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Category: Catering and hospitality

North Devon engineer undertook false gas safety checks

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A gas engineer undertook gaswork despite his registration with Gas Safe Register (GSR) lapsing and produced false documents claiming the work had been completed by a member of Gas Safe Register.

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CAIS26 – Preventing exposure to carbon monoxide in commercial kitchens

Friday, December 4, 2015

The guidance is aimed specifically at employers who use solid fuel appliances such as tandoori ovens, charcoal grills and wood-fired pizza ovens in commercial kitchens.

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Health and safety at work – Vital statistics 2015 poster

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

To tie in with the 2015 health and safety statistics release, this new poster visualises the key elements in an infographic style. Order your copy from HSE Books.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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Restaurant owner fined over employer liability insurance

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A restaurant owner has been fined for failing to provide Employers’ Liability Compulsory Insurance (ELCI). 

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Preventing dermatitis and dermal exposure – Buxton (HSL), 22 October 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Dermatitis and other diseases occur in many industries, and skin can be an important route of entry of chemicals into the rest of the body. This course will show you how to identify and assess the risks, and how to control those risks to prevent harm.

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HSE is recruiting for the role of HM Inspector of Health and Safety

Monday, September 7, 2015

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a world-class health and safety regulator. Various locations across Great Britain – apply now. Close date for applications, Friday 25 September 2015.

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New COSHH essentials e-tool launched

Monday, June 1, 2015

A new and improved COSHH e-tool has been launched. Enhancements include the incorporation of Hazard (H) statements to comply with CLP Regulations in line with the Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of classification and labelling.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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HSE calls for New Year resolution on health and safety blame game

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Health and Safety Executive wants businesses that provide customer service to turn over a new leaf and stop blaming health and safety for poor or over-the-top decisions.

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HSE Chair response to Sun story alleging pub chain banned poppies

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HSE responds to Sun story – “Poppycock: Pubs in ‘safety’ ban on poppies”, 5 November 2014.

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Proposals to amend safety of pressure systems ACOP

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Public consultation runs from 1 September to 13 October 2014 – have your say on the revised version of the ACOP relating to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 – L122 (PSSR ACOP). The consultation asks specific questions on the new format of the ACOP.

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Risk assessments – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace

Friday, August 29, 2014

HSE has revised and simplified the 5 Steps. INDG163 ‘Risk assessment – A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace’ clearly outlines what businesses need to do to assess their workplace risks without creating mountains of meaningless paperwork.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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Engineering company and director fined for illegal gas work

Monday, June 30, 2014

A West Midlands company and its director have been fined after carrying out illegal gas work at restaurants across the Midlands and south of the country, putting business owners and customers’ lives at risk.

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Aberdeen firm fined after investigation into hotel gas blast

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

An Aberdeen-based catering supply company has been fined after three people were seriously injured in a gas explosion in a hotel kitchen in Auchenblae.

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Moonlighting gas engineer sentenced after illegal work at take-aways

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A domestic gas engineer has been sentenced to 90 hours community payback after carrying out work on commercial catering premises that he was not competent to do.

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Case 285 – Café refused to top up tea in same cup due to health and safety

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A café customer was told he could not have a second cup poured into the same cup – instead it would have to be supplied in a new clean one.

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Cafe firm fined for insurance failing

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A café business in Ashford has been fined for failing to hold statutory insurance that enables employees to claim compensation should they be injured at work.

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Plumber prosecuted over illegal gas work at two fast-food restaurants

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

An Essex plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to do 240 hours of community work after carrying out illegal and unsafe gas work at two fried chicken shops in Southend-on-Sea.

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