Category - Health and Safety

20
Sep

Be warned: Displaying of fraudulent food hygiene rating stickers lead to a fine

As recently reported on the CSC news portal, in Wales it is compulsory to display the food hygiene rating in a prominent place at your establishment. But what happens when you use dishonest tactics to inflate your hygiene rating?….A kebab shop owner recently discovered the extent of the law. Following a food safety inspection at …

20
Sep

Care home fined £1.72M after resident suffers fatal fall

Recent cases involving neglect of vulnerable residents in care homes have made the news headlines with an increase in prosecutions noted. A fatality which occurred in 2012 has finally culminated in a court case and concluded with guilty pleas. Following the unfortunate death of a dementia patient and resident at a care home in 2012, …

19
Sep

Prosecution news: Largest fine to date issued

In November 2014 Mr Richardson was helping to unload a delivery from an eight foot platform. The platform had no guard rail, resulting in Mr Richardson falling directly onto concrete and sustaining fatal brain injuries. Decco – the Cheshire based homeware firm has been fined £2.2m as a result of the fatality. This is the …

19
Sep

Urgent E.coli Alert – All Errington Cheese products recalled

Following the recent e.coli outbreak the recall on Errington cheese has now been updated to include ALL cheeses produced by the company: The Food Standards Agency is alerting consumers to the recall of all cheese produced by Errington Cheese Ltd. A number of different types of cheese produced by the company have tested positive for …

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 …

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