Tuesday, 09 May 2017 00:00

Health and Safety

Fee for intervention is contentious and unfortunately some businesses whose culture would be “we have always done it this way, why should we change” learn by their own mistakes and advice they are given is not heeded as they argue that they should not have to do the expense. In actual fact, businesses should consider health and safety measures as an investment rather than an expense and rightly so.

One particular business we are aware of just buried their head in the sand and absolutely did not want to implement simple controls such as training, risk assessing etc. When, eventually officers walked in, not only were they given a notice but had to implement all that they did not carry out over the years and to top it off, a hefty intervention fee charge until the officers were satisfied that they achieved the minimum level of control required in health and safety matters. Fee for intervention is charged at £129 per hour and it can take many hours to solve issues an officer may deem as required to be addressed

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Sunday, 30 April 2017 00:00

Food Safety

We advise clients regarding their food safety and environmental responsibilities when running a business. We have been successfully doing this for a long time. Food safety and similarly environmental legislation can be a minefield. But it does not have to be. We provide clear, pragmatic cost effective advice which if followed will save the client substantial sums of money.

One hears many times that one business or another has been fined by the authorities under one or more pieces of legislation and our job is to ensure this does not happen. Traceability of food is presently always in the limelight and few businesses are aware that they must ensure they can trace backwards and forwards all that they produce and this includes packaging. This is not simply for manufacturing sites but also for hotels, restaurants, chains etc.

One of our clients introduced us to another client who could not get their heads around what is required and with their full cooperation within the space of six months we helped them achieve BRC Grade AA for their business.

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