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)

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)

Safeguard Magazine Article

It is easy to feel that because your organisation has followed procedures and met regulations that your staff are protected.   However, one of the largest, overlooked health and safety issues in the workplace is a lack of knowledge from your workforce and their awareness of the tools and precautions your organisation has taken to protect…(Read More)

Safety Signs

Safety Signs

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Did you know that legislation requires safety signs are used where the risk cannot be reduced any other way? However, if safety signs will not help to reduce the risk or the risk is insignificant then there is no obligation to use them. This can lead to confusion for employers over where a sign is…(Read More)

Food Allergens

Over 1 million people in the UK have a food allergy and about ten people die every year from food-induced anaphylaxis. Having a food allergy can make life extremely difficult, especially when food shopping or eating out. For some people even the tiniest trace of food allergens can cause severe symptoms or even a…(Read More)

First Aid Provision

Here at Envesca one of the most common questions we get asked is, “What first aid provision do I need to provide for my company?” The answer is that it depends upon your company! The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 state that you must carry out a first aid needs assessment to determine…(Read More)

How to Create a Good Health and Safety Culture

The term “health and safety culture” can be construed as a “buzz phrase” and poor health and safety culture is often thought of as a problem with the workforce.  In contrast, in line with their research and experience, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) consider that poor health and safety culture is more likely down…(Read More)

Fire and Explosion Risks

Fire and explosion can have an overwhelming effect in terms of personal injury, lives lost and untold damage to company property, its environment and the continuing stability of the business. Working with dangerous substances such as flammable liquids, gases, dusts and solids, can be hazardous with the potential risk of fire and explosion from volatile…(Read More)

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