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Conducting a fire risk assessment in detail pt.2

Posted: August 22nd, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Ensuring a fire risk assessment is carried out on your business premises is your legal responsibility as an employer. You can either conduct the assessment yourself or use a professional fire safety consultant. Either way, there are five steps that must be completed in a fire risk assessment. We’ve looked at three of these already in pt.1 of this guide: Fire hazards Who is at risk? Evaluate risks and take action Let’s now look at the remaining two steps: Record,… Read more »

Your responsibilities as an employer for first aid training

Posted: August 21st, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

As the owner or manager of a business which has employees, you have certain responsibilities with regards to health and safety, fire safety and first aid provision. It is very important that you understand these responsibilities, not only to adhere to government regulations but also to protect your business and its employees. When it comes to first aid, you have both a legal and moral obligation to make sure your staff are provided with first aid training. New rules were… Read more »

Conducting a fire risk assessment – in detail pt.1

Posted: August 20th, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

If you run a business or own premises in which people work, you have a responsibility to carry out a thorough and detailed fire risk assessment. You can undergo fire safety training to help you conduct the assessment yourself, or you can use the services of a fire risk assessment consultant to do it for you either. There are five stages to the fire risk assessment. Let’s take a look at the first few (the remainder will be covered in… Read more »

Learning about the Mental Capacity Act

Posted: August 19th, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

As a health and social care worker, especially if you work with vulnerable adults, it is very important that you have a full awareness of the Mental Capacity Act. In fact, learning about the relevant legislation can be just as important as practical care training. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 first came into force in 2007, and it has the following aims: To enable adults to make as many decisions about their care as possible, both now and in advance… Read more »

Homebuilding company receives health and safety award

Posted: August 18th, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

A small homebuilding company which operates across the Midlands and the North of England has been honoured with a gold-standard health and safety award. Keepmoat Homes won its third gold honour this year from the prestigious RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Health and Safety Awards. The company has won this award two years previously, in 2008 and in 2010, for its work developing a uniform safety culture across the business. As well as ensuring health and safety… Read more »

Manchester landlord fined over fire safety offences

Posted: August 18th, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

A landlord has been fined more than £42,000 in Manchester Magistrates Court after he was found guilty of serious fire safety failings at a number of the properties he owned. In total, Mohammed Javaid was fined £33,750 and was also ordered to pay £8,500 in court costs. The fine was imposed as a result of 17 contraventions of housing law and 3 breaches of the Fire Safety Order. Of the 16 flats owned by Mr Javaid, 6 were found to… Read more »

What is covered in a manual handling training course?

Posted: August 17th, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Manual handling training is extremely important for anyone who is required to carry out lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling or heavy objects as part of their job. Unless you are properly trained in safe techniques and practices, you could end up injuring yourself or even other people. There are two parts to a CIEH Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Principles and Practice training course. The first is a half-day programme for beginners wanting to learn the basic principles, and… Read more »

Reading care home hits back at damning CQC report

Posted: August 17th, 2011 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

The manager of a care home in Sonning Common, Reading, has hit back at a damning inspection report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors from the CQC made an unannounced visit to the Orchard Lodge home on Baskerville Road, which cares for 11 people who have dementia, in June 2011. The visit was intended as a follow up to a previous inspection in February, during which a number of concerns were raised. The CQC made the following criticisms of… Read more »

Newcastle takeaway blaze highlights need for fire safety training

Posted: August 4th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a fish and chip shop in Tyne and Wear that was severely damaged by fire has urged other business owners to make sure all of their staff undergo extensive fire safety training. Sid Appleby was forced to close his business, the South Gosforth Fisheries fish and chip shop in West Moor, after a fire broke out on the premises. The blaze caused so much damage to the building that the business could not reopen for three months…. Read more »

Staff suspended at Gwynnedd adult home over care failings

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

According to BBC News, six staff have been suspended from a care home for adults with learning difficulties after authorities uncovered a number of failings and slipping standards. Inspectors visiting the Cerrig Camu facility in Dolgellau, which cares for 24 adults in four buildings, found a number of worrying issues. One of the main problems was the bathrooms and toilets at the home, which were in a poor state of repair and were institutional in their appearance. In addition, all… Read more »

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