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Construction firms fined £140k for health and safety failures

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

A construction firm and a subcontractor have been fined more than £140,000 after it was revealed that safety failures at a construction site in Bristol led to a man suffering severe brain damage. Richard Chodliewicz, 53, was working on a lift installation at the new Radisson Blu Hotel site in Bristol in July 2008 when the incident occurred. He was at the bottom of the lift shaft with a colleague, whilst another man was stationed at the top of the… Read more »

How to safely manage challenging behaviour in a care environment

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

Working within a care environment, you are likely to encounter many difficult situations as well as challenging behaviour from some of the people under your care. You need the skills and the knowledge to be able to prevent these situations from occurring if possible, but safely handle and defuse them if they do occur. Physical intervention training will enable you to learn more about the kinds of challenging behaviour (i.e. anger, aggression etc.) you may face in the particular care… Read more »

Gloucester restaurant owner fined £3,000 for fire safety breaches

Posted: June 25th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a restaurant in Gloucester has been fined more than £3,000 after he pleaded guilty to ten fire safety breaches. The problems at the Connoisseur Tandoori Restaurant were uncovered after there was a fire at the premises in November 2009 and an investigation was launched into the cause of the incident. Inspectors visiting the property found that: • Staff were using the top floors as sleeping accommodation without authorisation • There were no fire alarms or smoke detectors… Read more »

Burton convenience shop criticised for poor food safety standards

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

A convenience shop in Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire has been criticised by health and safety officials after it performed poorly in a recent council inspection. Environmental health officials from East Staffordshire Borough Council visited the Burton Polski Mini Market (on Horninglow Road) on June 10th, 2011. They found numerous safety problems, including dusty shelves, out-of-date stock and insufficient food safety management issues, all of which suggested that the staff and managers of the shop had not had the proper… Read more »

How your training can help you outside of work

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

One of the most beneficial reasons to undertake professional workplace training is the way in which it can develop you as a person, as well as an employee. Training can help you to improve in your current role, as well as in your future career, but it can also help you outside of work. First aid training, fire safety training and health and safety training can help you in a number of ways. These three types of training, in particular,… Read more »

Refuse worker saves toddler’s life just weeks after completing first aid training

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

A refuse worker who was on his daily rounds in Middlesbrough was able to save a little girl’s life after she suffered a fit, by giving her emergency first aid. Paul Thompson, 34, had completed a first aid training course just weeks before the incident occurred on June 9th, 2011. He was emptying bins on Melsonby Avenue in Middlesbrough when local woman Anne Tierney ran out of the house carrying her two-year-old granddaughter Farrah Appleby, who had suffered a seizure…. Read more »

Inspectors report malnourishment and dehydration risk at Taunton care home

Posted: June 21st, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have reported that residents at the Ruishton Court Nursing Home in Taunton are “at risk of malnourishment and dehydration”. A number of issues were raised at the Henlade care home, including problems with safeguarding, poor nutritional leadership, staffing, care training and record-keeping. Due to inadequate care planning, inspectors believed that the health and welfare of residents was at risk. It was found that whilst residents who could communicate to a certain level were… Read more »

Fire drill training: the 5 things every employee should know

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

Fire drills are a very important part of workplace safety, but they require a surprising amount of planning and organisation. This is why it is essential for each and every kind of working environment to have at least one fully trained fire marshal, a responsible person able to carry out the company’s fire evacuation plan and give vital safety information to other employees. A person who has undergone a fire marshall training course will be able to ensure that everyone… Read more »

Rutherglen town hall café praised for food safety standards

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

A café situated in Rutherglen Town Hall in South Lanarkshire has been commended by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for its excellent food hygiene standards. The café was inspected by South Lanarkshire Council’s environmental health team on a routine visit and impressed inspectors so much with its dedication to food safety and hygiene that they recommended it for an award. Accordingly, the Rutherglen Town Hall café was presented with the FSA’s Eat Safe food hygiene award. The award is given… Read more »

Burnley primary school criticised for food hygiene failings

Posted: June 18th, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A primary school in the Lancashire town of Burnley has been criticised by environmental health officials after its food hygiene standards were found to be far from satisfactory. The Whittlefield Primary School, located on Tabor Street, was inspected last February by the council’s food hygiene team, which is undertaking inspections of nearly 1,000 premises in the area. Following the inspection, the school was awarded just one out of five stars in the newly-introduce food hygiene rating scheme, a score which… Read more »

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