Category - CSC Latest News

9
Jul

Food Alert! Frozen Vegetables recalled due to possible contamination

Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd has taken the precautionary step of voluntarily recalling a number of frozen vegetable products because they might contain Listeria monocytogenes. The affected products have been supplied to the following UK retailers: Tesco One stop Aldi Waitrose Sainsburys Lidl Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd is recalling the products from the retailers listed above. Point-of-sale …

20
Jun

Bouncy castle death update: Prison sentences for gross negligence manslaughter

As reported widely in the press recently, husband and wife William and Shelby Thurston, were found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence over the death of a child – Summer Grant in March 2016. The two were found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter last month, and were this week sentenced to three years jail time at Chelmsford Crown …

20
Jun

Legionella Death: Care home fined £3M

Cases of Legionella outbreaks and resultant deaths have made the headlines far too often in recent times. With the implementation of the sentencing guidance now firmly embedded in health and safety culture, record fines are being issued for contraventions in Legionella management. This has proved to be the case with a private healthcare group’s residential …

19
Jun

Grenfell to Glasgow: Fire safety news roundup

This last week has marked the first anniversary of the Grenfell tower disaster which claimed 72 lives. With the enquiry currently underway, many questions about the ‘stay put’ policy, integrity of cladding and fire safety management systems still remain. Unfortunately, reporting of fire and fire safety prosecutions appear to be on the increase. In the …

13
Jun

Tea towels pose risk of food poisoning

A recent study has indicated that the multi-use of tea towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning. Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 towels that had been used in homes for a month. The multiple use of these towels for various tasks including cleaning and wiping surfaces, hand drying and the …

10
May

Bouncy Castle Trial: Two Guilty Over Girl’s Death

You might have seen this week that husband and wife William and Shelby Thurston, have been found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence over Summer Grants death in March 2016. Summer aged 7, died in hospital after she was rescued from an inflatable bouncy castle which blew away with Summer still inside.  The castle bounced …

10
May

RIDDOR – When/What/How to report

Over the years the CSC helpdesk have processed thousands of accidents and incidents through our online portal and have always been in a position to advise clients on reporting RIDDOR reportable accidents to the HSE. The downside of not reporting RIDDOR cases within the required time scales to the HSE can result in prosecution. This …

10
May

Getting ready for the Summer – Barbecue Safety

With Summer on the way, the sunshine brings barbecue season. However barbecuing is not without risk. Barbecues are involved in many accidents that occur each year with vast numbers of people visiting A&E as a result. The most common types of barbecue-related accidents include cuts/tears by sharp objects/edges, burns, scalding and other fire related incidents. Cooking and eating …

23
Apr

Death at Chingford Care Home: Fire safety in focus

A fire which broke out at a home for people with learning disabilities in Chingford, North- East London, has resulted in one fatality A neighbour alerted the fire services as it was reported residents were unaware of the number to call. Eight residents and four carers managed to get out of the three-storey building before …

12
Apr

Carbon monoxide leaks – Fatalities in suspected gas leak in London accommodation

Following on from the news last month about the death of a Spanish tourist linked to a gas leak at The Mayflower Hotel in Kensington London, it is with sadness that more fatalities have been reported in another suspected gas leak. This time in a house in Edgeware, North London. With safety standards for accommodation blocks and …

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