Health and Safety

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Which Food Hygiene Courses Do I Need? Decoding the Best Level of Training for Your Team’s Success

Food safety and hygiene has always been a critical aspect of running a hospitality business - making food hygiene courses ever important. By training your staff and investing in their development and safety knowledge, you protect your people and your brand. But from temperature monitoring and hazard identification to proper food storage techniques and allergen awareness, there’s understandably a lot on the plate.Then, with the hospitality staffing issues that have been prevalent in the post-pandemic...

Unveiling Food Fraud: Types, Impacts, and Mitigations

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Food Waste Legislation UK: Everything You Need To Know About Mandatory Food Waste Segregation

Food waste management is undergoing a transformation with the upcoming Food Waste Legislation UK mandating separate collection and recycling of food waste from businesses in the near future. In this blog, we delve into everything you need to know about the new legislation updates. We'll discuss what the changes are, timelines, costs and enforcement strategies associated with the new food waste regulations. Why? Because understanding and preparing for these regulatory changes is vital for businesses aiming to...

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The Importance of Near Miss Reporting: Preventing Accidents Before They Happen

In any workplace, safety should always be a top priority.While accidents may grab our attention due to their immediate impact, near misses often go unnoticed or are brushed aside. However, these near misses hold immense value and should never be taken lightly. They serve as early warnings, providing crucial insights into potential hazards and giving organisations an opportunity to rectify issues before they escalate into accidents.In this blog, we explore why near miss reporting is...

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Gas Safety Week: Protecting Lives through Awareness and Precaution

Last week was Gas Safety Week (11th - 17th September 2023), an annual event coordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas. Gas Safety Week serves as a critical reminder of the essential precautions necessary to ensure our safety when it comes to gas appliances. The week-long initiative is dedicated to raising awareness about gas safety and emphasises the significance of maintaining our gas appliances...

Coeliac Disease: How Food Businesses Can Be Transparent

Coeliac disease might not be as rare as you think, affecting millions of people worldwide. Discovered by Dr Samuel Gee in 1888, coeliac disease went from a mysterious ailment to a condition that affects at least 1 in every 100 people in the UK. That’s a lot of people. So, in order to accommodate this huge market of consumers, maximise business and provide an accessible experience for everyone, food businesses need to improve transparency in their menus...

Step-by-Step Guide: Creating an Effective Incident Reporting Procedure

In today's landscape of workplace safety, the importance of an effective incident reporting procedure can’t be overstated. For instance, it serves as a vigilant guardian, protecting your workplace from unforeseen hazards and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. In this blog, we will delve into the intricate process of developing a robust incident reporting protocol. By following this guide, you'll be paving the way for a safer, more informed, and proactive work environment. /*! elementor - v3.14.0...

Combatting the Pink Mould Menace: A comprehensive guide for businesses on prevention and treatment of pink mould

As summer heats up, there's nothing quite like cooling down with a refreshing iced latte or delicious slushy. However, amidst the joy of indulging in icy delights, there lurks a potential health concern: pink mould.In this blog, we will explore the causes and dangers of pink mould, understand how to get rid of it, and discuss preventive measures to ensure our favourite summer treats remain safe and enjoyable. What is Pink Mould? So, what is pink mould?...