Care Home Fire Safety

Due to a decline in fire services across the UK, it is important to understand better the need for better practices in care home fire safety.

Between 2011-2016, funding for national fire services was reduced by amounts ranging from 26%, up to 39% depending on the area. Over the same period, some 11,000+ fire-fighting roles have disappeared.

This situation means that it is more important than ever to have an understanding of fire safety principles, and knowledge of prevention methods that could prove critical in both preventing and dealing with workplace fires.

This article discusses some simple steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of fires breaking out in residential care homes and the general workplace.

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What Should I do if Someone has a Heart Attack around me?

Every year in the UK, 1 in 3 people who suffer from a heart attack die before reaching a hospital.

Many factors contribute to this statistic, including the fact that some heart attacks are fatal regardless of any level of medical support.

However, the proper response to heart attacks from people who are witnessing one can improve the victim’s chance of surviving, both until emergency medical teams arrive and in the long run. This article addresses how to identify a heart attack, and, of course, what you should do if you do witness one.

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Preventing falls – A guide for carers

One of the more important and easily overlooked aspects of care involves the prevention of falls. When caring for those with degenerative health conditions, late-stage mental health problems, or even with the weakness that comes with old age it is vital that you take the appropriate steps to minimise the risks of those under your care from being harmed from falls. These range from medical solutions to simple steps you can take yourself. The following is a guide to preventing falls in a care environment. Continue reading “Preventing falls – A guide for carers”

Duty of care law

The term ‘duty of care’ is mentioned often, but few people understand the intricacies of what it means. As the law surrounding duty of care applies to both private and public environments, to both businesses and individuals, it is important to understand the concept and its applications properly. Continue reading “Duty of care law”