HSE International

BOHS comments on the latest health and safety statistics

BOHS CEO Simon Festing speaks to HSE International about the latest industry statistics and reducing the burden and human cost of work-related ill health …

New app ensures the right product choice for workplace skin care

Developed by skin care solutions specialist Deb, the new app guides users in identifying products that are best suited to protect and restore their skin…

Hand hygiene programmes – keep colds and flu at bay this winter

80% of infections are transmitted by hands and handwashing with soap is widely seen as one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs…

KFC in Pontypool fined £100,000 for food hygiene offences

The court heard that on 19 May 2015, a senior environmental health officer from Torfaen council visited KFC in Pontypool following a complaint alleging the premises had no hot water and there were numerous cleaning issues.

Importance of applying creams in the workplace

Occupational skin diseases are the second most common work-related health problem in Europe.

Mouse droppings found shop dirty shelving health safety inspection Supermarket

Walsall supermarket fined over mouse droppings

Evidence of mouse droppings were discovered by health and safety officials during an inspection at A&S Supermarket Limited in June last year.

Deb gel glove

Unique Protective Cream Improves Health and Comfort for Glove-Wearers

The world’s first hand-health, under glove gel for occupational glove-wearers launched by Deb and Ansell.

North Warwickshire takeaway owner fined for hygiene offences

A North Warwickshare takeaway owner has been fined £33,208 after a catalogue of food hygiene horrors posed a “serious risk to public health and safety.”

On inspection, breaches in hygiene standards included uncovered containers of food, sauces left on the floor, a filthy sink and cloths and even traces of blood in the freezer.

No food safety procedures or food labelling systems were in place despite continuous advice from North Warwickshire Borough Council.

Salik Mohammed Miah, 42, of Regent Road, Handsworth, director of Maya Midlands Limited, pleaded guilty to eight food hygiene offences at Nuneaton Magistrates Court.

The council’s food safety officers had originally raised concerns about the restaurant following an inspection in August 2015.

“The court acknowledged that these food premises were a serious risk to public health and safety and they have had a poor record of compliance since the restaurant opened,” Assistant Chief Executive and solicitor to the council Steve Maxey said.

“Mr Miah narrowly escaped a £48,000 fine, which was only reduced because of his early guilty plea to the eight offences and the fact that a recent inspection revealed that the restaurant is now finally complying with the law.”

From February 1, magistrates now have the power to impose an unlimited fine and can also take into account the risk of harm to customers rather than just the offences.

This was North Warwickshire Borough Council’s first food hygiene prosecution since the increase in penalties.

Original Source: http://bit.ly/1SUb7Fz

error: © 2018 Olympus Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.