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Below are links to press releases for prosecutions undertaken by the Health and Safety Regulation Team;
On 18 January 2017 Misty Blue Ltd a Company which used to run Ignite Shisha bar on Watery Lane, Preston has been ordered to pay over £32,000 for safety breaches. The Company were fined £8,000 for exposing employees to dangerous levels of Carbon Monoxide produced from burning shisha coals in enclosed areas. The Company was also fined £24,000 for failing to comply with an Improvement Notice which required them to assess the risk from Carbon Monoxide. The Company was also ordered to pay costs of £722 and a victim surcharge of £170. For more information go to the Lancashire Evenings News 'Firm fined £32,000 as deadly gas found in takeaway'
Ignite Shisha Cafe was also fined in £7,600 in September 2016 for smokefree offences.
On 26 October 2016 a local takeaway, Pizza City (Preston) Ltd was fined £9,000 for failing to guard a pizza dough roller. The company was also ordered to pay costs of £938 and £170 victim surcharge, making the total amount payable £10,108. Mr Shakil, a company director, was ordered to pay £150 plus £30 victim surcharge for obstruction. For more information see the Lancashire Evening News 'Hefty fine for Preston takeaway over unguarded dough roller'.
In October 2016 a city centre nail bar was issued with a Simple Caution. When inspectors visited the premises they found that the owner of the premises was re-using single use needles for semi-permanent make-up procedures, without suitable and sufficient sterilisation procedures. The owner admitted the offences to inspectors and was very remorseful throughout the investigation. The premises has stopped offering the semi-permanent make-up procedure.
On 9 October 2015 a local retailer, JD Sports Fashion PLC were fined £66,667 for two health and safety offences following an incident where a mother and her baby were trapped under a descending lift and only saved from serious injury by members of the public. Go to the Lancashire Evening Post story Mum and Baby Moments from Death in Preston Lift Drama for more information.
On 15 May 2015, Mr Wen Qaing Cai, the former owner of China House Restaurant, was sentenced to four concurrent terms of six months in prison, which were suspended for 12 months. He was ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and fined £2,000 after dangerously installing LPG gas cylinders in the cellar. Go to the Lancashire Evening Post story 'Death Trap Takeaway's £5,000 bill' for more information.
On 9 January 2015, A commercial tyre fitting and repair company, Red Scar Tyres Ltd, were fined £68,000 for three health and safety offences, following an accident where one of its employees was fatality injured whilst inflating a lorry tyre. Go to our Health and Safety prosecution press release for more information.
On 22 November 2013, a Local Import & Distribution Warehouse Company, Transcontinental Group Ltd, were fined £18,750 for four health and safety offences, following an accident to an agency worker who fell from an unguarded ramp and suffered injuries which prevented him working for 10 months. Go to the Lancashire Evenings Post story Firm is Fined after Worker Falls from Ramp for more information.
On 10 May 2013 Sheik Ahmed, the owner of Naseeb Tandoori, was ordered to undertake 150 hours community service following a number of health and safety offences relating to gas and electrical safety, as well as a number of food safety offences. Go to the Lancashire Evening Post story on Mouse droppings in one of Preston’s ‘dirtiest’ restaurants for more information.
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