Tag Archives: Health and Safety

Fire safety failures found in more than half of London’s care homes

Fire safety failures found in more than half of London’s care homes

More than half of the capital’s care homes have failed London Fire Brigade safety checks.

Care home training supplier named Welsh Exporter of the Year

Leading manufacturer of training manikins for the care home sector, Ruth Lee, has been named Welsh Exporter of the Year.

Firefighters tackle care home laundry room blaze

Four people were moved from their bedrooms to avoid smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a York nursing home.

SUPPLIER FOCUS: Over 500 care homes install digital health monitoring system

As further evidence of the increasing use of technology to improve the well-being and safety of their residents, over 500 care homes in the UK have installed a new digital health monitoring system created by award winning software company, Whzan Digital Health.

Grenfell tragedy means care home providers need to be prepared for the worst

Rescue training manikin maker Ruth Lee says the Grenfell tragedy highlighted the need for care home providers to have an effective evacuation plan.

SUPPLIER FOCUS: Fireco’s free guide to care home fire safety

Care homes are at high risk of fire and their fire safety procedures need to be more complex than in other residences. In 2016 there were 120 accidental care home fires in London alone.

Barchester scoops prestigious health and safety award

Barchester Healthcare is celebrating after receiving a prestigious health and safety award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Care home fined £14,000 after employee falls down broken lift shaft

A care home operator has been fined £14,000 after an employee suffered “significant injuries” after falling around one-and-a-half metres down a lift shaft.

CQC issues ‘learning from safety incidents’ advice

New resources have been launched by the CQC to help health and care providers learn from safety incidents.

Residents evacuated following retirement block blaze

More than 30 people were evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out at a retirement block in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.