Category - Health and Safety

2
Oct

The importance of cleaning in your food establishment

In the age of social media and public awareness of food hygiene ratings, the importance of cleaning procedures has never been more important. Consumers expect and rightfully deserve wholesome foods prepared in a clean environment. As a significant part of the assessment criteria for FHR is dedicated to the levels of cleaning and cleaning procedures, …

19
Sep

Rodent prosecution: Take away in Reading prosecuted for rodent infestation

The cost of a pest infestation can prove to be costly and can do huge damage to the reputation of a food establishment. Not to mention the impact that it can have on the health of its customers. Pest control related offences in recent times have resulted in record fines being issued with irreparable damage to …

19
Sep

Gas safety prosecution at caravan site

Gas safety prosecutions have made the headlines in recent times. The importance of having competent gas safety engineers carry out safe gas works cannot be understated. The law is clear that all gas work must be done by registered ‘Gas Safe’ engineers to ensure the highest standards are met to prevent injury and loss of …

18
Jul

Window and Balcony Safety

Recently, a Bride and Groom were celebrating their wedding day in a hotel in Scotland. The Groom was making his way to the honeymoon suite whilst carrying cards and gifts, he lost his footing on the stairs and went to grab the banister, but instead fell through a large gap. He is now in an …

26
Jun

Hot weather conditions – Keeping safe as the temperature rises

Although many of us will see it as a very welcome change, when the sun finally appears for summer it is important to ensure that everyone stays safe and well as the temperature rises. Many of our clients are hospitality and leisure driven, so we look at how this may impact the working environment and …

18
Jun

Tumble dryer fire safety risk: Government to issue recall notice on Whirlpool tumble dryers

With the Grenfell tragedy still fresh in everyone’s minds, fire safety news continues to make the headlines. This week the focus has very much been on tumble dryer safety. Four years after Whirlpool issued a warning after it found faults in its Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit dryers which required fixing, the government has decided to …

12
Jun

12 month prison sentence for fitter who pretended to be Gas Safety Registered

The importance of having competent gas safety engineers carry out safe gas works cannot be understated. The law is clear that all gas work must be done by registered ‘Gas Safe’ engineers to ensure the highest standards are met to prevent injury and loss of life. Failure to comply with these requirements can have detrimental …

22
May

Prison sentence for Director after employee is killed using dangerous machinery

In recent prosecution news, it has been reported that the director of a Skip Hire company in Norfolk has been jailed for one year, following the death of an employee. This case highlights how a cost cutting exercise resulted in the unnecessary loss of life which could have easily been avoided. Robert Baldwin is to …

17
Apr

The New PPE Regulations

Background information As reported in the news, the PPE regulations ((EU) 2016/425) will come into effect on 21st April 2019. These regulations aim to ensure that the user will get better and safer PPE. This means that distributors and importers are now responsible for standards as well as the manufacturers. The new regulations deal mainly …

17
Apr

Update: British Standard for Workplace First Aid kits – BS 8599-1:2019

The correct response to administering First Aid to an injured person is vital. It is therefore imperative that adequate First Aid provisions are in place. As Health and Safety requirements within the industry have evolved, BSI (British Standards Institute) has undertaken a review of existing standards and a NEW British Standard specification has been launched; …

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