Category - CSC Latest News

10
May

Equipment Safety: Hand trapped in pastry machine

Following an accident in which a worker suffered partial de-gloving of his hand when his hand was pulled through a pastry lid maker, a food manufacturing firm (Thomas of York Ltd in Helmsley, York) pleaded guilty to breaching the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations and was fined £6,500 with £691.45 costs at Northallerton …

10
May

Insanitary food practice: Don’t get caught out

Since the introduction of the sentencing guidelines, the impact of food safety prosecutions is really and truly being felt across the industry. Here we discuss several recent cases. The owner of The Grape Inn, Teeside were ordered to pay £30,890 after EHO’S found rat droppings in storage areas, poor hygiene disciplines and expired food, both the …

10
May

Prosecution news: Safety breaches cause injury and death

Since February 2016, the implementation of the Sentencing Guidelines has seen a marked increase in fines and prison terms with directors of companies facing significant penalties.  In recent Health and Safety prosecution news, one man has been jailed for six years and another for eight months after two incidents on the same day left one …

10
May

Consumers demand good food hygiene ratings. Are you ready to publicly display your rating?

  Recent research from checkit.net has found that as much as 75% of diners wouldn’t risk eating at an outlet that has been implicated in a food hygiene incident, and almost half of those said they would not return to the restaurant under any circumstances. Some customers said they would consider returning if the outlet …

26
Apr

Compulsory electrical safety checks in the pipeline for private landlords

With recent statistics for accidents and fatalities due to faulty electrical arrangements on the increase, the Housing Bill has been amended which is currently in the House of Lords. If this bill becomes law (which is expected to be introduced by Summer) Landlords may have to get qualified electricians to carry out safety checks on …

12
Apr

Norovirus – PROTECT YOURSELF!

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 …

11
Apr

Sentencing guidelines – The impact so far

It’s just a little over one month since the inception of the new sentencing guidelines, and already the impact is starting to be felt. Here we analyse two separate health and safety prosecutions, the fines imposed and lessons that could be learnt to avoid a re occurrence. In the first case study, supermarket chain Aldi and …

7
Apr

Worker suffers serious injury in fall down a lift shaft in Starbucks

A female worker, reported to be in her 20’s, suffered serious injury when falling 25 ft down a lift shaft at a Starbucks coffee shop in Solihull. It is understood that the women broke her pelvis and her leg. A spokesperson for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Ambulance staff were told that the woman …

6
Apr

Applying for a re-rating or appealing a food hygiene rating in Wales

In the event of food hygiene ratings in Wales needing to be appealed or a re-rating applied for, the following information has been sourced: Re-rating procedure: 1. Once you have completed the required improvements as outlined in the EHO report, you can formally request a re-rating from the Local Authority/food safety officer that conducted the …

6
Apr

Read the latest news from the CSC Learning Hub

If you are looking for training, either online or at one of our open courses, download our latest training update → CSC Training News – April offer. Don’t miss out on our early bird offer valid throughout April on our upcoming Level 3 Food Hygiene course, scheduled for June 13 – 15.

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