Archives - December 2015


Judge upholds decision by EHO to prohibit a Southsea restaurant from serving rare burgers

A district judge has upheld the decision of local authority to impose a ban on a Southsea restaurant from serving rare burgers. Portsmouth City Council placed an emergency hygiene notice on 6oz Burgers in the Southsea area of the city last April, because the business did not have a proper system to ensure the undercooked …


Understanding the new sentencing guidelines

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 …


Gas Tightness Test requirements for Commercial Premises

Having liaised directly with the Health and Safety Executive regarding the requirement for gas safety tightness tests, I have been advised of the following: Whilst there is no actual requirement for routine gas tightness tests to be carried out, annual gas safety inspection tests do need to be carried out on commercial properties. Annual industry …