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Hungry Horse pays costs

PR 53103rd January 2006

The owners of a Croxley Green pub, who were formally cautioned by Three Rivers District Council's Chief Environmental Health Officer, have paid costs to the Council following an accident involving boiling water.

In an unfortunate incident two years ago, a member of staff at the Red House and Hungry Horse pub/restaurant in Watford Road was scalded when a colleague emptied a pot of boiling water into the refuse bin in which the injured person was stamping down rubbish.

Councillor Phil Brading, Three Rivers District Council's Portfolio Holder for Public Services and Health, said:
"The health and safety of people who work in and use local premises is of fundamental importance. We hope this case reminds everyone to carefully follow health and safety guidelines. If in doubt, local firms should call us for information."

As a result of accepting the caution, Greene King have now paid £1,930 costs to Three Rivers District Council. Three Rivers District Council, as the enforcing agency for health and safety in the district's pubs and restaurants, has notified the caution to the Office of Fair Trading which collates data on all such cautions and offences.

Local firms can call the Environmental Health section of Three Rivers District Council on 01923 776611 for information about health and safety.