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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 »

Cheshire Fire Service issues fire safety warning to local businesses

Posted: October 26th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning to businesses in the county that they could face huge legal bills and prosecution if they don’t adhere to fire safety rules. Fire chiefs have told the Knutsford Guardian that legal action has been taken against many firms in the area who failed to put fire safety measures in place, despite being warned by fire safety officers on numerous occasions. The service recommends that businesses carry out fire risk assessments… Read more »

Care home training: how to cater to special diets

Posted: October 26th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The average care worker employed in a nursing home or hospital will have too many responsibilities to count. Amongst these, one of the most important is providing adequate nutrition and hydration to the people under their care. It is not always as simple as providing people with enough to eat and drink, however. You need to understand the principles of proper nutrition, and the effect food has on the body and on health in general. You should be able to… Read more »

Westbury care home impresses CQC with improvements

Posted: October 25th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Following a damning report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last March, the Greengates Care Home in Westbury has now made all recommended improvements and was able to impress inspectors returning to the facility for a repeat visit. On the first inspection, a number of problems were discovered at the home. As well as basic issues such as cleanliness and a “lack of homeliness”, inspectors also found issues with care training for staff. This resulted in poor record keeping and… Read more »

Scots need first aid training, according to charity

Posted: October 24th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The Scottish charity St Andrew’s First Aid has warned that people in Scotland are too dependent on the emergency services, and that more than three quarters of the general public do not have any basic first aid skills. To address this skills shortage, the charity is launching a super-hero themed campaign in order to raise awareness of how important first aid training can be in an emergency situation. As many as 34,000 people end up in hospital every year due… Read more »

X Factor house fails fire safety checks

Posted: October 23rd, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

According to the Daily Mirror, the Hertfordshire mansion which currently houses the remaining X-Factor contestants has failed fire safety checks. Inspectors visiting the £4,000-a-week Hertford Heath home found a number of fire safety problems, some caused by the messy behaviour of the inhabitants. However, other issues, such as a lack of emergency exit signs, suggest the owners of the house may need a little fire safety awareness training to ensure conditions are up to standard. Commenting on the situation, a… Read more »

Chinese restaurant in Scotland fined for food safety breaches

Posted: October 22nd, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of a Chinese restaurant in Stockbridge, Edinburgh, have been fined over £1,000 after breaching numerous food hygiene laws. The restaurant, called The Green Kitchen, had its kitchens shut down three times in the past due to hygiene failures. These included: • Raw meat stored next to cooked food and salad items • Herbs which had obviously been nibbled by rodents • A build-up of dirt and rodent droppings in certain areas of the kitchen After making improvements, the… Read more »

Children’s care home ordered to improve standards

Posted: October 21st, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A children’s care home and school in West Lothian, Scotland, has been warned that it must make urgent improvements to standards or it will face legal action. The school, a council-funded facility which houses vulnerable children between 11 and 16 who have serious behavioural and emotional problems, has been issued with an eight-point Improvement Notice by the care watchdog, the Care Inspectorate. The Improvement Notice was issued following reports of numerous incidents at the home, from assaults to vandalism. A… Read more »

Dublin apartment block identified as a fire hazard

Posted: October 20th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A residential development located in the Dublin suburb of Donaghmede has been dubbed a fire hazard by the authorities, and more than 100 residents have been told to leave their homes on a temporary basis for their own safety. A court heard recently that the Priory Hall apartment block breached numerous fire safety regulations. These violations were so serious, in fact, that if a fire broke out, it could engulf the whole building in a matter of just minutes. Over… Read more »

Can you respond to a first aid emergency?

Posted: October 19th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon 1

Unfortunately, a lot of people fail to realise just how important first aid training is until an emergency happens, and they realise they have no idea what to do. At this time, it is too late, and a person’s life could be in danger because no one is able to provide basic life support until an ambulance arrives. The obvious way to avoid this kind of awful situation is to undergo first aid training as a precautionary measure. Many people… Read more »

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