Health & Safety and Food Hygiene

It has become increasingly important for companies to demonstrate a commitment to the effective management of health & safety and food hygiene as a result of legislation and compensation claims.

Licensing Act 2003

In addition these commitments are part of the Licensing Act 2003, which requires that four objectives are adhered to (and includes fire safety and risk assessments ):


•  The prevention of crime and disorder

•  Public safety

• Prevention of public nuisance

• Protection of children from harm.

The management of health & safety will enable the enforcement authorities to see that they are being achieved through activities such as effective training of staff and following legal and company standards for accident reporting and investigation.

Food Hygiene ( England ) Regulations 2005

Food hygiene law has also been updated recently with the Food Hygiene ( England ) Regulations 2005, which comes into effect on January 1 st 2006 . It is mainly concerned with the analysis of food hazards , which has been a legal requirement since 1995 [Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995], and is a direct consequence of the EU directive [Article 5 of EU Regulations 852/2004].