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Hygiene standards in UK restaurants

11-03-2016

Owners of restaurants, bar food businesses and fast food outlets have a responsibility to their customers to adhere to the highest of food hygiene standards. This should be a given for all providers of food, but time and again we see that numerous outlets across the UK are abysmally short of accepta…

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Top 6 Grounding Site Dangers

23-09-2014

Picture shows how to wire a UK plugIf your facility is not grounded correctly, both your employees and your equipment are at risk. Electricity will find a path to ground, and if a worker is the path of least resistance, they will receive an electrical shock. Depending on the current in the system, the shock could be anywhere from mil…

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Why your business will benefit from a competent person service and health and safety support

29-10-2012

According to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), in the working year 2010/11, 1.2 million people were suffering from a work related illness. 26.4 million working days were lost due to work related illness and workplace injury.

It is the legal responsibility of every employer to make sure that t…

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'Unsafe' Swindon equipment hire company fined

24-05-2012

A Swindon-based equipment hire company has been fined for continuing unsafe working practices and ignoring safety warnings from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Chippenham Magistrates Court heard, on 15 May, that HSE served four Improvement Notices on Rapid Hire (Swindon) Ltd. on 12 October…

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