142 Fatalities Is 142 Too Many. Some large numbers and big costs which should encourage even the biggest Sceptics to take health and safety seriously. Every year the HSE publish statistic regarding the state of health and safety in the UK. Key figures for Great Britain (2014/15) • 1.2 million working people suffering from a…Details
Attracted by your body heat and carbon dioxide, they crawl out at night to bite your exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do. Not everyone develops a skin reaction to bedbug bites, but some people develop itchy red bumps. These appear around 15 to 30 minutes after being bitten and can…Details
A SALTASH pasty maker has been shut down by a court after major breaches of food hygiene standards. Cornwall Council has taken action against the Bakers Hatt, after owner Kim Gasson failed to act on improvement notices issued last year. Ms Gasson pleaded guilty at Bodmin Magistrates court to offences under the Food Safety and…Details
An unregistered gas fitter and his brother illegally installed a gas boiler and left it in a dangerous condition. Both brothers pleaded guilty to breaches of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. And were sentenced to 10 weeks imprisonment, suspended for 2 years and also ordered to undertake 150 hours unpaid community work…Details
Health and Safety at work legislation will not apply to the self employed from 1 October 2015 or will it?
From the 1/10/15, if you are self-employed and your work activity poses no potential risk to the health and safety of other workers or members of the public, then health and safety law will not apply to you. The HSE estimate that health and safety law will no longer apply to 1.7 million self-employed people…Details
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, have been campaigning since 2004 to improve the safety of window blinds following a number of tragic accidents involving young children who have becoming entangled in Blind Cords. This issue affects the general public and Businesses alike. In 2014 a new European standard was published which…Details
In Plymouth a Plumber has been fined for unregistered work installing a boiler. The HSE have recently persecuted a plumber for working on a boiler without being Gas Safe Registered. A plumber illegally carried out work to install a gas boiler in a Plymouth home. David Tucker, 41, was not registered with Gas Safe Register…Details
Recently reported on Pirate FM and a number of other news outlets that the south-west has recorded a big jump in the number of deaths at work. Figures show it was 19 in the last year. Which is up by almost half. The provisional annual figures, released by the Health and Safety Executive, show a 46%…Details
A recent report published by TiFSip has highlighted a common problem in many food businesses, that of hand basins with two taps and the hot water to hot to comfortably wash hands in. Given that hot water will usually need to be over 50C as part of legionella controls, the report sensibly concludes that hand…Details
Two interactive pdf guides for businesses and trainers have been published by TiFSip. These guides are well designed and are useful supplements to existing information published by the FSA. Excel and pdf allergen forms are included that can be downloaded from within the documents.