurant after a number of its former customers had complained to the council. A catalogue of food safety breaches had already been uncovered on its last inspection back in 2008, but the most recent checks showed that standards hadn’t improved. Upon visiting… Read more »

Suffolk chicken company fined for health and safety breaches

Posted: October 27th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A chicken company based in the Suffolk village of Flixton has been prosecuted and fined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after two employees suffered injuries in two separate incidents. The first employee to sustain injuries at the 2 Sisters Food Group factory was 42-year-old Shaun Alexander, whose hand was crushed in a machine back in 2009. Malcolm Raven, 54, was also injured at the plant just a month later. Mr Raven was clearing an enclosure when his arm… Read more »

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