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First aid basics – chest compressions

Posted: October 9th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

On any first aid training course, you will learn how to administer emergency life support should you need to. A key part of this is clearing the airway and helping an unconscious and not breathing person to breathe, potentially saving their life. In certain situations, chest compressions when carried out in conjunction with opening the airways are necessary to keep someone alive until emergency services arrive. They are a vital part of CPR, and are best carried out by someone… Read more »

Plymouth club owner fined for breaching fire safety laws

Posted: October 9th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a club in the Plymouth suburb of Plympton has been handed a hefty fine after he admitted breaching fire safety regulations. John Malcolm Vaughan Morgan, the owner of the Fetish Club in Lister Close, was prosecuted after officers from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service inspected his property and finding that an official notice had not been adhered to. The club had been issued with a Prohibition Notice which restricted the way the premises was used… Read more »

Community Care launches survey on care home safeguarding

Posted: October 8th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Safeguarding, meaning the protection of vulnerable people using care services, is a vital part of any care training course, but how well are the principles of safeguarding actually being carried out in care homes? There have been a number of reports over the last year or so of vulnerable users of care services being suffering abuse, and this has understandably worried care services users and their families, as well as those within the industry. To find out more accurately what… Read more »

Food hygiene basics – what to do with food waste

Posted: October 8th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

When you attend a food hygiene training course, you will learn about how to safely prepare, cook and store food, as well as about the importance of hand-washing and all the relevant legislation that a food business must adhere to. However, just as important in any food safety awareness training course is the subject of food waste and what to do with it. Food hygiene regulations state that food waste must be removed from rooms where food is being prepared… Read more »

Edinburgh shop owners handed health and safety fine after customer injury

Posted: October 7th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of a well-known Edinburgh gift shop have been prosecuted and fined for breaching health and safety laws after a customer suffered an accident on their premises. The incident occurred at the Gold Brothers shop, which was then known as The Auld Christmas Shop, back in October 2009. A customer who was browsing in the shop, fell through an open hatch leading to the basement, which had been left open so that staff could access lower level stockrooms. The… Read more »

Indian restaurant owner caught breaking fire safety rules for the second time

Posted: October 7th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of an Indian restaurant in the Cumbrian town of Barrow has been caught breaking fire safety regulations, despite having received a formal warning from fire chiefs once before. Ferdous Ahmed, the owner of the Mithali restaurant, admitted in Preston Crown Court that he hadn’t adhered to an official Prohibition Notice which required him to stop allowing people to sleep on the floor above his restaurant. The Notice was issued after inspectors visited the property and found that it… Read more »

First aid training helps mother save her son’s life

Posted: October 6th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A mother whose three-year-old started choking on his food was able to use her first aid training to save her son’s life – training that she had undergone only one day earlier. Claire Gascoyne, who lives near Sheffield, was able to use her newly-learnt skills and knowledge to act swiftly and effectively when her young son Thomas started to choke on a crisp that became lodged in his throat. Staying calm in what must have been a very frightening situation,… Read more »

Why a food hygiene qualification is essential for anyone starting a food business

Posted: October 4th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

When you start a food business, such as a café, catering company or a restaurant, for example, you are not legally required to undergo a formal food hygiene training course. However, you are required to meet all food safety regulations, and to ensure that anyone who works for you has all the relevant training they need. With this in mind, it could be a very good idea indeed for you and your colleagues/employees to attend a food hygiene awareness training… Read more »

Bradford meat cutting plant shut down over hygiene concerns

Posted: September 30th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A meat cutting plant in Bradford has been ordered to close by the local council’s environmental health team over fears that it is breaching food hygiene regulations. The West Yorkshire Lamb, Beef and Poultry plant was recently raided by officers from Bradford City Council, with a quantity of chicken, which can cause serious cases of food poisoning if not stored and prepared safely, being seized. The council has stated that the items seized had not been produced in “hygienic premises”…. Read more »

Ireland food safety authority reports rise in hygiene breaches in pubs and restaurants

Posted: September 29th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, the number of pubs, restaurants and other food businesses which have breached food hygiene regulations has risen this year. In total, 84 premises in Ireland have been served with closure orders by the authorities for food hygiene breaches. These have included everything from rodent infestations and filthy kitchens to a total lack of food safety management systems or food hygiene training for workers. Accumulated congealed grease and food debris have been discovered… Read more »

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