Category - CSC Latest News

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 …

14
Jan

Chain saw accident: Life changing injury results in 6 Figure pay-out.

Tree surgery has become common practice with the use of chainsaws and dangerous machinery often designated to the greenkeeping and maintenance teams. There are various requirements for the use of chainsaws to cut wood – felling, crown raising, logging. If chainsaws are not used correctly, the end result could be horrific with staff suffering life …

14
Jan

Bathroom safety: The risks affecting your business

In 2018 the HSE reported 31% off all (non-fatal injuries) accidents reported via RIDDOR were caused by slips/trips/falls from the same level. In the last year at the CSC helpdesk we have noticed an increase in these type of accidents in bathroom settings. Typical scenarios have involved guests slipping on floors or falling whilst getting …

14
Jan

Fire safety news: Ivy Manchester reopens after fire

As 2019 gets underway, fire safety hits the headlines again. As reported in the press recently, a fire broke out at the new  ‘The Ivy’ restaurant in Manchester. The BBC website had indicated that it is thought the blaze at the city centre venue started in a patio heater on an outdoor terrace. The extent …

6
Dec

Norovirus Guidance and Advice

As the Winter is upon us again, this time of the year often sees an increase in the winter vomiting bug commonly known as Norovirus (Norwalk Virus). Norovirus is contagious and can spread very fast. It is therefore imperative that adequate controls are put in place to prevent an outbreak from occurring and to contain …

29
Nov

Winter safety focus: Gas safety requirements

As part of our Winter safety focus, we look at gas safety requirements which need to be met to ensure that your business, staff and guests are kept safe. It is a legal requirement that any gas safety work must be undertaken by an engineer that is Gas Safe registered. During the winter months we are all …

29
Nov

Winter safety guidance – Cold weather

The winter months bring dark evenings and often cold temperatures. These factors can pose added risk to many organisations and should be carefully considered when conducting risk assessments for both staff and customers. We look at a few of the high risk areas and ways to reduce the likelihood of an accident. Ice on pavements Snow …

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 …

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