Blog

Every member of the Shieldyourself team is an expert in what they do, from knowing regulations inside out to legal support to solving IT problems. Through our blog we will keep you updated with not only what’s going on within Shieldyourself, but also relevant news and topics in the hospitality industry.

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August 26, 2015

Urgent Food Safety Improvements Needed in Lancashire

MP’s have called for tougher enforcement action on food outlets in Lancashire to improve food hygiene standards, after Environmental Health research has revealed almost 120 outlets have been deemed in need of ‘Urgent’ or ‘Major’ hygiene improvement. The latest investigation reveals there’s a large variation in hygiene standards between local authorities. The worst figures come […]

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July 3, 2015

Restaurants told ok to sell rare burgers by Food Standards Authority

The Food Standards Authority (FSA) have told local authorities not to take formal action against food businesses who serve pink or undercooked burgers providing they print warnings on the menus and put appropriate measures in place to control risks of E.coli infections, including a validated Food Safety Management System. The FSA director of Policy, Steve Wearne, […]

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July 1, 2015

Gym fined £96,233 after a member was left blinded

David Lloyd Leisure Limited pleaded guilty to two offences under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 after a member was left blinded in one eye. The Injured Person was taking part in an outdoor climbing training session when his personal trainer asked him to pull on the resistance bands attached to a […]

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June 30, 2015

Hard Work Can Kill You After All!

It is official — the boom which made Ireland one of the richest countries in the world was bad for the health and safety of workers. However, the recession which followed was also bad for workers’ health – but significantly harder on women than men. A body of international research has investigated the link between […]

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