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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 »

1 in 7 care homes not feeding patients properly

Posted: October 18th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A shocking new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed that one in seven UK nursing homes is failing to ensure residents are well-nourished and properly hydrated. Inspectors from the CQC visited a total of 599 nursing homes between October 2010 and July 2011, and found that as many as 84 of them were failing to meet legal requirements in relation to food and drink. Widespread examples were uncovered of elderly, vulnerable patients who were not getting enough… Read more »

First Hull Trains staff gain food safety qualifications

Posted: October 17th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Members of staff from the rail company First Hull Trains have been awarded new food safety qualifications after undergoing training courses. First Hull Trains serves food and drinks to travellers who use its direct Hull to London services, and also sources local products to be served on board trains. Like any other business which serves food, First Hull Trains needs to ensure that excellent standards of food hygiene, as well as health and safety, are maintained across all parts of… Read more »

Investigation launched into Suffolk machine accident

Posted: October 16th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

An investigation is to be launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into an incident at a factory in Little Wratting, Suffolk, in which a man suffered head injuries. The injured man, who has not been named but was believed to be in his forties, was working at pork products factory Vion Food at the time of the incident. He sustained his injuries after becoming trapped in a piece of machinery, and was taken immediately to a nearby hospital…. Read more »

Burton hospital passes CQC checks with flying colours

Posted: October 15th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a report confirming that Burton’s Queen’s Hospital is meeting all standards relating to the safety of patients and the quality of care they receive. The hospital, which often takes in elderly patients, was inspected by the CQC in April, as part of a nationwide initiative by NHS Trusts to assess whether elderly people are receiving the best standards of care. Of all 100 hospitals and care homes inspected, Queen’s Hospital was among the… Read more »

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 »

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