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Care homes must have 'correct training' for employees

27th June 2011 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has called on care homes to guarantee that they offer the correct training for employees after one company was prosecuted by Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Bupa Care Homes of Bridge House, Outwood Lane, in the Horsforth area of Leeds, was fined and commanded to pay costs after an elderly woman died after falling from a sling while in the centre's care. The incident may cause companies to check if their safety signage is sufficiently informative.

It was found that staff at the home had not been handed any training in how to safely use the sling.

HSE inspector Amy Kalay said: "Working in a care home is a specialised job, which involves dealing with vulnerable people.

"Care homes must ensure that they have the correct training in place for all their employees."

Recently, the demolition company Kane Haulage Ltd was charged by the HSE because it continued work at Oldfield Trading Estate despite warnings to the contrary from EDF Energy.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800600266-ADNFCR


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