Compliance Principles Ltd

12/10/20
A supermarket in Hertfordshire has been prosecuted by Dacorum Borough Council for providing unsafe equipment and breaching a prohibition notice. During the visit the officers placed tape around an unprotected bandsaw to prevent use and served a notice to enforce the prohibition. However, Luton Magistrates' Court was told staff deliberately removed the tape, which showed a 'flagrant disregard' of the prohibition notice and continued to use the machine. Taking into account its early guilty plea, the court fined the firm £30,000 for two offences, one relating the provision and maintenance of plant and the second for breaching the prohibition notice.