Best practice is to “clean as you go” to prevent a buildup of dirt and waste where bacteria can multiply. It goes without saying that all surfaces MUST be sanitised before commencing work and that immediate cleaning and disinfection of equipment after working with foodstuffs is essential. Remember, if you made the mess, then you

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The myth: Teachers can’t put plasters on children’s cuts. The truth: This is a myth that has become overblown and causes much confusion in the workplace- apparently; teachers with pupils that have a minor graze must ask permission from parents before cleaning and covering the wound. There is no law that says a responsible person

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With two major retailers recently suffering from the increasingly draconian approach being taken by regulatory authorities and the courts, it is clear that fire safety has been targeted for special attention. These cases have shown that the courts are happy to impose large fines (some would even argue excessive) to encourage companies to take fire

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The myth: Toy ‘weapons’ in a play had to be locked-up and registered with the police! The truth: A small theatre company locked up their toy weapons claiming they were just following the HSE guidance sheet. HSE define a weapon as “any object which is designed for the purpose of inflicting bodily harm”. This, surprisingly,

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Righto, I’m George, a 19 year old girl (yes, a girl called George) working over summer at a Health and Safety firm called LRB consulting. I’m at the University of Manchester studying philosophy- a course I realise is about as unpopular as health and safety. Random facts about myself include the following: I am afraid

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