Pubs, shops and restaurants across the country are being given new food hygiene standard ratings in a bid to reduce the one million cases of food poisoning each year and give consumers the knowledge and confidence to know they are eating properly prepared foods. The scheme for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, backed by the

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Employees contemplating ‘hot work’ on used containers, and managers overseeing it, are being urged to check that the correct working procedures are followed after two people were killed in separate incidents in North East Scotland whilst cutting up drums. ‘Hot work’ includes any process that generates a source of ignition, such as naked flames, heat

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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has warned that work-related deaths could rise if the government goes ahead with a 35 per cent budget cut to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). But IOSH said budget cuts unveiled in the comprehensive spending review could threaten the downward trend that HSE statistics have shown,

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In November 2010 LRB Consulting celebrated its 10th anniversary. LRB Consulting was founded in 2000 by Michael Ellerby, a Chartered Safety Practitioner & Chartered Chemist. Michael is widely experienced in Health and Safety consultancy and has worked for many years in this field, both as a Health & Safety Consultant and in industry. Michael has

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