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30
Mar

Building Closure Checklist

As the Coronavirus lockdown continues many businesses are temporarily closing their premises for a period of time.  Closing a premises is not something many of you will have planned for and during this process there will be a number of things to consider. These checklists have been prepared to support your business with managing your …

30
Mar

Guidance around providing take-away and delivery food

As the Coronavirus lockdown continues, we are seeing a number of hotels, restaurants and catering establishments offering a take away and delivery food service. With this change in operation we provide our guidance on how to ensure you can operate safely and legally. The guidance also provides some business risk assessments that can be utilised. …

12
Nov

Grenfell – First phase enquiry completed

Grenfell – Review of inquiry first phase report The first phase of the Grenfell inquiry has been completed and Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s report recently released.  The first phase of the inquiry into the Grenfell fire primarily reviews how the fire started, spread and became a disaster.  Here we provide a round-up of his key conclusions …

5
Dec

Pub Operator Greene King fined £150k

Greene King received a £150k Health and Safety fine last month after a teenager suffered severe burns, blisters and scars after being scalded by hot water carried through a busy kitchen in an ice cream container. This is their first fine under health and safety legislation in its 218-year history. On investigation, it was discovered that the …

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 …

17
Aug

Top tips to maintain your 5 stars

Having had the opportunity to conduct a joint site inspection with the Local Authority at a family owned restaurant in London, it is apparent that maintaining a 5 star ‘Score on the Door’ is more difficult than initially achieving it! Key fundamental areas that the EHO focused on were as follows: A managed approach to …

14
Jun

Walk-in freezer safety: Are you protected against the risks?

To ensure that perishable and frozen foods are stored at the correct temperatures the use of walk in chiller and freezers are an essential requirement in the food industry. With many employees having to access these units on a daily basis, we look at the potential risks and practical tips to reduce the likelihood of …

14
Jun

Eggs in the spotlight

Recent news have put eggs in the spotlight with an update from the Government food safety advisors and a recent health and safety prosecution. The Advisory Committee on Microbiological Safety have concluded in a report that British ‘Lion marked’ eggs can safely be eaten runny by vulnerable groups including pregnant women, elderly and babies. Lion …

14
Jun

Carehome prosecuted over breaches in bedrail safety

Beacon Edge Specialist Nursing Home in Penrith, Cumbria, a BUPA Care Home (CFC Homes) has been fined £400 000 after health and safety failings resulting in the death of a resident. The case related to the management of bedrails in relation to a vulnerable resident who died at the home. The company failed to ensure …

14
Jun

Swimming pool safety: Are your guests at risk?

Now that the warm whether has arrived, the use of swimming pools is more common. How safe is your swimming pool? Do you know what precautions you need take to keep guests safe? We take a look at a recent prosecution at Down Hall Country House hotel, Essex, where two guests drowned in its unusually-shaped …

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