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As the highly anticipated 2024 National Restaurant Association Show® approaches, ComplianceMate™ is gearing up to exhibit its dynamic foodservice software at Lakeside Booth 9016 in Chicago, Illinois from May 18-21, 2024. The annual National Restaurant Association Show® has been bringing the foodservice industry together for over 100 years.

As a previous recipient of the National Restaurant Association Show’s esteemed Kitchen Innovation Award, ComplianceMate is thrilled to return for the ninth consecutive year to showcase its latest advancements in restaurant operational efficiency and food safety compliance.

ComplianceMate’s patented software is designed to transform the way the foodservice industry:

  • Monitors humidity and temperatures
  • Optimizes operational processes
  • Automates work logs
  • Achieves HACCP compliance
  • Audits food safety performance

“By leveraging our patented technology, organizations can expect improved audit scores, rapid return on investment, and substantial savings in food loss, with an average of $10,000 saved over just 6 months,” said Thom Schmitt, VP, Sales at ComplianceMate.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how other top restaurant brands are using ComplianceMate to drive great customer experiences and manage profitability.

Attending? Book your one-on-one demo with us at Booth 9016.
Not attending? Book your virtual demo here.

About ComplianceMate™
ComplianceMate™ provides the world’s leading patented temperature sensor software system used to ensure regulatory compliance and operational efficiencies. The principal product offering has streamlined HACCP compliance checklists and cooler monitoring for all types of foodservice and related industries across multiple continents. With wireless temperature sensors and automated workflows, customers can view the certified data to make evidence-based decisions about operational processes. Organizations achieve improved audit scores and see a rapid ROI of up to 260% annually.

Sustainable personal protective equipment (PPE) is important for several reasons including –

♻️Environmental Impact: Traditional PPE, such as disposable gloves, masks, and protective clothing, often contributes to waste and pollution. Sustainable PPE aims to reduce this environmental impact by using eco-friendly materials, minimising waste generation, and promoting recycling and reuse.

♻️ Resource Conservation: Sustainable PPE is designed to minimise the use of natural resources such as water, energy, and raw materials. By choosing sustainable materials and production methods, companies can help conserve finite resources and reduce their ecological footprint.

♻️Worker Safety and Health: Sustainable PPE not only protects workers from workplace hazards but also considers their long-term health and well-being. For example, using non-toxic materials and avoiding harmful chemicals in PPE production can reduce the risk of occupational health issues and allergic reactions among workers.

♻️Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Many organisations are increasingly recognizing the importance of CSR and sustainability in their operations. Choosing sustainable PPE demonstrates a commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility, which can enhance a company’s reputation and brand image.

♻️Regulatory Compliance: As environmental regulations become more stringent and consumer demand for sustainable products grows, companies may face regulatory pressures to adopt sustainable practices, including in their choice of PPE. By proactively integrating sustainability into their PPE procurement processes, companies can ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

♻️Cost Savings: While sustainable PPE may have higher upfront costs compared to traditional alternatives, it can lead to long-term cost savings through reduced waste disposal expenses, lower resource consumption, and improved operational efficiency. Additionally, investing in sustainable practices can result in increased employee satisfaction and productivity, which can translate into financial benefits for the organisation.

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The prestigious Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) has endorsed Thundercat Training, a local firm in Aberdeen, as the first and sole environmental training company in the Granite City and the northeast of Scotland. The Institute, dedicated to “transforming the world to sustainability,” applauds this development, which reduces the carbon footprint of local attendees who previously had to travel to other parts of the UK for training.

Available courses include Environmental Sustainability Skills for the Workforce and Environmental Sustainability Skills for Managers, with more IEMA courses planned for the future. These courses cater to companies across various sectors such as oil and gas, rail, transport, manufacturing, and construction. The growing emphasis on the environment and sustainability means the demand for such training is increasing.

John Richardson, Founder of Thundercat Training, expressed satisfaction with the process of becoming an IEMA approved training center, emphasizing the alignment of standards with their ethos. He highlighted the benefits of offering this specialized training in Aberdeen, which not only saves attendees time and costs but also reduces emissions from traveling.

Mr. Richardson further emphasized the company’s commitment to enhancing the offerings available to businesses and the workforce in the northeast of Scotland despite recent challenges in the local area.

Sarah Mukherjee MBE, CEO of IEMA, praised Thundercat Training for offering IEMA training courses at a crucial time for environmental sustainability. She emphasized the importance of equipping the workforce with sustainability skills to address the climate crisis and ensure a just transition to a low-carbon economy, particularly in sectors and communities most affected by these changes.

A worker sustained burns to his face and body after the crowbar he was using made contact with a live electrical conductor.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted a waste management company following this incident, which occurred on July 14, 2021.

The incident took place while the worker was using a metal crowbar to move heavy-duty electrical cables on a mobile elevating work platform. The crowbar contacted a live conductor, triggering an electrical explosion at Copper Hill industrial estate, Ermine Street, Barkston Heath, Lincolnshire.

In addition to severe burns, the explosion caused the worker to fall from the platform, resulting in a broken left arm, fractured ribs, and a dislocated kneecap.

The worker was contracted by New Earth Solutions (West) Limited, trading as Mid UK Recycling, to work at the company’s recycling plant at Copper Hill industrial estate.

An HSE investigation revealed that this task was not part of the worker’s normal duties, and he had not received any training related to electrical work. The task had neither been properly planned nor risk assessed, and the electrical cables were not isolated before work commenced. Additionally, the level of supervision was insufficient, and the safety devices on the electrical supply were improperly set, favoring the continuity of supply over the safety of the electrical circuit.

HSE guidelines on electrical safety can be found at: Electrical safety – HSE.

New Earth Solutions (West) Limited, located at Station Road, Caythorpe, Grantham, Lincolnshire, admitted to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The company was fined £200,000 and ordered to pay £12,466.60 in costs at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on May 10, 2024.

HSE inspector Tim Nicholson commented, “This incident could have been easily prevented through proper task planning, ensuring that all involved workers were suitably competent, and making sure that electrical conductors were isolated before the work began.

“Companies should be aware that HSE will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action against those that fail to meet the required standards.”

This prosecution was brought by HSE enforcement lawyer Jayne Wilson and supported by HSE paralegal officer Ellen Garbutt.

13th to 19th May 2024 Movement: Moving More for your Mental Health

Since 2001, the Mental Health Foundation has been leading Mental Health Awareness Week – bringing together the UK to focus on getting good mental health. Each May, millions of people from every part of society take part. They include people in schools and further education; private, public and charity sectors; families and individuals. 

What are the mental health benefits of movement?

Our bodies and our minds are connected, so looking after ourselves physically also helps us prevent problems with our mental health. Exercise releases “feel good” hormones, that reduce feelings of stress and anger. It also helps us feel better about our bodies. It can improve our sleep too. If it involves other people, like being part of a team, a class or group we see regularly, that can also boost our mental health.

The mental health and wellbeing benefits of moving more include:

  • less tension, stress, and mental fatigue
  • a natural energy boost
  • a sense of achievement
  • more focus and motivation
  • feeling less angry or frustrated
  • having fun
  • an opportunity to connect with others.

Find out more: Mental Health Foundation

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