Archives - January 2019

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Jan

Major improvements required as big brand coffee shop gets hygiene rating of 1

In recent months matters regarding hygiene ratings and allergen management have made headlines. With consumer awareness on the increase and recent fatalities involving allergens, the need for superior food standards has never been more important. A well known coffee shop on Gentleman’s Walk, Norwich was given a Hygiene rating of 1 by food hygiene officers …

14
Jan

Chain saw accident: Life changing injury results in 6 Figure pay-out.

Tree surgery has become common practice with the use of chainsaws and dangerous machinery often designated to the greenkeeping and maintenance teams. There are various requirements for the use of chainsaws to cut wood – felling, crown raising, logging. If chainsaws are not used correctly, the end result could be horrific with staff suffering life …

14
Jan

Bathroom safety: The risks affecting your business

In 2018 the HSE reported 31% off all (non-fatal injuries) accidents reported via RIDDOR were caused by slips/trips/falls from the same level. In the last year at the CSC helpdesk we have noticed an increase in these type of accidents in bathroom settings. Typical scenarios have involved guests slipping on floors or falling whilst getting …

14
Jan

Fire safety news: Ivy Manchester reopens after fire

As 2019 gets underway, fire safety hits the headlines again. As reported in the press recently, a fire broke out at the new  ‘The Ivy’ restaurant in Manchester. The BBC website had indicated that it is thought the blaze at the city centre venue started in a patio heater on an outdoor terrace. The extent …