Category - Health and Safety

15
Sep

Fake EHO declares premises unhygienic

A woman posing as an Environmental Health Officer has entered a restaurant in Manchester and carried out an unannounced full hygiene inspection. Following the inspection she announced that the restaurant was unhygienic and declared it would need to be closed. According to Trafford Council and Greater Manchester Police the individual was not from Environmental Health …

12
Sep

Legionella management failing: £1.8 million fine issued

In recent prosecution news, record fines are being issued for contraventions in legislation pertaining to Legionella management. G4S Cash Solutions has been fined £1.8 million after failing to reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ disease from its water systems. Following a case in 2013 where a G4S employee contracted Legionnaires’ disease, Harlow Council conducted an investigation. …

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

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

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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