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Sawbridgeworth hospital wins food safety award

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

A hospital in the Hertfordshire town of Sawbridgeworth has been honoured with a top level food hygiene award for the excellent standards of its kitchens. The Rivers Hospital and Neurological Centres, a private establishment, was awarded a five-star food hygiene certificate from East Hertfordshire District Council after its environmental health inspectors visited its on-site kitchens. After a thorough inspection, they found excellent standards in cleanliness, structural conditions, confidence in management, and food safety training for staff. As five stars is… Read more »

Training options for health and social care workers

Posted: September 28th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

There are many steps to becoming a professional in the health and social care sector, but you won’t get anywhere without the right training. Working with children, elderly people or those with illnesses or disabilities is a huge responsibility, which is why you will need to meet certain standards of training before you can take on such a role. This is why the Common Induction Standards (CIS), developed by the Care Quality Commission and Skills for Care, exist as a… Read more »

Newly qualified first aider saves choking toddlers life

Posted: September 27th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A woman from Derbyshire who had only just completed a first aid training course was able to use her new skills to save her son’s life after he started choking on some crisps. Claire Gascoyne, a 37-year-old mum from Coal Aston in Derbyshire, knew immediately what she had to do when her terrified son Thomas, 3, started choking on a Doritos crisp. She placed the toddler over her knee and delivered two blows to the back to dislodge the snack… Read more »

Former fire station in Norwich fails fire safety inspection

Posted: September 27th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A building in Norwich which was formerly the town’s main fire station has failed a fire safety inspection, thereby delaying a move by new tenants. The tenants were due to move in to the Bethel Street building a week or so ago, leasing the building on a temporary basis to prevent vandalism and squatting. However, an inspection carried out by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has prevented new tenants from moving in, as officers found that the building is not… Read more »

Cornish tea shop celebrates food safety award

Posted: September 26th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A tea shop in the Cornish city of Truro has been honoured with a prestigious food safety award for its exemplary food hygiene training standards and its healthy food offering. The Tea Shop, situated in Trewithen Gardens near Grampound Road, has been presented with the Gold Level CHEFS Award for offering healthy, locally sourced food and maintaining excellent standards of food hygiene. The proud owners of the tea shop, Mark and Sonya Rogers, will now be able to display the… Read more »

How workplace-related violence can be avoided

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

Even though a great deal of effort has been made on the part of businesses and organisations to eradicate work-related violence, cases of it occurring are reported all the time. As an employer, it is your responsibility to do all you can to reduce conflict, violence and aggression in the workplace, and the first place to start is with health and safety training. There is a course, the CIEH Level 2 Award in Conflict Resolution and Personal Safety, which is… Read more »

Brockenhurst care home ordered to improve standards

Posted: September 25th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home based in the Hampshire village of Brockenhurst in the New Forest has been ordered to improve its standards after inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) uncovered numerous problems at the premises. After inspecting the Fernlea Care Home complex, which accommodates people who have learning difficulties, inspectors found that residents were often living in damp, dirty and even dangerous conditions. The building was found to be poorly maintained, and inspectors found mould on the walls as well… Read more »

Nightclub bosses fined for fire safety breaches

Posted: September 24th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of a nightclub in the Greater Manchester town of Bury have been prosecuted and fined after breaching fire safety regulations. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service brought the charges against Kevin Clarke and Stephen Bailey after inspecting three premises in Bury – Cooler Bar, Temptations and Coco Lounge. Numerous issues were uncovered during the inspections, such as failures to install fire alarms, carry out fire risk assessments and ensure staff underwent proper fire safety training. Mr Bailey, from… Read more »

Shetland engineering firm fined over worker fall

Posted: September 23rd, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

An engineering firm based in Shetland has admitted health and safety breaches which led to an employee sustaining serious injuries, and has been fined £26,700 as a result. Ness Engineering was prosecuted after employee David Thomson, 22, fell from the bucket of a telehandler after a piece of metal hit him. He fell up to nine feet to the ground and sustained serious injuries to his back, arm and hand. Lerwick Sheriff Court heard recently that the managing director of… Read more »

First aid training: vital preparation for medical emergencies

Posted: September 22nd, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Going on a first aid training course can give you important skills and knowledge that could help you save lives, in a wide number of different situations. Many people go on first aid at work training courses, sent by employers who are legally required to have qualified first aiders. These courses teach participants how to deal with a range of workplace medical emergencies – from bleeding, shock and unconsciousness to injuries and allergic reactions – and these skills can also… Read more »

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