We are experienced in providing specialist services to enable businesses to meet their regulatory obligations and maintain appropriate standards. We provide start-up food hygiene and health & safety advice and support for new businesses.
Our service includes building design and planning for redevelopments and support and design services for installing new fixtures and fittings. This will help to ensure that your premises meet the legal requirements and prevent problems from occurring when you receive a visit from your local enforcement officer.
Before you start trading we can help to ensure that you have all the necessary systems and procedures and paperwork in place to ensure your business is fully compliant. We can deal with your local environmental health officer on your behalf and ensure you are fully compliant.
We can provide food hygiene and health & safety training for everybody who needs it including all staff and management. We can assist in the development of risk assessments, safety policies, and the associated documentation to ensure your business is fully compliant.
We will help with the development of Food Safety Management Systems, specific to your own business. We can provide all HACCP paperwork and ensure all staff are fully trained in the system. We offer Safer Food, Better Business coaching for both new and established businesses.
Dealing with the Authorities
If you run a business it can be a daunting time when you get a visit from the authorities. Environmental health officers and trading standards officers from the local authority will visit your business regularly to check on you and make sure that you’re providing a workplace that is safe for you, your employees and the public and if you run a food business that you are producing safe food and complying with your legal obligations. If they find any problems then you may get a formal written warning, a legal notice or you may even be prosecuted. If anything like this happens to you and you don’t know what to do then we can help.
Sometimes a formal written warning can be lengthy and confusing. We can help simplify things for you and make it clear exactly what you need to do in order to comply. This will help ensure that you stay on the right side of the law and will result in the authorities having greater confidence in your businesses.
If you get a legal improvement notice or a prohibition notice and are not sure how to comply with it then we can assist you to help ensure that you don’t get prosecuted.
If you think that you are going to be prosecuted by the local authority then we have the experience to help you with your case to reduce the impact on you and your business.
If we can be of any assistance to you in your dealings with the authorities then contact us. In cases of formal, legal action it is important that you contact us as soon as possible.
Finally, if the authorities have already visited you and given you a poor hygiene score, which may affect your Scores on the Doors rating, then we can help you to improve your score and help you with your appeal if necessary.