Colchester Borough Council brought a prosecution against Stonegate Pub Company following an investigation that found a cellar door was found to be defective.
Stonegate Pub Company pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act and, in addition to fine mentioned above, were ordered to pay costs of £3,792.00.
This incident again highlights the importance of being pro-active when it comes to health and safety.
Colchester Borough Council investigation revealed that the goods delivery to the premises had not been risk assessed. Simple, routine and regular tasks such as deliveries need to be assessed.
It is so important that any risk is assessed accordingly to protect the safety of both customers and employees of an organisation. The advisors consequence are fines such as this why risk a fine when 10 minutes of your time could make the difference between compliance or court.