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Health and Safety sentencing guidelines update 2018

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September 24, 2018

In January 2018, a leading UK fast food restaurant chain was fined £950,000 when two workers sustained burn injuries to their wrists transferring hot gravy from microwave ovens, in contravention of the company's health and safety procedures which were not being actively enforced by management.
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In January 2018, a leading UK fast food restaurant chain was fined £950,000 when two workers sustained burn injuries to their wrists transferring hot gravy from microwave ovens, in contravention of the company's health and safety procedures which were not being actively enforced by management. It is essential that all businesses comply with their own internal health and safety policies, remain vigilant for potential risk and ensure that they implement suitable control measures when deficiencies are found.

The updated health and safety sentencing guidelines are more stringent than before so download our insights to get up to date.

If you would like to discuss any of the guidelines in more detail, please contact Kelvyn Sampson.

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