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Hotel group pays £250,000 for fire breaches

The firm which runs the Campanile Hotel group has been ordered to pay a fine of £220,000 and costs of over £30,000 after one of its properties was found to be operating without a working fire alarm.   The breach of fire safety legislation initially came to light when a guest made a complaint to Buckinghamshire […]

Bringing lifts back into use after lockdown

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published a short guidance document advising businesses how to deal with recommissioning their lifts as buildings are brought back into use. If the lift was unused the CIBSE advises that a specialist lift maintenance contractor carries out a service for any lift which was isolated from […]

Construction company fined after crush injury to employee

Chelmsford Crown Court heard that, a worker was seriously injured when roof trusses toppled over while being moved by crane at a site in East Mersea, Essex. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that scaffolding was not installed around and within the building to enable workers to have a safe area […]

Abattoir ordered to pay over £11,000 for hygiene offences

Birmingham Halal Abattoir Limited has admitted responsibility for hygiene offences and been ordered to pay more than £11,000. The business pleaded guilty to multiple instances of failing to prevent potential cross-contamination between carcases before their post-mortem inspection between March and April 2019.  The carcases were held on a rail system in the slaughterhouse which was […]