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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 manufactures. 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; …

27
Mar

Health and Safety at Easter

Easter is not far away and everyone is looking forward to a long weekend, full of chocolate and family festivities. As a business it can be a very busy weekend so it is important to ensure that your company/site is fully prepared to ensure everyone is safe at any special Easter activities. A number of …

19
Mar

Pensioner Death at Care Home

Care homes have a number of vulnerable people within them, and therefore extra care has to be taken to ensure the safety of all residents. At CSC we have a number of care home based clients so we understand the importance of a good health and safety policy being implemented to ensure the best care …

19
Mar

Importance of Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are a very important part of the H&S policy at site. They’re vital to be able to look at different risks on site and to be able to ensure that there is a control measure to reduce the risk to avoid an accident or incident occurring at site. Recently we have heard of …

19
Mar

Serving ‘Free From’ foods

Allergen information is very important and within a food business you must, by law, provide full allergen information to all customers. Over recent years this has been heavily enforced by EHO’s when visiting sites, and more recently by trading standards who have been checking that the correct information is being given to customers when requested. …

19
Feb

Entrapment accidents – Food manufacturer fined in excess of £200k

Following two separate accidents involving entrapment with moving machinery, a food manufacturer has been sentenced. On 26 March 2016, whilst working for 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd at its poultry site in Flixton, Norfolk, Mr Romas Ciurlionis trapped his thumb in a moving shackle shortly after being shown how to remove chicken intestines. As the …

19
Feb

Investigating a food poisoning complaint: Asking the right questions is key

We have witnessed a recent influx of alleged food poisoning complaints to the CSC helpline, it is critical that our clients ensure they are fully compliant with food safety legislation. Food poisoning accusations can have terrible consequences for businesses – especially in the age of social media and instant online reviews. The increase in the litigation …