'' By Bisi Oladipupo''
Every business has a duty to protects its employees in the UK under Health and Safety legislation.
Many companies get prosecuted every year for different types of failings, incidents and accidents.
As a food business, the best solution is to be proactive and make sure that you are complying with Health and Safety legislation. If you are having problems in doing this, you can always seek help.
There is only so much Environmental Health Officers can do. In addition to this the Health & safety executive is responsible in enforcing health & safety in some food businesses.
So as a food business what do you do? Whether or not you get a health & safety inspection, you are still responsible for protecting your employees. Accidents in the food industry happen due to many reasons such as, slips and trips, unguarded machines, falls, the list goes on.
Some Health and Safety inspections that fall under the local authority relating to food businesses in some areas in the UK have been reduced to hazard spotting. As a food business you are responsible for the health and safety of your employees.
A recent prosecution was taken against a food business by the Health and Safety executive. The accident was due to an unguarded machine which resulted in an employee losing the tip of her finger. You can
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Don't leave your employees unprotected, nor your business to prosecutions. An accident to an employee may not only bring stress and pain to the individual but to close ones around them.
Take Health and Safety of your business serious, and If you require help in your food business we are here for you. Contact us today!
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