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Nursing home fined following breaches of bedrail safety

A nursing home has been fined after a resident’s leg was repeatedly trapped in a bed rail. Read More

How do TMVs maintain a safe water supply?

Tom Rees, principal consultant within SOCOTEC’s Water Treatment & Equipment team, explains why Thermostatic Mixing Valves are integral to maintaining a safe water supply all year round. Read More

£40,000 fine after care home death fall

A 94-year-old man fell nearly 30 feet from a second floor window of the Wellburn Care Home. Read More

April 2020 legislation update Q&A

Following April's Legislation Update webinar, we put some of your unanswered questions to panellists Simon Joyston-Bechal, from Turnstone Law and James Meredith, from Russell-Cooke. Read their answers here, or listen back to the session in full. Read More

Care home fined after resident swallowed chlorine tablets

A care home operator has been fined £270,000 after a resident put chlorine tablets in his mouth and chewed them, leading to his death. Read More

Cheshunt care home fire: £175k fine for serious breaches

A fire at a care home which left two people dead – with a further 33 having to be rescued from the collapsing building – was found to be caused by an electrical fault that spread to the roof. The company running the home has been fined £175,000 for five fire safety breaches. Read More

Pensioner’s death ‘could have been avoided’

A company which ran a South London care home has been fined more than £100,000 for breaching fire safety regulations after a pensioner died in their care. Read More

Councils call for tougher fire safety rules

The LGA has called for called for sprinkler systems to be installed in all new care homes and residential schools. Read More

Care home fine: 60k fine after resident dies in stairway fall

A family-run care home has been sentenced after a resident fell down a set of stairs and later died as a result. Read More

More than half of London care homes fail fire safety checks

The report by the London Fire Brigade found that 57% of the 177 care homes in a series of one-off inspections received a formal notification to address fire safety issues. Read More



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