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COVID-19 Aide Memoire

With changes to government guidance continuing to change across the UK, CSC have summarised current control measures in a simple and easy to use guide. The guidance outlines the current rules and regulations for England, Scotland and Wales. Currently the guide includes national guidance, note that some localised regions have enhanced/ varied restrictions which will need …


Risk Assessments and their Importance

It is important to ensure that risk assessments are completed to cover all potential hazards on site, this must be documented if you have five or more employees.  As an employer, you’re required by law to protect your employees, and others, from harm.  Do not just rely on the policy generic assessments; these need to …


Building Closure Checklist

As the Coronavirus lockdown continues many businesses are temporarily closing their premises for a period of time.  Closing a premises is not something many of you will have planned for and during this process there will be a number of things to consider. These checklists have been prepared to support your business with managing your …


Guidance around providing take-away and delivery food

As the Coronavirus lockdown continues, we are seeing a number of hotels, restaurants and catering establishments offering a take away and delivery food service. With this change in operation we provide our guidance on how to ensure you can operate safely and legally. The guidance also provides some business risk assessments that can be utilised. …


Working from Home

Coronavirus has affected everyone’s lives throughout the UK (and the world), some people more than others. One of the recent main points raised by Boris Johnson was that when you can, you should work from home. Following this guidance there has been a huge surge in people working from home. Some people are used to …


Coronavirus – Latest Advice and Guidance

As the Coronavirus situation continues to escalate, it is now becoming more and more likely that this has the potential to have a significant commercial impact on many businesses. With ongoing updates from Public Health England (PHE) and with more areas becoming affected, we have now updated our guidance. The below guidance should be reviewed …


Swimming Pool Safety

A leisure group is facing prosecution after a three-year-old boy drowned in one of its swimming pools. The tragic death of three year old Rocco Wright occurred in April of 2018 Rocco was due to have a swimming lesson along with his father and sister which had been cancelled. During the short time spent at …


Hero to Zero: The importance of managing documentation within a food business

The Food Standards Agency has issued guidance for local authorities on the implementation and operation of issuing food hygiene ratings to food businesses in order to maintain consistency when assessing ratings. There are six different food hygiene ratings (0-5) with zero being the lowest (Urgent improvement necessary) and 5 the highest (Very good). Food hygiene …