Archives - October 2016

18
Oct

Food Hygiene Ratings – Are you proud to display yours?

As of 7th October 2016 the display of Food Hygiene Rating stickers is now mandatory in Northern Ireland with this law also already enforced in Wales. As previously reported all food businesses must now publicly display their rating regardless of whether it is low or high. In our opinion it seems like it is only …

17
Oct

Fire Safety Implications: Understanding the role of the responsible person

Since the inception of the Sentencing Guidance in 2016, record fines for contraventions of fire safety requirements have been issued. In certain instances, individuals have also been jailed. As previously reported, Bristol based, Bengal Raj restaurant had been found guilty of breaking numerous fire safety laws. Zamshed Alam’s restaurant owner had been jailed for 6 …

17
Oct

Bonfire night – Tips to keep everyone safe

With Guy Fawkes night approaching on 5th November, planning for fireworks displays and bonfires are under way. However, although one of the most popular festivals of the year, Guy Fawkes night can also be considered as potentially one of the most dangerous. Here we have put together some tips for consideration when you plan your display. …

12
Oct

Food Hygiene Rating Stickers now mandatory in Northern Ireland

The display of Food Hygiene Rating stickers is now mandatory in Northern Ireland (as of 7th October 2016). All food businesses must now publicly display their rating regardless of whether it is low or high. We remind our customers that it is also important to remember that maintaining a good score is as important as …

12
Oct

5 Year prison sentence: Manslaughter trial puts working at height back into focus

In recent months there has been a marked increase in deaths resulting from working at height. In most cases the basic fundamentals of meeting minimum health and safety requirements are not being met. The owner of a building firm (Colin Jeffrey, who owned the firm Utterly Gutterly) was sentenced at Exeter Crown Court on 14 …

11
Oct

Prosecution News: Failure to provide a valid Certificate of Employers Liability results in a fine

At CSC as part of our ongoing drive to ensure that legal compliance is met, specific focus is placed on ensuring that our clients are in possession of a valid Certificate of Employers Liability Certificate. The importance of this certificate cannot be understated as failure to provide suitable insurance puts workers at risk of not …