Archives - March 2018

27
Mar

CSC Easter Safety Guidance

As Spring has started, it has been reported that this could be a ‘White Easter’ in the aftermath of the ‘Beast from the East’. We revisit the CSC Easter safety guidance and review the possible dangers that could be associated with activities around the holiday. Although the biggest likely threat is over-indulgence in chocolate it is …

8
Mar

Food hygiene rating review and impact on consumer confidence

The Food Hygiene Rating System has become more and more recognised and understood by consumers throughout the UK. Food safety standards and consumer wellbeing have been the subject of news stories, although it is normally papers highlighting one-off low scores, there are now newspapers which update readers regularly on new food hygiene ratings in their …

8
Mar

FSA Meat Industry Update: Breaches in food safety lead to review of standards

Russel Hume have been the subject of talks in the food industry following breaches in food safety. As a result of significant breaches, Russel Hume has shut down after all production was suspended following the food standards scare which unfortunately left hundreds of people without jobs. The FSA has now revealed some alarming facts and …

8
Mar

Musculoskeletal injuries – update from HSE and impact on the workplace

HSE reported that in the UK approximately 507,000 workers suffered from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (new or long-standing) in 2016/17 which led to 8.9 million working days lost in that year. This highlights the need to ensure that all staff are working safely at work. Keeping employees safe benefits both staff and employer. Musculoskeletal disorders can …

8
Mar

Gas Safety: Tourist dies in London hotel after suspected carbon monoxide leak

Safety standards for accommodation blocks and hotels are fresh in everyone’s mind after incidents such as the Grenfell tower disaster and other recent building fires. It has now been reported that a tourist has died in a hotel after a suspected carbon monoxide leak. The BBC reported that The Mayflower Hotel in Kensington was evacuated …

8
Mar

Failure to follow risk assessments and implement safety standards results in major fines

Far too often the failure to implement and follow basic health and safety requirements is resulting in catastrophic injuries and in some cases fatalities. With the impact of the Sentencing Guidance being felt across numerous sectors, massive fines are now becoming the norm. We look at some recently reported prosecutions: £1,4M fine: Tata Steel was …