Category - Health and Safety

3
Nov

Norovirus Guidance

As a result of recent reports of suspected Norovirus outbreaks amongst guests and staff in the hospitality/leisure industry, we take a closer look at the implications and practical methods to limit exposure to this virus. The Virus Noroviruses are a group of viruses that are the most common cause of stomach bugs (gastroenteritis) in the …

17
Oct

Bonfire night – Tips to keep everyone safe

With Guy Fawkes night approaching on 5th November, planning for fireworks displays and bonfires are under way. However, although one of the most popular festivals of the year, Guy Fawkes night can also be considered as potentially one of the most dangerous. Here we have put together some tips for consideration when you plan your display. …

12
Oct

Food Hygiene Rating Stickers now mandatory in Northern Ireland

The display of Food Hygiene Rating stickers is now mandatory in Northern Ireland (as of 7th October 2016). All food businesses must now publicly display their rating regardless of whether it is low or high. We remind our customers that it is also important to remember that maintaining a good score is as important as …

12
Oct

5 Year prison sentence: Manslaughter trial puts working at height back into focus

In recent months there has been a marked increase in deaths resulting from working at height. In most cases the basic fundamentals of meeting minimum health and safety requirements are not being met. The owner of a building firm (Colin Jeffrey, who owned the firm Utterly Gutterly) was sentenced at Exeter Crown Court on 14 …

11
Oct

Prosecution News: Failure to provide a valid Certificate of Employers Liability results in a 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 …

20
Sep

In the spotlight – pool safety management

Pool safety has made the headlines this summer with significant fines issues for breaches in Health and Safety law. In this article we review two recent prosecution case studies and provide practical advice on how to ensure that your swimming pool facility is kept safe. In the most recent prosecution news St Edmunds School in …

20
Sep

Be warned: Displaying of fraudulent food hygiene rating stickers lead to a fine

As recently reported on the CSC news portal, in Wales it is compulsory to display the food hygiene rating in a prominent place at your establishment. But what happens when you use dishonest tactics to inflate your hygiene rating?….A kebab shop owner recently discovered the extent of the law. Following a food safety inspection at …

20
Sep

Care home fined £1.72M after resident suffers fatal fall

Recent cases involving neglect of vulnerable residents in care homes have made the news headlines with an increase in prosecutions noted. A fatality which occurred in 2012 has finally culminated in a court case and concluded with guilty pleas. Following the unfortunate death of a dementia patient and resident at a care home in 2012, …

19
Sep

Prosecution news: Largest fine to date issued

In November 2014 Mr Richardson was helping to unload a delivery from an eight foot platform. The platform had no guard rail, resulting in Mr Richardson falling directly onto concrete and sustaining fatal brain injuries. Decco – the Cheshire based homeware firm has been fined £2.2m as a result of the fatality. This is the …

19
Sep

Urgent E.coli Alert – All Errington Cheese products recalled

Following the recent e.coli outbreak the recall on Errington cheese has now been updated to include ALL cheeses produced by the company: The Food Standards Agency is alerting consumers to the recall of all cheese produced by Errington Cheese Ltd. A number of different types of cheese produced by the company have tested positive for …

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