Elizabeth Hyde, a solicitor at Eversheds LLP, on new health and safety legislationCareless workers, senior managers and directors face potential prison sentences for non-compliance with health and safety law, following the advent of the Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008. The Act, which came into force on 16 January 2009, affects businesses and individuals involved in bakery food manufacture.The change in law will mean that the most serious breaches of health and safety law, previously punishable with fines, may now attract custodial sentences of up to two years. Failing to comply with even the most basic health and safety laws can lead to an individual prosecution. If a manager turns a blind eye to a clear risk posed to others – for example unsecured racking – then he risks prosecution even if no accident has occurred as a result of his or her actions.The Act also increases the maximum penalty for breaching regulations from £5,000 to £20,000 in a magistrates’ court.Bakeries are advised to ensure that risk assessments covering issues and activities such as temperature, manual handling, lifting operations and ’back of house’ activities are suitable and sufficient and that appropriate control measures are identified to reduce or eliminate risk. Periodic reviews of all risk assessments are recommended.
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Drug trafficking is a major problem fuelling the conflict in Mali and impeding the peace process, the country’s foreign minister said on Thursday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.Abdoulaye Diop, Mali’s foreign minister, told reporters that the drug trafficking menace is a major concern for his country.The minister said that drug trafficking went hand-in-hand with terror attacks as the two big impediments to implementing the peace agreement.Stability has remained very elusive for Mali three months after reaching a peace deal designed to end decades of conflict.Jihadist groups linked to al-Qaeda seized control of Mali’s vast arid north from March 2012 to January 2013 when they were pushed back by forces from France.Parts of the remote north however still remain out of the control of the army or the UN military mission as the country struggles to restore peace.There were hopes of a return to stability in May when northern-based loyalist militias signed a peace deal with Tuareg rebels in the area but the deal remains fragile.
9 Sep 2017 Hannah is runner up at British stroke play Image copyright Stills Photography Tags: British Open, England, Hannah Screen England girl international Hannah Screen produced an impressive performance to finish joint runner-up in women’s British open stroke play championship at North Berwick. The 17-year-old from Berkhamsted Golf Club, Hertfordshire, was in the hunt throughout and finished on one-under par, three behind champion Linn Grant of Sweden. They filled six places in the top ten with Olivia Winning (Rotherham, Yorkshire) finishing 4th; Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest, Cheshire) 5th; Bel Wardle (Prestbury, Cheshire) 7th; defending champion Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe, Lancashire) 8th; and Cara Gainer (Castle Royle, Berkshire) 9th. Screen, who was in England’s winning team at the Girls’ Home Internationals, led a great show by English players. Click here for full scores Screen had rounds of 71, 72, 74, 74 and only dropped out of the reckoning with bogeys on 16 and 17 in the final round. Grant, by contrast, birdied the last two holes.