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27
Mar

Health and Safety at Easter

Easter is not far away and everyone is looking forward to a long weekend, full of chocolate and family festivities. As a business it can be a very busy weekend so it is important to ensure that your company/site is fully prepared to ensure everyone is safe at any special Easter activities. A number of …

19
Mar

Pensioner Death at Care Home

Care homes have a number of vulnerable people within them, and therefore extra care has to be taken to ensure the safety of all residents. At CSC we have a number of care home based clients so we understand the importance of a good health and safety policy being implemented to ensure the best care …

19
Mar

Importance of Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are a very important part of the H&S policy at site. They’re vital to be able to look at different risks on site and to be able to ensure that there is a control measure to reduce the risk to avoid an accident or incident occurring at site. Recently we have heard of …

19
Mar

Serving ‘Free From’ foods

Allergen information is very important and within a food business you must, by law, provide full allergen information to all customers. Over recent years this has been heavily enforced by EHO’s when visiting sites, and more recently by trading standards who have been checking that the correct information is being given to customers when requested. …

21
Feb

CSC News – February

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19
Feb

Entrapment accidents – Food manufacturer fined in excess of £200k

Following two separate accidents involving entrapment with moving machinery, a food manufacturer has been sentenced. On 26 March 2016, whilst working for 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd at its poultry site in Flixton, Norfolk, Mr Romas Ciurlionis trapped his thumb in a moving shackle shortly after being shown how to remove chicken intestines. As the …

19
Feb

Investigating a food poisoning complaint: Asking the right questions is key

We have witnessed a recent influx of alleged food poisoning complaints to the CSC helpline, it is critical that our clients ensure they are fully compliant with food safety legislation. Food poisoning accusations can have terrible consequences for businesses – especially in the age of social media and instant online reviews. The increase in the litigation …

19
Feb

Pub Owner fined £7,000 for Food Safety Breaches

Food safety has now become a focal point within public opinion as awareness increases. It is vital that all businesses protect their consumers by ensuring high food safety standards from delivery through to service. A recent prosecution of a hotel owner shows how serious food safety breaches can be. often we hear of cases where …

12
Feb

Lift Death: Significant failures in lift safety management results in death of toddler.

Lift safety has been brought back into focus following the sentencing of two companies in the death of a five-year-old girl who became trapped while using a lift at her home in Weymouth. This fatality highlights the failures in the relationship between landlord and managing agents. Catastrophic situations can occur when regulatory compliance is not …

14
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 …

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