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Cumbrian firm fined for health and safety breaches after fireball incident

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

A firm from Cumbria has been fined more than £100,000 after workers were injured in a huge ‘fireball’ incident at its Wigton factory. The international packaging film manufacturer, Innovia Films Ltd, was investigated and then prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) over the incident, which endangered the lives of two workers. There was a small fire in an electrical distribution box the day before the incident, but this was extinguished by employees using a CO2 extinguisher. The power… Read more »

Haverhill hotel excels in food, fire and health and safety audits

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

A hotel in the Suffolk town of Haverhill has proved the importance of proper health and safety training as it scored top marks in a total of three food, fire and health and safety audits. All three audits, along with a fourth relating to brand engagement and development, were carried out within just one week at the Days Inn Hotel at Haverhill. Common Sense Compliance carried out the Fire Safety Audit and the Health and Safety Audit, whilst Wyndham Worldwide… Read more »

Anaphylaxis first aid training could save a child’s life

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

If you work in childcare, or indeed any other health and social care, it is crucial that you undergo first aid training. In fact, in some roles and in most organisations, it is a basic requirement of the job. Paediatric first aid training teaches you how to plan for and respond to medical emergencies for the children in your care. You learn how to appropriately respond to everything from unconsciousness and bleeding to wounds, cuts and other injuries. However, there… Read more »

Surrey roofing company handed health and safety fine

Posted: July 24th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A roofing firm from Purley in Surrey has been fined more than £6,000 for breaching health and safety regulations at a site in Croydon. In April 2009, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspected a detached house in Croydon that was being worked on by Brunwin Professional Roofing Services Ltd. Even though the company had been trading for 23 years, it appears that its health and safety training was not up to scratch. Inspectors found a number of worrying problems… Read more »

Norovirus outbreak contained at Isle of Man care home

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

The Cummal Mooar care home in Ramsey, Isle of Man, has been hit by an outbreak of the vomiting bug known as norovirus. The virus is believed to have affected ten residents and six staff at the home, which is located on Queen’s Promenade in Ramsey. The health service in charge of the home has issued a statement to reassure the public, as well as friends and family of those affected, that the norovirus outbreak has been contained to two… Read more »

Reviewing your company’s fire safety plans

Posted: July 22nd, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Each and every business with employees must have a fire risk assessment as well as workers who are trained in fire safety. Ideally, you will have more than one trained fire marshal, who will be able to help supervisors and managers to implement the company’s fire safety plans. Once fire safety plans have been devised and implemented, and the company has met all of its legal obligations with regards to fire safety, it is then necessary for regular reviews, assessments… Read more »

Cricketer uses first aid training to save opponent’s life during match

Posted: July 21st, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A cricketer was able to use his first aid skills to save a life when one of his teenage opponents was hit with a ball during a cricket match and his heart stopped. David Tungate, 17, was batting when a fast ball hit him just below the ribs, causing him to collapse on the field. According to onlookers, who originally thought he was only winded, he was struggling to breathe, went pale and then stopped breathing altogether. Some attempts at… Read more »

Learning the basics of food safety

Posted: July 20th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

You will never be able to progress in a career in a catering or hospitality industry, or indeed any that involves preparing or serving food, unless you are trained in the basics of food safety. In fact, in a lot of businesses and organisations, a basic food hygiene qualification is a crucial entry requirement. Food safety training is important because it teaches you how to safely prepare, store, cook and serve food to members of the public. It also offers… Read more »

Wymeswold care home improves after critical CQC report

Posted: July 19th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owners of a care home in Wymeswold have responded to a damning inspection report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), confirming that a number of improvements have now been made. The original report, published last May, flagged up a number of problems at the Wymeswold Court care home. These mainly related to the provision and quality of care and the staffing of the home, as well as the level of care training undergone by existing staff members. Southern Cross… Read more »

Edinburgh sewage firm commended for health and safety excellence

Posted: July 18th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The operator of a sewage works in Seafield in north-east Edinburgh has been honoured with a Gold award for health and safety at this year’s The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2011. Veolia Water Outsourcing picked up the RoSPA award in honour of its excellent safety practices, which are likely to have included high standards of health and safety training. Commenting on Veolia Environmental Services’ achievements and the reasons why it earned… Read more »

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