retail and leisure


What is LEAPS? New scheme set up to service the inspection management needs of the leisure attraction industry

Leisure Equipment Asset Protection Scheme, or LEAPS, is a new venture which ensures that the engineering used day-in and day-out Read More

Hospitality venues urged to arrange checks for outdoor installations ahead of busy period

Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues are being urged to make sure electrical installations and electrical equipment for use in outdoor spaces are safe as they enter the spring and summer season. Read More

Customers urged to respect shopworkers by continuing to wear a face covering in store

Retail trade union Usdaw has urged customers to continue observe COVID-safe measures, despite the Government ending the mandatory wearing of a face covering in shops in England. Read More

Situ Live showcases ‘Seguro’ – A unique SmartPrem solution for indoor premises

In partnership with Situ Live, a brand-new retail innovation venue at Westfield London in White City, SmartPrem Solutions is showcasing a unique combination of measures designed to keep customers as safe as possible from virus and bacteria when they enter the venue. Read More

‘Over 90% of retail staff have been assaulted, threatened or abused in the last 12 months’

Union USDAW has urged shop workers to ‘report it to sort it,’ after preliminary results from a study highlighted the levels of abuse faced by retail staff. Read More

Abuse of staff tops retailers’ employment concerns, according to research

Industry demands harsher punishments for offenders after research by law firm TLT highlights that abuse against shop workers is the biggest employment risk to have materialised as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

‘Flagrant disregard’ of prohibition notice leads to £30,000 fine for supermarket

Hemel Food Centre in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, has been fined £30,000 after pleading guilty to breaching health and safety laws. Read More

SHP legislation update eBook – October 2020

SHP’s latest Health & Safety legislation eBook, published in October 2020, covers coronavirus legislation, Brexit, Grenfell, Fire Safety Bill, Building Safety Bill, environment and much more… Read More

Coronavirus: Retail staff put ‘at risk’ by early pub closing

Retail union Usdaw fears that new government regulations requiring pubs to close at 10pm is putting shop workers at a greater risk of violence, verbal abuse and coronavirus infection. Read More

Health and Safety at Work Day: ‘Let’s make workplaces fit for heroes’, says British Safety Council

The British Safety Council is marking the World Day for Safety and Health at Work with a pledge to support workers’ safety through the coronavirus outbreak and beyond. Read More



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