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Tumble dryer fire safety risk: Government to issue recall notice on Whirlpool tumble dryers

With the Grenfell tragedy still fresh in everyone’s minds, fire safety news continues to make the headlines. This week the focus has very much been on tumble dryer safety. Four years after Whirlpool issued a warning after it found faults in its Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit dryers which required fixing, the government has decided to …


Listeriosis outbreak linked to sandwiches kills 5 hospital patients

It has recently been widely reported that the Listeriosis outbreak linked to hospital sandwiches has claimed five lives. The outbreak is linked to The Good Food Chain salads and pre-packed sandwiches. The number of deaths related to pre-packed sandwiches and salads at hospitals had risen from three to five, Public Health England said on Friday. It …


Food safety convictions on the increase!

In recent times fatalities relating to allergens, implementation of food hygiene ratings and food safety prosecutions have made headlines. The implications of not meeting legal compliance can result in significant financial penalties for business’s and individuals being issued prison sentences. Since the inception of the Sentencing Guidance in 2016, fines issued for food safety offences …


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 manufacturers. The new regulations deal mainly …


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; …


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 …