Archives - June 2018

20
Jun

Bouncy castle death update: Prison sentences for gross negligence manslaughter

As reported widely in the press recently, husband and wife William and Shelby Thurston, were found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence over the death of a child – Summer Grant in March 2016. The two were found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter last month, and were this week sentenced to three years jail time at Chelmsford Crown …

20
Jun

Legionella Death: Care home fined £3M

Cases of Legionella outbreaks and resultant deaths have made the headlines far too often in recent times. With the implementation of the sentencing guidance now firmly embedded in health and safety culture, record fines are being issued for contraventions in Legionella management. This has proved to be the case with a private healthcare group’s residential …

19
Jun

Grenfell to Glasgow: Fire safety news roundup

This last week has marked the first anniversary of the Grenfell tower disaster which claimed 72 lives. With the enquiry currently underway, many questions about the ‘stay put’ policy, integrity of cladding and fire safety management systems still remain. Unfortunately, reporting of fire and fire safety prosecutions appear to be on the increase. In the …

13
Jun

Tea towels pose risk of food poisoning

A recent study has indicated that the multi-use of tea towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning. Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 towels that had been used in homes for a month. The multiple use of these towels for various tasks including cleaning and wiping surfaces, hand drying and the …