Archives - November 2017

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Nov

Norovirus – A reminder

Winter often sees an increase in the winter vomiting bug (Norovirus). Managing the spread of the bug can be difficult, our guidance below will help you to minimise the spread should your organisation have an outbreak. The main symptoms of the Norovirus illness usually include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and some stomach cramping and last about …

15
Nov

Staying safe over the festive period!

The countdown to Christmas has begun! Here is an overview of the steps you need to ensure you are taking to ensure your customers and staff have a safe as well as enjoyable festive season. General food safety tips: With food poisoning allegations generally on the increase during the Christmas period, planning ahead is essential. …

15
Nov

Hotel prosecuted after worker blacks out following use of strong acid

Poor implementation of health and safety policy and risk assessments often result in catastrophic outcomes. In a set of unfortunate events in March 2015, three workers of a Maidenhead hotel were hospitalised after work activities went horribly wrong. The first incident involves the use of strong acid and the second involves the use of a …

1
Nov

Life changing injuries to worker results in sentence for demolition company directors

A demolition company and its director have been sentenced after one of its workers suffered devastating crush injuries when his arms were trapped between two 10 tonne steel girders in an incident which occurred in October 2015. In a Liverpool Crown Court, it was heard how an employee of S. Evans and Sons Limited was …