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IOSH to hold free asbestos event for safety experts

Asbestos is to be a topic of discussion at an event held in Bristol next week. The Bristol and West Branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) have recently launched a No Time to Lose campaign in a bid to raise awareness about asbestos and occupational cancers. Shocking figures released highlight that […]


Report reveals candle fires cause 350 casualties a year

Fire and Rescue Services across the country are calling for care to be taken with candles this winter as it is reported that candle fires result in 350 casualties a year. In the midst of Candle Fire Safety week, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service station commander, Alan Haley, stressed the danger of leaving […]


New safeguarding benchmark to identify best practice

The health and social care information centre (HSCIC) have reported that safeguarding services are to receive a national user satisfaction benchmark from April 2016. This first national standard outcome measure has been supported by the government and, although the exact details are still to be decided, the indicator will be integrated into the adult social […]


Savile inquiry expands as NHS organisations investigate abuse allegations

Results of a new enquiry into the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal will come to light early in the New Year as it emerges that a total of 41 NHS organisations are investigating allegations against the former radio DJ and television presenter. After the initial results of the inquiry were released in June a new wave […]


Leading social care organisations merge to create joined-up solution

In the wake of a series of social care scandals, two leading organisations for workforce development have merged in an attempt to create a joined-up solution and vision for the sector. The social care sector has received a significant amount of attention in the press recently, with particular focus placed on its workforce. Unfortunately, this […]


CQC brand level of safety in care ‘shocking’ in 2013/14 report

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have recently released their 2013/14 annual report in which more than 40,000 services were inspected. The end result has led them to brand the level of safety in care ‘shocking’. Now, the regulator is warning that the varying level of quality and service being offered by care providers across the […]


New figures show 28.2 million days lost due to workplace ill-health and injury

The latest workplace ill-health and injury statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that a whopping 28.2 million working days were lost during 2013/14. The HSE have said that, while Britain still has one of the best workplace safety records in Europe, the latest figures show that too many workers are still […]


Changing guidance for schools around inhalers

Changes to the guidelines issued for UK schools regarding the use of inhalers for pupils came into effect this month. From 1st October 2014, the Human Medicines (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 allows schools to keep a salbutamol inhaler for use in emergency situations. The changing guidance for schools around inhalers applies to all primary and […]


Parent slams first aid training policy for local schools

A mother, who is also a working child-minder, has slammed her local authority after finding out that their policy states that a qualified first aider is not required in local schools. The woman, who did not wish to be named, is based in South Lanarkshire and spoke out after finding out that West Coast Primary […]


Leading explorer claims crazy health and safety stifles children’s sense of adventure

Leading explorer David Hempleman-Adams has alleged that so-called crazy health and safety laws are stifling children’s sense of adventure. The explorer, who was the first person in history to reach the geographic and magnetic North and South Poles, was appearing at Cheltenham Literature Festival when he said he believed that rules and regulations were having […]


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