Health & Safety

How Care Homes Can Make Compliance Easy

older lady in chair

Home is where we feel safe, but it is also the place where we're most likely to die in a fire. For the older generation, the most recent government statistics are shocking. 

In the 2014/15 government report, it was found that 41% of all fatalities from fires in England were 65 years old and over. This makes the elderly 10 times more likely to die in a fire than younger people.

Why are older people more at risk?

How can care professionals avoid injury at work?

How can care professionals avoid injury at work?

Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive in 2011/12 show that over 1.1 million people reported a work-related injury, resulting in 27 million lost working days which is a huge figure. In total, these work-related illnesses and accidents cost the taxpayer a total of £13.4 billion in 2010/11, which is slightly less than the GDP of Iceland. This really highlights the importance (and associated cost) of health and safety to both employees and businesses alike.

The injuries you may sustain or the risks encountered will depend on your workplace. Obviously, if you’re working with machinery or vehicles then the risks are slightly different compared to working in adomestic environment but the injuries themselves could be relatively similar.

Less concentrated hydrogen peroxide decontamination fails to kill MRSA

The effect of Bioquell HPV (w/w 35%) on a biological pathogen

MRSA is not eradicated with low concentration hydrogen peroxide airborne treatment according to the latest research published in a leading scientific journal. A comparative study, available online and soon to be published in Letters in Applied Microbiology, tested the efficacy of 5%, 10% and 35% weight by weight (w/w) hydrogen peroxide solutions when used with an automated room disinfection system.