October 2016 Newsletter – G4S Water Safety Fines


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£1.8million fine for G4S after Legionella failure

A £1.8 million fine has been handed down to G4S Cash Solutions after the failed to reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ disease from its water systems.

Legionnaires’ disease causes flu-like symptoms and can lead to life-threatening problems

School Water Safety Failings

Canterbury Crown Court has fined a School in Canterbury, for safety failings at a summer activity camp which lead to a seven year old boy struggling during a scheduled swim and becoming motionless after over three minutes.

Whilst taking part in a scheduled swim, the lifeguards noticed he was in trouble and retrieved him. He regained consciousness after CPR but did develop pneumonitis as a result of the incident.

Myth-busting by the HSE

Banned from using antibacterial wipes

An employee was advised that using antibacterial wipes to clean inside vehicles could lead to the development of a ‘superbug’.

Read the Panel’s decision HERE.

The HSE Myth Busters Challenge Panel provides a mechanism to independently challenge potentially disproportionate or inaccurate advice or decisions, made in the name of health and safety.

“We think that communicating these decisions will help all our clients with a better insight into the ongoing ‘perception v’s reality’ arguments which appear in the media from time to time”.
Phil Jones

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