Consulting: Central Catering

Title: Central Catering Services

  • Health and Safety Review
  • Update Policy Documents
  • Update of Risk Assessments
  • COSHH Assessments
  • Bi-annual workplace inspections
  • Forking at Height Risk Assessments
  • Manual Handling Risk Assessment

We worked with Central Catering over several years to help them develop and improve their safety management systems. Central Catering provides food concessions and temporary bar facilities for some of the UK’s largest festival and event sites.

Do It Safely reviewed their current safety management system which was fairly robust. We identified some areas for improvement, such as more detailed risk assessments that were evaluated with the help of staff. These included working at height and manual handling. We were also able to help with contractor procurement in reviewing third party contractors used for various services. We assisted in collating health and safety documentation/reviewing to ensure that their contractors were also doing everything they should be to manage and reduce the risks to their workers and the public, in addition to complying with health and safety legislation.

We supported them in implementing sign-off procedures for temporary structures such as marquees and produced management plans for maintaining these structures on event sites across the UK, including wind management plans. This was helpful to event organisers and added another layer of safety that allowed them to be confident that they were working with a professional safety organisation.