Archives - May 2017

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May

Lone worker death results in £1.8M fine

In recent months Lone Working has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The CSC helpdesk has also noticed a gradual increase in accidents and incidents involving lone working. More often than not manual handling and slips, trips and falls are the usual culprits. On occasion, antisocial behaviour together with spurts of violence and …

8
May

Dead pigeon, vermin and cockroaches…..The impact of pest activity on your business

In recent months pest control related offences have resulted in record fines being issued with irreparable damage to reputation and hygiene ratings taking a tumble. Whilst it is true that you are never very far away from a rodent, the implication of a rodent infestation and un-managed pest issues in your premises could have catastrophic consequences …

8
May

Tanning salon prosecuted for treating of a minor

As Summer approaches, the quest for body beautiful and getting in shape becomes a priority for many of those planning beach holidays and breaks away during the hot months. It is therefore unsurprising that the use of sun beds and tanning salons increases at this time of year. The legislation regarding provision of tanning facilities is …

2
May

Local authorities in England can now charge for Food Hygiene re-inspections.

In line with current policy in Wales and Northern Ireland, The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed that Local authorities in England can now charge restaurants for food hygiene rating re-inspections. This move will no doubt speed up the process and enable food establishments to apply for a re-inspection as soon as the necessary improvements have …

2
May

Toddler death puts pool and jacuzzi safety under spotlight

Now that the warmer weather is on its way, the use of swimming pools and Jacuzzi’s are on the rise. Following the recent inquest into the drowning of a 3 year old in a jacuzzi in Ireland, we ask, how safe is your swimming pool? Do you know what precautions you need take to keep …

2
May

Practical tips for barbecue safety

As summer approaches, the sunshine encourages us all to move our cooking outside and enjoy barbecue season. Cooking and eating outdoors brings a new set of food safety risks that shouldn’t be ignored. Summer usually sees an increase in the number of accidents involving barbecues with typical injuries including burns, scalding, cuts and fire related incidents. The undercooking …