Slips, Trips and Falls: Risks for Older Adults and Prevention Strategies for Care Settings
Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of injuries among older adults, especially those in care homes or hospitals. Falls Prevention is necessary to stop increase in cases especially in care settings. These incidents can severely impact mobility, independence, and quality of life. However, many factors that contribute to falls are preventable through risk
Fire Extinguisher Demonstration: What are the top things to know?
Fire extinguisher demonstrations (FEDs) offer valuable learning experiences that improve skills and confidence. While it’s a legal requirement to have accessible fire extinguishers in workplaces, simply having them available isn’t enough. Employees must receive hands-on fire extinguisher training in selecting, inspecting, and operating extinguishers so they can respond quickly and correctly when encountering incipient-stage fires.
The 7 Golden Rules for Safe Information Sharing in Safeguarding
When handling private information about individuals, particularly children, safeguarding professionals must strike a balance between protection and privacy. These 7 fundamental rules provide ethical guidance to ensure necessary sharing is done lawfully to prevent abuse. Real-world case examples illustrate how to apply each principle correctly. What we covered: Rule 1: Data Protection Laws Are Not
What does FED stand for in Fire Safety? See All Answers.
The acronym “FED” has several applications in the fire protection field. The three-letter shorthand can represent a range of concepts related to fire preparedness, response, and prevention. Understanding meanings behind the FED acronym supports greater fluency discussing key fire safety principles. What does FED Stand for in fire safety? 1. FED as Fire, Exit, Device
Fire Safety Training for Employees: Essential Trainings and Legal Requirements
Employees at all levels require thorough fire safety training to ensure they can respond calmly and correctly in an emergency evacuation. Providing employees with thorough fire safety training is a crucial responsibility for employers. All workers should receive role-appropriate instruction covering fire risks, prevention, response plans, and hands-on practice to protect themselves and property in
Workplace Fire Hazards: Identifying, Preventing, and Mitigating Risks for a Safer Workspace
Fire represents one of the most devastating workplace hazards, easily claiming multiple lives and livelihoods in minutes. To safeguard employees and business continuity, organisations must be fully versed in recognising and controlling fire hazards posed by their environments, procedures, workforce behaviors and other factors. This article provides an in-depth look at sources of workplace fire
Why is choking more common in care homes?
Choking incidents in care homes raise important questions: Why is choking more common in care homes? What steps could be taken to lower the occurrence of choking in care homes? How can training enhance care home staff to respond effectively in such situations? In this blog post, we’ll give you answers to these important questions,
How Often Do Day Staff Require Fire Training?
Fire training is crucial for staff in all roles to ensure safe evacuation and emergency response. But how often should day staff specifically undergo refresher fire training? The frequency of fire training for day staff can vary depending on factors such as industry regulations, risk assessments, and staff turnover. In general, it’s advisable for day
What Is Physical Intervention? A Complete Carer Guide.
Working in healthcare brings rewards but also challenges. Patients sometimes act aggressively or display behaviour that risks their own safety or that of others nearby. In these scenarios, staff may feel physical intervention is necessary to prevent harm. However, manual restraint often escalates crises and inflicts trauma. This article explores evidence-based techniques to defuse tensions