The United Kingdom now has a population of over 66 million people, each of which needs a balanced and varied diet to go about day-to-day life. With populations only increasing, the demand for the food to keep the British public fuelled is also growing.
Each year, UK consumers spend around £219 billion on food, drink and catering with the average household spending £3,150 on food and an additional £1,600 on restaurants and takeaways. The industry now represents massive business revenues at each stage of the food sector and lifecycle.
However, throughout each section of this vast sector, there are a number of hazards that are present to those 3.9 million people that work to prepare their produce for consumption. Each business and employer, regardless of size, has a responsibility to protect staff from the risks that working in the UK food industry brings.
This whitepaper explores the common COSHH issues that exist in various stages of the food industry and looks at the responsibilities of employers to manage the risks. It also provides practical and easy to implement advice on how to reduce these risks, protect your staff, comply with COSHH legislation and make your business safer, healthier and stronger. Download your free copy now.