Salmonella outbreak hits Jersey

More than 60 people on Jersey have developed symptoms of salmonella in the past  week in a suspected outbreak.The food poisoning can last up to seven days and can be very serious for young people, the elderly and people with a poor immune system. Jersey health officials said anyone who suspected they had salmonella should take plenty of fluids. Continue reading

Health and Safety in the recycling industry

Health and Safety in the recycling industry – In 2012, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) told the waste and recycling industry to “renew efforts to improve worker safety”, following a string of fatalities. Serious accidents which take place when machinery is being operated with defective, missing or overridden safety guards continue to be reported, with many subsequent injury claims being brought. Continue reading

Becoming an Ofsted Registered Child Minder

Interested in Becoming an Ofsted Registered Child Minder?

Becoming an Ofsted Registered Child Minder – you need to contact your local authority. Remember, if you work as a childminder without being registered you are breaking the law. Anyone who cares for children for more than 2 hours per day for reward must be registered and inspected by Ofsted. You can visit the Ofsted website for more information about inspections and registration. Continue reading

risk assessment checklist

Managing risks in your business

risk assessment checklist – You must manage the health and safety risks in your workplace. To do this  you need to think about what, in your business, might cause harm to people and  decide whether you are doing enough to prevent that harm. This is known as a risk assessment. Once you have  identified the risks, you need to decide how to control them and put the  appropriate measures in place. Continue reading

Health and Safety Laws

Health and Safety Laws – What you need to Know

All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Health and safety is about stopping you getting hurt at work or ill through work. Your employer is responsible for health and safety, but you must help. Continue reading