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Why your business should go the extra mile with workplace training

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

Some types of workplace training are mandatory, such as for those working in care environments or employees involved in the preparation of food. Ensuring that all staff undergo basic training can help you to meet UK regulations and legal requirements, as well as helping your business or organisation to run as smoothly as possible. Once all basic training requirements are met, however, you should start to think about training your staff up to more advanced levels. You can send staff… Read more »

Praise for son who saved father’s life with first aid skills

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

A 13-year-old boy scout from Angus in Scotland has been honoured with a medal from The Scouts Association after he used his first aid training to save his father’s life. Lachlan Wallace was hiking back to Forfar from Tannadice with his father Iain, 10-year-old sister Mirren and the 3rd Forfar Scouts when the incident occurred. His father accidentally touched an unmarked electric fence, which gave him such a jolt that he was knocked unconscious. The 13-year-old, demonstrating just how useful… Read more »

Rugby landlord fined for fire safety offences

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

The landlord of a house in Rugby has been fined in Nuneaton Magistrates Court for failing to adhere to fire safety regulations and putting his tenants’ lives in danger. Mokhtar Mohammad Pouri, the owner of the multi-occupied property on Newbold Road, was found guilty of seven offences. The charges stem from a 2008 inspection carried out by officers from Rugby Borough Council in which serious fire safety failings (e.g. problems with fire escape routes) were uncovered. Mr Pouri was served… Read more »

Working Safely training: an essential course for all employees

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Health and safety at work training is often specific to the nature of the job and its inherent risks, meaning that employees who take on more dangerous tasks will need to attend more advanced training courses. However, there is a course designed to teach all employees within the business the basics of health and safety at work. The course is called Working Safely, and it is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The IOSH Working Safely… Read more »

Report finds NHS care for elderly fractures and falls is inadequate

Posted: May 22nd, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A new audit conducted by the Royal College of Physicians has found that NHS hospitals are failing to provide adequate care to elderly patients who have suffered fractures or falls. The audit found that there was an “unacceptable variation” in the quality of care training, treatment and services provided by NHS hospitals for falls and broken bones caused by slips and trips. The Royal College of Physicians did accept that modest improvements have been made compared to previous years, but… Read more »

Tesco fined for selling out-of-date food in Bracknell branch

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

The supermarket chain Tesco has been fined by Trading Standards after one of its stores was caught selling more than 120 food items that were past their sell-by date. The charges against Tesco were brought after a shopper complained to Bracknell Forest Council that her teenage daughter had fallen ill after eating a chargrilled chicken pasta salad bought from the supermarket’s Martins Heron branch. On a visit to the store in June 2010, Trading Standards officers found a total of… Read more »

Lone working training: why is it so important?

Posted: May 20th, 2011 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

People working by themselves, such as those working in home care environments or in intensive residential establishments, can face a number of personal health and safety risks. They also face different challenges to carers working as part of a team in a nursing home or a hospital. Health and safety is a big issue with lone working, and home carers in particular are at risk from exposure to infection, slips, trips and falls and even violence and abuse. This is… Read more »

Patisserie owner fined for food safety offences

Posted: May 19th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

The owner of a patisserie in the small Surrey village of Stoke D’Abernon has been charged with a number of food safety offences and fined more than £3,500. John Matthews, who owns the Patisserie, was accused of putting his customers’ health at risk after environmental health officers from Elmbridge Council inspected his premises in 2009. They found a number of food hygiene problems, including: • Walls, floors, ceilings and food preparation surfaces that had not been cleaned • Raw ingredients… Read more »

Police officers use first aid skills to bring pensioner back to life seven times

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

Two police officers working at Heathrow Airport have been commended for their quick-thinking actions and dedication after they saved a woman’s life by resuscitating her a total of seven times. PCs Phil Woods and Brian Crawford were on patrol at Heathrow in July 2010 when they were called to Terminal 4 by reports that a 68-year-old woman had collapsed and had stopped breathing. Using the skills they learned in first aid training and an automated external defibrillator provided by the… Read more »

Assessing fire risks in the workplace: what to look out for

Posted: May 17th, 2011 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Every business operating in the UK is required to carry out a fire risk assessment, to identify, assess and remove risks in order to protect employees and members of the public. You can either hire a professional fire risk assessment consultant to carry it out for you, or you can do it yourself provided you are thorough in your approach and have all the right information at your disposal. The first step of a fire risk assessment is to identify… Read more »

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