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8
Nov

The CSC guide to a joyous (and safe) festive season!

The festive season is upon us again and the countdown to Christmas has begun! With Christmas parties and festivities being planned, it is important for employers and businesses to be aware of potential health and safety hazards so that everyone can enjoy this special period. We revisit the CSC festive season guidance: Here is an …

8
Nov

HSE releases annual injury and ill health statistics

Too many workers in Britain’s workplaces are still being injured or made ill by their work a new report shows. Annual statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.4 million workers were suffering from work-related ill health and around 555,000 from non-fatal injuries in 2017/18. The annual statistics, compiled by HSE from the …

8
Nov

Waste management company director jailed for crush death

Two owners of a recycling and waste company in Liverpool have been jailed for the death of a 39 year old worker who died while working on a waste crushing machine. In 2010 Zibigniew Galka was working for Gawkells Waste services. He was working on a baller which compresses recycling and waste into small blocks. …

7
Nov

Retail outlet fined for Health and Safety failing

This month has seen a high street retail outlet receive a large fine after an incident in its Taunton store which has led to the biggest fine in the company’s 225 years retail history. The company was fined £337,500 after a 62 year old woman fell down into the basement after staff had left a …

7
Nov

Allergen death prosecution: food business operators jailed of manslaughter

Over the last couple of years, the word allergens has become commonplace in the media and everyday conversation. It is most relevant to the 2 million people in the UK whose lives are directly affected by allergens which can have fatal consequences if not understood, managed and controlled well. In recent months there has been …

17
Oct

CSC News – October

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15
Oct

Recent fatalities make allergen awareness and safety a top priority

In recent weeks, deaths associated with allergens have made international headlines. Since the introduction of the Allergen labelling law in 2014, it would appear that the food industry still has a long way to go with effective management of allergen policies. We look at recent allergen cases and revisit the CSC allergen guidance to make …

15
Oct

Failure to produce certificate of employers liability result in fine

At CSC as part of our ongoing drive to ensure that legal compliance is met, specific focus is placed on ensuring that our clients are in possession of a valid Certificate of Employers Liability Certificate. The importance of this certificate cannot be understated as failure to provide suitable insurance puts workers at risk of not …

9
Oct

Bonfire Night – CSC Safety Guidance

With Guy Fawkes night approaching on 5th November, we revisit the CSC guidance for the planning of fireworks displays and bonfires. Although one of the most popular festivals of the year, Guy Fawkes night can also be considered as potentially one of the most dangerous. Keeping your staff and customers safe should always remain your number …

11
Sep

Deep Fat Fryer incident results in £25K fine

The failure to implement and follow basic health and safety requirements can result in catastrophic injuries with massive fines imposed since the inception of the Sentencing Guidance. This was very much the case for The Cross, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Kenilworth. It has been reported that an 18 year old Apprentice Chef had been told …

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