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Northern Ireland pizzeria fined for food safety breaches

The former owner of a pizzeria in Northern Ireland has been fined more than £1,400 for breaching food safety regulations and putting public health at risk. The Kelstar Pizzeria in West Belfast was investigated by environmental health officers from Belfast City Council in September 2010 and then again in January 2011. They uncovered numerous breaches …

Flixborough company fined employee suffers after accident at work

A North Lincolnshire construction company has been prosecuted and fined for safety breaches, which lead to an employee sustaining severe burns to his arms, chest and face. Along with another colleague, Richard Baisley, 26, had been working at the Kim Barker Construction Ltd site on the Flixborough Industrial Estate when the incident occurred. He had …

South Tyneside care home criticised over fire safety standards

The owners of a care home for the elderly in South Tyneside have been criticised by officials from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for failing to ensure fire safety standards are up to scratch. Dr Veena Vinayak and Dr Paul Vinayak, the owners of the Marina Rest Home in Hebburn, were told that “essential standards” …

Commercial buildings shut down over fire safety breaches

A number of commercial buildings on an industrial estate in Brent have been closed by the local fire service after officers uncovered some of the worst fire safety risks they had ever encountered. Six prohibition notices were served on the six buildings, which were being used as living accommodation for around 150 people. The London …

What do you need to know about the COSHH principles? Pt.1

If you work in certain industries, you will need to undergo particular health and safety training courses in order to protect yourself and the people you work with. One such training course is the CIEH Level 2 Award in the Principles of COSHH. What is COSHH? COSHH stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to …