More than half of the capital’s care homes have failed London Fire Brigade safety checks.
Leading manufacturer of training manikins for the care home sector, Ruth Lee, has been named Welsh Exporter of the Year.
Four people were moved from their bedrooms to avoid smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a York nursing home.
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.
Rescue training manikin maker Ruth Lee says the Grenfell tragedy highlighted the need for care home providers to have an effective evacuation plan.
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 Healthcare is celebrating after receiving a prestigious health and safety award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
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.
New resources have been launched by the CQC to help health and care providers learn from safety incidents.