A health and safety training session has been delivered by councillors to care home managers and staff at Cardiff City Stadium.

The forum was held after inspections of private care homes raised concerns over the management of Legionella and lifting equipment safely, as well as care workers lack of knowledge in relation to falls from height and scalding.

Councillor Gwyn John, chair of the joint committee for Shared Regulatory Services, said: “People who work in health and social care are looking after a vulnerable population. They have the right to work in a healthy and safe workplace, and the people using the services are entitled to care and support that is safe and considers their needs and dignity.

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“Managing these different needs can sometimes present complex situations that, if not effectively managed, can result in serious harm to staff and residents.

“It is hoped that by working closely with residential care homes across Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, especially by providing interactive training sessions such as these, we can ensure safe and healthy working environments on a sustainable level.

“The recent training focused on supporting and enabling staff to manage health and safety and infection control risks more effectively through a series of presentations, small workshops and a range of stands where delegates had the opportunity to discuss issues directly with officers in an informal setting. The event was very well received by attendees, and a credit to all SRS staff involved in the event.”

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