Every member of the Shieldyourself team is an expert in what they do, from knowing regulations inside out to legal support to it's great! 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.


March 19, 2015

First Aid training proven to save a life!

Stop the press! Shieldyourself’s First Aid training saves the life of a customer enjoying their meal in a gastro pub. Senior Trainer, Andy Cooke delivered a course to the management team of one of the leading gastro pub chains in the UK. Within a week of the training taking place a customer suffered a life threatening […]

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February 20, 2015

Nuts-For-Spices Crisis

It has recently come to light that spices such as paprika and cumin contain nuts and nut shells as a substitute for the spice, which could potentially be life threatening to allergy sufferers. The situation has yet to be fully understood, with authorities still investigating whether this substitution was accidental or fraudulent. After a period […]

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February 3, 2015

£1.5m Fine and Two Jailed in Food Poisoning Death Case

On Christmas Day 2012, 24 diners were left ill with food poisoning after being fed incorrectly cooked food. One of those diners, a 46-year-old mother, sadly passed away two days later. Following the death, the chef and the manger of the establishment (a well known pub chain) attempted to falsify due diligence logs, relating to […]

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February 3, 2015

Can you safely make it up the stairs?

Health and Safety rules can admittedly, sometimes, be a bit ridiculous these days. From poppies no longer coming with pins so we don’t prick ourselves to work places displaying written guidelines on how to safely make it up the stairs… Yes, really. Obviously some rules aren’t really necessary and that’s where good Risk Assessments comes […]

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