4 Ways Cashiers Can Improve Foot Safety at Work

Published 11, Sep 2017

Besides having to deal with customers chatting on their phones in the queue or screaming children knocking down that display you spent thirty minutes stacking, cashiers face physical issues from long days standing or sitting at the tills or from performing routine tasks on the job. So whether you’re a barista, a bank teller, a grocery store cashier, or a retail worker, here are 4 ways cashiers can improve foot safety at work.

 

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What Does the Health and Safety at Work Act Cover?

Published 05, Sep 2017

Passed as an Act of Parliament, the Health and Safety at Work Act came into law in 1974 and is the main piece of Health and Safety legislation in the United Kingdom. The act places a duty on employers to ensure that all workers are healthy, safe, and have general welfare at work, where reasonably possible. So what does the Health and Safety at Work Act cover - also known as HSWA, HASAWA, or HSW Act? We’ll take a deeper look.

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Pop Up Restaurant Safety Regulations: 7 Things to Consider

Published 24, Aug 2017

Pop up restaurants are incredibly popular at the moment, and the appeal of pop-ups - for chefs and restaurateurs - is the overheads are much lower than for traditional restaurants, catering businesses or food trucks. 

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Hotel Health and Safety Checklist: What You Need to Know

Published 23, Aug 2017

Health and safety is an important consideration for any workplace as it’s a high priority to keep both workers and guests safe. To run an effective hotel business, it’s important to have a hotel health and safety checklist in order to have a reference guide to perform checks quickly and efficiently. Everything from fire safety to cleaning procedures as well as training and documentation must be covered in your checks.

 

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Catering Safety Signs: 4 Types To Consider

Published 08, Aug 2017

Most catering safety signs revolve around hygiene and food safety considerations. In catering, safety signs must be placed where appropriate, they must be clear, and they must be easily read and understood. Signs are required where there’s a significant risk to the health and safety of employees - after all other safety measures are put in place.

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The Importance of Restaurant Ergonomics - How to Design for Safety

Published 01, Aug 2017

Restaurant kitchens are often confined and force chefs to stand for long periods of time in almost static motions, causing discomfort and pain. For this reason, it’s important that restaurant ergonomics are considered. How can you design your kitchen for safety, and how can you encourage staff to move in ways that will minimise strain? Here is the importance of restaurant ergonomics - how to design for safety. 

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6 Strategies for Improving Food Safety in Catering

Published 10, Jul 2017


 

When you’re catering for large groups, food safety cannot be ignored - unless you want dozens of sick guests! Few would want to eat at a buffet buzzing with flies, or accept food from a worker who picked up the chicken with their hands and dumped it on your plate. There are basics in food handling that are no brainers, but some considerations aren’t always easy to identify.

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Don't Miss 2017's World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Published 27, Apr 2017

Friday, April 28th 2017 is the annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Developed by the International Labour Organization in 2003, the day aims to encourage safe, healthy, and decent work.

 

 

Any savvy business owner knows that health and safety are concerns all year round, but it's important to keep abreast of any policy changes and the latest industry discussions surrounding the topic.

 

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Bartending Injuries: Which drinks are the riskiest to make?

Published 16, Feb 2017

Not every drink you mix is as straight forward as a lager top. Bartending injuries are common when making complex cocktails and drinks. From dangerous flames to poisonous dry ice, take care with these drinks to avoid any more bartender problems than you already face and stay clear of any injuries at work.

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Topics: Workplace Safety Tips, Life @ Work

How to make your outside dining space safe for summer in 8 steps

Published 06, May 2016

As the summer weather arrives, it's a good opportunity to tidy outside space for your customers to dine. A comfortable outside dining area is a great selling point when customers are looking for somewhere to eat in the sunshine. However, just like inside your restaurant, it's important your outside dining space is safe for guests. Here is what you can do to make sure your space is up to code:

 

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