Archives - November 2015

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Nov

Illegal gas fitter fined

A self-employed Middleton man was fined for carrying out gas work while not being registered with Gas Safe Register. Manchester Crown Court, (Minshull Street) heard on 22 September 2015 that Paul Gregory carried out work illegally by undertaking gas work whilst not being registered with Gas Safe Register. A Prohibition Notice (PN) had been served …

6
Nov

Food manufacturing firm sentenced after an employee had two fingers severed.

On Monday 2 November 2015, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), prosecuting, told Boston Magistrates’ Court the worker’s fingers were severed when his hand came into contact with the paddles of a mixing machine, while he was cleaning it. The issue of access to the dangerous parts of the machine had been raised by a …

5
Nov

New sentencing guidelines for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences

The Sentencing Council has issued guidelines for sentencing corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety and hygiene offences which will come into effect in February 2016. By and large this will be the most dramatic shake up in enforcement history. The publication of the guidelines ensures that for the first time, there will be comprehensive …

5
Nov

FSA Food law prosecutions database published

The Food Standards Agency has published a live map which links to an FSA and local authorities’ database of successful food standards, food hygiene and food safety related prosecutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The database gives details of local authority food hygiene and food safety prosecutions outlining where and how food businesses have …

5
Nov

HSE releases injury and ill health statistics for 2014 – 2015

The HSE Health and safety statistics have been released for 2014/2015:  The key figures for Great Britain as follows: 1.2 million working people suffering from a work-related illness 2,538 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2013) 142 workers killed at work 76,000 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR 611,000 injuries occurred at work …