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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 »

Animal sanctuary owner faces jail over fire safety breaches

Posted: October 5th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of an animal sanctuary in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, could be facing a jail sentence after he admitted breaching a number of fire safety regulations. John Warwick-Huckvale, 53, is being prosecuted over fire safety offences at the Swindon and District Animal Haven, which is based at Warwick Farm in Ballards Ash. Inspectors visited the animal haven back in March 2010 and uncovered a series of problems, which could have put the lives of visitors and staff in danger. Amongst… Read more »

Food safety advice for new food businesses pt.2

Posted: October 4th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

In the first part of this guide for new food business owners, we looked at why food hygiene training is so important. It is not only crucial for the health of your customers; it can also help you to avoid prosecution and fines which could prove devastating for the future of your business. If you are planning to go on a food safety training course to learn about your responsibilities as a business owner, you need to know what courses… Read more »

Food safety advice for new food businesses pt.1

Posted: October 3rd, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

There are a huge number of things to do when starting a new business, but you should make certain items on your list more of a priority than others. One of the most important things to do when setting up a food business is to ensure that you and all those who work for you undergo food hygiene training. As a company which processes, manufactures or serves food to the general public, you have more responsibilities when it comes to… Read more »

Engineering firm fined over fatal employee accident

Posted: October 2nd, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

An engineering company from Newton Aycliffe in County Durham has been fined a total of £100,000 after health and safety breaches led to the death of an employee. The firm, Thyssenkrup Tallent, was prosecuted after 52-year-old lead maintenance engineer Paul Clark died after being crushed by a machine. Although no one saw what happened, it is understood that Mr Clark was trying to clear a jam on a production line when the carriage moved suddenly and trapped him, causing him… Read more »

Arts centre worker uses first aid training to save man’s life

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

A woman who works at Haverhill Arts Centre in Suffolk has been praised for her life-saving actions when a man collapsed on stage. Mary Argent, who had undertaken a first aid training refresher course just the week before the incident, rushed to the aid of Charles Shipp, who was leading a singing group when he collapsed. With the help of retired police officer Jim Begg, who is also likely to have taken a first aid training course or two in… Read more »

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