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May 8th to 14th is Food Allergy Awareness week.  A food allergy occurs when ones immune system responds to a food that the body has incorrectly recognises as being harmful. As part of the bodies response, antibodies are produced and a complex chain of events begin to occur, leading to the release of substances such as histamine.

The FSAI (Food Safety Authority of Ireland) note that there are 14 allergens that must be declared by law, including; Eggs, Fish, Peanuts, Soybeans, Milk and more.

According to a 2014 report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), approximately 3% of adults and children are estimated to suffer with food allergies and intolerances.

Incidences of food allergies and intolerances in industrialised nations are generally accepted to be on the rise.


This, Food Allergy Awareness week. CMSE Training are offering a 25% discount for the first 100 people who sign up for our 100 minute, CPD, Gatehouse Awards, Institute of Hospitality & IIRSM Approved Allergen Awareness Online training course using Discount Code: FAAW2022 . Offer Expires May 15th 2022.

This Allergen Awareness Online training course will cover;

  • General allergies,
  • Food allergies
  • Food intolerances
  • The differences between allergies & Intolerance
  • The 14 allergens controlled by legislation along with food additives and how they can trigger allergic reactions.
  • It takes a detailed look at the symptoms of food allergies and takes in the wider picture discussing the current theories of why rates are increasing.
  • It then finishes off by covering practical steps that can be taken to reduce the risk from allergens and also what steps can be taken both internally and externally to monitor the control measures

Register Here using discount code: FAAW2022



Leah’s Top Tips for Contractors!

  1. Explain your employment history

    If you’re currently in a contract, ensure that you update your LinkedIn profile with this new experience.

    Consecutive short-term roles in your employment history can be red flags to Hiring Managers. Give information on each short role that you have worked. Was it a maternity cover contract? Was it a 6-month project? This information can be extremely beneficial and work in your favour.

  2. Make the most of your online profiles

    When you have an end date for your current contract you should update your “about” section to say something along the lines of; “Current contract ending in July. Interested in 6-12 month contracts in the Leinster/Munster region beginning in August 2022”. This will prevent you being approached with irrelevant roles.

  3. Make sure choose a professional profile picture

    Choose a good quality headshot against a clean background. Keep it role appropriate. Avoid pictures from personal/social events as these don’t properly represent your professional career.

  4. List all certifications/qualifications

    List all certificates that you have completed during you career, as well as your qualifications is key to showcase your knowledge and capabilities. Especially if they relate to specific systems or software, they may be exactly what the client is looking for.

  5. Engage with an accountancy company

    A good accountancy company will be able to offer you the expertise and knowledge on umbrella company setup, help with contract tax, compliance and administration.


Chris Mee Group Recruitment specialises in the recruitment of EHS, Fire and Safety people; Construction Safety Officers, Safety people, Process Engineers and more. 

If you’re interested in a contract or permanent EHS in Pharma, Medical Device, Manufacturing, Construction etc please contact the CMSE Recruitment team for a confidential chat or professional advice.

Call 1850 315 415 or email [email protected]


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Are you eligible for state funding?

Hi Guys, John here from the Chris Mee Group Business development team.
You may not know, but CMSE Training are part of a number of different state funding schemes, meaning that You could be entitled to a discount of up to €1000 on some of our high-end training courses including upcoming PSDP, BER Assessor and IOSH Process safety!
I’d love to have a call to understand your requirements and to see if you’re eligible for state funding!  
My phone number is  0818 315 415.
My email is [email protected].
All the best!


The Importance Of Effective Training Material

What are your health and safety training and induction pain points?

Well thought out and produced content will assist increase the users engagement with the training material and help them become more invested in the end result, which helps the learner, the training designer and increases the quality of the training outcome.

Book a meeting with Valerie and the SAFEWARE Team to decide the most effective (and EHS Compliant) solution for your organisation!


Risk Assessments – What are they and Who needs one?

What is a Risk Assessment?

A Risk Assessment is where an employer writes down any hazards or risks which could cause harm to people in the workplace and what control measures can be done or precautions could be taken to prevent harm. The overall aim of Risk Assessment is to reduce the risk of injury and illness associated with work.


A Risk Assessment comprises of three steps;

Step 1 is identifying hazards

Step 2 is the assessment of risks

Step 3 is putting control measures in place.


What’s a Hazard?
A hazard is anything with the potential to cause harm in terms of human injury or ill health, including;
·         work materials,
·         equipment,
·         work methods or practices,
·         poor work design
·         exposure to harmful agents such as chemicals, noise or vibration.
What’s a Risk?
A risk is the likelihood that somebody will be harmed by the hazard and how serious the harm might be.
The number of people at risk from the hazard should also be considered when you think of Risk.

Under Section 19 of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, every employer is required to identify hazards in their workplace. In addition, the employer must assess the risk from identified hazards and have a written risk assessment of the risks as they apply to persons exposed to them in the workplace.

The HSA outlines that Risk Assessments must:

  • Address significant hazards and risks
  • Apply to all aspects of the work including lone work, shift work and work away from the main workplace
  • Cover routine and non-routine operations including maintenance and breakdowns


CMSE Consultancy undertake many different types of risk assessments across many sectors from general workplace assessments and task risk assessment to specialist areas such as ergonomic, chemical agents, fire, machinery, confined space and ATEX.

Risk assessments are conducted in conjunction and consultation with your onsite representatives to ensure the quality and validity of the risk assessment as well as raising health and safety awareness with your personnel.

Your CMSE Consultant can provide risk assessments systems, formats and templates for use at your organisation. Site specific training programmes can also be developed and delivered to meet your organisations requirements.

Do you have a question about the Risk Assessments?