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Restaurateur fined for fire safety breaches

Posted: October 14th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The former owner of a restaurant in Cambridge has been fined more than £15,000 after fire safety officers found he was housing his staff in potentially dangerous conditions above the business. Ibrahim Sultan Miyah formerly owned the Calcutta Club on Mill Road, which is shut at present. He was prosecuted after city council housing officers investigated his business premises and found that the rooms above it were not suitable for residential use. The main problem was fire safety, as residents… Read more »

Man urges others to undergo first aid training after helping in emergency

Posted: October 13th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A man from the Derbyshire town of Belper is urging others to undergo first aid training after he was able to use his skills to help a woman give birth in the street. Vernon Harper, a trained first-aider, rushed to the aid of 44-year-old Jane Eadie when she went into labour on King Street in town. Ms Eadie reportedly did not even know she was pregnant, so the onset of labour was entirely unexpected. Mr Harper was able to look… Read more »

Advice on training options for people working with children pt.2

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

It is very important for all people who work with children to be properly trained in a number of areas. The main reason for this is to protect the young people under your care from harm and unnecessary risk, and to keep them as healthy and happy as possible. In part 1 of this guide, we looked at the three basic types of training for people working with children – fire safety, health and safety and paediatric first aid training… Read more »

Advice on training options for people working with children pt.1

Posted: October 11th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A role working with children is both challenging and rewarding, and it comes with a number of important responsibilities. You need to protect the young people in your care, ensuring their safety, health and well-being at all times. This is why care training is so important, in order to prepare you for all kinds of situations. So, what roles are there working with children in which you will require specialist training? The following are a few examples: • Primary school… Read more »

Newry firm fined over employee accident

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

A company based in Newry in Northern Ireland has been fined more than £5,000 after an employee suffered a serious accident whilst at work. The incident took place at the Natural World Products’ waste composting premises in June 2010, when a 20-year-old employee was at work. The man injured himself after coming into contact with a rotating conveyor drum on a screening device. The machine was unguarded at the time. The man became trapped, and as a result of his… Read more »

Landlords pay out £27,500 for breaking fire safety rules

Posted: October 9th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Two private landlords have been ordered to pay a combined total of £27,500 in fines and costs after they were found guilty of breaching fire safety laws at a house in Hatfield. In Watford Magistrates Court recently, landlords Audrey Feegrado and Fiaz Mahmmud pleaded guilty to five violations of the Housing (Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Regulations 2006. Amongst others, the fire safety breaches included: • Failure to maintain fire alarms and fire fighting equipment in good working order… Read more »

Pub owner found guilty of 19 food safety offences

Posted: October 8th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of two pubs in Hampshire has been prosecuted and fined after pleading guilty to a total of 19 food safety and hygiene offences. Nassir Ghesmati was prosecuted over offences at two pubs, the Coach and Horses in Cadnam and the Fox and Hounds in Lyndhurst. Southampton Magistrates Court heard how inspectors at both of these premises had encountered very poor standards of food hygiene, despite the fact that Mr Ghesmati had been issued with a number of Hygiene… Read more »

How the right training can help you to avoid manual handling hazards

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

Health and safety training is important for people in all kinds of work environments, but it becomes crucial in types of work which hold more risks than others. This is why manual handling training is now being recommended for anyone who has to undertake any kind of manual handling activity as part of their jobs. Manual handling involves everything from lifting and carrying to pushing, pulling and moving objects of all sizes around. Even if you only carry out these… Read more »

Welsh teen uses first aid skills to help injured friend

Posted: October 7th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A teenager from the Welsh village of Maesycwmmer has been hailed a hero after he used his first aid training to help his injured friend following an accident. Jordan Ellis had attended a first aid training course prior to the 2009 incident, and he was able to use the skills he learned on this course to assist his friend Joseph Shutt when he partially severed a knee tendon playing tag. The 15-year-old uses his top to bandage the cut, putting… Read more »

Care home in Ellesmere Port ordered to make improvements

Posted: October 6th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The charity responsible for the running of a care home in Ellesmere Port has been ordered by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to make urgent improvements to its standards, or it could face closure. Inspectors from the CQC visited the Rivacre House care home, located in Seymour Drive, back in July 2011. Unfortunately, they found that the home failed to meet seven of the essential standards the Government has laid out to ensure the quality and safety of care services…. Read more »

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