Category - CSC Latest News

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 …

10
Sep

Restaurant owner fined and banned for fraud over food hygiene rating display

There have been a few instances of false representation and misleading the public when displaying food hygiene ratings as one restaurant owner from Walsall, Derby found out when he marketed his Indian restaurant, Moza Derby, to have a rating of five when it only had a one rating and later zero. Rushan Ahmed was prosecuted and fined for …

6
Sep

Orkney Cheese Company prosecuted £8,000 for breaching work at height regulations

A staff employee was seriously injured when he was asked by the General Manager to retrieve a dead mouse from an unfloored loft area in October 2017. Orkney Cheese Company Limited has been fined £8,000 after an employee was seriously injured when he fell through a fragile roof by crawling along ceiling battens, in which …

15
Aug

Public awareness of food hygiene standards at a very high level

The Food Standards Agency has released results of its biannual public attitudes tracker (May 2018). Elements covered by the survey include food safety concerns in UK food outlets, awareness of hygiene standards, allergens and food poisoning. It is apparent that public awareness on matters relating to food hygiene standards in places where we eat at …

15
Aug

Gross corporate manslaughter: New Sentencing Guidance to be introduced in November 2018

The Sentencing Council has published definitive guidance covering new sentences for individuals who commit gross negligence manslaughter. With this guideline coming into force in courts on 1 November 2018, jail time of up to 18 years is being proposed for the worst offenders. Gross negligence manslaughter is committed by an individual whose gross breach of …

26
Jul

Management of risk assessments

Employers have a duty under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to carry out risk assessments to identify what hazards exist in a workplace, and how likely these hazards are to cause harm. They must then decide what prevention or control measures are needed. As part of managing the health and …

26
Jul

Another bouncy castle death: safety concerns escalate!

This summer is proving to be a watershed moment for the safety and regulation of the use of bouncy castles. The unsafe practices surrounding the use of these facilities (intended for fun) has resulted in the unnecessary deaths of children and jail time for those found guilty. In recent months, we heard about the gross negligence manslaughter conviction …

26
Jul

Extreme hot weather conditions – practical steps to keep safe over this period

Hot weather conditions – practical steps to keep safe over this period. With extreme temperatures reaching a record high this Summer, the MET office has issued many weather alerts affecting most parts of the country. With the majority of the CSC client base predominantly hospitality and leisure driven, we look at how this may impact …

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 …

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