Category - General

27
Oct

New anti-smoking laws – Key facts:

You may have seen the recent adverts about Stoptober, the stop smoking challenge beginning in October, but are you aware of the new anti-smoking laws that come into effect on the same day? From Thursday 1 October 2015 it will be illegal: To smoke in a private vehicle carrying anyone under 18 For retailers to …

27
Oct

Hotel owner jailed over breaches in fire safety

Mr David Schofield, the owner of a hotel in Paignton, Devon, was handed a jail sentence after admitting seven breaches of fire safety rules. Mr David Schofield was given a six month sentence, suspended for two years, at Essex Crown The failings were uncovered after a false fire alert brought the property to the attention …

27
Oct

Care home provider and support worker fined after resident severely burned in bath

A national care home provider and one of its employees have been prosecuted after a young woman suffered full thickness burns to more than 40 percent of her body from a scalding bath.  The site pleaded guilty to breaching section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, 1974 and was fined £20,000. …

1
Sep

GASTROINTESTINAL ILLNESS AMONGST STAFF AND CUSTOMERS

1.          Introduction This Code of Practice is aimed at providing guidance to operations within a residential setting. Viral Gastroenteritis commonly occurs in such circumstances and rarely originates from the kitchen. It might therefore need adapting to local circumstances. Without doubt there is a serious risk to our customer’s health caused by sick staff working …

23
Sep

CSC Welcome New Recruits

CSC are delighted to update our clients on three new recruits. Steve Broadbelt has recently joined CSC as our full-time Principal Environmental Health Practitioner. Shaafiek Christian joined the team this month, as our latest associate and we are also delighted to announce that Samantha Walker will be joining the team from this November, as a full-time Environmental Health …

23
Sep

CSC Launch New Website

CSC has recently launched its new website.  The new site has been built to reflect CSC’s values and innovation over recent years. The sites now provides clearer information about our online complyforce services and the industry specific solutions, that we offer to our core markets. The new site will continue to keep you up to …

23
Sep

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEP)

I recently read an article from a wheelchair user,  staying at a London hotel when the fire alarms sounded during the night.  The guest had not been given a PEEP on check in, and had not told anything specific about the evacuation of a permanent wheelchair user. Fortunately the guest was an experienced hotelier, and knew that it was probably …

23
Sep

Update on Campylobacter Survey

Earlier this month the Food Standards Agency (FSA) confirmed its plans for publishing quarterly results  from its survey on shop bought chicken.  From November 2014 the FSA will name retailers when it releases the results. Tackling Campylobacter is on of the FSA’s top prioritise and the 12 month survey on retailers is being conducted between …

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