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Friday, 19 August 2016

A restaurant has been ordered to pay over £11,000 in fines and costs after Hounslow Council found they were breaching health and safety regulations at its premises.




AN Business Ltd, which used to run Shanty Town, based at the Blenheim Centre, was found by Feltham Magistrates Court to have failed to ensure the safety of employees and contract staff by not observing a Prohibition Notice served on them by Hounslow Council’s Commercial Health and Safety team officers.

The visit by council officers discovered an unsafe storage area and ladder access to it and served the Prohibition Notice on the company to stop anyone using the ladder and the area.

During later visits, it was found that items had been removed and the area had been cleared out. Further investigation found evidence that contract staff and kitchen employees had entered the area despite the notice served.

Shanty Town had advertised itself as a restaurant serving “street” food from around the globe and boasted of serving more than 50 international dishes from Mexican to Japanese.

The company pleaded guilty at Feltham Magistrates Court to failing in their duty to ensure their employees were not exposed to safety risks and for contravening the notice on two occasions.
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