Managing Workplace Transport

Workplace transport is regarded as any activity involving vehicles in the workplace or vehicles loading or unloading on a public road adjacent to a workplace. Chilling Government statistics show that every year there are over 5,000 accidents involving transport within the workplace resulting in around 50 deaths. Of those reported to involve vehicles, the…(Read More)

What Should Be Included In Your Alcohol Policy?

As with any type of health and safety policy, your alcohol policy should be clear and unambiguous. It should accurately describe the company’s attitude towards alcohol use and its expectations in relation to employees’ behaviour. Employees should be made aware of its contents and the policy should be readily available for employees to refer…(Read More)

How Can You Tell If You Have a Pest Infestation? 5 Vital Signs

When pests find their way into a food business they always bring bad news, a pest infestation left untreated could mean contamination of food, complaints and prosecution. During 2017 we’ve seen large businesses being hit by substantial fines when they failed to act on signs of infestation. Asda was fined £700.000 for a…(Read More)

How Much Does A Food Hygiene Certificate Cost?

One of the most frequently asked questions Envesca get asked by companies calling us for the first time is: How much does a food hygiene certificate cost? As with most things that you purchase, there are many different options available and prices vary considerably for each of the different options. When it comes to achieving…(Read More)

Safeguard Magazine Article

In this issue’s big lesson we provide useful information on what you must consider if you have any new or expectant employees in your workplace.  It will help you understand what your responsibilities are and what you need to do to comply with the law. Discover how Equity, a specialist provider of adventures for…(Read More)

Top Tips On Preventing Bee Stings

For those who are allergic to bee and wasp stings, the warmer weather means being extra vigilant when out and about. Here are some useful tips from Allergy UK to help you stay safe. It is important to remember that most people survive sting allergy reactions, even if they receive no effective treatment, so don…(Read More)

How to avoid cross contamination

Just about everyone involved in the food industry; caterers, manufacturers and retailers, have heard of ‘cross contamination’.   It’s also a fair bet pretty much everyone who prepares food at home has also heard of it.   But …. Do we really know what we mean by it? Do we really know how to avoid…(Read More)

Safeguard Magazine Article

Many employers do not realise that the legal definition of a young person is anyone under the age of 18 and that additional laws apply to employing young people. In this issue’s big lesson you will discover what you need to do to protect young people in your business and protect yourself. Read all…(Read More)

Example of Food Labelling

Food labelling legislation in the UK aims to ensure that companies who sell food, whether it be prepacked or non-prepacked, clearly communicate certain information to the consumer. There are three categories of food: •    Prepacked – these are foods that are supplied already packed •    Non-prepacked – those sold unwrapped, eg in cafes, deli counters,…(Read More)

Barbecue Safety

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With the summer months ahead of us and being hopeful that they’ll be sunny times, we thought we would cover barbecues in this month’s issue. Barbecues are becoming a more popular way to cater for events or even as an addition to a regular menu in pubs or restaurants, especially those premises that…(Read More)

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