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9
Jul

Food Alert! Frozen Vegetables recalled due to possible contamination

Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd has taken the precautionary step of voluntarily recalling a number of frozen vegetable products because they might contain Listeria monocytogenes. The affected products have been supplied to the following UK retailers: Tesco One stop Aldi Waitrose Sainsburys Lidl Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd is recalling the products from the retailers listed above. Point-of-sale …

20
Jun

Bouncy castle death update: Prison sentences for gross negligence manslaughter

As reported widely in the press recently, husband and wife William and Shelby Thurston, were found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence over the death of a child – Summer Grant in March 2016. The two were found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter last month, and were this week sentenced to three years jail time at Chelmsford Crown …

20
Jun

Legionella Death: Care home fined £3M

Cases of Legionella outbreaks and resultant deaths have made the headlines far too often in recent times. With the implementation of the sentencing guidance now firmly embedded in health and safety culture, record fines are being issued for contraventions in Legionella management. This has proved to be the case with a private healthcare group’s residential …

19
Jun

Grenfell to Glasgow: Fire safety news roundup

This last week has marked the first anniversary of the Grenfell tower disaster which claimed 72 lives. With the enquiry currently underway, many questions about the ‘stay put’ policy, integrity of cladding and fire safety management systems still remain. Unfortunately, reporting of fire and fire safety prosecutions appear to be on the increase. In the …

10
May

RIDDOR – When/What/How to report

Over the years the CSC helpdesk have processed thousands of accidents and incidents through our online portal and have always been in a position to advise clients on reporting RIDDOR reportable accidents to the HSE. The downside of not reporting RIDDOR cases within the required time scales to the HSE can result in prosecution. This …

10
May

Getting ready for the Summer – Barbecue Safety

With Summer on the way, the sunshine brings barbecue season. However barbecuing is not without risk. Barbecues are involved in many accidents that occur each year with vast numbers of people visiting A&E as a result. The most common types of barbecue-related accidents include cuts/tears by sharp objects/edges, burns, scalding and other fire related incidents. Cooking and eating …