Category - Health and Safety

10
May

Re-Opening Checklist – Free download

Following the easing of lockdown restrictions, many venues are eagerly preparing to re-open after an extended period of closure. Download our ‘re-opening checklist’ to ensure you have everything covered to re-open safely. Click here to download.

6
May

Risk from Falls

Falls from height are the third highest cause of fatal injuries in the food and drink industry, which makes up around 20 % of fatal accidents.  Statistics reveal that within the industry around 80 major injuries are sustained due to falls from height, injuries ranging from broken bones and fractured skulls. Serious injuries a can …

6
May

Importance of Legionella Checks

Following the easing of COVID 19 lockdown restrictions businesses will need to prepare to ensure that returning guests are not exposed to risks from unmanaged water systems. During the lockdown period numerous office spaces, hotels, bed and breakfasts and other accommodation venues have been closed to the public, meaning that there has been a significant …

1
Feb

HSE undertaking ‘COVID Secure’ spot-checks

Over recent months, the HSE have increased the number of random COVID spot checks they are undertaking at all types of businesses, to assess if they are operating in line with government COVID guidelines. Ensuring your business is COVID compliant and a safe place for your staff and customers can require more than just providing …

1
Feb

Cameron House, Fatal fire could have been avoided

A hotel fire that claimed the lives of two men could have been avoided.  Following investigations it has been established that the fire started after a night porter put a bag of ash and embers into a cupboard which contained combustible materials. The fire started after the night porter cleared ash and embers from a …

25
Nov

Working from Home – Guidance

For some of us, working from home is not unusual. However, due to recent events (COVID-19) this has led to an increase in people working from home. Whether working from home is a temporary measure or long term adjustment, it is important that your workstation and working environment is one which is good and safe …

4
Aug

COVID-19 Aide Memoire

With changes to government guidance continuing to change across the UK, CSC have summarised current control measures in a simple and easy to use guide. The guidance outlines the current rules and regulations for England, Scotland and Wales. Currently the guide includes national guidance, note that some localised regions have enhanced/ varied restrictions which will need …

7
Apr

Risk Assessments and their Importance

It is important to ensure that risk assessments are completed to cover all potential hazards on site, this must be documented if you have five or more employees.  As an employer, you’re required by law to protect your employees, and others, from harm.  Do not just rely on the policy generic assessments; these need to …

30
Mar

Building Closure Checklist

As the Coronavirus lockdown continues many businesses are temporarily closing their premises for a period of time.  Closing a premises is not something many of you will have planned for and during this process there will be a number of things to consider. These checklists have been prepared to support your business with managing your …

30
Mar

Guidance around providing take-away and delivery food

As the Coronavirus lockdown continues, we are seeing a number of hotels, restaurants and catering establishments offering a take away and delivery food service. With this change in operation we provide our guidance on how to ensure you can operate safely and legally. The guidance also provides some business risk assessments that can be utilised. …

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