Whilst fire is not the largest cause of fatalities in the workplace, it is responsible for in the region of 2% of major injuries reported to the HSE every year. Even if people are not killed or injured as a result of fire it can cause extensive damage to premises and property. The consequences for…(Read More)

Safeguard Magazine Article

In this issue’s Big Lesson we share why Legionella risk assessments are important.  We outline why you need to do them, what they should contain and the steps you should take as a business owner when it comes to Legionella.  You’ll also be able to get your hands on our free Essential Guide…(Read More)

How To Work Safely With Display Screen Equipment

The use of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is one of the most common work activities in the UK today. Although it does not carry as a high a risk as, for example, work at height, it is not without risk. A high proportion of DSE users complain of repetitive strain injury, muscle ache and back…(Read More)

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)

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