Archives - June 2017

21
Jun

CSC News – June

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14
Jun

Fire Safety: London hotel prosecuted for fire safety offences

News is coming in today of a huge fire which has raged through the night at the Grenfell Tower block, in North Kensington. Forty fire engines, and around 200 firefighters tackled the blaze. The London Fire Brigade has confirmed that there were fatalities but cannot give a number. It has been reported that more than …

13
Jun

Care home fatality: Window and balcony safety recap

With the warmer weather now here, we recap our advice around window and balcony safety. Whilst it is appreciated that during the warmer months hotel guests will want to aid ventilation and access balconies, it is important to ensure that this is achieved without compromising safety. Things can and do go wrong with consequences leading to possible death. …

13
Jun

Sushi Alert– Parasites on the rise

With food trends ever changing, the eating of raw or undercooked fish is becoming more common in the Western world. This method of procurement and consumption of food is not without risk. There can be food safety issues with the service of some fish and shellfish, especially when serving raw. Hazards can range from allergic …

8
Jun

Swimming Pool Safety

Over recent weeks the CSC team have been receiving a number of enquiries on swimming pool safety, and that golden question: Do we need a lifeguard?  Prior to explaining the reasons for our recommendations on this, I would like to emphasise that one of CSC’s primary values, is to provide our clients with practical, proportionate …

8
Jun

Slips, trips and fall safety: Death by slipping on spillage results in significant fine

The CSC helpline has seen an increase in accidents relating to slips, trips and falls. The impact of accidents have ranged from slight bruising to fractures to life changing injury. Sometimes the repercussions can be so severe that it results in a loss of life. This was the case when a man slipped on water leaking from …

8
Jun

How to work towards and maintain a Food Hygiene rating of 5

The date for Mandatory display of hygiene ratings in England is getting closer. With this now already enforced in Wales and Northern Ireland, never has the drive to obtain and maintain a 5 star hygiene rating been more important. In recent studies, it has been widely reported that public awareness is on the increase and …

7
Jun

Walk-in freezer safety

As part of CSC’s Summer health and safety briefs, we revisit freezer safety tips and ask, ‘How compliant are your in house procedures?’ To ensure that perishable and frozen foods are stored at the correct temperatures the use of walk in chillers and freezers are an essential requirement within the food industry. With many employees …

6
Jun

Stress in the Workplace

Stress is a health condition that accounted for an estimated 11.7 million lost work days in 2015/2016, reports the Health & Safety Executive. Work encroaches more than ever on home life, due in part to the impact of technology, and as a result employees are under increased levels of stress. The relationship between an employee …