Archive for March, 2009

Appointed person ? Appointed to what ???

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Well as far as first aid is concerned an “Appointed Person” is the person appointed to deal with situations where first aid is required and whose duties include:

* take charge when someone is injured or ill, including calling an ambulance if required;
* look after the first aid equipment, eg restocking the first aid box.

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PTLLS courses now in Manchester (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector)

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

We are now holding open PTLLS courses in Manchester at the Castlefield Hotel – right across the road from the Museum of Science and Industry, and just like all our venues you can check it out on Google Streetview by typing in the postcode, in this case M3 4JR

Who inspects us for food safety ?

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

It is usually the local authority who are in charge of inspecting premises for food safety issues.  They have members of staff called Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) who go round inspecting and giving advice on food safety to all food outfits.  This includes places where food is prepared or served even if this is not your main activity so not just cafes and restaurants but also school meals, works canteens, hotels, day centres and coffee bars.

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Pediatric first aid training untouched by HSE reforms

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

The planned reforms for workplace first aid training will not affect the Pediatric First Aid courses designed for those in the Early Years sector (nurseries, childminders etc.)

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HSE new first aid training scheme for 2009

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) is changing the way first aid training for the workplace is regulated.

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