Archives - August 2016

18
Aug

CS Compliance News – August 2016

Read the latest industry news and find out about the latest updates to Complyforce. Our August newsletter is available now. Click here to read

17
Aug

Top tips to maintain your 5 stars

Having had the opportunity to conduct a joint site inspection with the Local Authority at a family owned restaurant in London, it is apparent that maintaining a 5 star ‘Score on the Door’ is more difficult than initially achieving it! Key fundamental areas that the EHO focused on were as follows: A managed approach to …

16
Aug

Industry update: Accidents involving equipment at work

 The Health and Safety Executive have recently issued an update on the accidents involving equipment at work. It is evident to note that the most common accidents involve fingers and arms being severed due to entrapment with machinery. The reasons for these accidents appears to be a reoccurring theme which includes businesses not carrying out …

11
Aug

Company fined £20K after worker nearly dies due to crush injury

Essential Supply Products Limited, were fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £2,714.10 in costs after a work place accident almost resulted in a fatality. Hereford Magistrates’ Court heard that on 5 May 2015, two maintenance workers were replacing the bottom of a heavy sectional door at the factory. While removing the hinges and brackets the door …

9
Aug

6 month prison term: Indian restaurant ignores prohibition notices, breaches fire safety law

Recently we have seen a rise in prosecutions for fire safety breaches with prison sentences being issued on a more frequent basis. Here, we focus on a recent prosecution involving a curry house. Bristol based, Bengal Raj restaurant had been found guilty of breaking numerous fire safety laws. Zamshed Alam, restaurant owner had been jailed for 6 …

4
Aug

Mixed salad leaves: E.coli latest update

The recent E.coli outbreak associated with imported mixed salad leaves appears to be subsiding, with no new reported cases in the past week. To date, a total of 161 cases of E.coli infections have been reported with more than 60 cases requiring hospital treatment and 2 fatalities. Although Public Health England indicated that the risk …

4
Aug

Company fined £100K after employee losses arm in a conveyor belt

Bristol Crown Court fined Concrete Fabrications Ltd, Bristol £100,000 with costs after an employee lost his arm whilst conducting planned maintenance to a misaligned conveyor belt on 18 May 2015. The unnamed employee had to adjust tensioning rods which were located inside the machine’s guards, in close proximity to the conveyor belt and rotating tail …

4
Aug

E.coli Outbreak: Scotland – Dunsyre Blue Cheese

Health Protection Scotland have reported that Errington Cheese have issued a voluntary recall on certain batches of a blue cheese. Dunsyre Blue made with an unpasteurised milk may contain E.coli O157 (VTEC). To date 16 people have reported ill effects of E.coli with 2 patients treated in hospital. Investigations are still currently underway with Food …

4
Aug

Legionella Death: Hospice in Sydenham fined

St Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham, pleaded guilty to breaching Health and Safety law after a man died and a worker suffered life changing effects after contracting legionnaire’s disease at the premises in 2012. Exposure to the legionnaire’s disease resulted in the member of staff being in a coma for 18 days before making a recovery. The …

4
Aug

In the spotlight: Bouncy castle safety

When we think of bouncy castles, we think of children laughing and having fun. These seemingly harmless inflated structures do not make us worry about possible health and safety issues, after all what harm can a colourful piece of rubber filled with air cause? However, in recent news, incidents involving bouncy castles have resulted in the death …

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