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10
Apr

New Acrylamide Legislation

There is a new legislation which comes into effect as of the 11th April 2018. This legislation states that food businesses will be required to identify where the hazard of acrylamide is formed in the business and then to implement measures to ensure levels are as low as is reasonably achievable. What is acrylamide? Acrylamide …

9
Apr

Importance of Control of Contractors

Accidents at work or site are often heard of when talking about H&S and different stories are used to help promote the importance of safety at work. It is not only important to think about your own employees but also think about those who come onto site as you also have responsibility for them. One …

9
Apr

Prosecution update: Safety of young persons, chemical safety and window safety under the spotlight

We continue to hear about prosecutions resulting from avoidable incidents across the industry. Far too often the failure to implement and follow basic health and safety requirements is resulting in catastrophic injuries and in some cases fatalities. We look at some recently reported prosecutions from the last few weeks: Guest falls to death from hotel …

27
Mar

CSC Easter Safety Guidance

As Spring has started, it has been reported that this could be a ‘White Easter’ in the aftermath of the ‘Beast from the East’. We revisit the CSC Easter safety guidance and review the possible dangers that could be associated with activities around the holiday. Although the biggest likely threat is over-indulgence in chocolate it is …

8
Mar

Food hygiene rating review and impact on consumer confidence

The Food Hygiene Rating System has become more and more recognised and understood by consumers throughout the UK. Food safety standards and consumer wellbeing have been the subject of news stories, although it is normally papers highlighting one-off low scores, there are now newspapers which update readers regularly on new food hygiene ratings in their …

8
Mar

Musculoskeletal injuries – update from HSE and impact on the workplace

HSE reported that in the UK approximately 507,000 workers suffered from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (new or long-standing) in 2016/17 which led to 8.9 million working days lost in that year. This highlights the need to ensure that all staff are working safely at work. Keeping employees safe benefits both staff and employer. Musculoskeletal disorders can …