Ridiculous Health and Safety Excuses Exposed by Watchdog

Health and Safety ExcusesTen of the most ridiculous health and safety excuses of 2012 were exposed by a regulator today. Bans on yo-yos in playgrounds, knives in kitchens and kettles in offices have all been wrongly blamed on workplace safety laws this year.

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More New Courses

More New CoursesKnowHow Training are pleased to announce that we are now in partnership with North Notts College (NNC) as an outsourced training provider. This exciting association allows us to offer a new range of courses which include CMI management diplomas and NEBOSH health and safety courses.

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New Training Courses

New Training CoursesKnowHow Training now offers six new courses to complement our existing range of staff development training. These courses assist employers and employees to deal with the stresses and demands of the modern workplace and help focus on the importance of getting it right.

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PAT Testing FAQs

PAT TestingThere are many common myths about portable appliance testing (PAT). PAT testing is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing.

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Food Law Inspections and Your Business

Food Law InspectionsIf you run a business that makes or prepares food, it will be inspected to make sure you are following food law. The inspectors will be enforcement officers from your local authority. This brief guide explains what inspections might involve and the action that inspectors can take.

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Meat Company Fined for Hygiene Offence

Meat Company Fined for Hygiene OffenceFines and costs of over £20k have been awarded against a company found in breach of meat hygiene regulations. The FSA won a case against a meat company that had failed to make sure meat was kept chilled throughout the entire food chain.

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Printing Company Fined £112,500 After Workers Death

Printing Company FinedOne of the UK's leading printing groups has been fined £112,500 after a maintenance engineer was crushed to death in a printing press. Mr Ebbs was working the night shift at the plant in Peterborough in October 2008 when an automated process preparing the presses for a new print run

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Workers Leg Amputated After Forklift Incident

Workers Leg AmputatedA cargo company based in Cardiff has been fined after a lorry driver had part of his leg amputated after being struck by a reversing forklift truck. As his lorry was being loaded with 18m steel beams the forklift reversed, running over his right leg which later had to be amputated below the

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Treating a High Temperature in Children

High Temperature in ChildrenA fever is a temperature of over 37.5°C. Fevers are quite common in young children and are usually mild. If your child’s face feels hot to the touch and they look red or flushed then they may have a fever. You can check their temperature with a thermometer and measurements should be

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Making Arrangements for First Aid, Accidents and Ill Health

Arrangements for First AidYou must have first-aid arrangements in your workplace. You are responsible for making sure that your employees receive immediate attention if they are taken ill or are injured at work. Accidents and illness can happen at any time and first aid can save lives and prevent minor

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